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God’s Work Feeding the Hungry Here in the USA

We need to all jump in there and help out, so many go to sleep hungry and homeless.

Well, we can do something about the hungry part, read below and do your part in God’s work!
Here is their story and Remeber even if it’s a buck, it all adds up.

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Hi everyone my name is Paul Barnes. My wife, Katrina, and I have land on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
For the last three years we have been growing food for our local homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

We would like to expand and grow our operation to help feed more hungry children and families in need healthy, organic food.

The shelters we grow food for currently, one shelter feeds 1200 people a month and the other shelter houses and feeds 50 families a day.

We spend our extra time and money growing food for the homeless and the hungry. Fresh food is so important for people in need.

Canned and non perishable food is not the best diet for anyone, especially growing children.

Last year we were blessed with a large amount of chain link fence that a contractor was throwing away so we used an old horse shed and the fence and now we have chickens and are able to give eggs as well. 

We have 13 acres total but we can only grow and manage about 2 acres.  We don’t have the equipment or man power to use the whole piece of land. It would be awesome to expand our operation and to be able to feed more people. 

Even if we don’t raise money we will continue just on a small scale. And our neighbor farmer uses the rest of the 
Land and so it doesn’t become over grown . We had to do something with the extra land our tractor couldn’t bush hog it anymore. 

Every dollar you donate puts food in a child’s mouth, helps that mother and father feed their family, and helps the shelters help more people by feeding them the fresh, healthy food they can’t afford or don’t recieve.
http://www.gofundme.com/uq2gbk

All the best 

Wolfbernz

Food for the hungry

We are in our second year growing food for the hungry, I really can’t tell you why we were just compelled to do this.   So many organizations around the world are feeding the hungry but right here in our own area there are so many that go without fresh food.   Think about it, when you donate food it’s non perishable… Of course that’s what everyone wants you to donate because of the obvious, easy transport, no refrigeration etc…

My first thought this Tuesday is I saw a quote and I really liked it “Grow an extra row for the hungry”

If everyone that has a garden were to grow an extra row or just take the extra that would normally go to the compost pile to a soup kitchen it would make a difference.
I worked on the holiday and took today off. It’s sooo quiet out.

My second thought is I am going to cheat and go to Jeff’s green house and get some tomatoes and a few other veggies.  A whole flat 48 plants for 12 bucks or so, it’s just too easy.   I still have Beans to plant and I’m all finished for now, we just need rain.

As you can see I had too many kale seeds lol, everything you see behind the garden is planted in cucumbers.

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This area is the three sisters method corn, a string bean plant and squash to shade the weeds and grass. I hope it works!
Behind this area as far as you can see is cucumbers also.

Have a great Tuesday
Wolfbernz

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I thought Life was Good – It Just got Better

My first thought as I wake to the sound of a dive bombing airplane… I wonder if he does it on purpose? He stayed just long enough to make sure I woke up. Nice having a neighbor down the street with an airplane.

It’s strange to wake up to no stress, no deadlines, just drink my coffee and head out to get some work done. The last person we were doing work for gave me reason to question his integrity.

Example: he was mad at one of the painters, the painter did finish his job though but not fast enough. Come to find out after speaking with him his tags were out and he needed to go get his tools, ladder, sprayer etc… I asked him did you leave a 24 foot extension ladder? “Yes”

I told him the trash guy came by and was bragging that the ” boss” told him we are having an open house and to clean it up. As he bragged about getting the painters tools I preceded to tell him who they belonged to. The trash guy grinned and told three of us that the “boss” had made a plan… ” if he asks for them I will tell him they were stolen” Really!!!???

Now I question what happened to my tools that came up missing? The electrician had a generator stolen, need I go on?

The funniest things happen to us, we were making decisions based on this builders schedule.

We told the neighbor farmer to take those fields we won’t have time to plant and take care of all this, I guess no veggies for the hungry. I felt bad but what were we to do? The money is too good and we have deadlines!

My question is do you think our maker said ” Oh, no time? Let me show you a few things. It appears you have lost your way and aren’t thinking straight.”

Than all these things that were supposedly said and done were lies, truth hidden but all exposed.

So now we are back in the groove, time for the web work and our own construction business working right down the road and at a daycare at that we even get nap time!

My second thought, would you call the two people in question thieves or liars?

Have a great Tuesday
Wolf

Ps. Now that Trina just told me we both just wrote almost the same post I’m adding a third thought.

I had a blast this weekend with the GK he got a youth .22 rifle for his birthday, of course Grandad will keep it in the safe on the farm for him until he’s older. Some say too young, I say teach and no kid gets hurt. My third thought is I need glasses he outshot me, lol


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Spring Peepers

Finally the spring peepers are are singing in the back of the farm near the creek!
As I watch the sun come up over the farm it sounds like a Chorus 🙂
It’s going to be almost 70 degrees today. My first thought is finally we get to go outside without gearing up to stay warm!
My girls ( the chickens )are happy too they get to run around in the warm sun. I really think I saw one smiling as she squawked at me!

