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New website

It’s a funny thing sometimes we build a website and nothing, other times we build a website and forget about it… Yes we have that many. We call those sleeper sites because we check them six months later and it’s a working site.

As you all know I have been growing food and giving it away.

My first thought as I awoke to the sound of irrigation pumps is I need a website to share what we are doing. I hope the name is ok – growhungry.com – I wanted it short and hopefully to the point.

It’s not going to be a website to make money online but to share and inspire others to just do something.

So many use the discrimination factor for not doing anything but let me tell you a short story.

I was delivering a truckload of veggies to the soup kitchen. The family gets three days to stay, that’s it.
When I saw a young clean white male his cute young wife and their one year old baby that lost everything I thought all those that tell me I’m feeding lazy people it irritates me. There are people from every race and walk of life with a different story.

That was one of the first times I had delivered food, I got in the truck and told Trina ” I really thought I would feel better after doing this. Not happening I really wish I had more to give”

We drive into the worst part of town to deliver the food, some ask why would you go there? They are the people who are in need. Why would I go to the classy Rivers End Estates?

My second thought is my motor boat, after two summers, is built, wired and ready for the water I just need to go get gas! I really can’t wait. The boat should run 30 mph plus we are talking summer time fun

Have a great week
Wolfbernz


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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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Life in the fast lane!

We worked right through the weekend and I didn’t even realize it was Tuesday!

My first thought is to slow down a bit but I really want to cut this so called five year plan, well four now, down to just a couple of years.

That and I am looking at something real special this weekend, I don’t know if I should tell. Superstitious people would say you will ruin it.

Oh well, my second thought is I really hope the 39 foot sailboat we look at on this Saturday is worth it. If it is and we get it this so called four year plan can be trimmed.

I guess I shouldn’t say too much so tune in next week and see what the outcome is!

Have a great week
Wolfbernz


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Funny of the day

What a day! I had to get up early to drop off some paperwork at the court house. Going to the court house is never fun. I especially hate the emptying of my pockets and going through the metal detectors.  When ever I have to go I only carry my drivers license so I don’t get stopped at the metal detector.

So as I head on in I’m checking my pockets just to make sure I don’t have anything in them and I get to the door with a back pocket full of wrenches.

My first thought is what the heck I’ll just go through! Then I decided not to, so back to the truck I went!

It was a long day, worked until seven… Tiered, hungry, the thought of a stiff drink after the blizzard conditions drive home.

Yea three inches of slush and dumb-ass drivers.

Well my second thought was I wonder if the liquor store is open. Around here when anyone hears the word “snow”, everyone goes home.

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Wolfbernz


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Two thoughts on life

So the hectic life is over lol. We finally finish the big house we have been on this week with some touch ups!
The best part of this week is we started a new remodel. My first thought is” oh heck is it going to be a mess?”  We never really know until we get there. The house is supposed to be cleaned out and ready but the trash guy… well he never really finishes.
We met with the big boss to go over everything, I said ” wow it’s still has stuff everywhere!”
He asked if I wanted anything, just take it. Immediately I said I want the drafting table, omg it’s sweet!

So I was prepping the kitchen walls with Oil-based Kilz, whoever lived there was a real smoker…. whew!

As the day went on I’m still on light duty due to the great crash we had. Got the MRI’s back they sucked I would have rather not known to be honest.

So as he day went by I was told if I see anything in the garage I want take it, the trash guy has been here already.
I was poking around being the tinkerer I am I found wire for my solar and windmills, stuff for the boat, capacitors, resisters…  The man had some similar interests as me, then I saw a stairway in the garge leading to the attic. Hmmmm “should I go for it?” I asked myself.

It doesn’t look to safe, so I went up anyway.

Now to some it might not be much but in the attic was an original Tempo One single sideband transciever with everything it needed to set up and work. Complete with a Turner plus 3 microphone and a back up microphone in the box new!

Being a Ham operator this was like hitting the jackpot!

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I don’t have a spot picked out yet to hook it up but I can’t wait.

My second thought was what happened to his family or a close friend? There were so many good items that most went to the trash.  It makes me wonder was he just forgotten or did the family just think he had a bunch of junk and let it go.  As with the rest of the houses we do we will never know, but I do wonder.

Have a great Tuesday
Wolfbernz


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A Nice Trip

So my number one son has gone home to a bit of a mess, to say the least! He came back home to the Eastern Shore from TEnnessee to remodel his inlaws…( Now lol that’s a real blog post but it won’t ever get published!?!?)

Anyway! He and his lovely wife picked up, moved to Tennessee from here with no job lined up , I gave him one of the enclosed work trailers and helped him move. As any father would be, I was proud to see him strike out on his own in the world but sad to see him go. I had hoped that all I taught him working together for years would pay off.

They have been there 18 months. In that time they are self employed. His wife runs a cleaning company, He is contracting. They saved up for a starter home and were short a few bucks on the down payment so my son gave the man his nice 30.06 rifle and bought a house on six acres with a little creek that runs through the property, a fixer upper but not bad. He already installed a new kitchen, cleaned up the barn, repaired the broken windows, fixed it up etc…

They are a great young couple making it and all on their own and in this economy.

Well they got home the (friend) that was to watch the house well he did more damage then good ( that’s even another blog post geeez)

Now to top it off, well after coming home to the frozen pipes- it did snow while they were gone, the owner finance guy, after giving him a warranty deed for the property and a payment schedule came to them and told them he has a ballon payment on the mortgage he has on the property due in March. Nice huh? he said he didn’t know about it and doesn’t have the money.

He said he would hate to lose the property and is bringing them the notice from his mortgage lender. (Like he didn’t know that a balloon payment was coming due, the man is fifty for Christ sake. As grams used to say, “Jesus Wept!” )

The guy gave them a warranty deed, and the tax payment that is due.

My first thought, crap I really can’t publish it!

My second thought is why does this have to happen to good young couples that try to do everything right to the best of their ability.
Just to get ripped? This world is just full of people like this waiting for them.

As my son said it will work out it always does, wonder where he got that attitude?

On a lighter note, yea I’m done ranting, have you seen the new Wolverine movie it was great.

Have a great Tuesday
Wolfbernz

Two thoughts for Tuesday

It’s a crazy wonderful life, it seems as though there is so much going on too.
Tomorrow should be our last day on the 4000 sq ft house until the punch list.

My first thought is it will be nice to get back to some kind of normalcy, the daily routine where nothing gets in the way of what I want to do. I hate it when life gets in the way!
This house has taken way to long and eaten up a lot of time I’m so ready to be finished and start something new.

So it was off to the doctor again today this is getting to be too much. I’m ready for the whole accident and banged up crap to be over with. But no, since it has been so long it’s off to an Orthopedist for another opinion! Yes two doctors opinion is not enough to come to the conclusion that we were banged up and the crap is going to hurt for a while.

My second thought is why oh why did we ever stay home for the winter!?
Seriously it has been so cold I made a blanket fort with the electric heating blanket and refused to come out on Saturday!

I worked on the web something I have been wanting to do for some time. I really want to implement the changes I have in mind for BlogDumps 🙂

So life goes on Old Blue the faithful farm truck has bled to death and I finally got the mystery truck running.
It’s funny how some just give up, three people tried to get it running and quit working on it. Now granted it took a couple months and chasing and changing out parts but it runs like a champ. Now it just needs a nice paint job.

Well it won’t be long and spring will be here Walmart already has the garden section filling up, winter clothes are going on sale so we must be getting close. I don’t think I could handle another frozen pipe situation again this winter, yes it happened twice so far!

Have a great Tuesday

Wolfbernz


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