Wednesday, July 18, 2012

the Bens....











It has been a hectic week.  It was great to get to know my new friend Ben Fogle.  Little Ben the bull calf was named after him.  (hmmmm...there is a bit of Benita and Ben'n'Texas in the little critter too.)  79.95,65, .14,B,0

10 comments:

shawn said...

John-
My wife is a fan of your shoes, she has about 6 pair.

Hill Country Slacker said...

sigh...please don't tell me there is a documentary/reality show on the way?

a man moves to cheap land, creates a joke website and "lab", spends 5 years toiling to become self sufficient, only to prove that it takes 10 years to do so as he is NO way near self sufficient, and most likely never will be, builds a steel domicile that most likely never be livable, seeks attention via the moronic press who will cover most anything - most likely for laughs, smokes and drinks too much, fights with neighbors who in turn like to ram each other with their pickup trucks, in a word a american low class hit!

what will it be called cheap desert warriors? who needs gator boys, duck boys, jersey shore? we got texas desert dwellers...

sigh...

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

I get the feeling you're holding back...tell us what you really think...

Rita B. said...

welcome to the fan club Slacker....incorrect description (joke website? steel domicile not livable?) but at least you're paying attention. you can go crawl back under your hill country rock now.

Mrs. Vargas Regrets (She's Unable to Diet Today) said...

i HATE it when people hold a gun to my head and make me read a blog i don't approve of... sheesh. he's not working in a cubicle. he's enjoying the life he's built for himself and the rest of us enjoy watching his progress. if he's able to try out "free" stuff from people who support his vision --that's no different than when settlers helped each other raise barns and slaughter animals for the season. self sustainable as a goal refers more to trying to procure his own energy resources and food supply than it means "live and work alone with no help or die trying." even thoreau walked to town for neighborly visits during the Walden experiment. take a deep breath, HCS.

linda said...

I enjoy John's blog. If you don't, just don't read it!

Pablo said...

Read and STUDY Thoreau first Tampa Fla Mrs. Vargas mom first ,before being so stupid, JW does nothing similar to him -to my understandingeing-, he is just a basic practical man, just living his life there in the Texas Desert,(no phylosophy at all) having rid off NY expensive life and no mortgage $$$, etc. just survive/enjoy basic life nature plus animals arround.

alam0tx said...

Hey! John is that "Swamp Girl" between you and Ben...

Allen Hare said...

Film crew! Can't wait to see what they came up with. From the picture, the little guy seems to be o.k. Hope he's doing well.

ladyntexas51 said...

This goes back to a previous blog, Ben Fogle is on the Today show in London promoting the Olympics. Cool that he was in West Texas just a few days ago. You have impressive friends, Mr. Wells.