Saturday, October 25, 2008
Logan said to tell you all he doesn't like being in an empty house. He is having trouble finding ways to entertain himself.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Now these are my type of horses! The Amish have tons of these miniature horses. They sure are cute!
Logan loved this goat. He can't wait to get his Nigerian wether to train. Notice the guide book under his arm. He has always loved guide books of any type.
I was really taken with this beauty.
The packers are here today!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Don't let people tell you that voting 3rd party is wasting your vote, it just isn't true! With the electoral college system only votes from a few states really count anyway. I lived in Texas for 2 elections, Texas always votes republican, so my vote there didn't matter, which ever way I voted, the votes from Texas were going to the republican. I've now lived in Delaware for 2 elections, same story, other party. I've voted out of fear, I've voted for the lesser of 2 evils and must say it wasn't satisfying. This year I'm voting what I really believe and for once I feel like my vote will really matter.
Gore did not lose the election because of the 3rd party candidate. Gore lost the election because of how Florida voted. Someone's vote for Nader in Washington State, or Alabama, had no affect on the outcome. Don't let people scare you into not voting 3rd party if that is what you truly believe. The republican party started as a 3rd party and look at them now! If enough people agree with a 3rd party, they can be a viable alternative.
I also run into a lot of people who really aren't sure what party they agree with. They think they are democrat because their family was growing up but when you start telling them things the democrats believe in they don't agree. Same with republican. I think more people are 3rd party than they realize.
So, here are 2 political quizzes I found to be pretty good at helping you realize where you fall politically and what parties may agree with you. We have more than 2 choices and it is time for
Americans to really understand that. Of course, if you do really agree with one of the 2 main parties, that's great. By all means, vote what you believe. It is just that many of us don't.
You don't have to share your results, but I do encourage you to take the quizzes. You may realize you've been voting for the wrong guy all these years. I did....
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
We have Menonites that live near us but the closest Amish are in the Lancaster area, we'll see them in their buggies when we are driving north but I've never talked to them or anything. So, I decided to change that before we move since their aren't any Amish in Georgia that I know of.
Even though it is totally touristy, we did a buggy ride. It was a lot of fun! Logan and I got to sit up front with the driver who was an honest to goodness Amish man. He was very nice and funny. He did talk in the Amish dialect and could be hard to understand at times.
Here's our view from the Amish buggy we rode in. The horses name was Bonnie and she was a good horse. It was very scary crossing some of the busy roads in a buggy. We were really wanting Bonnie to get a move on!
Being a beautiful fall day, most of the Amish were out working in the fields. It was really interesting to see them using modern harvesting machines, only drawn by horses instead of a gas engine. We saw tons of people out harvesting.
I also got a bunch of animal pictures which I'll post in a few days. Another house picture coming up tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Turns out he is ok, just scraped up.
His back: His side:
Monday, October 13, 2008
Back view of the run-in. I'm doubly excited about it because it already has a metal roof and full gutters so it is set up for the cistern we plan to get. Got to have water stores, especially in drought prone GA. Luckily, the cistern will be pretty close to the garden so we can use it for watering.
We close here 2 weeks from today and then start our week of homelessness.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Anyway, I find a recipe that said it made flaky biscuits, so I tried it this morning and it worked! Here is the recipe: http://blog.kitchenmage.com/2008/01/simple-flaky-bi.html
Now I can be a real farm mom and wife. One can't be a real farm women if they can't make good biscuits. I'm excited. I've mastered a whole wheat sandwich bread we all like and now biscuits. Look out world.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
While walking through the marshy area, Logan found a cactus. He loves cacti!! He also loves field guides that let him identify things, you can see him holding one in this picture.
Horses! We finally saw horses! It was almost 2 hours into our trip before we saw our first wild horses. We were starting to give up hope. Logan loves to climb trees! Notice the field guide still in his hand. This is 3 hours after the cactus picture.
The highlight of the trip:
Oh, he's looking at us, how cute.
Look at the horse eating. We are so close to it.
Oh shit, he's coming closer!
This horse put his head right into the car window, my car window. He's face was centimeters from my face. Have I ever mentioned that horses freak me out? No? Well, they do. I was trying to remain calm as Logan was laughing hysterically in the back. The horse proceeded to scratch the side of his face on the inside of my window. I was trying to convince the horse to leave without touching it. It was quite a scene!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So far it is a political blog, her search to find the truth behind everything we're hearing during this election period.
I will warn you that she, like myself, has libertarian leanings. We are both planning on voting 3rd party, either libertarian or constitution party. If you aren't happy with the Mcbama choice like so many I've talked to, please consider voting 3rd party. We'll never get legitimate choices if we don't start demanding them.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
We've fostered many kittens over the years and have found that we really don't enjoy coming up with names so we thought having a system would make things easier for us. So, here is the agreed upon naming system for the farm:
Pets (dogs, cats) - named after mountains, both of our current cats are named after mountains so we will stick to that for pets
Poultry - named after plants
Livestock - named after things in space (planets, moons, constellations etc.)
Any animals being raised for food - not named, or named things like bacon, T-bone etc.
Another picture of the new house will be coming Monday.