Sunday, September 24, 2017

Quiet Sunday.




We went over to the little lake yesterday, and did the loop trail around it.  There are benches along the way, so you can stop and rest a bit when you get tired.



There weren't many people around.  After Labor Day, it slacks off until mid October, then it's hectic for a week or so. After that, it will be June before the tourists start coming back.





While we were at the lake, a big thunderstorm came up.   Lots of wind and thunder, and plenty of leaves coming down out of the trees, but no rain or lightning.  That happens a lot in the mountains at this time of year.




If we take the paved road from the park to our place, instead of going through the national forest, it takes a little longer but it has some nice views. Everything is still green right now, but by November the mountains will be brown or gray.



On our way home, we pass this "tiny house."  It's about 400 square feet, but it seems to have everything a person would need to get along.  For years, you saw big "cabins" being built up here as second homes. Then 2007/2008 came along and that particular business has never recovered. The trend now is for people from the city to build very inexpensive, no frills but functional "retreats."


This is another cabin along the same road.  The ground floor is a shop, the upper level is living space. Probably less than 800 square feet all told, but he has a nice piece of land, way out in the boondocks, with a creek and a flat place where he grows a big garden.

Cartoons:













Some interesting thoughts from friends:








This is a picture of some of the "peaceful" protestors at the Battle of Charlottesville.  The Dems and the media didn't have much to say about them. They were more concerned with attacking the President for not condemning the pro-statue conservatives as "white supremacists."











The Dems and their legions of snowflakes, BLM's, and general idiots say the "deep state" doesn't exist. It's fairly obvious that it does.






Thought for the Day:



22 comments:

  1. We have a huge ATV festival going on this weekend. Many of the locals are hunkering down until it passes. Too many yahoos out in the woods right now.

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    1. There's a bicycle festival here, coming up in a few weeks, where the county actually closes the road I use to get to my place , it's closed all day, bicycles only. You either have to stay home, or take the forest service road the back way, braving narcotraficantes and fording creeks. I usually just stay home. I would imagine with an ATV event going on, there's little peace to be had in your area at the moment.

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  2. Your little lake looks so peaceful. What a great place to walk. Still so hot in Texas. I am ready for fall. It is time for Americans to boycott the NFL and any other sports where the athletes disrespect our flag. The owners need to feel this in their pocketbook. What cowards they are. Enjoy your Sunday. Jana

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    1. Jana, it really is beautiful at the lake, and it's close enough to just run over and back without it being a trial. I think President Trump is right, if people would just get up and walk out when some attention seeker behaves like that, peer pressure from team mates would soon put an end to such juvenile attention seeking.

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  3. I enjoy the pictures of your area - it is absolutely beautiful there. We don't have the fall tourists here. Nobody in their right mind goes to the city to see fall color. But the northern part of the state is crowded when the leaves turn color, especially along the north shore of Lake Superior. The fall color there is stunning.

    I am getting really tired of the trend in the sports world of kneeling during the playing of our National Anthem. I will defend anyone's right to free speech and free expression. But I will also condemn the disrespect shown our Flag and Anthem, for they represent the blood, sweat and tears of so many who have fought and died to preserve our freedom. And I also fail to see how those making millions to play a game can possibly be opressed. When I saw the article about a kid's football team of 8 - 10 year olds kneeling for the Anthem, mimicking their pro sports heroes, and the coaches allowing that behavior, my only thought was that if my kid were involved, I would be yanking him out of there right then, taking him home and explaining to him about patriotism and what it has cost so many who have defended that flag and what it really means to be free.

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    1. There's a reason most people qualify as Sheeple. They go with the flock, and anything trendy is alright with them. Most of the time, I think they are so ignorant they don't really have any understanding of what they are doing. If this months rock star fad hero or this seasons "face time"athlete does something, then they follow right along. It's sad but it's true.

      In a few weeks, the leaf season here will be in full swing. Everything will be red and gold. It will be crisp, but not cold. Perfect weather for a fire in the fireplace and a stroll on the trails through the woods.

