Thursday, April 5, 2012

This, that, and everything!

 I have been laid up for a couple of days with some back spasms.  Don't know what I did to start them off, but I was miserable for most of Tuesday.  Took some gooooooood medicine and slept a lot. Yesterday it seemed like every muscle in my back was sore.  Almost back to normal today, whatever normal is for 65.  I guess for me normal is just to wake up breathing on my own.  For others it may be a 5 mile run.  anyway, I am feeling better.

We have some moisture in the last couple of days.  It was well received.  The wheat is at a stage where it needed a drink.  Farmers have been getting their corn ground ready, so that will be going in the ground soon.  The weather has been too warm lately.  We've had quite a few days in the 80's and some over 90 degrees.  Too hot for this time of year.  Supposed to be more normal temps for a while.

Most of the strawberries have survived the transplant.  Raspberries, currents and blueberries are looking good.  We just have watch out for a frost.  We lost our grapes last year to a frost.  Didn't get them covered.    Beets, carrots and onions are up.  The garlic is looking good.  I need to get more garlic in the future.  I ended up with 2 1/2 quarts of dehydrated chives.  They have been dry-canned a put on the shelf.  All 3 jars sealed, just as they should.  Carol made home-made noodles this week.  She plans on putting up quite a few noodles.  The chickens are doing there end of the deal, so there are plenty of eggs for the noodles.

I had just started laying out things for our quail house.  Soon as the ground dries, I will continue on that.  It will be used for more chickens in the future.  It will be built with pallets.  I will add photos as time goes.

I just read where a school in Massachusetts took God out of the song GOD BLESS AMERICA.  They changed the song to say "We love the USA" instead.  When parents objected, they took the song out all together.  In a press release, the principal stated  they hope to ”maintain the focus on the original objective of sharing students’ knowledge of the U.S. States, and because of logistics, will not include any songs.”

"GOD BLESS AMERICA." I am not afraid to say it or write it in this blogsite.  If anybody reading this is offended,  please do not read any of my posts, because it will be included in every one I write from now on.  I don't think that there is any of my followers who think that way.  Matter of fact I would be just downright hornswaggled if there was.  My idea is--if you don't like God, and you don't like America, then get out.  I'm sure there is a place where you might be welcomed.  It might be in the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan,  but I'm sure you can find a place.  Just don't do it here!  If you are offended by a cross in front of a church, then don't travel that route.  I'm sick and tired of all this BS and it is time to stand up to it.  I will not apologize to anyone for my love of God.  He has always been there for me, and I plan on always being there for Him.
Once again I say, if this offends you, then please remove yourself from my follow list.

God Bless all, and GOD BLESS AMERICA---johnny


  1. LOL love the chicken / rooster - looks just like I feel!

  2. Hope the back gets to feeling better John.

    1. Doing better. Just have to take care for a bit. Thanks.

  3. A fifth of Wild Turkey should help that back...and on the issue of God and faith...I agree and amen.

    1. Ah, the juice of the barley! Thanks.

  4. Hope you're feeling better soon!