My most recent Books Bygone column, “Washday” came out in our little weekly newspaper yesterday. You can read it at the link or here where it’s among all of the others.If you read it at the newspaper, note that someone at the paper modified the title. I guess they needed to fill in some space.
Mr. Big Food did some Big Cuttin’ with a cheap little lawnmower. Rocky likes the briar-free paths, and the future campground.
This up just a bit ago at Instapundit.com. NEW YORK TIMES: American Women Are Fat Because They Don’t Vacuum Enough. “Women, they found, once had been quite physically active around the house, spending, in 1965, an average of 25.7 hours a week cleaning, cooking and doing laundry. Those activities, whatever their social freight, required the
Mr. Big Food referred to it as “Prison-Striped Wallpaper.” It is quite possibly the most hideous wallpaper with which I’ve ever lived. I won’t go so far as to say, “There ought to be a law”– because there are far too many laws as it is– but people who wallpaper sheet rock walls without first
A photos with no captions post. Okay, maybe one caption. WORTHLESS. The book, not the cat. Shine on, Miss M.
“Hell, I’d become Continental for that” said A. Leland, where “that” is a pay raise of twenty thousand dollars. ~~ If anyone reading this is a fb friend of Master Aaron, you may want to pass that sentiment along.
Sorry for the blog silence yesterday. There is always a lot of work to do after a rain. What we really need is a farmhand. Daughter C. has been pushing for this for some time. I wonder if this guy is available? From Hot Air’s homepage 6/1/2012 approx. 8am CT I’d interview him, but I’m
“What would be more of a blow … is not teaching our kids the values of working on a farm,” said Jeff Clack, Cherokee County (Kansas) Farm Bureau president when asked to comment on “a proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores.” Read the article at The Daily Caller here.
and back onto the bookshelf where they belong. Crappy old books which have something to say about tool safety. This is the 4th– AND BY GOD, FINAL– in a series of posts on the Department of Labor’s attempts to protect children on the farm. Here are the previous posts which include the relevant citations and
This is the second post following up on my thoughts on Farm Safety and Government Intrusion. Briefly, in that and the first follow-up, I discussed the Department of Labor’s efforts to make it illegal for a kid to do farm work. Senator Thune and others have proposed the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act to counter
Typically, I think– and I could be delusional– when I have a point I want to make about something cultural or political, I lead up to it. And I oft times invoke crappy old stuff in the lead up. Not so in this post. Oh! Don’t worry! There will be plenty of crappy old stuff
This is so exciting!! One of the things I did yesterday when I took a day off being a Lady of Leisure was to stop in at the Brand New Tractor Supply Co. in Starkvegas. Wow! Aisle after aisle after aisle of DOG stuff!! Although you can’t tell from the photo, there were a lot
Few women appreciate the importance of mending, forgetting entirely the old proverb, “A stitch in time saves nine.” Every housewife should form the habit of doing the weekly mending each week instead of allowing it to accumulate until it becomes a burden. Carefully mended garments denote thrift, industry, and economy; therefore, every woman and every
I posted a couple of thoughts related to work, pride, and so on. There’s a similar conversation going on at Bookworm Room.