For Our Troops......

For Our Troops......

Welcome!

Either you're searching for some information and stumbled across here, or already know me and are interested in what I/we do. :)

The dairy cow doesn’t ask for much, but she asks every day.
People who are creating wealth with a cow either are hardworking and reliable or get that way in a hurry. This is the way it has been for a very long time.
--Joann Grohman (Author of Keeping a Family Cow)


There are three kinds of people in this world:
Those who watch things happen,
Those who Make things happen,
or you can wonder what the hell happened.
--Captain Phil Harris (RIP)



A few of words of wisdom I have come across:


Choose not to just live within your means, but live within your needs.


If you don't want to be responsible for or defend yourself, please don't expect others to do it for you.

(My translation: Buck up and learn some skills!)


Prepare for the worst, hope for the best!

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the AmericanGovernment take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."--Henry Ford

**~*~**Spread the word!**~*~**

Small Family Farms need our help when ludicrous charges have come up against them. Maybe someday it could be one of us on this "make an example out of you" chopping block.

Pushing back (via donations, interviews, getting the word out, etc) and standing up for what we believe in will send a clear message that we refuse to just roll over and give up!

When we know what we're fighting for, we fight harder--Sgt . Gary Stein (USMC)

THANK YOU!!!



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cool, Hot, cool, hot...rain/no rain=crazy weather!

We have been busy again.. First picking Strawberries, then the Raspberries, some green beans and now coming on is the tomatoes.  Our work is cut out for us!!
Fillet is now in the freezer, along with sausage we made a couple of weeks ago.  It was a learning process, what to do better, what NOT to do.  (HA)  All is not lost, it's tasty!!  Every time we do a project, we learn.  It's a good thing!

Kyle and Sammi stopped by on July 4 for steaks and chit-chat.  Sure was good to see them!

The foster calf is doing well on Daisy, but he doesn't drink all the milk, so I get a gallon (plus or minus some) daily.  I had the day off, cash in hand and all set to go to the auction yesterday to pick up a beef calf (future freezer meat) and not a soul was there.  Guess they went on vacation! 

With the on and off rains, the lawn is growing great, so great in fact, Daisy gets to "mow" the back yard for me!  She's not complaining, that's for sure!!  Out of 3 mowers, 2 are broke.  The only one working is the old one that sets high, meaning we have to mow more.  BUT it's nice, because I can mow over the garden hose and not chop it up! HA

Other than work, not much is new here.  Jared calls when he can, it's always good to hear his voice and talk to him.  Chandra and Tracy came over for supper last week, I swear Tracy gets taller every time I see him.  He's almost too smart for his own good, that is for sure! (HA)
Here he is playing with a Slinky (no, he hasn't messed it up yet!)   Pat and Chandra were playing cards, so I was keeping Tracy 'entertained' so he left their cards alone!