"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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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Friday, January 31, 2014

57 F at 6:30 am

I guess I really don't need a post after that title!  I am still praying we have a good cold spell so that we won't have the bugs this growing season.  We did have that really cold February in 2011~so maybe!


Sun peaking over my mountain this morning

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Take a walk with me

on this lovely morning in southern New Mexico.   Here are some of the things around the farm.  
More bottle gourds growing~I love their flowers.

Spider web on the hoses.

My zinnias~I am looking at a vase filled with zinnias as I type!

The garden is still producing.  We have sweet peppers, jalapenos,
yellow squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, tomatoes, lots of herbs a
 volunteer melon plant that is still producing,
peas, and volunteer cilantro.  Note the weeds~we
had the rainiest past few months that I think NM has had in many years.

Oh the weeds are crazy~and in my brain~filled with zillions of rattlesnakes!

The thorns of the mesquite.  A typical day for me includes having
my attention grabbed for but a moment by one of the mesquite!

Because of the rains we have so many noxious plants growing,
pretty to the eye, but ACHOOO!

One of our wood areas.  We have several areas of wood.  Some are 
seasoning for next year, some are hard woods and others may work
for a project or two.  Cutting, chopping, and splitting wood fills the 
evenings in October.  

Samson on the hunt for a rodent.  He has been ever so generous
with his hunts and leaves a present on the porches for us~sigh.

One of the braided mesquites Bill has been working on.


Oh how lovely to look at as we walk down the lane. 
Did I say ACHOO?  

Thanks for taking a walk with me, sorry about sneezing, but those
pretty yellow flowers are the black pepper of New Mexico!

Monday, August 12, 2013

To Be Fair

Each year I enter items into the County Fair.  I try and come up with a theme to tie the items entered.
The theme this year is Recycled*.

This owl is filled with the stuffing of an
old pillow.  Nothing goes to waste on the
Double Nickel.

If you remember this post I shared that the
remaining parts of gourds grown on the farm
were going to become some sort of dolls.

The body of each doll was formed from~you guessed
it~baling wire recycled!

The bottom part of the gourds became bowls
that I entered last year. 

The left~6 folded cloth napkins and on the right
are two potholders.  The fabric is from a 
1950's housedress.  I wrote about the woman who owned 
the housedress here.

The lining is an old beach towel.

 I have shared progress photos of this rug.  It is a braided rug
made up of an old skirt, curtains, pillowcases, a few
shirts and remnant fabric.  I hand sewed this.

This is a crocheted rug made from cotton 
This rug is made up from ten~old shirts!!

I have had the wood for this piece for a while now.  
Believe it or not this is from my island that was in the kitchen
before we tore out all the cheapy thin almost cardboard wood cabinets.

Whenever others ask how Bill and I have been able to live the lives
we do...I try and explain how we live.   The value of items is truly
appreciated here on the farm.  I  work hard at not wasting anything
and giving new life to as many things as possible.

I enjoy making something different from something that is usually 
considered waste.   I enter items in the County Fair...not because
I am the art guru.  No.  I enter items to share that anyone can make
items for their homes.  One need not rush out for new to have something
nice.  Imperfection of stitches and crooked paint strokes makes for character...that 
makes the contents of our home one of a kind originals.