"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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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From the Drafts...

This post is from 2010 and was in the drafts...here it is. My final paragraph makes me think I know why I did not publish this post. So today's post is an oldie but shares some thoughts of a farm wife/mom!

The original title was Did You Ever Notice?

Did you ever notice how things are? On the farm we toss hay to the animals with a giant "fork!" Well a pitchfork, but in truth as one sits back and reflects about life silly thoughts come to mind such as the pitchfork.

Other thoughts ramble around my brain too:

I mean - as a kid if we did not want to be held to our word, we crossed our fingers...as an adult we run for political office.

Here's another one:

A young woman who visited the farm, told us she gets her chicken from the store- she had a shocked tone, that our chickens would eventually be in a pot...I wonder where store chickens come from? Suicidal chickens?

And what about this:

Many people request brown eggs, so many in fact, that I asked what the reason was for the request, to which nearly all of the people told me that brown eggs are more nutritious!!

My thoughts aren't always so humorous as a mother hen that has one of her chicks so far away, causes me to have many moments a day of thoughts on that wee one. It is much different than when he was in NY at Fort Drum as well...anyhow, perhaps you understand.

June 27, 2012...As you see my last paragraph shares that my oldest was in Afghanistan. It was so hard with him there and as I type this wish to remind everyone that our troops are still in harms way in several places around the world. Please keep the soldiers in your prayers.  I know I was sidetracked when I wrote that last paragraph and I left the computer to pray for my son and to ponder.