"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

Monday, August 10, 2009

The County Fair

Hand carved cane, lap blanket, painted bark hangings, a prairie doll, holiday basket, dried strawberries, dried oranges, dried Swiss Chard, dried dandelion leaves, chunky applesauce, zucchini, Mexican squash, green onions, tomatoes, mint, lemon balm, sunflowers, mesquite beans, oatmeal molasses bread, biscuits, tortillas, cookies, muffins, roses.

Yep~ that about covers what we as a farm family are entering. We opted not to enter any of our animals for several reasons, the main one being that we live a bit away from the fairgrounds and could not do the multiple trips for maintaining the critters.


Glenn Bartley said...

Good luck.

All the ebst,

Humble wife said...

Thanks Glenn!

Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well!

Kentucky Preppers Network

Anonymous said...

I feel like such a slacker... :( ....good luck! Include pictures!!

Liz in NY

Humble wife said...

Thanks Matt!

Liz- I am most certain that you are not a slacker. As the farm is a fixer upper all the crafting items are simple items of decor that my daughter and I make to make our home feel warm.

The foods are also because of the journey that we are on...so all relatively new for us.

The fair just provides a bit of nice rewards to us on the path. It is lovely to share our simple crafts!

michelle said...

Wow, that sounds pretty awesome! Best wishes and God's blessings at the fair!

Pat said...

Hope you win lots of awards and prizes---I am sure noone works harder than you and your family on your farm!


Ina said...

Very impressive! Hope everyone does well and has fun! :)

Glenn Bartley said...

I just looked at this again and have to ask: What good purpose do Mesquite beans serve other than growing Mesquite trees and feeding birds and other desret animals?

Humble wife said...

Hey Glenn,

I am glad that you asked, as I never knew until we moved to the farm. Mesquite beans are great for mesquite bean coffee, you can grind them to make a flour, and the animals we raise are regional and their diet consists of the local fair...navajo churro sheep are desert sheep. Pretty smart of us to raise animals that eat the mesquite as it lowers our cost and utilizes the weed of the desert!

Now the coffee is a pretty big hit- the flour takes some energy but makes a tasty tortilla!