Would you like to live here? Could you even survive here? This is in the United States of America were we are embroiled in the choosing of the next sleezeball to run for president, football games and what kind of junk food we will have for dinner. This is in New Jersey were the concern is over 'will we have dinner' and 'how will I keep from freezing this winter'. Oh yeah, and will the good towns christian (not capitalized purposely) folks come tear my hovel down just before it snows.
I am not a christian or any other of the man made religions that justify war as a means to an end and seem more worried about sexual orientation than character. As in it's OK if you beat you wife as long as you are not queer. I have studied it however and Jesus said feed the poor and heal the sick. Hay-sus would have made a good Buddhist and I'm sure he was one of the first Dudist. It sounds like socialism to conservatives and never mind police departments, fire departments and mandatory garbage pickup. Public school is socialist as well but there seems to be a move on to get rid of education in the USA.
Click on Home Sweet Home and count your blessings. I don't think you will be disappointed as the good part is these people have a community. Warning: lots of pictures.
Meanwhile it turned cold yesterday with lows in the low 50's (51 this morning) and at 11 AM I still have four 100 watt light bulbs and my flannel bathrobe (Dudist Monks Robe) keeping me warm. SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) has been complaining about the bitter cold since it dropped out of the 80's. I had a small twig fire this morning to knock off the chill.
My pitifully small amount of fall gardening is doing well and if the freezing holds off until January I should get something out of it. It's small but it's something and the experience/learning is priceless.
The aspargus is still giving it up. I just ate this one and another just like it. It's like having candy growing in the yard.
I had to fence them in yesterday because they were growing out of the container and starting across the yard. They were growing away from the sun but toward the part of the yard where the sun shines longer. How do they know?
It has been busy especially since I found a box of long lost photos from when we first sailed to Mexico. Sorting, scanning, color correcting and filing takes a lot of time but I think I'll soon have some for your viewing enjoyment. I think SWMBO is even going to let me use some I took of her. She just brought me a plate of hot cornbread with pepper cheese laced with pickled jalapenos melted on it for lunch. Good eats.
I try to ignore the kind of stuff I started this post with but sometimes I just cannot. I'll do better next time.