Stories, Country Blogs, Memories of a World Long Past By

When my library burns there will be few left that remember the hardships of the prairie that gave you the life you enjoy today.
Seventy years ago, in the United States 1/8 people worked in agriculture.
Today that number is 1/344.
Soon the knowledge of how to organize and operate a balanced farm and ranch will be lost to history. 
These blogs will not help you learn how to keep the snakes out of the chicken house.
I’m not here to explain why the hogs are fenced in with the milk cows.
It is not my job to show you how to rebuild the yoke, you broke trying to pull a stump. 
I say that now, but someday I might pen that book.
For now, I’m going to have fun with this blog and make a few people laugh.  
 
 

An old farmer’s advice

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig tight and bull-strong.
Keeps skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

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Evening Prayers 

Today the wolves were in town. I hate this time of year, the snow blowing under porch seems to make the entire store cold. Like

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Morning Prayers 

Last night the wolves were in town. I hate this time of year, the snow blowing under porch seems to make the entire store cold.

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A Country Way of Life

A country way if life, this statement is not only a statement of the lifestyle you live but just as important as that is the people who live in you area with you

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A Wise man once said

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” 

I have no idea what Aristotle was thinking when he wrote that shit down. Knowing yourself, what a joke,

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Christmas Eve 1942

was Christmas Eve 1942. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. 

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A quiet place to sit in the evening sun.
I'm pretty sure that's about as good as it gets.

The Old Man