Monthly Archives: October 2008

Autumn Ice

October 29, 2008
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Autumn Ice

As we come to the end of the month of October, the Fall slowly sounds off its announcement that winter is approaching.  Today the boys brought us the first ice of the season.  Ohh yeah…we forgot about that small detail when farming in the winter:  frozen animal water. 

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Making Herbal Remedies

October 28, 2008
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Making Herbal Remedies

This was so much fun!  We made several herbal remedies and mixed up some herbal teas.  We picked some mullein  growing back in the hollow and used in one of the remedies along with the rest of the herbs I ordered.  I will keep posting about the process of making these remedies and let you…

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What Do You See?

October 28, 2008
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What Do You See?

It is amazing how much junk my boys collect and store in their pockets.  A while back I wrote a post about all the things I have found in my washer and dryer over the years.  I need to update that list since moving to the farm.  The other day while bathing my two dirty…

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You know it’s time to check on the children when…

October 22, 2008
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You know it’s time to check on the children when…

You know it’s time to go check on the children when the 7 year old comes in the house and says, “I need two tablespoons of lighter fluid and a match.”  In all seriousness as if I would ever hand over such ingredients to a 7 year old boy–  I ventured outside to find a…

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Is Switzerland the next Iceland?

October 20, 2008
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From the  Indepenent Business section In an extraordinary move for a nation proud of its financial prudence and stability, Switzerland was forced to take emergency measures yesterday to shore up its two biggest lenders to prevent a collapse in confidence in the country’s banking system. The state will inject SFr6bn (£3.1bn) into UBS, its biggest…

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Smaller Banks Resist Government Take Over

October 15, 2008
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From the Washington Post: Peter Fitzgerald, chairman of Chain Bridge Bank in McLean, said he was “much chagrined that we will be punished for behaving prudently by now having to face reckless competitors who all of a sudden are subsidized by the federal government.” At Evergreen Federal Bank in Grants Pass, Ore., chief executive Brady…

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Let Us All Bow Down to the Great God of Government

October 15, 2008
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As I predicted on the 10th, the government is now in the banking business.  I expect an announcement that we will no longer be a free market nation, but in fact will move further down the socialist road, similar to what we saw in Iceland yesterday.  The government will seize control of the banking industry and…

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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

October 14, 2008
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Thanks to Kevin at Generations for reminding us of this great peom by Kipling:  AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice,…

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Christianity Verses Marxism

October 10, 2008
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I’m curious as we look at the recent events in America, how many realize the foundational belief system these things are tied to?  When we discuss Palin and the feminist / egalitarian nature of the modern evangelical, do we realize that it is Marxist theology that most evangelicals are spouting when they defend their position?…

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The End of American Capitalism

October 10, 2008
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Bush will be addressing the nation live in about 20 minutes; 9:25 CST.  You can watch it here on Fox News.  Here is a more direct link: http://www.foxnews.com/video2/live.html?chanId=4&openAIR=true or launch it from the Live Desk I expect an announcement that we will no longer be a free market nation, but in fact will move further…

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The Bears are Loose

October 10, 2008
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The Bears are Loose

The Dow ended the day at its lows, finishing down 678.91, or 7.3 percent, at 8,579.19. The blue chips hadn’t closed below 9,000 since June 30, 2003, and haven’t closed at this level since May 21, 2003. The Dow’s 2,271-point tumble over the last seven sessions is its steepest seven-day point drop ever. Its seven-day…

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What did AIG do with your tax money?

October 9, 2008
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AIG (American General Life Insurance Companies) took $85,000,000,000 in tax money as compensation for their lucrative get rich quick business practices that contributed to the international market failure currently ravaging families around the globe.  I say lucrative as all those involved in the leadership of the corporation seem to have pocketed a fortune by their position in the…

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Iceland’s Economy Fails

October 9, 2008
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What happens at the end of an economic collapse?  People in Iceland today awoke to a currency that has hyper-inflated to the point that it is unable to trade on the spot market.  The currency, the krona, has ceased be traded in the world currency market and was last traded at 340 kronas to 1…

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Another Digit Added to National Debt Clock

October 9, 2008
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Another Digit Added to National Debt Clock

As reported on Fox News… NEW YORK – In these uncertain financial times, one thing remains certain – the ever-expanding national debt. But it’s growing at such an accelerated rate, the clock that has kept track of the deficit since 1989 has had to add a digit. The National Debt Clock switched its digital dollar…

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Just in time…

October 8, 2008
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Just in time…

Just in time…before the election… Can you see what he is holding?  Tip-  For teaching your children the 50 states and capitals 1.) a motivating reward 2.) a .25 cent place-mat of the U.S.

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