"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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Looking Ahead

 As the election cycle continues on, we on the farm are looking ahead.  Regardless of the winner, our nation will have an uphill battle if we are to realign ourselves.  With the massive debt things aren't going to be perfect on January 20, 2013.

Here on the farm we appreciate that responsibility begins at home.
President Obama cannot care for the needs of my family, and for that matter neither can a President Romney. 

So what will we be doing as the election cycle comes to an end?  We will be looking ahead to what the farm goals are for 2013.  We will be sorting through our seeds to plan the next gardens.  We will be repairing the coops and barns for the animals.  We are anticipating having enough windows to actually have the green house glassed in soon. 

We stretch every dollar that comes to the home and use all the change that jingles in our pockets.  As we come to election day, I will have completed our plans for the menu for Thanksgiving as well as plans for our first ever family reunion. As the kids have been leaving the nest we wish to have an annual get-together and think the time to begin this tradition is before wives, a husband, and children come into the picture.  2012 will be our begin this new tradition for the Double Nickel Farm Family.

With looking ahead-I will share this photo...

A neighbor moved several months ago and gave us many cattle panels and next year we will be incorporating these into our hanging gardens.

Here are some links that will give you an idea of how the hanging gardens will look:
Enchanted Garden: Growing a Hanging Vegetable Arbor

Vertical Garden-be sure to look at the photo on the left hand side!

Ana White-both for veggies and flowers!

Pinterest-This is a pretty neat hanging garden.


Gayle said...

Years ago Nick and I made a small hoop house out of pvc pipe that was covered with chicken wire as a Cub Scout project. The intent was to grow vines to make a hide out. Sadly, his father tossed it before we ever got to use it. Last year I did a lot of research on a hanging garden. We want to try it in the greenhouse, but I chickened out this past summer. Because my cucumbers grow 15 feet I'm afraid of shading too much. Maybe next summer I'll get brave. :) Can't wait to see how it works out for you.

Anonymous said...

the hanging gardens look like such a fun place to be. Definitely something to look forward to.

Humble wife said...

Oh Gayle I am sorry about your first pvc house. I understand the need not to shade so much in your climate. Let's pray I have success on the garden...and I think you should try again!!

Liz-I am excited and planning on putting two porch chairs underneath.