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  4. I was a Steelers fan for many years until today's cowardly move by all but one player on the team. I can't imagine these entitled NFL guys getting bonuses anytime soon. The stadiums are already near half empty now! And now this crybaby attitude has infected the MLB teams.

    I'm afraid the posturing with North Korea is over. Scary thing is, the youth of today are so brainwashed with social justice that when the "rocket man" unleashes on us... will they take a knee? --Troy

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    1. It seems the richer people are, the more detached from reality they become. It would suit me if this kind of behavior caused revenue to fall off sufficiently that these leagues just became superfluous. Let them go find a real job in the real world and let's see if their attitude changes.

      My wife and I were watching One America News today, and they had a segment on the North Korean situation. All these think tank guys were saying North Korea is just posturing, and not really dangerous. My wife pointed out that since Kim is crazy, all the logic in the world really doesn't apply.

      He can only reach the west coast right now. There would be a certain poetic justice if L.A. and San Francisco went up in smoke and ash.

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  5. I love those tiny houses. I think they are great to have for an older relative so they could live on your property but still have their own space. Or for people just starting out.

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    1. M and I have watched the "Tiny House" show on television several times and been impressed with how much can be built into so little space. I think you are right, an older person could use on as their home but still be near the kids. Most of the people who have tiny houses on the show are very young single people, or young couples.

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    2. Yes, I think it would be a little rough with a bunch of kids in a tiny house. But it would still be better than an apartment with a ton of kids I guess!

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    3. I'm sure it would. I'm just not cut out for living in a "hive." I'd rather live in even a tiny house way out in the woods than a luxurious apartment in a city.

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  6. Hi Harry :) A quiet Sunday is priceless. Ours wasn't so quiet with five stinky dogs in the house lol...but amazingly with the hot weather, the tourists stayed away! I love that photo of the cloud btw, it's awesome! We have one more annoying weekend to deal with, Canadian Thanksgiving on October 9th...then it's quiet again until Christmas around here.

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    1. I know it must be a little crowded at your place,but I'm sure glad those dogs are staying with you and not in some kennel til your friend gets back. I know the dogs appreciate it too. ;-)

      Our Thanksgiving here isn't until the end of November, but by then it is very bleak and cold here, and not many people really come up to the mountains for that holiday though they did years ago, before the big road into the county was built. I think back then people felt really out in the wilderness here. They were, when I think about it. But no more....:-(

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  7. I always enjoy your cartoons! And you certainly have a beautiful way to enjoy your Sundays. Interesting about the tiny houses. I've realized with our lifestyle that we certainly don't need much living space, but we heed a heck of a lot of storage space.

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    1. I try to put some different things in posts,and I like the Branco cartoons in particular.

      Strangely, after all these years, I wish I had built more storage buildings up here on the mountain even now. You're right, as you accumulate equipment and supplies, storage gets to be a major issue. In your case, you have all your animals, too. We had a shelter for my daughter's horse here a long time ago, but I pulled it down once my daughter left home. Sometimes I wish I had not done that, it would have been good for things like mowers and gasoline.

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  8. That looks like the perfect get away! I love quiet places like that.

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  9. Just finished reading Survival Blog and saw that James Wesley Rawles recommended your blog Harry. Wow! Way to go!
    I appreciate all the time and hard work you put into your blog. Jana

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    1. I didn't know that. I'm certainly honored to hear it. J.W. Rawles is one of the important people of the self sufficiency movement and has been for a long time.

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  10. Alissa, you would love it here. Nights are quiet, there's no noise or light pollution. In winter, it's so still and quiet at night you can hear the falling snow on the pines.

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  11. Hey Harry - not to hijack your blog or comments, but Deb mentioned that you might be able to help out with the identification of some archaic weapons. I've got one on my blog - if you have any idea what that beast is, and how it works - please let me know! Cheers!

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    https://filthiestbox.blogspot.ca/2017/09/mystery-gun-porn.html?showComment=1506642830707#c3727291754654203414

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    1. I think it's a Belgian Flobert. I put a link on your post.

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