Saturday, November 30, 2013


Ya'll might have noticed the picture at the top of my blog.
I put it there for a reason.
I am a Revolutionary.
The government and corporations (that control a lot of the government) made me that way.
I never intended to be a Revolutionary...I sorta got pushed into it.
And here's the sad fact...MOST of us are Revolutionaries.
Here's how to tell if you are one, too:

If you plant a garden to use for your own food, you are a Revolutionary.
If you save seeds.
If you use non-hybrid seeds.
If you raise livestock or chickens.
If you butcher your own meat.
If you raise chickens for their eggs.
If you use compost and/or manure on your garden instead of chemical fertilizers.
If you buy or consume raw milk.
If you buy direct from farmers.
If you shop farmers markets.
If you buy Organic.
If you sew/knit/crochet/quilt, not just as a *hobby*, but to clothe yourself or your family.
If you insist on *buying American* as much as possible.
If you *shop local* and avoid the *big box* stores.
If you don't eat *fast food*.
If you homeschool.
If you do not vaccinate.
If YOU control your medical care and seek out alternative treatments.
If you own a firearm.
If you reload.
If you vote Independent or Third Party.
If you hunt/fish/trap for the table, not for trophies.
If you run a home-based business.
If you vote thoughtfully, investigating each candidates voting records, personal philosphy, etc.
If you live in a rural area by choice, expecially if you left the 'burbs or city to do so.
If you can work on and maintain your vehicles yourself.
If you avoid GMO foods.
If you avoid all artificial sweeteners.
If you do not believe the government, hook, line and sinker.
If you do not believe all the ads.
If you do not own a *smart* phone.
If you read actual books and own actual books. (Kindle and Nook do not count)
If you are making sure your children can write in *cursive*.
If you have 3 or more kids.
If your kids have more board games than electronic games. (and play with them!)
If your kids work for their allowance.
If you have read the Constitution and know your rights.

Feeling Revolutionary yet?
What have you done this week that's Revolutionary?
Any more Revolutionary acts you can think of?

Friday, November 22, 2013

And, Finally, RETIRED!

The Darlin' Man is retired after 23 and a half years in the military.
There were some ceremonies and gifts, a couple of combat medals that finally caught up with him, a barbeque, a new i.d. card...and he was done.
He doesn't refer to himself as retired, rather, he refers to himself as unemployed. And he is determined to change that status as soon as possible.
So, in his usual gung-ho manner, he has attacked his unemployed status as a battle. His first week out of the military he sent out 70 job applications. Most of them online.
(That explains my absence from the keyboard here)
So...hoping he finds something he likes soon! He wants to work for the railroad, so if anyone out there has an *in* with Amtrack, CSX, or any other railroad type employment...let me know!
House search:
We talked at length with the realtor in New Hampshire....the Darlin' Man is going to fly up there, either in December or January, to look at about 10 different properties. Although we think we know which one we want, he wants to keep options open and I will trust his judgement. (Good heavens! Did I just say that about the man who can't walk through the feed store without a chaperone?!?)
I'll post if/when he finds something!
Puppy report:
I have found homes for both the pups. They are adorable, cute and roly-poly....but we have ENOUGH dogs! They will be loved and well taken care of in both homes. They are only 3 and a half weeks old, so we will have them a bit longer.
Bingo is the ferocious little growler, but Jingo wins most of their fights. Both love to snuggle and follow me around when they can't find their mama. Their mama usually hides on the couch to get a break from them.
Snow is predicted for this weekend. YAY!!!! I'll get to play in the snow!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guess What I Got For My Birthday? And Other News...

The goats and alpacas are still pregnant.
However, Baby, our little terrier/chihuahua mix is not.
On my birthday (Oct. 28th) Baby gave birth to two tiny puppies, one boy, one girl!
Since it was my birthday, I got to name them. At first, I was going to go with "Happy" and "Bertie", but everyone here groaned at that idea, lol!
So, I went with "Bingo" and "Jingo". Bingo is the boy, Jingo the girl.
They are growing fast and fine. It appears the daddy was the cotton-pickin' Manchester Terrier from up the street (aka the Mini Pin) . The yard is tightly fenced, but that little bugger is so tiny, he was able to squeeze his way in through a wee little gap by the gate.
Bingo is solid black, Jingo is brown and black. At two weeks they now have their eyes open and try to walk, although it is more of a wiggle-crawl.
Baby is doing fine and being the best mama she can be!
Other news:
The Darlin' Man had his retirement ceremony, an award ceremony and then his unit gave him a BBQ.
His actual date of retirement will be the 21st of this month, but all he has left to do are all the classes and paperwork the military has you do when you are retiring.
He has enjoyed sleeping late and though he is still shaving every morning, he has refused to get a haircut.
He says he plans to look like one of the Duck Dynasty guys within a year, lol!
Other News:
We think we have found our house Up North.
It only has a little over 5 acres, but it is GOOD land...fertile, with water access. Also, a house and a barn.
The house needs fixing up...but that's okay with me! IT HAS A BIG BARN!!!
I call tomorrow to make an offer on it.
Cross your fingers (and toes), light a whatever you do as we hope and pray we get the house and land!