"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell




Saturday, April 30, 2011

Today.

Just a day of working the garden, in the shop, and a little cutting, burning, and bending for the cultivator parts

On this day in history.

1900 Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

Happy birthday!

1933 - Willie Nelson, Abbott Texas, country singer

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-Running Down a Dream
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Garden update.

The cauliflower and broccoli experiment failed. I just didn't get them in the ground soon enough. So I 'plowed' them under and planted summer squash.
Here's the 'maters, green beans, and banana peppers. First picking of beans should be today!
Our first grape clusters.

Back in the bunny business.

Picked up a nice group of rabbits yesterday for a great price. One Californian buck and 5 Flemish does. Got a couple of new cages to build and they will be separated. Next on the list will be a pair of dairy goats.

On this day in history.

1945 The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

Happy birthday!

1947 - Jim Ryun, US, 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic-silver-1968)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dewberry cobbler.

To refresh memory the recipe is here.

I walked in the house last evening to that wonderful smell. I'll let the pictures talk.

On this day in history.

1789 Mutiny on HMS Bounty

Happy birthday!

1922 - William Guarnere, WWII Veteran (Band of Brothers)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cranky chameleon.

Saw this guy shedding his skin. He was pretty grouchy and did not want his picture taken. We call them chameleons but they are actually Green Anole's.

Drying summer squash.

Yellow and zucchini. All the research I did turns up that this is the best way to put up these delicacies. Canning and blanching for freezing makes them mushy. Reconstituting from dried, apparently makes them just right. I'll let you know.

 

Hmmm, slow day today.

I'll try to post something interesting later today. Y'all be casually cautious out there!

On this day in history.

1810 Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.

Happy birthday!

1900 - Walter Lantz, animator

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I just had a thought about my last log.

Hello United States Federal Government: Re: your form DS-5513. Shove as far as you can and pound it. I'm not leaving the United States, I was born here. Kinda like jumping out of a good airplane. On the other hand, how about if you don't have a U.S. passport, you can't come in!?

Damn, I should be prezdint!

Joke of the day.

If you don’t want it to get even harder for a U.S. citizen to get a passport — now required for travel even to Canada or Mexico — you only have until Monday to let the State Department know. The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new  Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information.  According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”

I am making a promise right here. If any one can do what the guvment be asking, I will give you a brand new shiny copper penny.

That's using my tax dollers wisely?

Another bit of good direction.

Over at ModernSurvivalOnline on talking to kids about preparing.

If you've been doing it since before they were born then not necessary. But if you are just starting then please be aware. They see everything.


A good example happened yesterday. I have raised meat rabbits most of my life. But due to circumstances I have been out of the practice for about 10 years. That makes all of my grand children unfamiliar with the ins and outs. My wife and I had decide it is time to start up again and yesterday she made a great deal on some young Californians.

Our 4 year old grand son was with me when she brought them home. And as a 4 year old, he was chock full of questions:
Why do you have them?
What are you going to do with them?
Why are you going to do that?
How do you cook them?
How do you kill them?

That's when I stopped and realized that he was trying to envision this furry creature with big ears bubbling in a vat of oil or on a BBQ pit. The connection between live and butchered couldn't be made in his head.

I told him that I would explain it to him later and that was fine with him. And I will. Let him process the info he has now. Young ones have sponge brains and they can process quickly, but they can be overloaded easily.

Do it right and they become super cool humans.

On this day in history.

1607 English colonists of the Jamestown settlement make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.

Happy birthday!

1785 - John James Audubon, American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wow. alot of good stuff out there for the Monday after easter!

Borepatch has a bang up article on free will and grace. Sure he wrote it yesterday, I read it today.

Rourk has a guest post on the dissolution of the U.S. Really is some food for thought!

Tam's got a good one about third hand smoke. Uhm, nothing to add, she is all over it.

Before It's News has a very cool statue to Neanderthal man that some right thinking Martians built who knows when.

And one last need to read. From someone on the inside of SHTF in Cairo.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

Waco, Texas.

This is a place I would like to get lost in for a few days. It's hard to describe this place. umm, I got a contact high both times I walked in the door. Seriously the complete history of the Rangers is here. It is awesome and solemn at the same time. And the ultimate gun pron!

