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Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 28 August 2023…

Hey Y’all!


Good evening and happy Monday from Air2Ground Farms! The weather is great, sunny and low 80s. It rained a bit as the weather transitioned from HOT to cooler, not much but the grass enjoyed the drink. The market was great Saturday, from a building community perspective. It is interesting how each market day is different. Some days folks are out to get amazing food, chat quickly about what they want to buy, and make a purchase. Other days, folks are way more interested in what we are doing, they normally make a purchase, but are eager to learn about us and/or the farm. Both are very enjoyable, just different. This past market day leaned more to the conversation side of things. It was past time to pack things up to leave when we looked at each other and asked “What time is it?” We spent time in the garden and preserving yesterday. Lots more green beans, some tomatoes, and a bunch more Thai peppers were the highlights. We smoked a beef brisket all day and enjoyed an amazing dinner, to include slaw made from cabbage from our garden. Today we delivered another steer to the processor. The beef will be ready for pick-up mid September, in about 3 weeks. We took an hour or so to continue our Citizenship college course with Makaylah. It is a really good course! The rest of the day, we prepared for our next podcast. The experiment of increasing feed for the dairy cows worked. They are producing more milk now, up to the 69ish% we were expecting when we transitioned to milking once a day. The top pic is our only black angus cow, a heifer who should be having her first calf late this year. The next two pics are the beef chicks spending their last couple of days in the brooder, as we will move them onto pasture this week.


We all know there are three things you don’t discuss over Thanksgiving Dinner: politics, religion, and finances. I think that attitude, over the past few decades, has transitioned into interpersonal relationships. I say interpersonal but really want to highlight in-person relationships. It is so easy, and has become commonplace, to flippantly throw out a thought on social media, and to flippantly respond to others’ thoughts. Very little thought is put into what is actually being said and even less thought is put into responding to others. I think this has led us into a place where we cannot have true, thoughtful, conversations about hard topics like politics, religion, and finances. I don’t really like that, so here goes. There is a 2024 presidential candidate who has boldly claimed 10 Truths as the basis for their campaign. 1) God is real. 2) There are two genders. 3) Human flourishing requires fossil fuels. 4) Reverse racism is racism. 5) An open border is no border. 6) Parents determine the education of their children. 7) The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind. 8) Capitalism lifts people up from poverty. 9) There are three branches of US government, not four. 10) The US Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history. To me, these 10 “truths” seem like a valid place to start a conversation about who should be President of the United States. I’d love to hear your thoughts!


Local Farm Report for 26 & 27 August 2023

Harvest:

48 Chicken eggs

15 Duck eggs

8 1/4 Gallons of milk


Cheers!

Psycho & Shelley

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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
Aug 29, 2023

Just finished a 13 hour drive and too much vibration in my body to sleep...so I'll pontificate a bit. :)


Speaking directly to the issue of the "10 Truths" you posted...I have no quarrel with any of them.


I will also say that I am glad to see a relatively unknown candidate introduce themselves to the citizens by putting their tongue on the hot rock. No doubt half the country will find issue with several or more of these statements. And certainly we can argue fine points related to each...but in principle, I agree with them.


The truth is, we have gone so far astray from what the Founders gave us, our .gov and its institutions would be almost unrecognizable…


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Guest
Aug 29, 2023

Oh boy, that’s a tough one. How about we start with the one that is elected according to US Constitution by people of this nation who are eligible to vote. That’s been a tough concept, I know, but we need to get back to it to restore faith in process.

The obvious answer -someone who is willing to uphold US Constitution and I don’t mean by just giving it a lip service. We are so far apart that means he/she would have to be a good firefighter cause the cities will burn, stern pacifier-there will be riots, competent builder to rebuild a foundation, put in new windows so we can see perspectives out in a distance, maybe even patch t…


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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
Aug 29, 2023
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Back in the day, people would fight and die over the issue of a Central Bank. Now it seems to be a given we cannot survive without one.


It will be the ruin of the Republic...well on the way.

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