Thoughts On A Sunday

BeezleBub has finally gotten back into the swing of farm work (as if he really needed the time), and is looking forward to summer. He really likes working on the farm, though I think a lot of that is all the farm machinery he gets to work with (and on). While he isn't old enough yet to drive the tractors, he's proven he knows more about them than the folks using them do.

I have no doubt he'll remain on the short list of desirable employees for years to come.


Bruce sends an invitation to a semi-literate commenter to come visit.

Writes Bruce:

Let me know when you want to drop by and I'll be sure to leave a window by the back deck unlocked for you.

I'm sure Bruce will be waiting for him with his new acquisition.


With all the snowfall we had over the winter and the large amounts of runoff from the snowpack you'd think there'd be little problem with brushfires. It's one of the conundrums of spring, one we've had to deal with here in central New Hampshire over the past week.


Despite the calls by the American public for the government to do something about rising gas prices, there's very little it can do directly except make things worse.

Other than allowing new refineries to be built and oil exploration and drilling to take place, any other actions taken will end up doing more harm than good, as it usually does. A perfect example is biofuels, specifically ethanol. It's a multibillion dollar boondoggle that is eating up taxpayer dollars, creating food shortages, driving up the price of corn, wheat, and soy, among other crops, and diverting resources better used for other purposes.


It seems that far too many Republicans have fallen into the trap of ever increasing spending without thinking about the consequences. Once there's a revenue shortfall, they are reluctant to do what is necessary: cut spending. Too many follow the lead of the Democrats and vote to increase taxes and fees. But there's at least one Republican in office that lives up to Republican ideals and isn't afraid to cut spending and sticks to his guns, refusing to back down when others say it can't be done.

We need more guys like that in Congress and the state legislatures.


We had to fire up the Official Weekend Pundit Woodstove late today. This is the frist time we've had to do this for well over a week as the temps have been in the upper 60's to lower 80's. But we're going to be in the lower 40's to lower 50's at best for the next four days or so. Rather than burning our dwindling supply of propane to heat The Manse, it's far more economical to burn some of our firewood.

Hopefully this will be the last time we'll have to do so until sometime next fall.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the ice is gone from the lake, the brush fires are out, and where our boat will soon be back out on the lake.

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