Anyway, a fellow named Seatex from 2cool.com put together an incredible slideshow of some of the weapon these men carried. You have my permission to drool. Well maybe I'll not have a choice in that matter. His link is here.Enjoy!
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P.S. Feel free to tap your foot while watching!

One more TSA rant!

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Puts a different spin on a nice Tears for Fears song doesn't it?

F/U TSA!

On this day in history.

1976 Cub centerfielder Rick Monday rescues US flag from 2 fans trying to set it on fire.

Doing the right thing is always the best thing!

Happy birthday!

1766 - Robert Bailey Thomas, founder Farmer's Almanac

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blessed morning.

On this day in history.

1898 Spain declares war on US rejecting ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.

Happy birthday!

1914 - Justin Wilson, cajun chef and humorist.

I Gawr-On-Tee!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

And another TSA PSA!

TSA Breast Milk Screening Harassment Updated 

Sure, any mother doesn't mind the baby food irradiated just before they consume it. What is her problem?

Sure, they aren't playing by their documented written rules, Why should they? 

They are the blue shirts!

Sure they are wearing blue shirts, and notice one got all excited because he got to use his secret decoder ring to unlock the key on his Marvel comic book walkie-talkie! But seriously. Dress them in brown shirts and jackboots, and you see this.

Just google Nazi brown shirts to learn. Aw heck, I already did it for you, right here.

Sturmabteilung pronounced Storm up tie' loong. Stormtroopers. Thugs who couldn't get a job or keep a job, but worked just fine for the guvment. We turn our heads and you do what is necessary to maintain the order. Yes it seems history is doomed to repeat.

Hey TSA! Sportsman's Guide has a hell of a deal on Jack boots!


Another reason to dismantle the TSA!

Airport passenger screener charged in distributing child pornography

I don't fly and I never will. One reason is because I don't want to be groped by insidious, perverted bastards!


Light posting this weekend.

Grand kids here. And a most important day tomorrow for those in the know.

On this day in history.

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Los Angeles Laker

Happy birthday!

1936 - Roy Orbison, Vernon Tx.

What a smooth voice you had.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

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Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams Jr - The Conversation
        

Walking stick.

Mrs.Change has a bad back. Because of two unfortunate incidences she has had three surgeries.No details here, ever. 'nuff said. But she is quite capable and of some very good Irish stock. Stubborn, slow to anger, but when angered she could be arrested for murder. But have no fear, 'twould only me she was aiming for!'

With that said, we like to walk. Sometimes she more than me. So I made her a walking stick.

The neat thing about walking sticks is if you have one and you are in your neighborhood, walking down the street, the cops won't taze you for possession. They'll smile and wave and wonder where the next crime is going to happen. Well, you might be the next victim.. But not Mrs. C!
You can decorate them any way you want. We prefer Plains Indian style.
The pic above is the foot of the stick. Liken it to a three toed Sloth.


The total length is 47" which fits nicely under her arm, should the need arise. But the most awesome thing about this stick is the material. It is from a bush very common in SE Texas landscaping, Ligustrum

This bush is very fast growing and when necessary can be pruned as needed. Because of the fast growth rate it is a very dense wood. The growth rings are very dense and tight. I would pit this against a Louisville Slugger and Nolan Ryan.

It is a bad ass walking sick, crutch, and self defense hammer!

On this day in history.

1954 Senate Army-McCarthy hearings began

Happy birthday.

1870 - Nikolai Lenin,Bolshevik/USSR revolutionist .


Bettie Page, Kingsport Tn, model. She is so much easier on the eyes than him!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Late breaking news!

Another Hurricane Ike victim has been found.
I was working in the shop this morning when I heard a pop followed by a shredding sound. Then a boom. I went outside to investigate and found 30 feet of a 60 foot oak tree laying on the ground. The first pic shows the hole in the sky where there used to be tree. The trees to the left and right were about the same height.
The next pic is the top on the ground and the tree it came from.
This pic shows where the tornado twisted the trunk and the damage it caused.

Back view of the shred.

