"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, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Ten on the Farm

Yep, it's time for Tuesday Ten again!  Here are ten photos that share a bit about life on the Double Nickel.

Sand pile
Bill brought this in for his cement mixing.  Sand, cement, a dinosaur
claw and something else makes the perfect blend for a strong cement!
One of the wood piles.
When the lumber yard is open, we can buy a truckload of wood for 
$10.00 and a trailer load for $20.00.  We also go to the mountains for
wood, but the lumber yard wood is a great deal.  Each pile seasons
for a year or two before it is cut for the woodstove (or other projects).
Strawberries were $0.77 a container.  I bought three and dehydrated two.
I also freeze strawberries as well as bananas so on hot days, you know
days that are over 100F (as it has been for the past several days), I can
make myself a banana, strawberry smoothie.  To make it sweeter, I only
add a few pineapple slices!
This horse trailer has been invaluable for our small farm.
A frugal Bill found this for cheap cheap and he bought it.  Perhaps
some day I will paint it and put a new window in it...perhaps not. 
I like the character of the trailer as is.  For the small animals such
as the sheep the trailer is perfect. 
This is Bill's project of a few years.  He has been
braiding the Mesquite ever so carefully. 

I really like how it is coming along and this Mesquite
is on the bend of our lane so it either says goodbye as we
leave or hello as we return to the farm!
Here is a re-purposing job in progress.  The planks that
are going to be the new and improved barn, coop, feed center
are from the old porch.  If you click here, you can see how the
wood looked as the porch. Living frugally means that things 
may not look the best for a while until you can create 
a way to redo, replace, or re-purpose something.  And then
the old gets set aside for another re-purposing.  It really is about
thinking before ANYTHING hits the trash. 
Oh and interestingly enough photo bomb Thena is in the linked
post too!

A cup of tea to help the sneezes calm.  Allergy season in the desert
comes and goes and increases in intensity as the winds blow.  Fortunately
the winds only seem to blow daily so everything is fine ;).
Organizing the study boards for a quick Bible presentation.  I am 
slowly but surely putting together something that Bill and I are going 
to put on video.
I was mooned this morning and I liked it!  By the way that tree 
is the only tree that was on the farm when we moved here.  It is a 
non producing Mulberry and it is amazing. The tin roof was not on 
the house and I like to call it the goat/sheep roof as the critters and the sale 
of many of them allowed for a leak proof home.  Believe me, when I say 
that leak proof is important ESPECIALLY in the desert.  It does not rain
much but when it does it is monsoon style rain and drops so much in 
so little time that we had buckets and pans to catch the leaks.  Thank God
we no longer have to do this. 

Okay this post is Tuesday Ten plus the bonus one:
This is in the library
 I think that we should take serious the verse 2 Timothy 2:15:
 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Even when we are in the library or the kitchen, or dining room
or pretty much everywhere. 

If you would like a free Bible, Bill and I would love to send you one free of charge.  Click here to receive your Bible. 


Dizzy-Dick said...

Beautiful rattlesnake. Too bad they are so poisonous. And thanks for the bible offer but I have my own and they have been read from cover to cover a few times.

Humble wife said...

Yes DD,Poisonous for sure. I am so glad to read that you are a bible reader!!

Anonymous said...

Reading DD's comment was so funny. I read your post and want to say almost the same thing. I have always appreciated your offer to send Bibles out. I have my own Bible and start almost every day reading it. I try for every day, but honestly I don't make that goal.
I became a Christian in high school, turned away in college but came back a few years ago. I also read a devotional called Coffee with God. I found it at our local Bible store and love how it takes me to different parts of Scripture every day. Cheers, SJ in Vancouver BC

Humble wife said...

SJ-thank you for your comment and I am very happy to read that you are a Bible reader as well!!

Lizzie said...

I love your Tuesday Ten on the Farm. One day I hope to visit New Mexico, your love for it seeps through every single one of your posts.

Humble wife said...

Oh Lizzie thank you so much! And yes, I loveeee loveee NM but to tell you a secret, I have loved every place Bill and I have lived as EVERYWHERE has a story and it only takes us to open the book and read what it has to say!