Living in Troubled Times.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir, The Mountains of California
It's calm up here, just really cold and snowy. I haven't been going out much. May go to town tomorrow though.Haven't heard Muir's name in a long time.
Harry, Much the same here in MN. We had snow on Sunday and its melting..
Today is Thursday. We had a lot of snow Monday night, then again Tuesday afternoon. It's been cold since then. Supposed to warm up and rain some starting tomorrow.
Harry,Send us some of your rain!!!
More coming in tonight and tomorrow. Looks like a wet weekend. At least it isn't snow...
Harry - as luck would have it we got only a dusting of snow. and poor jam was out there shoveling it all by hand again because he was too afraid to start the tractor as we were unsure if additive had been added to the diesel and they say not to run the tractor without additive to -10C. it was about -13C so jam wasn't taking any chances. we found out that the dealership had added the additive so yesterday jam took the tractor out around the yard...there wasn't much snow to be shoveled but he did get to practice with the front end loader and the backhoe. when i think of how much snow that poor man has shoveled in the last 6yrs without a tractor - arghghghgh! and then all of trench digging and moving dirt and compost by hand - arghghggh. but we have it now and will put it to good use.i hope that your wife is unwinding and getting some good relaxing time. take special care of her for the next little while.oh and if you want a really good laugh - check out JUGM's latest post - it's hysterical!sending much love to you and yours, as always. your friend,kymber
Kymber, it was probably wise to not chance it with the tractor. It would be heartbreaking to have something go wrong with it right off. My son didn't check the oil in his Liberty, and blew the engine. It just takes a little carelessness...I'm glad J got a chance to work out with it after all, though.Maybe we won't have any more snow this year. I hope not.
You ok? Havent't heard from you in a while.
Just not on the computer much lately. I've been getting in a lot of reading and trying to get outside a bit more.
Heh.Bet I can do nothin' better than you can... :)- Charlie
I'm practicing hard at it , though.
Miss you, Harry.
I need to do a post. Can't think of anything, though. Been feeling a little tired,must be old age setting in!
Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)You got a reason now. Abu Izzadeen (London hate preacher) Another unhappy example of an ever changing world:(
I haven't paid much attention to that, though I did hear about it.
I miss your posts as well!
Just haven't been very motivated lately. Concentrating more on what happens up here on the mountain and just not paying much attention to "outside."
Welcome to another spring Harry!
Doesn't feel much like spring today. I'm running the heat in the house to stay warm. Wish the weather would settle down.
Hope all has been well, Harry. You must be reading a good book. What are you reading?We've had rain the past few days with the promise of a break (one day) so I'm hoping they are true to their word. It has been a cloudy winter and I miss the sunshine. But at least most of the snow is gone, so that is a plus!Take care.~hobo
I just finished a really good trilogy on the Trojan War I had never read before. Now I am re-reading Cornwall's series on Dark Age England. It starts just after the death of Ragnar Lothbrook. Also working my way through a 1957 book on Mauser Rifles.We have had dreadful storms here this week. Hail, wind, and people getting killed by falling trees. It went from 87 degrees to 48 degrees in half an hour here Tuesday night and the storm was ferocious. Lightning and thunder that rattled the windows and lit the woods up like daytime.
I feel overloaded with all the "crap" coming out of Washington. I didn't feel like keeping up with the news for a few days. I planted my garden and have been doing outside stuff. That helped to lift my spirit. I do miss your posts Harry. Hope you are o.k. Jana
Jana, I have pretty much stopped listening to the news on the radio, and I don't turn on the tv anymore at all. Instead I work on my place, a little every day. I read a lot. We will start on our garden here if it ever stops being cold and goes to spring permanently.
Howdy!Glad to hear you're ok, I was (beginning) to worry!I was given a kindle for Christmas. If you need an idea for a post, what about a list of good books to purchase? Especially if they are available on kindle. I've been meaning to write and get your opinion on some good reading material...Diane
Diane,I'm deciding what I want to do with the blog. Not sure I will be continuing with it, deleting it, or just leaving it on the web. I'm not sure what I really want it to be about, and it takes a good bit of time to do it right. I don't like doing things half way. I'll get it figured out at some point though.I like historical fiction, so I read a lot of that. I also read a lot of gun books, which is kind of a niche interest area. Kindle has some of the books I like, but a lot of them are old and not really oriented to mass marketing so they never digitized them. On the other hand, a lot of classics like "Robinson Crusoe" are now available through Kindle free. What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Howdy!I'm game to read just about anything except stupid, mass produced love stories. Not saying I don't mind a good love story but there needs to be a well thought out, well written plot in there somewhere...Historical stories, prepping stories/ideas, how-to manuals for skills that everyone used to know, biographies; right now I'm working on "The War That Made America".And, since I'm, ahem, "frugal", I'm really looking for books on Kindle that cost very little. Appreciate any input! Diane