Wednesday, June 08, 2005

News and Views from Hunger Hill

Today we score the cows. We have a group of 2 year olds out of one my own homebred bulls, it will be interesting to see what happens. Even in the world of cows, politics rears its ugly head. If the classifier happens to be an "index man" and he notices the signs above my girls, proudly stating their minus proof sires, it could be a bad day. We will see.

The hoof trimmer came yesterday. We both took advantage of being self employed by stopping for a beer break around noon. Yes, another nice thing about being your own boss is being able to have a cold beer in the middle of the day without being fired! Keith milks 30 cows on pasture and trims feet for extra cash. The hoof trimmer is a dairyman's source of news. Within 30 minutes I know everything that every farmer in the area is doing, saying, and using for sires.

While talking to Matt the other nite about CAFTA, he brought up an interesting fact. He said he just read somewhere that one of them little countries south of us can make milk for $3 CWT. Since the cost of production in the northeast is by some estimates $15 or more, just how much milk do you think we will be exporting to them. Why is DFA and other groups that are supposed to be representing US, so darn gung ho about this deal? We are being sold down the river on this one.

Why Dogs are smarter than Farmers...... At least a Dog knows the difference between being tripped over and being KICKED.

A question for the card carrying GWB cheerleading, Israel First, rapture watchers. You are always quick to tell me how God loves Israel (the little mid east country) more than his church(which is Israel, BTW). The "apple of his eye" you say. Dose the bible not teach us that the church is Christ's bride? Are you not accusing our Lord of adultery when you make such reckless comments? Food for thought.

I am thinking strongly about having a Homesteader Life pig roast get together next year. We could kill a pig, some chickens, a fatted calf and other critters. A real ole time shin-dig of biblical proportion. Fresh homebrew for the men folk, little covenant children running all over, sharing ideas and stories......hey we'll have to see.


At 6/08/2005 6:54 PM, Blogger Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

What?! No homebrew for the womenfolk?! Well I'm not coming, then.

Oh, wait...I think that stuff's nasty, so what do I care? ;-)

At 6/09/2005 5:06 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Nasty? Well, you haven't tried ours yet. The homebrew you tried probably didn't contain our secret...Irish Moss....shhhhh. It is my belief that all good reformed ladies should be required to learn the art of brewing. Mrs. Luther was a pro.


At 6/09/2005 3:04 PM, Blogger trawlerman said...

I can't say that I miss the Binghamton area much (besides friends/family, of course), but one of my regrets in leaving the area is not being able to homebrew with y'all.

By the way, we're coming down on the 24th of this month, arriving in Nanticoke around 8p.m. and staying in town until Sunday afternoon, probably taking off right after a C&C service. I'd love to keep you up late on either Friday or Saturday, maybe with some Newmans and a certain amillenialist chemist...

At 6/10/2005 5:23 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Sounds good John. Better do it Friday night, Sunday mornings are tough enouph! I will let our semi-gnostic-amill-friend of Dutch bloodlines know of your impending arrival. I ahve saved some of the homebrew for you. Some of them exploded in storage! Its like rocket fuel. I'll look around and see if there are any animals that we can kill and eat.


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