"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, May 28, 2013

My least favorite words

while outside in New Mexico are "there is a snake."  Bill said that yesterday when we were watering the front garden.

Ugh.  Can I say now I am not a snake person.   I totally understand the need for snakes~rodent removal, other snake removal, and to give me an image for a creepy dream.  I get it.  But I do not like to see them or be near them.

I am always watching out for snakes.  

Rightly so, as we live in rattlesnake country.  Back to the snake Bill said he saw.  Bill saw the snake in one of the tires we have for our raised beds. Once he saw the snake he knew he would have to find it to comfort me that it was not a rattlesnake.   Bill was certain it was  a bull snake,  after 25 years he knew that anything about snake makes me a tad crazed, so he worked to prove to me what kind of snake he saw.

Yep, perfectly filled and ready to plant tires were emptied...

just to reassure me.   Now let me be clear, I did not want to touch this snake.
 I did get my camera for informative purposes only.


I did take these photos but squirmed a lot while doing so.

Bill thank you for not making me jump~this time.

Bill let this creeper go.


*small but important note~there is a snake is something that freaks me out no matter where I am.


Crystal Mary said...

I hate snakes also. My hubby has a rattle he took from a rattle snake, God made things so amazing.

Mrs.Rabe said...

We don't have rattler's here in PA but we do have snakes! Icky pooh! We hate them around here! Tim killed one the other day while weed wacking.


Gayle said...

I cannot imagine. I'm not sure I would garden if there was ever a possibility of me coming across a snake especially one that could harm me. Glad you have Bill to take care of such matters.

Mrs. Mobunny said...

I don't like snakes one little bit. They can appear and disappear way too fast for my comfort.

Practical Parsimony said...

What kind of snake is it?

Humble wife said...

CM-I agree with you...God is amazing in all His Creation. We also have a few rattlesnake rattles!

Deanna-ugh...did he wack the snake with the weed wacker or see the snake, kill it while weed wacking...weird woman wants to know!! :)

Mrs.MO-yep...I am sooooooooo not a snake person.

PP-it is a Bull snake...still i did not want it

Glenn B said...

Bull snakes can be quite beneficial on a farm for rodent control but you have to hope they do not get into the hen house; they love eggs.

Humble wife said...

Glenn-we took this critter off to an edge of property. I do appreciate its worth...although very squeamishly!!!