Can you believe this weather?
Neither do I. 52 degrees on May 4th, 9:20 in the am. with wind blowing 15 to 30 mph.
I've always been glad to live in the South............ Now? I'm beginning to want to move farther south.
This is the time I've lain by corn before, or was at least giving it a first weeding. Around the Kudzu area the farmers are just now planting their silage corn, and probably wondering if they'll have to re-plant
Makes me want to go and stick a pin in Al Gore
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Can you believe this weather?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Posted by kdzu at 8:43 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
And the peace of mind of all the world, you need to turn in those evil guns right now.
Never mind that just over 129 years ago our peace loving government disarmed almost 300 of our citizens with heroic bravery.
December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection.” The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children. About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry’s death squad, were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of [cowardice] heroism.
With, I have been told, approximately 1/16 Cherokee blood running through my veins, and the rest consisting of the blood of US citizens going back to at least the early 1700's I'm really reassured by the care and concern our government is showing for us.
Posted by kdzu at 3:52 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I've been hunkered down here in the Kudzu Grotto (KG) since before Santy Claws time worrying about that there Financial Cliff (FC) that all those news people on the Big Rectangular Must Have Information Box (BRMHIB) sitting there so smugly catty cornered in the blue room, even those crackpots on the Fox beauty pageant channel, have been yammering on since the election. Even to the point of keeping my haid down for more than a week after they claimed they'd fixed it forever and ever, amen! I've seen too many rabbits shot down like the furry raskals they are cause they just couldn't sit there, all hunched up and hidden like, til those evil gun toting, bible fearing, kindergarden killers walked right on by with their eyes clouded over cause they know so damned much totin' they ass haulter AK's.
I ain't gonna be the first rabbit to run just cause some pompadoured talking head said everything was just fine now.
And that may be a good thing since I jest took a look at how many gazillion greenbacks is gonna be sweated by us field hands for the benefit of our betters and masters. Which will enable them to pay off all our IOU's down at the plantation warehouse and general store, stead of them just adding on more to the totals on those brown paper sacks they keep fer each 'un of us in the hogshead barrel in the back room.
I feel so much better now.
I can climb up the financial ladder to the surface and take a shower under the garden hose with some Dawn dishwashing liquid, cause the better half was beginning to cringe a little bit when she thought I might be fixin to ask her for a little hug to wipe all my fears away.
Every thing be coming up roses now, fer shore!
Posted by kdzu at 8:27 PM
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
But this is way more murders that all the gun and knife murders, or all murders for that matter in the US for that year.
I wonder how long before we ban abortions in this country?
Oh yeah! This is apparently what we the people want.
Karma's a bitch ain't it.
Posted by kdzu at 6:29 PM
Maybe I'm just a conspiracy nut, but, I've got to wonder if this loan is payoff for political donations to the O'bummer campaign.
"Nissan Motor Co. said it will begin U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf on Thursday in Tennessee as part of a $1.4 billion government loan."
We all know how well those other green loans turned out.
Posted by kdzu at 6:25 PM
I've got to wonder if this guys karma is good or bad.
Whatever, his luck is spectacularly bad........or good, depending on how he looks at it.
"State police say a man twice tried to kill himself on Interstate 79 in southwestern Pennsylvania before going to work".
Posted by kdzu at 6:11 PM
Friday, December 21, 2012
One of the smaller benefits of living atop a slight hill surrounded by pasture and fields is that there is absolutely nothing to stop the wind from sliding under the porch and around the foundation, through myriad cracks and holes of this 113 year old farmhouse. Especially on the first day of winter and the end of the world as we knew it. Damn those Mayans!
Even the Leland Cypress trees along the road don't slow it down, and the bare branches of the Post, Blackjack, Southern Red and White Oaks only seem to intensify the cold as the wind howls among them.
The good news is that unless Armageddon happens within the next two hours, twelve minutes, Spring is only 3 months away. That means that here in NE GA we'll be getting some 70 degree days along about the end of February. Sorry Minnosota............sucks to be you.
In honor of the wind.......
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Posted by kdzu at 9:59 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2012
At the end of what seems like a long day, (long enough for a little nappy po right after lunch) I begin to reflect on the almost over Thanksgiving extended weekend.
On Thursday the kudzu wife and I journeyed down to her sister's house for turkey and dressing, giblet gravy and sweet potato souflee. SIL's daughter and newish husband were there along with daughters son by first marriage and his friend John. Big boy.......Big appetite. Also attending were SIL's platonic boyfriend and his young son. A great time.......I did not have too much to drink.
Friday was a clean up day here at the new Kudzu Grotto (I'm searching for a better name) a 112 year old house and acreage. With assignments from the kudzu wife I started early and stayed at it until late. Cleaning and dusting......those little things, while the KW was preparing pumpkin pie, cheese cake, two largest turkey breasts. (man those things were smelling good) We were looking forward to the first full family get together in the KG.
Saturday arrived and people started arriving before noon. Son's in law started the fish fryer up to deep fry some cubed wild turkey breasts. (be still my beating heart, not a piece left over for munching on today.
Georgia trounced Georgia Tech at the dome in Atlanta which looked great on the old JVC big screen we scrounged from neighbor when he upgraded to plasma years ago. Got through the game and then since nothing else of interest was on the boob tube was turned over to the teenagers to play games on.
Somehow before they left the volume had completely quit. That's nice when you're wanting people to just leave already, but not so much if you want to chill out with mindless tv before bed.
So maybe the day seemed long because of no TV, but hey, I got some pecans picked up, ensured the well was adequately covered for the cooler weather that's coming.
I did have some time yesterday to discuss politics and economic conditions with some. We're all sort of thrashing around trying to keep businesses afloat in what seems like hopeless conditions at the present. The good things for the elders is we're either out of debt or getting closer. Still we worry about the younguns, even though some are over 40.
Somehow I suspect that we'll all be judging people by the marks poised by ol' Rudyard in the coming months and years.
by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
I think we'll all know a lot more by the time next Thanksgiving rolls around.
Posted by kdzu at 7:59 PM