Monday, August 2, 2010

Express Projects

This is a mini parrot called a parrotlet and It is only a couple of three months old. I do not know much about them but I do know they are expensive. It is one of the ones the nice lady gave to my wife. I need to find out if it can talk or not. Believe it or not, they say it can live up to twenty years.

With the new added feed eaters to the mini farm, the project priority list had to be redone again and some were even moved to the ASAP category.
I swore I was never again getting another hay burning high maintenance horse. Now don't get me wrong, I would not have minded getting just one mini horse to look at and pet, but three! My motto has always been, "If I'm feeding it, then I'm eating it" or something like that.

So the projects moved up are, the fencing off the middle section of the property and a horse mini barn. There went my outdoor bath house project for a while.

Saying all that I have to confess that all day I was looking forward to getting home and seeing the stupid little things.

By the way, If you get a chance, you should click over to Kelle's Never Done Farm and check her out. Let me tell you this. These people know how it's done and are doing it.
I would love to have their garden hoop house. (It's on the list)


  1. Hmmm... somehow I just posted by big comment on the july 26th entry instead of here on the latest one...


    anyway, keep writing, 'cause I caught up to you and now I have to wait to see what happens next!

  2. OK, I'm re-posting this here because it should have been on the latest entry...

    OK there Mr. Redneck... I've now read your entire blog up to this point. And I have read all of your site too.

    I'm glad you're doing what you are doing. I have great respect for you and especially for your effort to reach out to others and teach them about your lifestyle choices and why/how to do it.

    My family is from the northeast, at least as far back as I can trace them. (though we've spread all over the country, including Texas. and I am in Los Angeles now.) My family are mostly working folk too - driving trucks, building houses, working at mussel farms (the seafood), building power-lines and roads... I have great respect for these people -- doing what it takes to survive.

    Your type of people and my type of people have a lot in common. A lot more than you might think. But there's something else I have to tell you. I and many of my family -- we're as liberal as they come.

    Why am I saying that? Well, I don't know. I just want to say that I wish people would look a bit more at the similarities that we Americans share, and a bit less at the differences.

    You should be able to tell your friends and co-workers what you are doing without being called a "tree-hugger" and looked down on. Is there something wrong with loving the planet? Doesn't the Bible say that we are supposed to take care of God's creation?

    Living cheap is great! But why is it that you have to tell people that lowering expenses is the only reason for doing what you are doing, when I can tell from reading that "being green" is also very important to you.

    Are we Americans first? Or are we divided by our political opinions and what we choose to do for a living?

    Some people might think that being "green" is a brand name and that you can't do that if you're respectable southern conservative type. People like you are finding a way to show "rednecks" that it's OK to be green and still be red.

    Thanks for doing what you're doing and thanks for writing about it. I look forward to reading more from you as time goes on.

  3. headybrew,
    I will start off by thanking you for your comments. I wish more readers would comment like you did.
    It takes a lot of courage to come out and admit you are a Liberal in this day and age and I applaud you for it. You have to bare with me on some of the comments I make due to the fact we do not have many in this area and the ones we do see or hear about are the extremist. Even tho I do not understand most of that way of thinking doesn't mean I wouldn't lend one a hand if needed.
    I do not link my style of "Going Green" with the inner City Going Green scams. They do it for profit. If I were you I would be mad at the Big City Liberal for capitalizing and expanding their own wallets on the idea of a green America. It is counter productive.
    Why I tell the people I know that I am trying to save a dollar rather than trying to save the planet is simple. The people I know are mostly old school. They have their traditions and will not change if it meant saving their own lives. I'm not saying that is wrong, It's just the way it is and going cheap appeals to them much better.
    I am a Red blooded, Red necked American first and foremost. My motto is "Live Free, Live Red". You can take that as live life as a redneck or live life as a red blooded American. The division you speak of is caused by society and that is one thing I do not agree with. The media and politicians have divided this country, not us.
    I do hope I can help and educate as many people as I can to either "Go Cheap" or "Go Green" through my triumphs and disappointments of day to day life and I do expect the readers to come forward and tell me when I messed it up.
    Again, I do thank you for a great comment and look forward to more.
    It don't matter what you call yourself, if you make it to Texas, I'll have a beer with ya.