I guess a man is never too old to enjoy life like a boy. While inside the house, I saw some of our chickens chasing a hen that had something hanging from her mouth. I wasn’t wearing my eyeglasses, so it was too blurry to discern right away. Nonetheless, a snake expert identified it as
Though I’ve enjoyed sharing our progress as we build and move towards being more self-sustainable. But this unexpected cost did not fit into our budget or the criteria of that goal plan, and it set us back in other areas. Nonetheless, it was an important project. When we purchased our home, the inspector for escrow purposes
This is one of many reasons we escaped California. This is a 20-round magazine. What’s the big deal? This is for a handgun that shoots rifle rounds, and it shoots armor piercing ammo. May I introduce to you, my new Ruger 5.7, Davidson’s Dark Earth w/a Riton Red Dot. A handgun that shoots rifle rounds,
One way professing Christians can examine themselves is how their attitude responds to the weather. In California, many grown men whined when it was “too hot.” And then they grumbled when it was “too cold.” Now in Tennessee, I’m experiencing this Freezing Rain phenomenon, but thankfully I hear less complaining. I guess some of the
The last time I applied medicine for Pink Eye was on horses, and that was ointment. Today I went to Stockdale’s and all they had was spray, and so I applied it according to the directions. I regret not shopping for ointment. #Donkeys
Some of you have enjoyed going on this virtual ride with us. Thankfully our Shop has been completed, and it is already in use. Though our radio room will not be in the shop. Hopefully, in the future, I will erect another radio tower somewhere behind it for one of our High-Frequency antennas. In the meantime, I have
We’ve been in Tennessee for ten months now, and are right-on schedule in making our homestead more self-sustainable. This week an Electrician installed our Generac 26kW Guardian Series Whole House Generator. Twenty-Six thousand watts is plenty to run everything in our home. And the model we chose has more bells and whistles than we’ll ever use.
This new implement will give us a big bang for our buck, and this is my first time using it. It took a while to understand this. But the horsepower rating has nothing to do about the power or torque of the tractor. But everything about the size of the tractor. So, the reason it
Heard an animal screaming outside, went out to investigate. Once I realized the attack was over, or they devoured something else, I went back inside to grab a camera. By the time I set it up on a tripod, the predatory Turkey Vultures were eating their breakfast. This is proof they don’t only eat roadkill.
As you know, on Thanksgiving Day Mama Cow gave birth to her baby (Madeline), but yesterday Mama became extremely ill and was in respiratory distress. The two-person team that responded from our Veterinarian must have been trained in some form of Veterinary Martial Arts. To see how they were able to get this large Cow on the
Today was day six of baby Madeline’s new life. The first two days were not easy for her. She showed no interest in nursing. Her tongue and palate seemed to keep her from sucking milk from her mother. I’ve heard of mothers rejecting their calves, but Madeline seemed to reject her mother. Between us hand-feeding
Since I’ve never seen the calf nurse her mommy, I tried feeding her just in case. But apparently, the baby is not hungry for my bottle. So, I guess I’ll leave her alone. UPDATE since upload: A brother from church came by to evaluate the situation. He got his veterinarian on the phone, and the
While feeding the animals in the dark, for the first time Mama Cow didn’t come for her meal. Further investigation revealed she calved within the last 5 hours. Thank You Lord for this Thanksgiving baby. “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most
Forgive my rambling, but this was too important to hold back. To some, I am a fool for making this video. Others will appreciate it. Nonetheless, I am a fool for Christ. I give commentary on this problematic experience, offer some solutions to the problem, a two-minute music video, and then close with a blunder
I looked up the five signs of #calving, and our Mama Black Angus shows four of them. Rapidly growing udder & big nipples Springing in the back end (just learned that terminology) aka a puffy, relaxed vulva Mucous & discharge Restlessness and weird behavior Disappearing pelvic ligaments (this one I’m not sure about). She’s so
This is one of my “strategic tactical preparations” that I wrote about while moving to Tennessee. The others will not be televised, and they are still in progress. This project’s primary purpose is a tornado shelter for my wife. We are thankful to Fain Storm Shelters out of Jackson, Tennessee for manufacturing, delivering, and installing