"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Playing Catch-up

Life is busy here on the farm and so the blogging is slow.  I thought I would share a photo montage of the past few weeks!
Since we have traveled this great county far and wide for several months, Bill and I have a Wednesday Window...allowing for anyone to guess where we are in the county.  Otero County, New Mexico is 6,620 sq miles. Otero County is larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, and Connecticut!
Answer: Cienega, New Mexico

Another Wednesday Window with my cutie pie!
Answer: Highway 54 outside Chaparral, New Mexico

This Wednesday Window had the builder of this small grocery store respond...he said he should know the place as he built it!  Piñon is approximately 70 people!
Answer: The Piñon Store!

Our time line of New Mexico. When I made this in 2006, I knew that Bill, the kids and I were going to be deeply joined in the roots of the state. We are now seeing our roots weaving in to the history. I love New Mexico and I am so thankful we live here.

I made it to the front page of the paper, with Fourth. We are on the far left!
The event was the annual Take Back the Night against Domestic Violence.

Another Wednesday Window with me this time. It is an easy one but we are trying to hit each community. By the way, I was at this site, quite a remote place when two women who were walking approached me.  They knew my name and then asked if they could pray for and with me with the upcoming election so close. It was a powerful testimony as I was praying as they walked up!
Answer: The Space Hall 

This Memorial Day in Tularosa, New Mexico, I have been asked to be the guest speaker. It is an honor as they rarely have had a civilian as the guest speaker.

Our youngest son is a quarter of a century. I made this for him and I am so thankful he joined our family.  The entire Garza gang made it to the party and it was amazing!

We went to a Forum in Weed, NM and even though the power was out, over 150 plus people stayed and we enjoyed many guest speakers and the auction.  I was granted a moment to speak and was honored to share why I was running for Magistrate Court Judge. 

The food was pot-luck and here is Bill with a friend. 

Farm life is on hold as the campaigns race to the primary in June.  We are watching the fruit trees bloom and that is about it for farm projects. The grandchildren are growing-the oldest one turns 3 in June, the next 3 in October and the babies are 7 months and 5 months!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sampler of what I am painting

for the New Mexico Historical Society.

I was asked to paint 300 rocks for the Southern New Mexico Historical Society Convention in April. 
It has been a busy time here on the farm with the campaigning, the family, and of course things like this! 

Don't forget the primary June 5~vote Jen Garza!

PHUMC Knights

held a fundraiser for an injured friend. The prize to enter was a Moosberg 300 mag...Bill won.
Here are the PHUMC Knights with Bill. 

As soon as this photo was taken, Bill donated back the Moosberg 300 mag to raise more money. 

The PHUMC Knights said this: 
This is a true brother, Bill Garza winner of the 300 win mag that we raffled to help our brother Richard Welch , ironman who was involved in an accident, was gracious enough to donate the weapon back to us so we can raffle it of again. This was done out of kindness and we would like to thank Bill Garza and his family.
Bill and I are thankful for groups and organizations in our community to help those in need! Praying that what is needed for Richard Welch is raised.

Don't forget the primary June 5th.  Vote Jen Garza and of course Bill Garza

Before Middle and End!

 Last Saturday (March 17, 2018) I participated in the 18th Annual Sertoma Fun Run/Walk.

Before the race started!

Middle: Getting ready to go!

End: I placed 2nd in my division. 

*Don't forget to vote in the Primary June 5.  Vote Jen Garza for Magistrate Court Judge Division II.
And remember what Bill is doing on June 5 as well.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Farm Life

Farm life is about teaching the next generation skills.

Farm life is about food. Delicious, comforting, homemade foods.

Oh and farm life is about enjoying the moments. 
Thank you Snake Dog for granting me this opportunity to snap this photo. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Friday Eight!

From the files of the Double Nickel and in no particular order or connection!
Fancy tp holders can be found on the Double Nickel!

The old M*A*S*H like sign. We took it down but soon I will be putting it 
up again!  Thanks to the draw down in the 90s we have a good many places to put
on the pole!

This is a shadow of Pepe.  He was a stinker of a Billy in many ways.

And yes, the shadow is of him on top the mini van.  We no longer
have the van or Pepe.

This is how the Goof Troop welcomes one to the family. Third's now
wife, is sitting second from the left. Oh and this photo? It was taken
the first time she came to the house and met all of us. I am pretty thankful 
she didn't run!  L-R Third, his wife, First, Fourth, and Second!

The brain of Jen in one photo.
I could not toss the gourd tops after I made bowls from
the bottoms. This was the result of a year of thinking of what to do with the 
tops. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Double Nickel. 

This is Blue. She is in a what was a nice blue suede purse.
Blue decided to hang out in the back of the truck one day.
I went to NMSU-A library and noticed her walking behind the truck and
said holy-smokes that is Blue! I called Bill and we caught her and gave her
a much better drive home inside the cab inside my purse.  All the contents of the purse
went to the floorboard and I put her in a Wal-mart bag inside the purse. 
She traveled 26 miles that day~and most likely told a tale to the rest of
the chickidoodles!

This is Red. 
Not the dog-that is Sampson.
Red and Sampson were besties. Seriously.
Red would follow Sampson everywhere and they 
would nap together.