"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

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Isn't it funny how the mind works? One moment we are nearing the end of one season and approaching another and in the same moment are planning for the spring season.

Our new plan has been inspired by a visit to Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We are planning our garden beds as dual purpose, due to the farm animals and varmints wandering around. At Mesilla we saw this:
Photo credit, Mesilla site.

Notice the way the tires are stacked ? We did, and decided that with the fill and the way the tires were set that we could go up in our gardening! Of course not this high, but still this was such a neat idea that we immediately began planning.

Tires are free for the picking up! And after much research, we have discovered many people have used tires in their gardening and all works well. Here is a neat link that I found to give you a visual of what I am describing.

So for the night I will retire with the Double Nickel all in bloom in all sorts of tires...I guess our farm motto should be "Don't TRED on me!"


Memories for a Lifetime said...

I never tire of your resourcefulness!!

Great gardening tip!!

Penless Thoughts said...

We love Mesilla!!! Had planned to go there had we made it down that way.

ANOTHER great idea, using what is so readily available.

I also love the new motto!!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT motto!!!

Old tractor tires are a great resource. We used to have them on our playground at school when we were kids (so fun to jump from one to the other, or hide inside and tell secrets to a friend) so we found a couple for free and painted them and put them in our backyard for our kids at our house in California. We left them there when we moved, as our grass had grown up around them and we didn't want to leave holes... I wonder if the future owners ever saw what a treasure they had??