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Who's Worse?

Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 9 February 2024…

Hey Y’all!

Good morning and happy Fast-jet Friday from Air2Ground Farms! The fast jet today is the Mighty-Mighty F-15E Strike Eagle zooming low-level through Wales. The weather continues to be good, mild mornings and warm days. The top pic is an amazing sunrise over our hill yesterday morning. The next two pics are our future and current bull. The last is a view of a few of the cows this morning in the cool fog. The relative calm of the farm during winter continues. For the most part, farming these days is basically limited to morning and evening rounds. We continue to feed a bale of hay per day to the flerd and a bale every 10 days or so to the dairy cows. We started the winter with around 120 bales of hay and it’s looking like we’re going to need more to make it to Spring grazing. We’re not sure how much more but probably around 20-25. Lots of regenerative grazers discuss the expense of feeding hay and the reality that it is very difficult to make a profitable business enterprise that includes large volumes of hay on an annual basis. We’re paying $85 per bale this year, and we have to haul it. That means we’re already over $10,000 in hay with another over $2,000 impending. It takes a lot of beef and lamb (when you get around 400 pounds of beef per cow and 40 pounds of lamb per sheep available for sale) to simply break even when just the hay inputs for this small farm start at $12,000. We could sell cows and/or sheep, but that reduces the number of animals available to process. We’re planning on a bumper lamb crop this year to offset the input costs. We’ll see!

We’ve discussed military recruiting in the past. I’d like to revisit the topic and discuss the sheer desperation the different Services are displaying. Combined, the Services missed their recruiting goals for FY 2023 by 41,000 people. Within the past couple of weeks we hear that the Army just removed the requirement for a high school diploma or GED. The Navy just changed their policies regarding marijuana use in recruits. They can now continue basic training if they show up to training and test positive for THC. Not to be undercut, the Air Force just announced they are looking for retirees less than the age of 60 to return to service. The Marines just barely made their goal…after they reduced the overall force size by almost 9,000. Our Congress wanted to add 21,000 people to the military this year while the reality is a 40,000 person reduction over the past 3 years. This has left me wondering which Service has the WORST plan? Is it worse to recruit uneducated, high, or old folks? Or is it worse to just reduce the size of your Service below what is required for the defense of our nation? Having sat in countless Joint meetings in the Pentagon, I can easily imaging the different Service representatives leaving the meeting (assuming, most likely incorrectly, there was a meeting) laughing amongst themselves at how ridiculous the other Services’ plan sounds. While to me, they all sound ridiculous. What about you?

In Thursday’s Dust’er Mud podcast, we discussed my mom’s recent cancer diagnosis and the role of sugar in cancer. Check out this somber but necessary discussion.

Today’s Video highlights a competition between Shelley and I to see whose keto pizza crust results in the best pizza… Check it out to see who wins!


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Feb 09

What’s worse is that there is no motivation to enlist.. What would persuade you to join any branch nowadays? Money ? Prestige? Patriotism?

The government will find enough desperate people among millions that came across the border. That seems to be the plan.


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Thanks! We'll check it out!


Feb 09

Sorry to hear about your mom...if you have Telegram, don't have to join to just read...just download it... and even if not...check out Joe Tippens Protocol and there are so many other proven protocols for cancer. It's not a death sentence...God gave us all the tools we needed, we just forgot how to use them. God bless.

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Thank you for the insights and encouragement! We'll certainly check them out. God bless!


I am no doubt biased, but I will go with the Marine plan being the "least bad".


Well, the Marines are used to doing more, with less. What is most important is not the size of the dog in the fight...but the size of the fight in the dog.

In other words, quality over quantity.

The lower quality inputs will spoil the ability of the remainder to be effective. Sometimes drastically!

Just my $0.02 as always!

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