"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, March 3, 2012

Saturday on the farm

begins in earnest after a lovely breakfast is cooked for the family. Potatoes slowly cooked with onions and garlic fill the house with incredible smells. Bill ends up sneaking a potato slice or two while it cooks.

While breakfast is cooking, the laundry is started, and the day is plotted out. The animals have been let out of their houses and fed a few hours earlier and are now making the free ranging circuit near the front of the house.

On the inside Saturday cleaning is standard...and then I am going to can some green chili and pickled garlic. Turkey Lurkey is in the oven~and will be for the weekend meals as well as for turkey stock, turkey vegetable soup, and turkey to can.

On the outside Saturday chores are planned as well. Hooves are inspected, pens are looked over for anything that may need attention, and the fence line is looked over. I know that we will need to pick up a good deal of wind blown items as we have had a very windy week.
I took this photo from a friend's Facebook page. I added the half circle so you could see exactly how the winds have been. This is White Sands National Monument, and you can see how it looks from a satellite image. Kind of surprised me to see how large and swirling it looks from satellite.

I had a pause in this post, to hang the clothes, start a new load and complete the breakfast dishes. It is very cold here and WiNdY once again. My pillowcases are horizontal on the line with no lag. I wore gloves for the first time ever while hanging this load of clothes. And for my friend Kymber, I wish to remind her that I wore my Crocs~no socks~in case she wondered if someone was impersonating her southern friend, and yes, my toes are cooooold(after checking the online weather I know why, it is 37F with a real feel 26F).

I will be swinging by my blogity friends throughout the weekend and can't wait to catch up!

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