It won’t be long and we will be planting here on the farm, Come on spring!

My second thought is we have been home almost 1 year that means 4 more years and our five year plan is over.
Yes we are staying home selling the smaller boat, getting a bigger one fixing it up like we want and then we set sail into the sunset.
Funny thing when we talked about it a year ago it seemed like a lifetime away but already a year has past, man time flys by.

So it’s off to the new remodel job, since we are still on light duty we had a demo guy come in and rip out the walls and old, really old tile bath. The rest should be a breeze.

Have a great Tuesday
Wolf

Two frozen thoughts

Not much to say here
1. It’s really cold
2. IT’S REALLY FRGGIN COLD

Sorry didn’t mean to yell that last one lol

So I get up and realize I have mail on my iPad.
Only certain mail goes there, yes I am going o get a windmill after all!
Lets recap… Ordered windmill, largest storm ever to hit the china sea, paperwork filed with customs ISF Late 10 ( whatever the —- that ment) the cargo arrived late, then allocated and trucked to Mongolia, cargo is no held hostage for correct cargo by other recipients for their cargo, negotiations accomplished, paid extra 500 or so split by everyone, should arrive to Baltimore Port tomorrow. My first thought (said out loud) was wow I am really going to pull this off.

So the morning goes along, you know getting ready, coffee… Trina says you talk about this as if you thought you weren’t going to get one. My second thought was do I really say what comes to mind!?
Yes dear you are correct, I took the chance and just figured I through the money away. Her reply “so that’s why you have been so calm about this?”
Yes to be truthful, thinking that I was paying in full to the supplier in china, the forwarder, the agent, customs and God only knows who else if it really got here it would have to be a miracle.
My lovely wife’s reply, only you…

Have a great Tuesday

Wolfbernz


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TV

Has TV gone stupid?

I tried to watch some of the TV shows on regular TV. It is as if they are all struggling to act.
It just doesn’t seem to have the same appeal as years ago when I was an avid watcher.
The jokes seem strained, the fake laughter in the background, it’s just not working.
The whole time I watch these shows, Two Broke Girls is one of them. My first thought is, this is comedy?

There is one show that the actors seem to play their role well, The Big Bang Theory.
I have tried to watch some of the reality shows but I don’t make it through ten minutes.
The awards shows for the actors and musicians don’t seem to have that great of an appeal either.
Is it just me? Or do others feel the same way?

My second thought is I am glad I have a couple of winter projects to work on instead of watching TV.
I have the 1968 Alumacraft Alpex Sierra to finish.

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Already she looks better than when I brought her home.  The boat was dirty and no trailer, just a mess

 

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This is after compleating the new bottom and re gel coating the entire boat and building a new trailer for it.

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Then there is my green power station… My “science fair project” as Trina calls it.

I have been working on re wiring and making it more efficient so when the new windmill gets here I am ready. I think I have rewired it a dozen times and I still need to add some more switches and regulators.  After being on the sailboat for so long I have found that I can do the same off grid electric work on land, I have started wiring the shop with low voltage lighting and power. The 3200 sq. ft. shop with full bathroom and  tools running and the apt used 56 kilowatt hours this week at 13.8 cents a kilowatt hour, roughly $7.72 for the week.

 

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Wolf


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I’m Lovin Me Some Coon Hound!

Everyone is off to Tennessee for a family wedding.
My middle son calls and says his buddy can’t watch his dog.

Meet Copper

Meet Copper

First thought, no big deal bring him to the farm and put him in one of the secure kennels.
Oh boy am I stupid!
This animal, yes animal not frigging dog, sounds like this booooooooowwwwwwwr, now say that really loud repeatedly.
Is that just plain painful or what? It did this repeatedly all night long and all morning.
I am so glad I’m leaving right behind them and will not be here to hear all this racket.
Now I understand why the coons run to get away, forget the gnashing teeth, they are running from that God awful noise!

I’m a little tired this morning to say the least. I have been dealing with China importing some items.
The time difference is our sleep time is their work time. So I get up in the middle of the night do our little chat, conference etc. and then hit the sack lights out. It’s been a little tough but well worth the trouble when it all works out.
Second thought who the heck invented or bread this animal to sound like this!!!??? Last night I set the iPad down and lights out…NO… Boooooooowwwwwwwr OMG I have had enough I’m off to work I got to get the hell outta here!

Happy Tuesday
Wolfbernz
Ps I was going to write about my new style windmills but boooooooowwwwwwwr ain’t happening.