"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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Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Morning on the farm

It has been a bit chilly here in the early mornings. So I think I will share some photos of things I saw this morning as mentally prepare myself for the day and the week ahead.
It has been a bit chilly here in the desert southwest.

My second son breaks the ice in all the water troughs each morning. The black spider looking thing is a turkey feather~trust me, I actually had to go check, wondering if a tarantula had an unfortunate accident!(and yes we do have tarantula's here-should not now because of chill but sometimes we have had stragglers leftover from the spring or fall migrations).

Thankfully we on the farm have a lovely woodstove that keeps us snuggly warm during the winter.

We even have a firepit that cast off wood and mesquite branches are tossed in for weeks that is a great place for family to sit and toast marshmallows on chilly evenings. Our days are usually brisk but sunny which I love, so a fire in the firepit in the evening is very nice.

As I walked around Ham the Ram decided that he would join me. He is a bit frightening to me at times because he is free ranging and comes up to the house and well everywhere, but he also wags his tail when I pet his cheeks. Isn't Ham a great looking sheep? He is named Ham after Noah's son, in case you are wondering.


As I walked around to the west side I saw a cat on the tin roof!! Kitty was watching me on the roof of one of the sheds. White Sands Missile Range is just west of us.

Coming inside I have my seed preservation ongoing. The middle seeds are from a gourd that I tossed to the hens. I am keeping the mini pumpkins on the plates so I am able to remember which is which!

My thoughts seem more clear after a refreshing overview of the farm inside and out and I am able to plan my week. It is amazing what a quiet morning can do for the energy! Have a wonderful week~