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Texaswitchy

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As a child of the cold war I am thankful for President Biden.

I trust him to do the right thing with Russia and the Ukraine.

Putin will take and take until he is stopped.

No fan of a war but damn you have to stand up to a bully.

My housemate is a retired Vet, served 30 years.

She feels the same.

Given in to Putin is asking for more trouble.

The people of Ukraine are willing to fight.

I have Czech ancestry so this is personal.

So winter has hit Texas.

Right now it is about 45 but will drop down to 🥶.

The temp will go up and down like that.

The front blew in about three this morning.

So we spent the last two days getting pole barns ready for cows and mules.

My neighbor has rescue mules,. they make great guard mules.

We had warm December, now the temp drop.

So now sitting in little barn waiting on the young heifers to give birth.

They look like they will explode any time now.
They are huge.

But it nice and warm in here, the cow dogs are here with me.

Some the barn cats are curious.

Everybody stay warm.



This afternoon I had a conversation with one of my neighbors here in the hill country.

She is 101, very soon 102.

We were sitting outside.


She is a WW2 Vet.

She can speak German, Czech, and Polish.

She was in Army Intelligence and was stationed in England then France and Germany.

She is very aware about the similarities between 1930's Germany and now in our country.

She is ready to fight again.

It struck me sitting there listening to her what the Americans could do if needed.

Now we have sorry Americans who can't even take a shot.

There was a element of sadness also.

She lost a brother and a future husband in Europe.

Then she had to see January 6th.













Got to see a baby calf born on Christmas day.

We are in the hill country until after the new year.

One of my neighbors came over with a extra horse and said let's go looking for this cow I am missing.

So we had a nice horseback ride and did find the missing cow.

There she was giving birth.

A little heifer.

Mother and daughter is doing well.

Moved them back to barn area.

It was a nice morning.





We had our Solstice gathering.


Just for those 50 and up.

It was fun but also sad as three of our group have past away since 2020.

So their children brought their ashes and a picture to the gathering.

Each had their own chair and we were together one last time .

Their ashes will be released here on the farm as our sisters requested.

Last night was different but it was also nice to get together.

Everyone was vaccinated and tested.

Everyone wore masks.

We were outside.

Nice bonfire.

Happy solstice everyone.

Happy New Year.

Talked to my oldest Granddaughter in Canada.

She asked if she will ever live in the States again.

I told her the truth, I do not know.

Maybe when she is a grown up.

She knows why they moved to Canada.

Hell of thing to tell your grandchild.

I hope everything works out.

We talk everyday.

She is enjoying living in Canada but she misses home also.

Damn.

The father should die in prison.

The other two really old if they get out at all.

Sitting here in San Antonio eating TexMex sitting next to the river.

Does not get any better.

Housemate is ok.

Took a bunch of tests.

Everything is looking ok for her.

What a day to spend a birthday.

I am eating some great enchiladas right now.

Take care everyone.



Just curious what were y'all on doing Jan. 6th other then watching TV.

My Veteran housemate was so worried she was cleaning the guns and rifles.

She didn't say anything but cursed under her breath.

I knew what she was thinking.

She was getting ready for war.

She was in war zones during her 20 years active duty and reserve time, 30 years in all.

She is a retired RN.

We came really close.



Sitting with 30 years of Christmas decorations on the floor and tables

Lots of memories


I think a lot of stuff is going into storage.


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