My guess is the tornado twisted the trunk and cracked it. Thus allowing Mama nature and the natural things that happen to dying trees to occur.

The tornado that came through that night was never heard because of the sustained winds of 60mph, with gusts to 81mph. We live on a semi-curved road that runs North to South then jogs SSE. In the morning after the storm ended if you looked straight up the road NNW, you could see a v through the trees where the tops had been removed.

I guess this one just chose today to remind us of that day and the lives lost, the devastation, and that damn storm that just went on and on and on. Until people that had been through a few(yours truly, included) said, "Is it ever gonna stop?"

On the good side: I have a new crop of BBQ wood!

Not begging, but...

I need some followers At least one more than my wife and a good friend. If you come here more than once I would appreciate the hurrah's. I'm not going to stop posting, but followers probably would inspire me. ;)

And one more thing.

Just to show why I give a damn about anything.

Because of scheduling half of our 'weekends' end up on Tuesday/Wednesday's. And that is cause for celebrated sleepovers. Yesterday little grandson got up with me to see big sis/darling grand daughter off to school. Afterwards he got a nice cold glass of chocolate milk and then it got real quiet. I was blogging and didn't notice at first. Then I looked around.
ATTENTION: all you crackheads, methheads, burglars, thieves, stupid teenage children with lack of parental control(why are you not home at 3 AM? and why are you trying to break into my vehicles?), all of you wayward misfits. This is why I have guns! And this is why I am more than willing to use them! So he can have some of the oxygen that you are wasting. You bastards!


Rant over. This was just such a peaceful moment, thankfully captured forever...

Last but not least!

Got my Sportsman's Guide summer shooter's catalog in yesterday's mail. They have too many good deals in this one. I have other things I need to buy with my money. But sometimes the monkey on my back wins!

Garden update

The broccoli and cauliflower experiment was a failure. I just didn't get them in the ground soon enough. So they have been replaced with summer squash(yellow crooknecks).

Counted 20+ tomatoes growing with more blossoms everyday. Green beans are about ready to explode!
Grapes are graping.


 And I have 2 figs on my newly planted 12" tall fig tree.




 

Peaches

Despite the drought we are in (1.57" since 2011-02-01) the peaches are growing.
 Yes there is water on them. It misted for about 2 minutes this morning at about 5 o'clock. Hurrah!

Because they can...

and you can't.

On this day in history...

1836 Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico

Some 45 miles from where I sit right now.And if things don't turn around soon, it looks like they might get it back without firing a single shot. My sincere apologies to William Barret Travis and the men that stood with him at Misión San Antonio de Valero,  to Sam Houston and his men at San Jacinto, and to every Texian that gave all. We have failed you and are not worthy to even speak your names.


But still, the spirit is there lacking but a spark to kindle a fire that might not stop at just a Texas independence.


Yea, I said that.

Happy birthday.

1838 - John Muir the father of conservation.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Late night cool.

From Jerry Jeff Walker. Saw him just  after a heart episode about 9 years ago, with my son and his buddies. We  had a good time and he did this song!

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31 biebers

How many Justin Biebers could you take in a fight?
Created by Oatmeal


Thanks Borepatch! I think...

Read between the lines.

This article, about Pfc. Bradley Manning, the guy accused of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks, has too many scary innuendos. Let's call him guiltily insane, spare the cost of a trial, and let him rot in the Leavenworth dungeon. Meanwhile, let's carry on. Nothing to see here, folks.               

On this day in history. With an apology.

This was supposed to be up yesterday, but I got my days mixed up. Still, it needs to be posted!


"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag in the April breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
and fired the shot, heard round the world."
                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson                                        



Happy birthday.

Clint Howard  His father set up a successful business and the kids and grand kids are doing well, thank you!

Bounty from the garden.

Neighbor brought over one of his first zucchinis. I added my first banana pepper, some onion, garlic, fresh rosemary, and bacon.
Sauteed in an iron skillet with salt, cracked pepper, and paprika.
Deglazed the pan with some water and added a little cornstarch.
Yesterday's lunch, oh yeah!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy birthday!

Hugh O'Brian

Oh ya gotta love it!

If you know a liberal and can't figure out what to give them for Christmas...may we suggest...

