"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, April 8, 2011

A Day in the Life: UPDATE-Warning Graphic

Who would have thought that I would be surprised by an event on the farm, but tonight, I was. We had javelinas in the yard!! Well now one less. We have been noting the animals acting a bit antsy and so Bill and the kids had been checking the pens often. This is what he found and took care of.
Javelinas are a menace to the farm and the animals.

Here is Third hauling the javelina to his truck.

A neighbor wanted to butcher it, so Third, Fourth and Bill drove it over to their place.

Before they took off one of the farm cats wanted to know what was going on. Nothing much to see except another day, another experience to carry us on this incredible life we live.

Breaking the land and making it into the vision we have in our minds is a steady paced life that requires 24-7 work, yet has been more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined, what is shocking to me though, is the amount of barriers we have had to cross. Coyotes, flooding, snakes, heat, bizarre winter of record proportions, and now javelinas. I am not sure what is coming next but I am certain that we here on the farm will be able to handle whatever!


6 comments:

Glenn B said...

Roast javelina sounds good to me!

Humble wife said...

Amazing what is at ones fingertips to survive on-even in the desert.

Phelan said...

I am so glad we don't have those here. All we have to deal with is coyotes.

Humble wife said...

Phelan- I confess it shocked me. Sometimes I am still one to think that life is civilized and secure...but rural living does change that. To be honest though, we still are more concerned about 2 legged varmints (man) much more than the critters..and living so close to the border, well it is something we keep in mind.

Phelan said...

I was thinking about it this morning, the coyotes are not are biggest problems (I do have some human problems) but the feral dogs are a huge problem. People dump them out here, they go all wild and starved and become decent sized packs. We have killed several of them.

Humble wife said...

Phelan where I live the feral cats were the biggest problem so it took some long term planning(three months)where we would put feed out at the same time each day and they got comfortable coming and eating. After a few weeks some were ok with us near them then we brought a pen and put the feed in the pen and did not close it. FINALLY we did this until they were so comfortable in the pen eating we waited until we had 17 in the pen!! no kidding. Then we hauled them to a rancher that lives 30 miles away that wanted cats for his barn that was in a remote local to keep mice off his hay!! So we got rid of the cats and he had a win win...dont know how this may work with a dog..and I would be like you-kill first! lol I still laugh on how we caught all the cats(remember we live far out where folks dump pets too!)