Thursday, June 24, 2010


I got a few emails this morning, which is always a pleasant time, and there was a message from a guy named Jim who forwarded a website of a place that will sell you seed pretty cheap. You just pick the things you want and they will tell you if they are non-hybrid or hybrid. Pretty fair arrangement. The Handmaiden dug up my garlic this morning and brought them in. I got six out of seven cloves to grow. Two small ones, two medium sized ones and two big daddies. Plus she brought in the scapes for something else to play with for a while. But I can grow garlic and that is good. I can grow beans too so we might have something to eat going on here. The tomatoes and the rutabagas are looking good and that means more for storage for the Winter. The butternut squash will make it and that is more food yet! The victories keep pouring in. If you want to build up your stash of seed for a little bit of comfort to your mind, the prices of the above company are very good. I can see me getting an order in pretty quick, except I am going to by wheat first. I am tired of listening to Jim Dakin talk about having grain in your stash and I am going to get some to hide my guilt.

There is not too much on the news as I type this. The media is still talking about General MacChrystal getting fired and that was during the first part of the week so you know there ain't much happening. Oil is still pouring out into the Gulf and that is cause for concern, I think. Folks are getting ready for hard times and that is good in most cases. I said things were going to get rude for Americans and folks seem to agree with that. It may get so damn rude we start shooting our weapons. And that could cause a ruckus across the land. Not that there would be any shortage of targets. The fedgov is the largest employer in the country. High wages, good pensions, lots of paid holidays. A sweet way to go in this economy. Might, however, be a portion of the taxpaying class who resent all these folks on the fedgov tit. Never can tell. But I can tell you this, once most of our citizenry get that old fedgov boob in their mouth they can't seem to let go of it. There just seems to be an addictive process that takes place and the addict is there forever. But then the fedgov will run out of money and what will happen? I think those addicts are gonna run wild in the streets and burn and loot and rape and all kinds of foul deeds. And then some foul politician is going to blame us out in here in flyover territory for all the trouble and we will get penalized. Life is a beautiful thing when you are dealing with Socialists. But never fear because I think the Dark Lord is going to get us into a major war and that will be good for the economy, according to the economists. Perfect capitalism. Make it, sell it to the fedgov for a profit and they take it out and blow it up, and proceed to buy more. But you can get everyone working that way and making money and paying taxes and spending again. Of course, you could lose the war and end up shit creek without a paddle. But no one wants to think about that so we had better let that one go. Stay alive.



Pete Smith said...

It looks like we are going to get into a war with Iran. The news is that the Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.
It will not be long till we are in a big ass mess. Wait we already are in one!

Gardner said...

Quotes,..."If you are awaiting a finding of "clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
...these are times that appeal to every citizen's sense of sacrifice and self-discipline. They call out to every citizen to weigh his rights and comforts a...against his obligations to the common good.
...this is a time of peace and peril which knows no precedent in history.
Taken from a speech from JFK. The one THEY assassinated him over !

Mayberry said...

I was putting up some of my butternut squash yesterday, and I ate a bit raw. Good stuff! Kinda like melon, subtly sweet. Would be great chopped up in a salad, or just eat it like it is. I'm thinking the seeds roasted would be good too....

vlad said...

Squash, pumpkin and watermmelon seeds are very nutritious.
One lb has 80 protein grams.