The Obamarator


h/t to R A P

Yes!

NH Senate considers ending gun permit requirement.

 

Give a heads up to your state lawmakers. Ask them to do the right thing.

Friday, April 15, 2011

CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

The song that inspired my internet handle. Plus it signifies a very important point in my life.

The Little River Band: Cool Change. This video is sweet!

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No more Friday night music!

I found a few other places that were using that title we are going to change it to:
CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

God blessed Texas?

One thing God did when he was creating Texas, He decided to put thorns on every thing that wasn't moving, and some that did. Google Horny Toad, copperhead, water moccasin, or rattlesnake. Most of what He put a thorn on I have no desire to touch anyway. Google any cactus('cept prickly pear) or, most especially, mesquite thorn!

But God has a sense of humor, so he put thorns on one of the most desirous fruits of spring. The Dewberry! Not only that, but he commanded that it grow in uncultivated spaces that no one but a poisonous copperhead or rattlesnake would ever want to go.

Then someone, sometime discovered this nectar and said "this would be good with a stick of butter, some flour, some sugar, some milk, and some baking powder!"
And thus was born The Dewberry Cobbler!
They are getting black and fat, the few I tasted this evening are sweet despite the lack of rain.I have a friend that has a family farm in East Texas that they have owned for over 130 years. The dewberry patch that they have cultivated is awesome and I would have to say it could be defined as domesticated. Alas it has not lost it's thorns.

When you drive down a Texas highway in the spring, and you see someone sitting on a 5 gallon bucket, with another five gallon bucket beside them, along a bushy fence row. They will be wearing a white long sleeved shirt and a broad brimmed hat, with their back to the road. If you honk they will raise a hand in a friendly "How do", but they will not stop for the task at hand!

Now if you see someone sitting in the same garb on a 5 gallon bucket, facing the highway, ya better slow down as fast as you can, safely, 'cause they are wanting to sell you some of the nectar God blessed us with. And shake their hand, but go easy, because if you look close, you will see the scars on their hand from God's blessing!

Mrs.Change got this recipe from 96 year old woman in a nursing home some 20 years ago. She got it from her grandmother. You figure out how old it is. All I know is I get all sloppy salivating when the dewberries start turning black.

P.S. The difference between dewberries and blackberries is DB's don't have seeds. Or if they do they are microbial.

Dewberry cobbler:
1 stick of butter melted in the bottom of a pan
Mix together:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pour into butter
Cover in Dewberries
Bake at 350 degrees until brown.

My addition is to cover it in Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice cream. Oops! I forgot my manners, some y'all can't get that particular slice of heaven. Cover it in any sorta your favorite vanilla y'all want to. And if you're ever down this way in the spring, we'll whip up a batch of this for ya!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Product review.

Gatco Edgemate Carbide Sharpener. Sportsman's Guide #4x2-97265. At $14.97 it is a great buy.

Some would accuse me of being in the stone age. When it comes to sharpening knives I was. I learned from my grandpa and my dad how to use a bench stone early on. I got my first pocket knife when I was six. I could always get a decent edge, but never like those two could.


Then I saw the Edgemate in a SG catalog and thought I'd give it a try. I have been using it every day for about a year, and let me tell you I love it. It is lightweight, rugged, and tough. I have put it through the paces. This afternoon I sharpened 10 kitchen knives, including a stainless meat cleaver and some Old Hickory high carbons, my neck knife, my pocket knife, my 14" Old Hickory 'machette', and my Old Hickory Skinner. It won't shave you but you can cut paper.

It doesn't come lanyard friendly so I just drilled a hole and put a metal ring on to add it to my caribiner.


Don't forget to order a couple of extra blades sets. I think they are about $5 a pair.


I'll never give up my stones, they are a neccessity for any thick bladed tool like axes. But for a quick and easy way to put a nice edge on any knife just try the Edgemate.

Happy Birthday...

Thomas Jefferson.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Something I'd like y'all to think about...

There is a company I'd like y'all to slip over and take a look at.

Green Beans Coffee.

Their motto is "Honor first, coffee second."

