"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

Friday, July 18, 2008

Flood Update

I have been asked in comments in emails if things are getting back to normal post flooding.

~well it has been emotional to see the results of the flooding. We are in the process of raising pens, cleaning and scouring out things, and moving pens. And weeds!@!@! wow...nothing that can grow from the flooding has been good...I am seeing lots of mesquite...so lots of digging out.(mesquite is pokey and pokey and pokey...and sadly I do enjoy risking all and going barefoot. This is not like back east...no soft grass...only crisp dried earth secretly hiding the thorns that thrive here in the desert.)

~the humidity reminds me of my childhood in Ohio...have I mentioned that I love dry arid climates? I do not recall last year being so muggy. ugh.

~we actually had a loss. Our young turkey never recovered from the flooding. Although we got all the animals out of harms way...for the initial 30 minutes the birds were standing in water around 3-6 inches high. Poor little guy struggled and just drained and drained. As I am not sure what was wrong with him...he will never make it to our table. That is a great thing. We can make a decision not to eat a sick animal. At this point we unknowingly could purchase beef that was ill and on the ground. Gross and sick!!

Lots to complete: the flooding and humidity has delayed my finishing the painting of the outside of the house(that and the ladder...the boys will have to do the peaks as scary high!!!)

I am working on a photo montage, so to speak, of the house in it's repaired, refashioned, reconditioned state. I must confess it is looking pretty nice...so soon I will give you a link to peak!!!
Have a safe, blessed weekend.
Gentle Jen!(see previous post!!)


~~Deby said...

Prayers for you and yours as you go through the ups and downs of FARM life..I am sure it is hard...
PRESS on...
looking forward to the pictures, Jennifer...

His Tender Mercies said...

So you know about those humid muggy days in Ohio....we are having one of those days today :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Boy, I had a LOT of catching up to do on this site. How did I get so far behind?

Glad you posted this one. I'd been wondering how you were doing. Sorry for the loss and the mess you guys have experienced.

Can't wait to see the pictures of the re-do. I know it will be great.

P.S. Have to agree with Michelle about the humidity. We LIVE with that reality. Certainly one of the down sides of living in Oklahoma.

Penless Thoughts said...

P.S. Can't believe you go barefoot there!!!! Not me, never.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Keeping you guys in my prayers. Life always has some bumps in it. Sorry you had to find one of them. But keep smiling and going forward! huggles!

Memories for a Lifetime said...

Glad you are recovering---albeit a hard loss---we realize the blood, sweat and tears that went into all your animals lives!!

Can you get another turkey---maybe someone would like to give one away!!

Prayers are with you adn your family as you restore peace to your farm with God's sustinance!

Can't wait to see the pictures of your home---how full of joy it must make yall!!


MightyMom said...

glad things are getting back to norm...if slowly.

Mobunny said...

muggy, that's a word that we rarely use........we usually say humidity....but they both mean the same thing. Instant sweating and sticky feelings anywhere outside that you may venture.
We just spent two weeks NORTH of our humidity and it sure felt good. We were also glad to get home, because this is where we belong.
on the coast,
where it is humid,
almost every day,
but that's OK,
there are worse things....
like Kansas wind.

sorry about your turkey