"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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

From the Mixed Up Files of

Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler the Double Nickel Farm.

We used the woodstove all night last night.
Life with a woodstove is amazing because no matter how cold it
is outside, it is lovely and warm inside.
The headboard is not a headboard when you have cats.
This is a diving board.
The place to dive...well is me, when sleeping.
Not a good thing.
Solution?  Sleep with our heads at the end of the bed.
Make the bed up at the headboard in the morning.
Problem solved.  
What? Get rid of the cat?  Oh no, our cats are farmhands.
They are mousers level 400. 
Recently I heard a story about someone being corrected for coloring
pumpkins green.  See the green pumpkins in the gourd, squash collection?
We harvested everything yesterday because of the impending freeze.  

Everything on this table was from a volunteer plant!! I love when 
plants love the farm so much that they come back year after year!
Unfinished projects that will dry over the winter.

Some most likely will end up like this.


 Others like this, 
and perhaps bowls, what-nots and thingamajigs.

That is life on the Farm.
Mixed up, random, and yet quite fulfilling.


Mrs.Rabe said...

We don't let the cat in our bedroom at night for this very reason! He can be sleeping so sweetly when we go to bed but somewhere in the night he begins his prowl! Lol!

Your gourd projects are cute!

Blessings on your day!


Humble wife said...

Oh Deanna, if we could close the door and not hear a crybaby kitty cat! This morning though, their worth was proven again with a mouse caught!

Thank you so much for being such a kind and sweet visitor, I really appreciate your visits and encouragement!

Pat said...

You are so creative!!

Humble wife said...

Thank you Pat! :)

ProudHillbilly said...

I'm still amazed at how a 10 lb cat can take up more space in a bed than a 200 lb man. And I have 4...

On the other hand, my sister has been known to give up and sleep on the couch because the dogs pushed her out...

Humble wife said...

Proud-What we do for our critters~sigh! I confess I sleep like I did when one of the kids climbed in bed with us. Careful not totally asleep and move gently not to disturb the fury monsters!!