They are putting franchises on the forward lines and at service bases, so that our troops can have a place to have a time out, enjoy a cup of coffee and forget for a brief moment.

This is the neat part. For 2 bucks you can buy a cup of Joe for a Joe. That's cheap! Check it out here.

You can send a message with the cup and let a soldier know you are thinking of them. It's a small thing and I totally enjoy the responses I get.

$2, $6, $10, $1000! Go on, you know how you'll feel. I do...

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wow a two part post.

85 degrees, pork ribeye, beef sirloin roast, beans, and  potato salad, one son in law and daughter, one son and daughter in law and as many grand kids as I could convince to give me a hug on the neck. Some of them still think I'm a giant and might step on them. But if you sneak up real close and quiet and don't say anything, they will slip their hand inside of yours and never say a word. I like deep respect like that. I like that kind of love.
I like that kind of respect. It goes deep and for a long time. I like putting on a pair of trunks and lounging in a pool of water with banshee children that think the best thing to do when I'm in the pool is how much weight will it take until a grampa will chuck BBQ!


I'm not a soldier with words, I'm not that educated. But I want to make sure that the ones that live past me say to their mothers and fathers, " You remember when Granpaw was in the pool with us? You remember when we did smores with him? You remember whenever he saw the flag he would make us stop and pay attention? Do you remember when we sang the Star Spangled Banner together?


These are just sprinklings and random thoughts that I had tonight.


And these little ones are the reason I want to be one of the roughest men you'll ever see. Because I don't sleep well at night, but these babies depend on you and me to protect their sleep. I'm not rough to them by no means. They are my apples, my peaches, my future gearheads, my fighters, one may become a comedian, and, alas, one may fail. But all will have taken from me all that I could teach. I did not let them down. At my age, my bride and I have each other. Those after us will go on. We did all that we could do...

UFO debunking...

No one flew for it except for my 6 grandchildren tonight, hook, line and sinker. This was my late April fools joke just because it happend in the right place at the right time.

The post is here. 

Now what was going on while no one was watching was this:

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 That is a string of red rope lighting on our back porch. Anyone will tell you that keeps you from going night blind and ruining photos during the processing, Always remember.

Ok, so what was between me and those lights and the camera? A bird bath. I was sitting in our yard rocker just before going in for the night and I noticed that if you squinted or bob your head a certain way while looking at the bird bath, the light played fun things on the water, plus there was a very gentle wind blowing that rippled the water.


Thus my April fools UFO. The grand kids were spooked for a while. Maybe they are all jaded as so many are today. Back in my day the cousins would have been talking about that for a lifetime, "Remember Grampaw's ufo?" Yeah!"

They swam and we had awesome BBQ by yours truly.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The right stuff.

On this day in 1959 the Mercury Seven were introduced to the world.

MR-3 (Freedom 7), Apollo 14
MR-4 (Liberty Bell 7), Gemini 3, Apollo 1
MA-6 (Friendship 7), STS-95
MA-7 (Aurora 7)
MA-8 (Sigma 7), Gemini 6A, Apollo 7
MA-9 (Faith 7), Gemini 5
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
 

And the wolf had the sheepskin tugged at.

Saw this at Rourke's place.

 This is how these arrogant bastards really feel about the people that feed their families. The question would never have been asked at a "real" media townhouse.And when the empty answer was questioned, Sir Niceness exploded.

They don't care. They never have. They never will. They are immune to the real world. What happens to you and I, or in this case, the men and women who are standing between you and I and harms way doesn't matter. It means nothing. They own us and they know it.

I'd better stop now. I was going to say something not nice in the same manner. Sure don't wanna do that,












yet.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hug your children...

and kiss your wife/husband/lover/SO/boyfriend/ girlfriend/PC person before you go to sleep tonight. Have a great weekend. And as Craig Ferguson likes to say " It's a great day for America!" And as I like to say " If it wasn't for Craig Ferguson, I'd throw this damn TV out the front door!"


Night all!

One more Friday Night Music because...


I can! It's my blog! I love how this works! Anywho...

 Harry Manx. Don't know a thing about him, but he was recommended and I like the way he sounds!

Spoonful.

