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The World Is As It is

The World Is As It is

When Mr. Big Food & I were hanging out in G’boro, conversation with Kat & Tony came ’round to the Star Trek Movie. Kat & Tony– the Sophisticated Among Us– figured we could download it to Kat’s iTunes. Haha. That would take a mere 27 hours at 2 bits per hour. Eventually– and a few

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As you can plainly see

I’ve got nuthin’. I drove a truck to G’boro. The truck contained three humans, one big dog, and luggage and such. We went through Atlanta. We were then in G’boro– which was fun b/c Kat & Ton were there, too (Miss M had headed to G’ville). Best Part was spending time with Kat & The

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Rock & C.

Rocky is going on an adventure with Daughter C. & Mr. Bow Tie. I’m thinking of giving her posting privileges. 🙂 And a camera.

Throw Missy a Bone!

Throw Missy a Bone!

She figured it out! Miss M. has been fretting about this for over two weeks now. She has recipes for homemade dogs biscuits. She has family (!) and friends with dogs. She’d like to give homemade dog biscuits to her families’ and friends’ dogs. Alas, she cannot find a dog-biscuit-shaped biscuit-cutter. And so her brain

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Steppin’ It Up a Notch

Steppin' It Up a Notch

December 19th Miss M. shot a higher caliber handgun today than she did yesterday. After the first round, she exclaimed (while turning around and still pointing the gun at the ground with her finger off the trigger), “Oh! S&^#!!” She did well with the higher caliber handgun. She now needs to work on form (elbows),

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This is How You Fix The World

This is How You Fix The World

One individual at a time We began with the rules: Always treat the gun as loaded.Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.Never point the gun at anything you

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“Attention, Gun Show Shoppers…

"Attention, Gun Show Shoppers...

Will the owner of a White Truck report to the Front Entrance? You’re blocking in a White Truck.” The parking lot at the Gun Show. It was an interesting experience. Very civilized. There was a huge sign alerting us to the fact that loaded firearms are not permitted in the facility. Let me say that

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“Catch a Falling Star”

Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket Never let it fade away!Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,Save it for a rainy day! I was humming this tune as Earth approached the shower. After a delightful oven supper of sausage, sweet potaotes and apples– yeah, yeah, I’m delinquent on

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Energy to Burn

Energy to Burn

Doesn’t it look to you like she’s still growing? Each tile is 6″. Her winter coat has come in, by the way. It’s cold, but she thinks nothing of plunging into the pond and shaking it off. Found it. BEHAVE. After about 30 minutes of chasing the ball and unwinding, she’s settled in. Missy is

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What a Racket

What a Racket

Bottom Line: I have long thought that Mississippi State Universities’ Extension into local affairs was a money grubbing operation. Every time you turn the page in the MS Master Gardener Program handbook they– that is the folks who put this program together– do two things: 1) Alert you that you will violate Federal Law (!!)

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A Blog-Worthy Evening

We have the Cristina Hoff-Summers post. We have the Soil-Science Knowledge Quiz. (coming)We have the Best Defensive Back in the Whole United States of America— are you kidding me? I’ve been sitting there watching him & I didn’t even know it– post. (coming)And we have the upcoming 50th Anniversary of a watershed movement: In 1963, MSU’s

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I am not a fan.

From Christina Hoff Summers, a former “feminist philosopher” writing at The Atlantic. Is it discriminatory and degrading for toy catalogs to show girls playing with tea sets and boys with Nerf guns? A Swedish regulatory group says yes. The Reklamombudsmannen (RO) has reprimanded Top-Toy, a licensee of Toys”R”Us and one of the largest toy companies

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“Are you in the industry?”

"Are you in the industry?"

“No,” we said, “not any more.” Today Miss M. and I made our way to the Horticulture Club Poinsettia sale. There were poinsettias everywhere.   There were five or six different varieties priced $5-8. Not a bad deal at all. I had planned on getting a couple for the Farm, and surprising Daughter C. with

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Christmas. Christmas. Christmas.

Christmas. Christmas. Christmas.

Here at Farther Along Farm in rural Mississippi we are fighting back against this nonsense. In case you can’t read the upper left:  RI Guv: It’s Not ‘Tradition’ to Call It a Christmas Tree…MAINE MALL SACKS SANTA AFTER RUDENESS COMPLAINTS…Men Busted For Tailing UPS Truck, Stealing Gifts…Hundreds Of Donated Gifts Stolen From Church…Baby Jesus goes

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The Kitchen Table: A Dispute

The Kitchen Table: A Dispute

We addressed two grammar issues today. The first, whether ‘faculty’– as in ‘Law faculty’ as in  ‘members of the Law School faculty’– was singular or plural, we dispensed [dealt out] quite readily. ‘Fish’ ‘Fishes’ whatever. Consult some crappy old dictionaries. Take a stand. Justify it. Move on. The second was not so easily disposed. Gosh

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