"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

Friday, June 17, 2016


We have some Light Brahma chicks: 14 hens and one rooster.  I did not pay too much attention to breed information when I ordered them, except that I ordered chicks that we had never raised before.  The fun surprise was that the Brahma have feathers on their feet and legs!

Names for this group are up in the air.  I am leaning for an alliteration of Brigham and his Brahmas as a play off of Mormon polygamist Brigham Young who had about 55 wives.  If for some reason this seems offensive to anyone, we did have a rooster named King Solomon and if you know your Bible you know that this was for the same reason~except Solomon had a ton more wives and a ton of concubines.   I do not name the animals we raise to spite others. I give the animals names because I (or a family member) selected the name and it fits for that critter. 

We aren't always the most clever in the naming department and have had a four horn ram named Cuatro (Four in Spanish),  a goat named Norm as it seemed normal for him to come up on the porch and try and enter the house, and a rooster named Colonel Sanders~sigh. We had a turkey named Krut which is turk backward as we already named one turkey Turk.   A grey tom adopted us and we named him Grey. The sheep we now have are flower names aside from the momma which I named after I heard the name that someone I know plans on naming their baby.   Our one cat is named after a TV character from nearly 9 years ago, and the other is named after I think hot sauce~Val for Valentina Hot Sauce.

For Bible readers~we have had Boaz and Ruth and they had Obed.  We have had Esther, Mary, Martha, and Amos, Samson and Delilah.

For reality some animals aren't given the names of people but of foods. 

This concludes the naming game on the farm!


Patti said...

The sweetest and smartest chicken I ever had was a brahma. Very huggable.

Humble wife said...

Patti-that is great to hear!