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Saturday, August 28, 2010

We Have Moved!

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

4th Annual Worldview Super Conference 2010

Last week, we attended the Worldview Super Conference hosted by American Vision. Heard lots of great speakers, met lots of great folks, heard lots of great music, and got lots of great books.
All in 4 days.
The speakers were many and varied. Two of our favorites were Joe Morecraft (our pastor) and Kevin Swanson. Joel McDurmon, Israel Wayne, Bill Potter, Gary North, and John Eidsmoe were also very good. It is mind boggling the amount of History, Economics, Theology, and Apologetics that was taught. James Lansberry, employee of Samaritan Ministries brought a very interesting lecture on the future of the Health Care system in America.

The music was out of this world!

We had never heard Nathan Clark George before. During one of his several concerts, he did a duet with Judy Rogers.


Harp of Dixie was amazing! Debra Brinson has one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard. We didn't get good pictures of this performance because we were seated at an odd angle.

Our friends the Carrel Family brought bluegrass into the mix and totally brought the roof down!
They host a Bluegrass Festival twice a year at Ahava Springs.

Although there were several families from Alabama, whom we had known before, and a few from Georgia, I was surprised at how many people from New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California were there.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Farm Happenings

Howdy y'all!

It's been a verrrry busy summer for us, but now it's slowing down a little. Our garden has produced loads of corn, beans, peppers, squash, and zucchini. Our cantaloupes and watermelons are still coming in, but that's about it right now.

We've also added a few more animals to the farm.

This is Bonnie (as in Bonnie Blue). She's a gorgeous 1 1/2 year old Polled Jersey. (Polled is a fancy word for "no horns"). She's due to give birth in October.

This is one of our two roosters. They've just begun crowing and it sounds pretty funny!

Here are our two beehives. We bought these from a local beekeeper back in May. So far, so good. Any and all pointers would be appreciated!

And last, but not least, our new puppy! He's half black lab and half border collie. We have named him Saban and he's pretty hyper right now!

In terms of projects...

'Nuff said?
We're fencing in about 17 acres and have really enjoyed borrowing our neighbors' tractors!

Hope all of y'all have had a blessed summer so far.
If any of my fellow farmer bloggers do posts about their summer projects or garden productions, please post the link in the comments section. I'd like to hear from you!

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

All Kinds Of Interesting Things Can Be Learned At Public School...



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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Reality Of Fiction

But dishonest fictions, not only in the case of the Negro, but in all conceivable situations, seem to be the order of the day. Long ago the North said, in effect, that it would risk disturbing the equilibrium of it’s own traditional society if it could use the industrial revolution to amass a general total of wealth and improvements, which, if they should turn out to be ill-distributed, either could actually be redistributed in some way or other, or else could be pooled and used to purchase benefits for all. The North has argued that it could do this, and yet remain democratic. We now see before us some of the results of that choice. The near future, doubtless, will disclose more results. We keep the fiction of democracy, but behind the fiction, what do we see? The strongest central government we have ever known; the most elaborately restrictive and regulative laws; a continually increasing tendency of the government to call for and indeed to exact unanimity of opinion, to brook no criticism, to demand almost servile obedience.

Donald Davidson (1893-1968) is one of my favorite writers. He was a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he became a member of the Fugitives, a group of men who wrote pro-Southern Agrarian poetry and essays. The above was an excerpt from his book Still Rebels, Still Yankees, published in 1933.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Good Song!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Election Day!


Don't forget election day in Alabama is June 1!
Far be it from me to tell my highly educated readers who to vote for, but here are some suggestions.

I endorse the following candidates:

Governor: Roy Moore

Lieutenant Governor: Gene Ponder

Attorney General: Luther Strange

State Treasurer: George Wallace Jr.

State Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries: Dale Peterson

United States Senator: N.C. "Clint" Moser

Supreme Court Justice, Place 2: Mike Bolin

Supreme Court Justice, Place 3: Tom Parker

Public Service Commission, Place 1: Chris Beeker

Public Service Commission, Place 2: Chip Brown


And on a more local note, if you live in Alabama's 6th Congressional District please consider voting for Stan Cooke, NOT Spencer Bachus. Bachus has been in office WAY to long (17 years).

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Racial Profiling

Unbeknownst to many Americans, veterans who come to the VA for help, but who cannot manage their own financial affairs, are labeled as "mentally defective" by the government. On that basis alone, their names are put in an FBI database (along with criminals) and are denied their Second Amendment rights. This action often extends to the families of these veterans as well.
- Richard Burr, North Carolina Senator, pro-Second Amendment legislator

Coincidentally, a high percentage of veterans are Southerners. The South is overrepresented among military recruits. It provided 42.2 percent of 1999 recruits and 41.0 percent of 2003 recruits but contained just 35.6 percent of the population ages 18-24.

How about South hit hardest in Iraq military deaths?

In the 20th century, while comprising only about 25% of the general population, the South provided more than her fair share of troops for wars that truly served no interests of the South. Southerners made up 26% of the armed forces during WWI, 34% during WWII, 35% of the troops in Korea, 36% of the men in Vietnam, and an astounding 41% in the Persian Gulf War. In WWII, Texas A&M alone provided more officers to America's military branches than West Point and Annapolis combined (or any other university for that matter). Ironically, as the U.S. in general, and the government in particular, become increasingly hostile toward the South, Southerners have increasingly served the American Empire's military needs.

I wonder what the Washington tyrants think this is doing to young men like myself who once considered joining the military?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prejudice?

Like many of you, I was puzzled to not see more news coverage of the Nashville flood. We only learned of the true extent of the disaster from friends of ours who live in areas hit by the flood.
It's really been refreshing to see the Tennesseans set an example of self sufficiency by rolling up their sleeves and putting their lives back together.
My only regret is that I'm not up there helping them.
Although some people have applied for government assistance, the universal cry for the nanny state is not there, as it was in New Orleans. I was disgusted to hear Brad Paisley say, in his interview with Anderson Cooper, that he thought the most important thing was that people should know that the government was standing by, there was a number folks could dial and get immediate help. (I don't know WHAT he was drinking!)
As Frank Ross writes, "Well, who cares about Opryland? Or Nashvegas — the home of the country music industry — for that matter? Bunch of hillbillies and, most likely, Tea Partiers."

Sounds like racial profiling to me...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

In Remembrance...


Stonewall Jackson was a general ahead of his time.
In a war that is considered to be the last "gentleman's war", Jackson implemented many principles of 4th Generation warfare, which many modern military officers still study. This was because he understood the underlining principle that there's "a time to kill and a time to heal".
And war is a time to kill.
Unlike Lee, who was the ultimate gentleman, Jackson advocated taking the war to the North, arguing that the North would never give up so long as the war was not being fought on their turf.
He knew that this would be the best use of the South's advantage in individual skill and leadership.
When Stonewall Jackson died on this day in 1863, the hopes of a nation founded on the Bible, and the Biblical principles of small government, died with him.
After the war, Lee seemed to regret being so conservative in his wartime efforts. He said to former Texas Governor Fletcher Stockdale: "If I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand."

As we look at these great men of the past, it is important to gain inspiration from their example and remember that the war is not yet over. We know that Christ's truth will ultimatley triumph no matter what "successes" are experienced by those in opposition to Him, including the current leadership of the United States.

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