Did some more shooting off the front porch today, and did much better. I just wore my regular prescription glasses. I know this is not wise, but I was feeling frustrated. I do some of my best work when I'm angry. I have stopped watching NBC, ABC, and CBS and should start having lower blood pressure soon. If I can maintain. I've tried to stop watching those twits before, and relapsed. It's like wiggling a loose tooth. You know it's counter productive but it's hard to stop.
I need to start thinking about the garden for this spring. I have some seeds friends have sent me, and I plan to plant those. I also want to plant Indian corn, and potatoes. I'm not going the raised bed route this year. I tried that last time and while everything grew, all I got that I could eat was tomatoes.
So this year, I'm going to till up the ground and mix fertilizer in with it. We just have hard, red clay up here, full of flint. It's not the best and still other people get good gardens going. I bought a little book that might be useful as a guideline. Now I just have to read it.
I've always been very weak in gardening. For one thing, I don't enjoy it. It's a chore and God knows I have enough chores. But my wife likes it very much, so that makes it easier. She really enjoys having a garden and working in it. I go out and help her so it's something we can do together. We don't have a whole lot of interests we share. She likes to sew, and cook, and shop. I like to reload and shoot. The more things we can do together the better. Especially since she is retired now.
Life is good here. I know I've been all cranked up by politics, but it's because I know well enough that what happens these days in that arena will affect me and my family. Also, I'm not tolerant of people who not only share none of my values, but want to force me to adopt theirs and to live by them. But still, overall, life here in the mountains is good.