"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
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Five

Time for a Friday Five from the Double Nickel and out and about.

Bill and I witnessed an accident yesterday at Lowe's Grocery Store.  
It was a minor accident but wow...right in front of us!

I have seen this sign many times at the car wash and
thought...I bet that many people do not see signs like
this. The  Double Nickel is in the heart 
of the southwest in case you may have missed that point

 Made me jump...yep.  I was weeding and this walking
stick slowly meandered out of my hand and down upon the ground.
If you note the pebbles you can see how GIGANTIC he wasn't!
This is one of my current projects on the table.
It is a braided rug that I am sewing as I have the rope braid
long enough for a rug to put in front of the sink.
And lastly my lovely daisy is blooming.  I think this one
is an African Daisy but I messed up the planters
when I was labeling.  Can you see the bee?

Buzz I love bees on the farm!  We have so many and I am 
thankful that we do...I must give a shout out to my sunflowers
for the hospitable environment!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Day in the Life

of me. I tried to take the camera around with me on Friday to share what I do out here in the middle of nowhere.
As Bill walked out the door I began the first load of laundry.
The dogs played around me and expected me to stop every few minutes
and give them the proper attention.
I then began to weed.  We have had a tremendous amount of
rain~well for us, and the weeds are crazy.
By the way...I am a snake fearing person~big time.
As I would prepare to pull weeds I would smash the area
with the shovel...and then wait for the dreaded rattler to attack.
If I survived-I would continue to weed. 
So I survived long enough for my first load of weeds
what should I do with them?
 I gave them to the chickidoodles
They love the bugs and greens!!

Second load...and I was ready to take a break
the humidity has been crazy for us desert folk!
Not to mention I had had it with anticipating a slinking snake
waiting to scare me.  Oh the anticipation of seeing
a snake is as bad as the actual encounter!!
So I came inside and washed the dishes.  
This is a favorite chore of mine as I love watching the birds out the
This year we have had so many quail, road runners, and pyrrhuloxias. 

and then washed the fresh herbs from the garden to dry
left to right
lemon basil~spearmint~peppermint~cilantro
I had parsley ready to take down and store from the drying rack 
so I did this and removed the stems

I took the garbage out 

I folded the first load of laundry and then

I put the next load in the 'dryer'

I had time to study Hebrew.  I am beginning and fortunately the Internet
has tons of places to assist anyone that wishes to learn another 

During my day I have time to read and study the Bible, read 
the news, and blog! 
I began prepping items for dinner
This is a cucumber snack with fresh picked cucumbers
2 limes squeezed, NM chili powder and salt
ps...the ends were applied to my eyes for a bit of rest 
and relaxation time.  Oh the pampered life!!

I washed and sliced the zucchini, crookneck squash, 
and the scallop squash to be ready to cook

 I washed the Red Russian Kale and cut out the stems
to prepare to make Kale Chips

I then mixed the Kale with 1 tsp of olive oil, sea salt,
and kelp granules. Bake at 350 F until crisp.
Kale chips in bowl ready to be served.

Dinner Menu: Burrito wraps
Squash medley
Kale Chips

And back to the day 
 I made cinnamon rolls

 Let them rise and then baked them

These were dessert and have been ALL weekend!
My work was done and so the rest could begin.
 Bill and I took the blankets and went to the backyard 
and enjoyed the sunset and the coolness of the evening.

The dogs were content, Fourth was walking with them
and the day was another day in the simple life
of ME!

Friday, November 2, 2012


the Jew or the Christian, God created the day of rest. 

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;  and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which God had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:   because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.  Genesis 2: 2-3

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20: 8
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,  and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.  Exodus 20:11