Our Garden With Videos:

Good morning guys! How is everybody today? Here’s a quick we wish you the very best in all things for 2012! Happy New Years!

Okay, first I want to apologize in regards to our posts. We’ve gotten so busy that time has been hard pressed. But, we’re doing what we can for the time being, and the next couple, three days, we ought to be getting uncovered a little. So, please bear with us!

I fired Dale this morning, and honestly I hated to do so, but, he’d got where he wouldn’t come to work on time, and even got a little “mouthy.” THAT, is where I draw the line! You screw up, and for some reason it’s…the boss man’s fault??

Anyway, he’s done. He’d worked with us over a year, but just couldn’t get to work. Too much night life. I swear, I cannot understand with the economy like it is, and hardly no work out there, but you can’t get to work?? Good night a livin!

What has happened to so many people in our Country today? But, that’s the indoctrination tactics our “elected leaders” use anymore. You don’t work? Well shoot, no worries! We’ll just take it from the taxpayers, and…give it to you!

We are just ruining people. We’ve let the feds destroy any work ethic, any desire to better yourselves, any grasp that you get out of something, depending on…WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT! We are literally destroying people’s souls with this type of rhetoric.

Oh well, enough of this. I’ll never condone this, and for the life of me I’ll never understand how people can “sell their souls,” to Uncle Sam for a mere pittance of what they could earn, IF…they’d ONLY…apply themselves! Communism, pure and simple.

The Cubans haven’t fared to well…have they? But ole Fidel has lived “whole hog,” hasn’t he? Just take a gander at the other Countries who’ve lived under Communist rule. The people barely surviving, but the leaders?? Eatin good, huh?

I can’t believe that “We the People” are letting us push forward with a Communist agenda, and again, you know that’s what it is. It’s failed all across the globe, yet every day we allow our Country to go down such a road?? Wake up, America, or we’re gonna lose our entire way of life! Just mark my word!

Alright, I’ll shut up, but dad-gum, it aggravates me to no end! Back to the garden!

Now, our dern mustard greens are coverin us up. We cut them Friday, and finished up Saturday. We have given away now, 5 big white garbage sacks full, and I’m here to tell ya, we packed em in for the friends!

We’re still washing greens today, and Deb cooked 18 5-gallon bucket full’s yesterday. Yep, 18 of em. These greens, we’re freezing, but next cutting we’ll can some up. We’ve been so pressed time wise that cooking and freezing is the quickest and easiest way for us at the moment.

Once we get our mustards, it’ll be time to start…the collards??? Then we’ll have broccoli and cabbage before long too. IF this freeze comin don’t get em. It’s supposed to be 34 in Tampa tonight, then 32 tomorrow night. This means out here in our rural area, we’ll probably see some high 20’s.

This is a bad time for a hard freeze to come in here. The reason is that it’s been so dad-gum warm, many of the fruit trees haven’t gone into dormancy yet. There’s just been no cold weather to speak of.
Honestly, if it gets down in the 20’s, this could devastate the citrus industry down here. Again, with no cold weather prior to this freeze to speak of, the trees are still tryin to push out new growth, and believe me, this could really be a major problem! Let’s pray not!

Well, alright guys, that’ll do it for today, but I would like to share these two videos with ya’ll. One is of our garden, and the other is of half our kids and grandkids here for dinner last Saturday. Boy ole Deb sure laid the groceries out for us! Um, um!

It’s while me and our youngest grandson Gavin just ridin around, and pullin up on Deb and the others fishin in the pond. We’d gotten down in the high 40’s and this was enough to affect the fish. So although they were fishin, the dern fish weren’t cooperatin!! LOL!! That’s why Gavin and I weren’t fishin with em!! We didn’t just “fall off a turnip truck,” like the rest of the bunch!

Let’s close out with a laugh or two today…

The Redneck and the Gorilla:

A small redneck Wild Animal Park had acquired a very rare species of gorilla. Within a few weeks of arriving the female gorilla had become moody, and was difficult to handle.

After examination, the park veterinarian determined the problem. The gorilla was in heat. To make matters worse there were no male gorillas of the species available. While reflecting on their problem, the park administrators noticed Ed, a part-time redneck intern, responsible for cleaning out the animals’ cages. At that point the park officials thought they might have a solution to their problem.

Ed was approached with a proposition. Would he have sex with the gorilla for $500? Ed showed some interest, but said he’d have to think the matter over carefully.

The next day Ed announced he’d accept their offer, but only under three conditions. “First,” he said, “I don’t want to have to kiss her. Secondly, you guy’s must never tell anyone about this!”

The park administration quickly agreed to the first two conditions, and they asked what his third condition was.

“Well,” said Ed, “You got to give me another week to come up with the $500.”

The Three Wise Men…with Firehats:

In a small Southern town there was a “Nativity Scene” that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered me. The three wise men were wearing firemen’s helmets.

Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left. At a “Quick Stop” on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets.

She exploded into a rage, yelling at me, “You dern Yankees never do read the Bible!”

I assured her that I did, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen in the Bible.

She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage.

Sticking it in my face she said “See, it says right here, “The three wise man that came from a-far. “

You guys have a GREAT day, and a wonderful New Years as a whole! God Bless, and as Deb says, “Keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!”

Dub and Deb

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