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Monday, April 23, 2012

On Changing America

Powerful video commentary from The Washington Times.  Best viewed full screen.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New life on the farm

First tentative steps
A little shaky
My first kid of the year and my first Sable kid born on Crooked Shade Farm was born this morning about 8:30. She weighs 9 lbs! and is by my American Sable buck M&M Eye Candy and out of my PB Saanen doe, Tramps Rest Eventually (Leah). Since mama is CAE+, kid got pulled immediately and is being bottle fed. ZoĆ« is fascinated by the little black doeling, a black Sundgau, just like her sire. I knew that Saanen line had color hidden, and I'm thrilled that it came through! 

So tired..

Gotta try again

What happened to my legs??

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earthday musings

I just came across an article on the Earth Day Network.  The article was bemoaning the fact that President Obama has on the one hand declared there should be more "green schools", and on the other hand, has cut the budget for environmental budget programs. They want everyone to write and demand more funding. 

More funding? Do these people live in the real world?  I believe strongly that we need to be good stewards to the earth, but we need to do it on our own, without government interference and further collapse of our fiat currency.

As for global warming, they need to do more homework.  Climate change is cyclical, it has nothing to do with mankind's use of petroleum products.  Archeological and geological data indicate that global warming and cooling has occurred every 200 - 500 years,  In addition, the greenhouse effect promotes plant growth.  On the other hand, droughts, tornadoes, and hurricanes in diverse places can be traced to manipulation of the weather by several governments.  This, is turn, helps to manipulate people.

With regard to planting more trees, here in the Northeast, we have lost acres and acres of farmland to builders and overgrown pasture and production land.  There are more trees now than there were 50 years ago, but nowhere to plant.  Trees are important, but food is vital.

We need to conserve water, take care of ourselves by planting crops--even container gardening can yield a good part of our food; clean up our own trash; treat the earth like a cherished mother; and recycle and reuse wherever possible.  This needs to be done on an individual basis, without the coercion of government and the imposition of taxes and fines.  Let's bring some sanity and common sense back to the environmental movement.  Government is NOT our friend. When we truly take responsibility for ourselves, we have no need to control others.  That's the way life used to be, the way life ought to be.