small community life

These Are the Most and Least Patriotic States in America

Top 10 bottom ten doesn’t leave much in the middle.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The consumer website WalletHub assessed the military and civic engagement of all 50 states, looking at things like the number of enlisted military personnel, the number of veterans, voting percentage and volunteer rate.


The 10 Most Patriotic States:

1. Virginia

2. Washington

3. Colorado

4. Idaho

5. Alaska

6. Maine

7. North Carolina

8. New Hampshire

9. South Carolina

10. Georgia

The 10 Least Patriotic States:

41. Pennsylvania

42. Louisiana

43. Illinois

44. Connecticut

45. Arkansas

46. West Virginia

47. Utah

48. Rhode Island

49. New Jersey

50. New York

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Political Correctness, politics


OUR Government no more. Politicians government yes. What happened to FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE and OF THE PEOPLE. (I know its backward)

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

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Agenda 21 impact, GO's (Government Organizations), small community life, Terrorist

The Cliven Bundy Latest…

cliven bundyThe latest on Cliven Bundy personally regarding his land. Some eco… people are camping out on the land and monitoring water. Like maybe holding water after a rain or springs or seep. Really what are these people doing studying this. They say because they are going conserve this land in perpetuity. ( area that’s being considered for federal protection as a national conservation area.)

Isn’t it fascinating that all of a sudden there are false accusations being made that Bundy fired shots at these people who just told Bundy they were camping. They were not up front about what they were doing in the area.

This is how they find things out about the land. They just show up and say they are studying something. Then they use the information to take the land. This is not over for the Bundy Ranch. They will keep up the study of his land to prove that there is a need to take the land into conservation. Because some unusual plant, animal or thing is seriously threatened. The feds will agree that the land needs to be put into conservation. There will be a need so they will take it.

This is not a theory. This is not the rantings of a mad man… This not conspiracy. This is not a far-fetched story for ratings or views. The feds are after Bundy and they want his land. Especially since they were run off his land.

This is a truth and it is happening all over the west. They will dog Cliven untill they win!

Our administration would call this extremist or downright terrorism to be patriotic and want to own land!
Our administration would call this extremist or downright terrorism to be patriotic and want to own land!
life experience, living life, small community life

Chickens on the roam… free range!

We did have a 60 acre yard to hike on play and explore. One thing we did do was raise chickens. Our chickens were truely free range chickens. My kids were young when we raised these chickens. We have memories of getting up early in the morning rain or shine and opening the coup to let them out. Scratching (feeding them corn scratch) the chickens. Every spring we would watch for the first hen to sit. Then the counting of days would start. In 21 days new chicks.

chicken in yard

I remember the first day I discovered a piping chick. (The first break in the egg) It was a very warm day and I had stepped into the coup to check on the nests for eggs. I heard a very faint peep peep. The hen had jumped off the nest to get water and eat. I stepped over to the nest to see a little hole in one of the eggs. I watch a little beak break more of the shell. The peep-peep became louder, momma hen came back to the nest and popped up on top and covered her eggs. As she settled down on the eggs another faint peep-peep came from under her. The next morning she had 3 chicks under her healthy and strong. Once again the count is on. Three days from the first pip momma leaves the nest. Time to get the chicks feeding on bugs and grass and drinking water. The third morning we discovered a little chick on the ground outside of the nest and an egg in the nest with a pip hole . My daughter scooped up the chick, cold as ice, cuddled it against her body, warming the chick. I picked up the last egg and into the house we went. I had purchased a cheap kids incubator that held 3 incubator

Into the incubator the egg went. My daughter still holding the chick, watched with anticipation “will it live mom?” responding” I don’t know , we’ll just have to see”. Within minute the chick she held started with a weak peep. As the chick warmed, with her body heat, the peep became louder. within ten minutes she held a stong little chick. Into a box in the kitchen with a heat lamp warming the chick. Hours later, my daughter checking every 20 minutes or more, the chick in the incubator was free from the shell and standing strong. Into the box with its brood mate. That evening after the chickens were all in the coop bedded down, we put the 2 chicks under mom so the bonding could take place. The next morning after letting the chickens out of the coop the 2 chicks that we saved were following mom strong and healthy.

With every new sitting’ hen, my daughter would watch for the hen to leave the nest with her new brood. After 5 years of chicks my daughter only lost two chick.(My daughter was 2 when she started saving these chicks).hen nesting

What a lesson in life and death.

These are the precious memories made on your own land. These are the experiences that form a person’s character. These are the observations in life that give a person wisdom. Life’s lessons are learned on the rugged exterior of a home not the interior of a cell phone.

ecology now, ecosystem, environmental impact, politics, small community life, Wetland

Timber Companies spraying Roundup??…


forest weed spraying
forest weed spraying


We were talking the other day about what is taking place on the coastal regions of Oregon and Washington. The timber companies have decide to spray the newly logged off hillsides with pesticides (similar to “Roundup”). You know the one!? Most Americans use it to kill off weeds on the sidewalks, driveways and patios. Yes that Roundup.

So of course the reasoning is that the underbrush that grows up, after a hillside is logged off, is competing too much with newly planted trees and so must be hindered. Brush like blackberries, grass, foxglove, young alder saplings, and other low growth. These pesticides (herbicides) don’t just fall from the delivery system they use they get picked up and drift with the wind. The intention is to spray on a newly planted hillside, BUT….   Where do you think it drifts to and what other animal and plant life get sprayed as well.


The elk herds in southwest Washington have hoof rot. Wonder what is causing that? Oregon and Washington are big states for the save the Salmon bunch and lots and lots of money has already been spent to help increase the salmon runs in all of the creeks and rivers that flow to the ocean. Gee, I wonder if more money will be spent to save the salmon for another 40 or 50 years. Looks like they will have to because now they have to study the salmon to see if they are being dwarfed, mutated and not spawning, or unable to.  And now the fish and wildlife people get to get money to study the elk to see why the hoof rot is happening. They will find mutations and other health problems with the wildlife.

What ever happened to, its illegal to spray dangerous herbicides and pesticides. With over-spray or wind drift, what is happening with the water supply? The water supply feeds water for human consumption as well as wildlife including bear, raccoon, squirrel, chipmunk, deer, elk, lynx, bobcat, mouse, salamander, frogs, bald eagle, osprey, salmon, trout,  beaver, moles, voles, the spotted owl (for gods sake), banana slug, snail, blue heron, woodpecker, Murrelet, Peregrine falcon, turtle,  goose, crane, Blue jay, hummingbirds, red tail hawk, goshawks, harrier hawk,  grouse,  wolves, coyote,  weasel,  mink, Bees, ferret plover, rabbit and many numerous insects. Look at this list and then compare it to the endangered species list and you will find quite a few on there. The eagle is a protected specie which carries an enormous fine but do they think of what the spray is doing to them? What about the precious wetland?

When did it become okay to spray something more dangerous than DDT???

seal with pups
seal with pups






This is happening internationally also! What will other countries do about this?


I am adding some information about roundup and what it is doing to people and wildlife. The effects on the forage or food source for wildlife DOES have adverse affects. The timber companies spraying t5his toxic chemical in order to allow trees to grow better and stronger is a myth. Please read the following articles about the dangers of glysophate (Roundup).