Dept. of Alterantive Facts: Free Press

Amendment 1:  Congress shall make no laws… abridging the freedom… of the press… Continue reading

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Dept of Alternative Facts: Conflict of Interest

US Constitution, Article 1, Section 9: “…no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without consent of Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Continue reading

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Farm Life: Getting Layed

p1060357In case you thought that my Valentine’s blog was too racy, those ducks have been up to preparing for Spring.  As winter approached, we arranged for our neighbor to help cull our flock.  We did not need to feed all those ducks for the winter.  We asked that he keep at least  half a dozen hens and 2 drakes.  That sent 23 ducks to freezer camp.  While cleaning the barn recently, we noticed the first nest of eggs of 2017.   Continue reading

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Farm Life: Old-Timey Love

p1060354When my wife & I were courting 25 years ago, I enjoyed visiting with her family in New England.  Conversations were full of old-timey wit and wisdom.  Some of mottoes have stayed around with us through the years.  Her father was prime source for putting perspective on a situation, before filling one’s glass with another cocktail or wine. Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Official Replies

No word from the White House (or Winter White House) regarding my letter about the Women’s March.  However, my senators did response more promptly to my e-mail questioning nominee Betsy DeVos’ ability to understand rural school districts such as ours.  Keep up the letter, post-card, and e-mail correspondences.  Keep some Capitol Hill staffers busy. Continue reading

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Farm Life: More Huglekultur

p1060350With our mild winter, we are weeding in February.  Unheard of!  We should be under half a foot of snow, or have ground frozen twice that deep.  Yes, we can haul off half a dozen or more wheelbarrows of weeds each day.  Our current task was to clean up the sunchoke beds.  Sunchokes look like small sun flowers.  The roots form tubers which we eat.  They taste like artichoke hearts. Continue reading

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Dept of Alternative Facts: Assertion

Assertion (n): a declaration Continue reading

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