"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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Farm Definitions

As we have been on the farm for a few years, we have begun to speak the dialect of farm more and more.

Word #1 Coco Pebbles- A round pebble like object found pretty much anywhere on the farm. Not for consumption~please do not ever eat them.  Sheep and goats produce coco pebbles. aka cocoa plops, raisins, and tiny pebbles.

Word #2 Slops- Anything that is or was food in the farm house can become slops. Scrape the dinner plates, peelings, and any old, scary, refrigerator finds into the bucket and toss the slops to the chickens(and dogs, and cats~)

Word #3  Broken-Anything that still has shelf life in spite of its visual or current condition. On a small farm-many items appear far different than their original design~as broken means time for innovation.

Word #4 Morning-an hour or two before the US military begins their day. (it is worth it to check the link!)


This is the end of the Farm Definition Post.
It has been brought to you by Millie and Samson
the adorable, but not always easy to photograph dogs of the farm.

5 comments:

Sue said...

lol That's funny. Did I ever tell you that we called goat droppings nanny berries? lol It's funny how people come up with their own terms for places and things...like cocoa pebbles :-)

We have a secret room in our house that you have to go through a wardrobe closet to get to. We call it Narnia. Oops, I guess it's not much of a secret now. I must stop telling people about that one.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Yep gotta watch out for the pebbles!

Humble wife said...

Sue- nanny berries!! ;)

Michelle-lol yep!!

Gayle said...

Funny... here at this farm the animals are on my schedule not me on theirs. I could never get up and out there that early... too much of a night owl. Besides I have to have so many cups of coffee before I'll venture outside especially today. We got a couple inches of snow last night. I should shovel and plow, but I am sick. It will just have to wait.

Humble wife said...

Gayle- we are 24-7. We have coyote and bobcat issues yearly and are aware of mountain lions in the area. We get up in the am to allow the sheep to graze, open the coops, and then when dark close up the barns. Too much risk to lose our livelihood. I am glad that we have several to share the load...oh and we do NOT have more than a week of snow...and it pretty much has ever warranted me wearing anything but crocs~lol. Cold toes but not so bad. Now of course I am sure we will get a huge blizzard.