"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

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Around the House Part II

I am a rockhound! I love collecting rocks and the peace and solitude of walking about looking intently for something to add to my collection. I found this fossil when I was 12 years old in Ohio. Pretty amazing isn't it?

A peek in the pantry! On the top of the jars of applesauce are dried bananas. I use these in granola or in a afternoon snack bowl!

Waiting to be filled with something from this years bounty.

My new mortal(mortar) and pestle. Bill gave this to me on Valentine's Day! Oops I guess I better re-read my post. I am sorry about the spelling error.

Have you been to San Fransisco? We had a wonderful time there in 2006.

I do love my country and fly the flag every day.


Donna said...

I want a mortal and pestle if my herbs turn out OK.

Humble wife said...

Donna- I am not sure what my Bill paid for this, but here in NM mortar and pestle's are available everywhere and reasonable. This is my second one, as I wanted one to crush jalapenos and chili peppers without leaving a fire taste on the next item I crushed!! Good luck with your herbs! Jennifer

Susan said...

What a lovely Valentines gift. Applesauce...yum one of my favorite things especially home made and it's so easy. I'll have to post about that on the frugal blog.

Humble wife said...

Susan- oh I love to make homemade applesauce! In light of the economy, I have stocked up on some foods to provide some basics. With the unsweetened foods I can do some other things to them besides just opening it and pouring it in a bowl.

Please share your recipe as I have found that regions of the country seem to have a unique seasonings! Jennifer

HappyHermit said...

Love your rock , looks kinda like a dino head , my gram had lots of rocks , occasionally the history museum would come and ask to borrow some of them for display.

Anonymous said...

lol. I'm scrolling down slowly as I'm reading your post, and gasp. Oh my! You've been in my pantry... and have my applesauce, yes unsweetened, same brand... and the same number I keep stocked -- 6! Somehow it struck me as funny. Not sure why. :)

Humble wife said...

Happy Hermit-I am not certain if any wish to display this. Although the photo is limited because of my photography skills, it appears like leaves or even teeth coming through in the center. I guess I should just open a summer museum up here on the farm.lol

Joy- is it the NM sunshine, the NM water, the NM dryness that make us copy pantries?? Who knows? Perhaps we should get some investigating going on!lol

Cathryn said...

Hey There Jennifer,

I have taken a chunk of time this late evening to go back through your blog of several months and I have been very intrigued. I may have missed the story (or just not gotten to it yet) as to what took you to New Mexico ~ how did you get on this pathway of farming. I'm gonna keep searching. I've not seen a picture of you yet - I've seen several of your children and husband. I feel like I know you a little better. You are a hard worker ~ rising early to do what needs to be done. I'm enjoying going through your post archives. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Humble wife said...

Cathryn- Thank you for reading about us. I am pretty out in the open...except I am not one that likes photos. You are correct that you have not seen an actual photo, but my face is on the post about peasant. I am sure that I have many issues to work on, but having photos taken has always been a biggie.

As to why we are here, I am certain that you catch hints here and there. In a nutshell because we had a life altering accident and our finances were cut dramatically. My husband and I prayed about what we were to do, and rolled up our sleeves to consider options. A simple farm is one of the easiest ways to provide for growing teens and when they move on for a couple still very much in love to be somewhat sufficient. Maybe I should share an intro story?

motherofmany said...

I got my mortar and pestle from Frontier, but we get wholesale pricing from co-op, so I can imagine it would have been pricey otherwise.

Wanted to let you know I made deodorant this weekend. Maybe it was too cold in here, but I creamed and creamed and still had the consistency of pie crust crumbs before you add water. I thought you'd said it only took 8 minutes altogether, so I finally put it in my little food processor and pulsed it for about 20 seconds- perfect. Bet it was the temp, but THANK SO MUCH for the recipe.

Ace said...

Love the mortar and pedestle, got one because The General's family uses them for all recipes. I have a small marble one so I am lusting after yours. Tell hubs it was a GREAT gift. You will use it forever and always think of how cute he was to get it for you.

I love that you fly the flag, I come from a family full of vets, it is GREAT to see!

It is TOO Funny that you collect rocks too. I have done it since I was little, got it from my Dad and now The Princesses do it. It is genetic (an Irish trait I think :)

Your is beautiful! I would display that PROUDLY!

Many Blessings :)

Humble wife said...

Mother of Many- I am so happy that you were able to make the deodorant work. I think I will make an addition to that post so to include possible temp differences.

Ace- could we keep on finding similar traits? I am no longer embarrassed at my rockhounding and may have to share all my arrowheads, and fossils and on and on and on.

Pam said...

I decent Mexican housewife wouldn't be caught without her *mortar and pestle* only they're called, mocaweti. Not sure of proper spelling! The one my mother in law gave me was carved into a pig! Little face and ears on one side, a curly tail on the others side, and four chubby legs. Each kitchen is equipped with one, even the poorest of households! Gotta be able to crush up those chilis!

Humble wife said...

Pam- mine has a pig head, I just took a closed in shot, because I was embarrassed...:0)

Yes the chilis need to be crushed!!!