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Trout Fishing

12 Nov

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Last week I spent some time in North Arkansas (God’s Country). I went trout fishing on the White River. The weather was beautiful, but the tree foliage had just started to turn.

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Never the less, we caught a lot of fish and had lots of fun.

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We ate good too! Chicken Fried Chicken, fries, pinto beans, biscuits and gravy. That’s what I call dinner! Keep prepping everyone!

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Veterans Day

11 Nov

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I wanted to remind everyone that today is a special day, Veterans Day. I wanted to ask everyone to think about what that really means. There are men and women who have fought and died for your freedom so we can stay here and enjoy the lives we all have. I think all those knuckleheads who are taking a knee and the other protests have a legal right to do so. But many of them would just as soon spit on a soldier as thank him or her. It’s ironic that the soldier is putting his life on the line so the protester can have the freedom to do what they are doing. Even many of our military who are not serving in an active battle zone are still making extreme sacrifices on our behalf. Many of them are away from the birth of their children, hearing them say their first word or take their first step. They miss birthdays, ballet dances, ball games, recitals and all the hundreds of everyday blessings we take for granted. So today if you see someone in uniform, thank them for their service and shake their hand. They are the reason you and I have the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

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Thank you Veterans!

Tuesday Tunes: Chuck Berry; Johnny Be Goode

21 Mar

Rock-and-Roll icon Chuck Berry passed last weekend so I thought I might post his most famous hit. Those dancers in the video are Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the movie Helzapoppin. Enjoy!

Homestead Update 12/24/16

24 Dec

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Tonight is Christmas Eve and Santa stopped by the homestead to have dinner with all of his little friends.

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Sweet Thing has the table set with her festive holiday décor so Santa can dine with reindeer and bears.

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His other friends are Elves, Snowmen, and a Christmas mouse!

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Sweet Thing has also been busy making her world famous Chex Mix. She worked three afternoons and made 30 gallons of mix.

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Here is some of it all bagged and all ready to go. A lot of people really look forward to her Chex Mix!

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Brandi helped her make the Chex Mix so now she is asleep beside me in my recliner because she is all tuckered out! Keep prepping everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Homestead Update 9/11/16

11 Sep

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Just a quick post to let you know how things are going around here. I looked out of the back door recently and I saw 9 turkeys grazing across the yard. I finished planting the deer browse and turnip green patch in the back in anticipation of the 80% chance of rain the weathermen were promising. After I hurried to get it all planted, we only got 1/10 of an inch of rain so the seeds will just lay there until we get some decent rain.

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I started feeding bees with a community feeder. I hope to install the individual no-drown feeders in each hive tomorrow.

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I encountered this grain truck as I was making my rounds this week. The truck came around the corner of this intersection and the trailer full of corn collapsed. I bet the driver said “Darn”!

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I also encountered these pigs feeding in the edge of one of the cotton fields I check. After I took this picture, I chased them back to their pen where they belonged!

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I also saw this Mini-Mansion that had burned during the past week. It reminded me to check my fire extinguishers when I got home. You always need to be prepared for fire safety. Keep prepping everyone.

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No, I didn’t forget this was the 15th anniversary of the attack on 9-11. I have been watching the lip service the politicians have been giving this event over the weekend and I have been disgusted beyond words. I don’t know exactly what needs to be done with these terrorist; there is not one, easy solution. We might be able to stop the big organized attacks, but there is no way to stop all of the lone wolf attacks, so I guess we will just have to learn to live with those. We should have left Saddam in charge over there, he kept those people in Iraq under control. They were too afraid of what he would do to them to start any bull. Maybe we need to take a lesson from him? God bless America!

Colin Kaepernick Is A Disgrace

29 Aug

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I saw this knucklehead on TV this weekend and it made me mad as hell. Not only for what he was doing but also for the rest of the people putting this country down for all of our racism. I will admit there is still some racism, and I will admit some policemen go too far and rough up and even kill people unjustly. But if you look at it statistically, there are millions of interactions between police and citizens every day where where everything goes as it should. When I see Colin and all these Black Lives Matter types knocking our country for the horrible racism occurring it makes me want to scream. I recently saw a black congressman on TV saying he is ashamed of this country because of the way black people are treated and the fact he has to have “the talk” with his children. Really? You think this is a racial thing? I am as white as you can get. I mean, when I am naked I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, but my parents had “the talk” with me when I was a teenager. My Mama told me if the Police tell me to do something, just do what they say and don’t argue and smartmouth them or they might shoot me. So I don’t consider it a racial thing, I just consider having “the talk” as an example of good parenting. If the police do something you don’t like, just keep your mouth shut while it is happening and the next day you can go and file a complaint. If you say “oh that is too much trouble” then the interaction was probably not as egregious as you pretended it to be. I certainly believe in working to make this country better and improving our situation. As a matter of fact, there are some things about this country I would like to change, but I am not going to refuse to show pride and honor our country. It is just a matter of common courtesy to be respectful to not only our Anthem but the Anthems of other countries. For example, at events where another country’s Anthem is played, you are not expected to face their flag and place your hand over your heart, but just stand there silently and respectfully to the other people. When you refuse to stand for our National Anthem, refuse to recite our Pledge Of Allegiance, or dishonor our flag, you are disrespecting each and every person who has served in military service in order to give you the right to do what you are doing. There are many ways to work to change things without disrespecting our country. If you think this country is so terrible due to racism, then take your azz out of here and go back to mother Africa or somewhere else where you think things are better. I don’t believe you can find anyplace better but if you do, simply renounce your citizenship and pack your bags, I will personally buy you a plane ticket to go there!  Good Grief!!!

Flooding In Louisiana

19 Aug

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I saw this today and it made me laugh out loud. Sometimes truth is found in the funny papers.

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My allergic reaction is over and I am getting over my psoriasis slowly but surely. Do any of you have psoriasis and do you have any tips and advice for me? I’m starting to feel like my old self again so maybe I will start posting again soon. Keep prepping everyone!