"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, June 23, 2016


in history:  One year ago today Bill and I became grandparents for the first time.

In farm news:
Quail have the most lonesome of calls to each other.  It makes me reflective when I hear a quail calling out.  This quail was perched high in the sheep pen.

I do love flowers brightening up the desert. This is in the bucket with our pepper plant.  Why yes, that is a stump that the bucket is on!

Dehydrating some onions this week.  I love to snack on dried onions~sorry Bill :)!

Some thoughts as I close this post:
Last Sunday we had two visits, one in the morning and these visitors helped Bill with the new barn and then we feed them lunch.  We had a nice time and they loved all the things we have ongoing on the farm.  It seems like life here will be a constant project as there is so much to do and so little time in each day.  They made me smile, because they were genuinely interested in the framing of the windows, the woodstove rockwork, the art work I have made, the back yard, the porch and the critters.  Then we had a visit in the evening with a group that had BBQ with us.  This group humbled me a bit.  You see, all the things that were positives in the morning were unfinished things by evening.  The handcrafted items were seen in conjunction with the ability to purchase anything needed and therefore homespun was quirky not frugal or thoughtful.  

Now to be clear, both visits were wonderful.  It is always important to have a reminder that a person is deeply influenced by their circumstances and that sweatequity may not be understood by those that do not have to work the same way we do for the things we have.  For me~I was reminded of the glass of water.  Some will see it half full and others half empty.  Bill and I will see that it has water!!!

Happy Birthday dear Grand #1 
Love Papa and Gigi


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the uplifting words. I have been praying today for the right words to say when I talked to my daughter and dear son in law. He was laid off today after thirteen years at his job. Seems like God always answers our prayers. I am thankful He used you to do so.

Humble wife said...

Dear Anonymous, I am SO sorry that your son was laid off from his job. I am thankful that you found comfort in this post and I wish to share with you a verse that has brought Bill and I through many hard times is Romans 8:28.