Sunday, August 30, 2015


Is he lying about his faith, or just one of the frozen chosen?

Saturday, August 29, 2015


One of the many things I have learned from my broken leg experience is that the art of partial weight bearing is made to appear to be non-exact rocket science.  Although there are a few clinical devices available at a very high price, I have only been given very simple instruction such as using a bathroom scale to gauge weight on the offended appendage, or the one crutch method for my current stage of healing.  One might think that with the advent of cheap micro-controllers, a simple solution would be available by now.  Perhaps I can figure out how to use the parts from a $16 bathroom scale to implement a more precise diagnostic tool.  Then all I will need is a good healthcare lobbyist to help me suck a couple million dollars out of Obamacare to get my big piece of the affordable healthcare pie.  86,90,68,0,B

Friday, August 28, 2015


Contemplating a pen expansion (red) and catchment excavation (blue).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

by request

made progress today...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

another guv'mnt number

That time of year to renew the registration for my trailer.  New rules enforced this year include getting the trailer inspected as well.  Registration and inspection amounts to $61.00 plus the additional hassle of getting the inspection.  But there is another way.  Called the tax office and they told me I also need a Texas Agricultural and Timber Exemption Registration Number.  Took all of 5 minutes to get it online.  Went to town today and was in and out the door easy with my new Farm Trailer plate...six bucks total and no inspection requirement.  In my case, based on the criteria I selected on the application, the trailer can only be used:  "exclusively to transport seasonally harvested agricultural products or livestock from the place of production to the place of process, market, or storage; or farm supplies from the place of loading to the farm. The vehicle may be used to allow farmer/ranchers to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows."
This is not a way of getting around the law - just an option if you qualify.  Read all the rules in the links provided.  93,98,70,0,C

Monday, August 24, 2015

big bug