Yes, I am still alive, I just have been too tired to get excited enough to sit down and compose a post. Things should be slowly winding down for this season so I should at least be able to getting back to working up some posts for the weekends.
Not much true homestead activity this Summer, just mowing and picking up limbs. I am still getting some ‘maters off of my plants and Sweet Thing is still eating them.
My eyes were hurting last week so I stopped into Walgreens and bought some eye drops. Talk about deceptive packaging! Look at the size of that box compared to the size of the bottle! I got taken on that deal.
I am starting to see some open cotton bolls and that always cheers me up. The end is in sight.
I am seeing a few fields of corn being harvested, and the rest should be in full swing within a week so that is definitely a good sign this season is drawing to an end.
I made a good roadside find this week. I was going down a road that has a lot of vehicles pulling boats going to a local lake and I spotted this rain jacket on the shoulder of the road. It had the logo for Ranger Boats on it and I figure it blew out of someone’s boat as they were going down the road. It is even my size! I took it home and Sweet Thing washed it with a little Lysol in the wash in case it had cooties and I am going to hang it out in my workshop in case I get caught unexpectedly in the rain. It always pays to be prepared. Keep prepping everyone!
I am always glad to see those big yellow buses running in August because that means Summer is drawing to an end! Yeah! Fall will be here before you know it. So to salute the start of school, how about a special video for Tuesday Tunes? My sister is a teacher in Elementary School, and she says this is her favorite song.
Hey teacher! Leave those kids alone! All in all, we’re just another brick in the wall!
Every time I try to check the news and all I see is the mess going on in Ferguson Missouri and my head tries to explode. How about something smooth and jazzy from Carlos Santana? Enjoy
This makes too many logical points for most people to agree with. And it therefore must be RACIST!!!
Burn, Ferguson, Burn.
Random Thoughts on a Confluence of Putrescenses
August 15, 2014
Methinks there cometh three horsemen of a sorry apocalypse: First, blacks are again rioting, looting, and burning. Second, the media are as usual lying, interpreting, concealing. Third, swatted-out heavies of a bush-league police force knock reporters around, arresting them for nothing, and refusing to reveal their identities. We are seeing the birth of a nation.
What actually happened in Ferguson? God only knows. Of course we are hearing from talking heads with bargain-basement IQs that a policeman, from racial motives, shot an unarmed black kid because he refused to stop walking in the street. Did it happen? Possibly. I wasn’t there. But the story smells.
Reflect: Every white cop short of the orbit of Neptune knows that if he shoots a black, he faces dismemberment in the media, loss of job and pension, probable criminal charges locally…
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Well, once again we are in the midst of what the locals refer to as death week. This is the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley on August 16, 1977. He was 42 years old on the date of his death, which would make him 78 years old if he had lived. Wow! Does that make you feel old? Here is one of his best, enjoy!
Why should I go to the trouble of storing water? I am on the public water system and we have never had a problem here. Well, that is exactly what most people in Ohio thought. Over the weekend 400,000 people were ordered to avoid using the water from the system for any reason.
A post to the city’s Facebook page urged the residents of Ohio’s fourth largest city not to drink or boil the water until the city cleared the water for consumption.
The post went on to explain that consuming the water could lead to a series of health complications, including “abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea numbness or dizziness.” Attempting to boil and drink the water would only worsen those health effects because it would “increase the concentration of the toxins.”