"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, March 31, 2016

Ten Again

I have a ton of photos and I have been going through them recently. In each file folder on my storage thingie, I picked the tenth photo to add to this post. Therefore ten again, following the post from yesterday~a post with ten photos(although yesterday's post spotlighted the letter T!).
Long ago. The house has changed a good deal since this photo.
We added an entrance way and closed off this room, which was
the family room, and now is the library/computer room.
This is from a Thanksgiving dinner from several years
ago. I just noticed the painted floor~something I did
to the subfloor while we saved for the tile that we now
I think I have used this image or one like it recently.
It is to the west from my back porch. Often when 
Bill is driving home, he will call me and ask if I have
seen the sunset.  I will answer yes, because I try each 
day to take in this view.
I have used this image on the blog.  I wonder
sometimes why I pick such average or mundane 
things to share. I mean a sink of bubbles for washing 
dishes? Sigh.
My mountains to the east.  I love them.
Of course we call them a different name.
We call them the(insert my last name) mountains.
Fourth.  This was for a project that she completed.
We took a series of photos in differing styles. ps~those
were my glasses!

When we first moved to New Mexico, we lived in a rental
while we looked for a place to live.  Even in town, 
I had a garden and worked on conservation, frugal living,
and simplicity.  

In 2008 we experienced a major flood in the canyon we live
in.  This photo was from one of our animal pens.

From another folder, I had more images from the flood.
I had laundry on the line before the rain.  Looking behind
the clothes you can see the muck from the flood.
It was catastrophic.
I remember how afraid I was for the animals, the home,
the vehicles, and for us. The road to the east of us was
washed out. The road exiting the canyon was flooded 
I am thankful that when the flooding began we drove the 
vehicles up the road from our home, to the next road
(higher elevation).
I am certain that this action preserved the vehicles.
In addition, ALL of the sheep, goats, and chickens
were placed in the horse trailer, back of the truck or
on our back porch. 
We ended up only losing a few chicks that were only
a few weeks old. 
The damage and repair the the barns and property
took a long time.
This is a sign from a rest stop, I think in Texas,
and it applies to southern New Mexico as well. 
If you visit the farm, I mentally scream this every
single time I step outside.  I usually only say to myself,
"no snakes," even though I think of this ALL the time.
Yay. it is almost migration time for tarantulas. 
(did you sense my sarcasm shivers?)

Well that's ten for today.
I can't believe I ended with something that gives me the


Sharon Holmes said...

The photo of #2 with the poisonous snakes sigh is Texas Canyon Arizona

Humble wife said...

Thanks Sherry, I did not have the file labeled with the exact spots! Funny and great that you knew where it was! Thanks!

Sharon Holmes said...

I have always loved Texas Canyon. We stop there every time we go through. I can honestly only think of one time in my life that we have not stopped there. They have it more fenced now so you cant really go climb the rocks.... which is sad.. but mostly for the reasons of the sign I am sure.