Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, my wife got sick and 50 mph winds knocked everything down.
Tonight, I'll put it back up; tomorrow, I'll run power to the yard.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I did a bit of research, asked some people for experiences and settled on Heirloom Acres for my seed needs.
I placed my order late. I was expecting a delay. Ordering seeds in the spring doesn't have a quick turnararound anywhere. Ever. A month after my order was placed, I couldn't get them to give me an update on the shipping status. This is with a stated delay of 2-3 weeks. I tried for more than a week to contact them. They ignored my, until I disputed the charge with Paypal. Suddenly, they exist and ship out a partial order.
That's ok. Backorders happen.
Six months later, it's still backordered and I can't get a status update.
Thanks to our Lord, our loyal customers and our thousands of new customers, 2008 was an enormously blessed year. In the coming year, we promise to work even harder to maintain our high standards of customer service and offer excellent seeds at competitive prices while keeping our shipping costs as low as possible.
Heirloom Acres Seeds is a family owned and operated business. Our immediate and our extended family are actively involved in every facet of our operation. Our four daughters Katlyn, Madlyn, Michaela and Hope are growing up with old-fashioned farm values and an appreciation for good produce and hard work.When did "theft", "fraud" and "swindle" become old-fashioned farm values?
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Pi [3.1416] times the square of a circle's radius give you the area of that circle:Concerned American does the math.
3.1416 X 500 yards X 500 yards = 785,400.
Push it to 600 yards and you've got nearly 1,131,000 square yards of liberty. [More]
Monday, September 14, 2009
Because our side has jobs.
We get millions, with no corporate sponsorship. The other side is stuck with thousands, sometimes(occasionally) tens of thousands, with charted buses and pre-printed signs. They are not the majority.
Via John Lott.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We're going to get a health care plan shoved down our throats that is written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke.
What possibly could go wrong?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
On September 8, 2009, history will be made. Will you be a part of it?
At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America. (Please note that this is a change from the originally scheduled time.) During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation’s children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.
From the suggested student activities:
Why does President Obama want to speak with us today? How will he inspire us? How will he challenge us? What might he say? Do you remember any other historic moments when the president spoke to the nation?and
What do you think the president wants us to do? Does the speech make you want to do anything? Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us? What would you like to tell the president?
My email to the school:
Principal xxxxxx,Yes, I am starting out nice. Flies, vinegar and all that.
On Tuesday, September 8th, President Obama will be making an address directed at all public school students. Does [our school] intend to include this address in the students' schedule?
I think the kind of hero worship encouraged in the suggested student activities is inappropriate for impressionable young minds.
I got a response from the principal.
Mr. princewally,Now, I'm just waiting on a response from my son's teacher, which should come after school hours.
This is not a mandated activity that the district is encouraging. The District's position is that this is not part of our curriculum and we therefore should not be giving time for it. However, some teachers can use portions for social studies connection.
The classroom teacher should be able to give you more information regarding their connection, if there is one.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
VOTE NOW! Monster Hunter International PATCH CONTEST!!!:The entries are in, and now it is time to vote.
Go here to view the patches!
Please post to the comments in this thread which patch you think should become part of the official MHI universe and get a cameo in the second MHI book, Monster Hunter Vendetta. (coming Fall 2010 from Baen).We have 47 entries. Please post the name of the patch in the comments. Please only vote once. We authors are easily confused. Please, tell your friends, post it to your blog, spam the intertubes. (sell more books!) Whoops. That last one was subliminal.
I will leave this open for this week. At the end of the week I’ll count up the votes, figure out the winner and announce it here.
Vote well. Losing this one can't hurt as much as the losing last vote I cast.
My choice was for Arkham. Next up was the Bloody Bun. This needs a runoff. :(