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Homestead Update 7/24/16

24 Jul

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I spent 6 more days in the hospital since I last posted. I think I am finally getting over this allergic reaction after 5 weeks. But, since I have been confined inside the house, I haven’t done much work around here. I have decided the raised bed garden experiment is a success. I was concerned that the plants would burn up when it got hot and dry like it is now, but just a few minutes of watering every third day is enough to keep the plants hale and healthy.

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This is just a few of the tomatoes Sweet Thing picked from the raised bed. The peppers, cantaloupes, and egg plant look just fine as well. I also managed to look into my bee hives yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised how well they were doing. Two of the hives had swarms installed with an empty super on top with jar feeders inside. I was really afraid the bees would have built all sorts of comb in the upper super since they have had a month to build up while I have been down. Other than a few small pieces of comb, everything was as it should be. I even have several frames of honey I am going to harvest next week when I get set up and ready. Until then, keep prepping everyone!

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He is Risen!

27 Mar

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

 

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

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I hope you all have a glorious Easter, may God bless us all.

Holiday Tune:Tennessee Ernie Ford;We Three Kings

3 Dec

You absolutely must have Ernie Ford for it to be Christmas. Enjoy!

John Boehner caves on Barack Obama’s Executive illegal immigration

4 Mar

I think this this illustrates the political theater played out in Washington perfectly. Both sides are in favor of mass immigration whether legal or illegal. Both sides have different goals, but the results are the same.

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john-boehner-crying Earlier today John Boehner caved and brought a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to the floor which did not cut off funding for Barack Obama’s Executive Action on illegal immigration. The legislation passed and naturally this has conservatives outraged but there is no sense in being outraged when we we all knew this was going to be the end result–I am passed the outrage stage.

  This result was predetermined from the beginning: I have written time and time again that all of the Democrats and most of the Republicans are on the same side, this was just a game played out in front of the American voters and the game is known as the Hegelian Dialectic.

  In reality John Boehner played his role in the Dialectic perfectly. That sentence will most likely outrage many conservatives who do not understand what John Boehner’s role was.

 

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Redneck book of manners

24 Nov

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

Tips From the Redneck Book of Manners
1.Never take a beer to a job interview.
2.Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
3.It’s considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.
4.If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.
5.Even if you’re certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.
Dining Out
1.If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label.
2.Avoid throwing bones and food scraps on the floor as the restaurant may not have dogs.
ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME
1.A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.
2.Do not allow the dog to eat at the table no matter how good his manners are.
PERSONAL…

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Veterans Day

11 Nov

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On this day I would like to send out my thanks to all those who have served our country. There is no way to thank our veterans enough for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. And when I see the fiasco the VA has become it makes me want to hurl a chair through a window. I spent a good amount of time in the Memphis VA hospital 2 years ago with Sweet Thing’s Dad, and I will say they took good care of him there, but many of the other hospitals were not so accommodating. I am glad they appointed someone to try and correct all the gross mishandling of our veterans who were being mistreated and neglected when they needed our help the most. So once again let’s say Thank You to all our Veterans and God Bless America. And since it is time for Tuesday Tunes, how about the classic from Kate Smith?

Tootsie Roll Truck!

21 Sep

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I stopped to gas up one day and I saw this semi-trailer painted to look like a giant Tootsie Roll. If it was indeed full of just Tootsie Rolls, that would be a lot of Tootsies!

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It rained one afternoon and I snapped this picture of a rainbow over the homestead.

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The day it rained we also had a nasty surprise in the house, we had a leak. I don’t know where it came from exactly, but water came in from around that window which is high up in the front foyer. I called the contractor, and he sent some men to check it out. They put silicone caulk around the window, along the J-channel at the bottom of the wall, and around all the exposed nail heads they could see. Let’s hope that solves the problem. More to come.