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 Being a picker, I gotta love a blues lap slide with drone frets. Sitar blues anyone? I can see an evening sitting and listening that just goes on and on and on. Under a tree, with a breeze, and a cold beer. Um, I think that's where the blues came from. Tough work and a need to express it without killing the mas'ers. Feel that way myself sometimes. Good outlet for those feelings.

Last but not least...slightly NSF old guys with heart conditions?

Thank you California! Doh! Where were you 32 years ago when I decided to become a cabinetmaker? Oh, yeah, back then you were just a cool place to surf and watch hot chicks on the beach in bikinis. Before you became the chemical police!

And before David Lee Roth peeled the shuck from corn on the cob, showing that MTV really was soft porn that kids really did watch, after school, despite parental denial, even though the evidence was in your face, and this why we are where we are today, wow, with commas, it really is easy to write run on sentences!

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Anyway back to what started this post: the sign post up ahead: (can you do double colons in one sentence?):
BTW, can someone explain to me how wood dust is a chemical? I've gotten pretty stupid over the years from breathing this stuff. I think?

P.S. My sincere apology to The Beach Boys. You guys rule!

Blogger is really starting to irritate...

It took me 2 hours to do those last 2 posts. I will admit that I could be doing something wrong but I'm hearing grumblings from other folks.

If there is something better, please let me know. This hunt and peck guy has it bad enough already!

Interesting day...

Took a walk int the 100 acre wood today. Which might not have been a good idea since the wind was gusting to about 30 mph and I'm still not sure that all of Hurricane Ike's dead stuff has fallen out of the trees. But anyway I ended up doing a little CSI work while I was out there.
 Figured out it was feline. I'm going to mount it on a black piece of plywood to use as a show and tell for the grand kids.

As we were relaxing after a long day, there was a huge commotion that started up amongst the birds. I thought maybe one of  the neighbors cats might be on the prowl. The the Mocking birds really started to get absolutely livid, so I walked over to see what was going on.

The wise one had returned and was getting ready for his nightly hunting fest. They really are cool raptors. We are going to start raising chickens this year and I hope this won't become and issue. I anticipate losing some to predation. And I respect that. I just hope it's not from this pair.

Friday Night Music!

Tiny Dancer Fail!
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Tiny Dancer right in so many ways!
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Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows the tune she hums

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can't hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can't hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today
Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am still not believing what we saw tonight!

My bride and I were sitting on the porch rocker when we heard a kaboom. Fortunately I had my camera and was able to film what happened. Unfortunately I don't have a clue what it was. A very big bang followed by debris streaming off the,,,what can I say? It was flying in the sky! If anyone has a clue as to what this was, please post up. This was scary!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A little America test.

Here

Let me know how you did. I scored a 24. Kind of disappointed in myself. Should have done better.

Let me know!

I would really like to hear from the friend from the Hamilton school district! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Garden update.

Good and bad going on in the garden. The cauliflower and broccoli are growing well, but I think we planted them too late, even if we did have 4 freezes after they sprouted. I think the weather will get too warm before they will flower. The solution will be to build 2 deep cold frames before next year. The iceberg lettuce are not ever going to be planted again.




I'm thinking they need the cold weather to tuck their leaves inside one another to protect the core. They are like me. Texas has the best winters!


Left to right. Peppers, bush green beans and 'maters. It worked this way last year. Hope it does this time.


Onions in the back, garlic in the middle, and chives up front. The onions are dividing onions we bought 25 years ago. When you need some just slice between the bulbs to get what you want. You can't make onion rings, but you have a fresh amount any time you need.
Two 50 cent dried out grape twigs we bought at Lowe's last year. Didn't think they would grow,  much less get me thinking of building a wine press!

We have about 75 peaches on the squatter tree.
And, yes the tea rose has a super abundance of buds!

No, but serusly...

I think socialist jus rlly care. U do2, rght?

Friday, April 1, 2011

More Friday Night Music...

Highly recommended by one of my favorite music critics, Raven O. She knows all the hot tunes in circulation right now. Also, my #3 grand child.

 Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried

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Friday Night Music...

It is 78 degrees tonight at 8:00. Time for a little ride before calling it a night. Get on your bikes and ride!

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls

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