"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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This and That

This: We had to go back to El Paso because Bill had a small infection following his surgery. I have discovered something somewhat shocking~I was paying attention to the doctor when he was cleaning the incision and realized that it was because I was doing so just in case I ever needed to do so here on the farm. When the doctor takes out the staples next week, I actually asked if I could take a few out. My how life takes you on paths you never thought you would end up on.

That: My daughter flew to Ohio last week to go to her cousin's wedding.
Here is lovely Katie and her bridesmaids.

Fourth went alone and actually met some aunts and uncles for the first time. We have lived out west all of her life and my family is from back east so some of my siblings she has only met via phone and the computer. It has been nice to see photos of her with so many members of my side of the family! She returns in a few days and I can't wait to hear of her experiences and hug her!

This: I am not a city person! Going to my city of 30 plus thousand is city enough for me. I like that occasionally I will see people I know and traffic is never a problem. I have been to El Paso three times since Bill's surgery and confess that driving there gives me a neck ache! The minute I got outside the city I relaxed. The population of El Paso is around 800,000 and Juarez, Mexico(right across the border) with about 2 million- I hope one understands why things may be a bit hectic~ 3 cars go on the road to my house unless a delivery is happening-just to give some perspective. I sure love my simple life.

And That: I stripped the garden because we had frost last night. I ended up with 420 green Roma tomatoes, about 200 cayenne peppers, 5 lbs of potatoes, 6 bird feeder gourds, 4 patty pan squash, 20 finger zucchini and a watermelon. I have 4 pumpkins left in my summer garden. I am so pleased with what we were blessed with. The garden produced so much for the family and I already have so much stored up for the winter. We have a bit left to do to prepare for the winter and with my second son we will wrap things up. We are going to butcher two turkeys, six hens and two roosters in the next few weeks then I will take a breather before starting next years plans!


kymber said...

Jennifer - i know exactly what you mean by watching the doctor to see what he was doing - i did the same while the doctor stitched up jambaloney's head. i asked the doctor when we had to bring him back to have the stitches removed and he told me that if i felt comfortable enough to take them out myself. yikes! but jambaloney wants to do it, so i will. i'll let ya know if he needs to go back in for more stitches after i am done with him - bahahaha!

so glad to hear that Fourth got to meet some of your family. and that was a beautiful wedding!

i hate the city too. strange to say after living in one for 25 yrs. but that was just to work to be able to get home - woohoo! our nearest "proper" town is 9,000 people and that is plenty for me!

so glad that you got such a bountiful harvest! our harvest this year was a bust but we scrambled, made a lot of mistakes, had horrible weather during june and july but have learned many lessons for next year. and next spring we hit the ground running as at least all of our beds are built and whatnot.

anyway - that was a fun "this and that". think i might steal the idea!

our love to you guys always!
your friend,

Ma said...

I hope that Bill will be all better soon.

That sounds like a lot of food! Do you have to purchase elsewhere at all for anything?

Humble wife said...

Oh Kymber- huggles to you both. I love your comments and love we share much in common!!

Ma- thank you he is doing much better and thank you for visiting. Yes we purchase stuff as I love variety. Though now I am working on growing variety as I love the way I feel outside growing my own foods, watering the gardens and eating what has grown!! I am my very own Little Red Hen.. :)