"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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

On the Stovetop

Star Anise
Dried Orange peel

Save your orange peels and dry them for potpourri.  Oh and save the marigold flowers too!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Who says

Who says Goats like to be inside barns?

Who says Chickens, Dogs, and Cats can't get along?

Who says that God can't show us love on even a sweet little lamb?

Who says that your best friend has to be exactly like you?

Or that you can't have BFF's that are not Besties to eachother, but they both love you?

Who says that hens can't enjoy a fashionable purse?

Or for that matter who says hens don't mind a quick drive?

Who says that mountains are required to make a goat content?

Or that Pepe isn't king of the minivan?

Who says that you need playground equipment to be happy?

Who says a jungle gym needs a jungle!? 

Who says that animals don't love a good slide?

Who says that an outtake photo should never be seen??  So someone's eyes are closed~big deal I say Neigh

Who says that a traveling salesman shouldn't come to the front door?  Even if her supervisor was monitoring the sale, she did a good job!

Who says wool isn't the best of materials in the summer?

Who says?  Not me, that's for sure!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tally Page 2014

This is to keep a small account of projects etc., that I do over the year.
  1. A crocheted hat
  2.  5 quarts Chicken/Kielbasa soup, 3 quarts Veg Juice, 8 half pints of chunky applesauce,  5 pints and 2 half pints of chunky tomato sauce.
  3. Another shelf in the pantry.  
  4. Elk for freezer!!
  5. Oh Tally Page 2014...you are like the previous years and I have forgotten to record things.  I am promising to update you soon.  Oh sigh...and we finally made window frames and ledges for the bedroom. Oh this will be a good update~stay tuned! 
  6. SIGH SIGH SIGH I am far worse than last year and practically documented nothing.  This is honesty in blogging for sure or lazy updating.  Let's stick to maybe I will have an end of year recap, I am sure I will remember.

Books 2014

This is a tally post to see what I have read over the year.
  1. The Book of Job
  2. The Bride The Lamb's Wife.  White (this is a pamphlet)
  3. How Firm a Foundation.  Eckstein
  4. The Amish Canning Cookbook.  Varozza  I loved this cookbook!!
  5. Across the Pond. Eagleton
  6. Food in Jars.  McClellan (great canning book)
  7. Foods of Japan.  Sheen
  8. Recipe and Craft Guide to Japan. Mofford
  9. Women in the Japanese World. Vanhouten
  10.  Dad is Fat.  Gaffigan
  11.  Iceland A Portrait of its Land and People. Bardarson
  12.  In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau & O'Donnell
  13.  Ethnic America: A History.  Sowell
  14.  Mexico and Central America:  A Fiesta of Cultural Crafts and Activities for all ages.  Turck
  15.  Anne Frank: The Book, the Afterlife. Prose
  16.  Judaism an Introduction to the Beliefs and Practices of the Jews.  Maher
  17.  How Firm a Foundation.  Eckstein
  18. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey.  Carnarvon
  19. Celebrating the Jewish New Year.  Steinberg

And so 2014 begins