Thursday, November 21, 2013

Where I expound upon my economic persuasion and suggest an alternative to the current injustice: here.

A couple weeks ago we had a boys weekend on the homestead for young men in grades 5-8. The boys learned something about caring for livestock, milking cows, planting, tilling, etc. We also did some praying and played some games, had a campfire. I think it was a successful weekend and enjoyable.
I received a note from one of the boys this week. One comment that stuck out:
"My favorite thing to do was the tracking game. I also like riding the pony and milking the cow. Digging up artichokes and shoveling manure wasn't as fun, though it still was fun."
Sounds like a farmer in the making-although I have to admit, we are all about manure around here.
Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Plow and Mourn - Matt Curley

Original song and lyrics by my son Matthew. Brothers Nick and Connor assist with background.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Son Matthew has caught some little bug this week so I have been doing some milking. Milking the cow is really something you either want to do every day or not at all because you use muscles not ordinarily employed in normal activity.

This morning at the end of the milking, I was putting the cover on the milk pail, but the pail was still under Mabel's udder. The cover (sort of like a plastic shower cap) must of crinkled and scared Mabel. (Matthew tells me he moves the bucket out from under her before he covers it.)

Well, Mabel moved one hoof into the milk pail and the other onto my ankle, pinning it sideways on the ground.

I thought it was broken. (This is an ankle which has been broken to various degrees twice before.) After keeping it up for a couple hours and alternating hot and cold, I am not sure if it is broken after all, but I can't really put any weight on it.

On the bright side, I do love carrying a cane. I guess being laid up, I will have to do some more writing ...

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Just wondering if anyone else noticed ...

I am no fan of the Affordable Health Care Act, however I gotta call things as I see them.
Everyone is in an outrage because Obama promised that if you liked your plan you can keep it, but now millions of Americans who liked their plan can't because of the Obamacare requirements.
I can understand the outrage on the part of the populace.
I cannot understand the outrage from Congress. Congress wrote and passed the law. Obama only signed it. Sure, Obama was the mover of the legislation, but once again we have Congress passing laws that they don't even know what they say.