my corn is doing good. rain at the right times and planting in new ground is responsible for that. most of it is about 4 foot tall. the indian beans are climbing up the stalks. still a long way to go before harvest time. too many variables to deal with yet. wont know how much I get until I pick it in early august.
the wind broke one of my tent poles on my last trip. another one was cracked. I ordered replacements. they have the reorder number on the inside of the tent bag. I called the company and ordered replacements. they were delivered to my house yesterday. that tent was too nice of a tent to toss. ordering two replacement poles for 20 bucks was cheaper than spending over a hundred for a new tent.
got a call from the meat locker yesterday. they said all of our pork was ready to be picked up. I was surprised that included the cured pork too. we have ordered whole hogs before and get the fresh pork and cured pork separate. we went after our pork. it filled up our freezer.
we took a round about way to the meat locker. we had Andrew with us. Samuel had to stay and take his nap. we hit a few garage sales on the way. Andrew has gotten to where he hollers ‘garage sale’ when he sees the signs on the corners. he got that from hanging around his misho. he looks for toys.
seen where they are housing some of the kids separated from their parents at the border in topeka. I still think the underlying reason for going after the kids is racism. our borders are more open to anyone that aint brown. we are not demanding a wall across Canada.
the people, and they are people not ‘aliens’, asking for asylum just want a place safe for their families and to be able to provide for them. most of the people in this country came here for the same reason. our president is trying to demonize the displaced people by comparing all of them to criminals. he has more compassion for dictators that kill their own people.
we are expending a lot of time and resources on people driven from their homes and are only charged with misdemeanors. why don’t we spend that same amount of energy in making our country safe from real threats. station those national guard at our schools to protect our school kids. we are more apt to be killed by a fellow American than anyone else.
I take interest in these kids because I went to boarding school. I know what it is like to be separated from parents. many of the kids there like me came from broken homes. because of economics many young mothers couldn’t afford to feed and clothe their kids. many of the kids I went to school with ended up abusing alcohol and/or drugs. some ended up in prison. many died violent deaths.
I hope nothing like that happens to these kids. the kids separation is just a political ploy by a desperate man and his cult followers. no wonder we withdrew from the united nations human rights council. we say we are against torture but we are hurting these kids and their parents.
our presidents wife went to visit the kids being held. she wore a coat that had the words ‘I really don’t care, do u?” well yes many of us do care.