"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
Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday Thoughts!

I am glad that my kids are older, because if they weren't, by the end of the day I might end up being so tired that I would feed them like the rest of the critters on the farm!

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Have a great day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Maybe the Portion Sizes Are Too Big?

Obesity is a *growing* problem in the United States and most of the Western world. Since I married in 1988, I have seen portion sizes grow larger and larger. I found a picture that made me come to my senses. Perhaps we are taking in too many calories per day...

What do you think? By the way, perhaps the real reason we need SUV's is to cart our drinks around!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Picnik Fun

A sweet friend shared how she modifies photos-how have I never heard of this? I went to picnik dot com and had fun with this photo.

Now I am not paranoid, but this hen will not stop staring at me!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

High School Happenin's

Another typical day here~
9:53 am
~ student A is eating breakfast while reading the news on line(breakfast so close to lunch)

~student B discovered the salt dough( to be used later today to make Christmas ornaments) and is re-creating a Play*Doh moment

~student C is playing with fire(okay she is not playing with fire, but making a fire in the woodstove)

Perhaps a post on what we really do in our school should be next???

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simple Tip

With woodstove heat you have to add moisture to the air. In Nevada I had a lovely Revere Ware teapot that I filled each night and placed upon the stove.

At the Double Nickel things are slow to be put in the trash can as I look to see multiple uses for the item before I cast it aside. We left our lovely Revere Ware teapot, so what to use? I have several clean, labels removed tin cans from the weekly meals, which we fill each night and place on the woodstove.

Simple tip and it actually looks quite eclectic!

{Photo courtesy of Google images-as I miss my camera so-*sighs*}
Remember playing phone? Now I suppose kids can do this without the string! lol

Monday, September 22, 2008

Slithering Around

Snake under the clothesline. Farmer's wife needs a break from work to calm the nerves. Sturdy lads not shaken by slithering things, caught it(it was MASSIVE) and fed the gigantic six inch Bull Snake to the chickens. They were in heaven.

Farmer's wife needed a Security team to secure the clothesline perimeter(OH and they did find THE OTHER FAVORITE CREEPY THING~ A SCORPION, so Farmer's wife could finish hanging the wash...and she regrets the commitment to not run any unnecessary appliances during the heat of the day.

Grateful it was not like the snake found a bit ago...as that one was a rattlesnake. Farmer told Farmer's wife "This was good news that it was not a rattlesnake"...

Farmer's wife responded "Good News??????.. I do not think so" ...as the mind is creating a thousand snakes slithering, even under the very chair that she is sitting on.

Farmer's wife wishes she did not have such an imagination. ugh...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What this is not about

This post is not about the way this Dominique can twist her head to peak for a bug.

Nor is it about what I refer to as the evil eye...

Nope it is not about the quirky behavior of the chickens that reside on the Double Nickel, although I have learned that the way I say Kitty Kitty in bird language(Rosetta Stone will back me up) is almost the exact way one pronounces Here Chicky Chicky...as the flock causes a self perpetuating breeze as they run to me, whenever I call for the Kitty...

Again it is not about these crazy birds- that when they molt it looks like we have begun to pluck their feathers while they are alive...
This is one of the Hershey birds(no not the specific type...just brown and thus named after Hershey's syrup) that is coming back after the shocking molt.

Nope this post in not about any of these things.

It is about a little group of birds that here on the Double Nickel we refer to as the Mafia...

Headquarters of the Double Nickel Mafia...
A group shot of this bunch of criminals(Mafia) ...yep criminals ! They shake down the barn animals and cause the goose to flee with his tail between his legs(well he would if he had a tail).

They cause the crusty old codger of the Colonel Sanders...AKA Head Rooster to run squawking.

They chase basically an elevated worthless good for nothing fourlegged hound around the yard until she climbs to the porch for a reprieve...

And they just woke up Fourth, who just woke us up, because they were quacking like crazy in the yard. We all decided to go to bed early as we went to the park in town for an activity and were tired from being in the sun...and these little monsters ducky duddles cute and cuddly...are playing in their pool.

Yep..a bunch of goof off farm thugs, keeping the Farmer, his wife, and his children up...just for a late night swim...

With that I am going to head off to bed, thinking of when I will get out my Down comforter for the winter...and chuckle hysterically.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stick your elbow in your ear...

Have you ever tried to stick your elbow in your ear??? Impossible...so then the discussion switches to can you look at the tip of your nose??

the following pictures are a result of siblings pushing the buttons and being, well kids teens being goofy.

First...leading the gang of goofs...

Second...who added or embellished the tip of the nose routine

Third..who tried to remain serious and burst out laughing the minute the camera flashed.

Fourth..cute as can be, couldn't look at the tip of her nose with her eyes fully open...this is take#3

Take #1...notice that Third has this skill even sideways!
Take #2 "stop" she pleads... "you guys keep making me laugh....I can do this!!!"

I love being a mom. I love these goofy cuties. I could not have imagined my life without them...and mother was right, if you cross your eyes they will stick! I cannot show you Bill and my pictures doing this(we did)...because as I loaded them and looked at them I laughed so hard that I nearly lost it! For fun, take a photo of yourself crossing your eyes...it is not as easy as it was when we were kids! Oh and you will laugh! Your kids will laugh! And your spouse will laugh!!

***Sarah...thank you for the stage that these scenes were set***