OMG, pleeeeeeze somebody fix the electric. I'm HOT, I'm tired, I'm as whiney as my kids are. I'm havin' myself a real pity party today. Don't you just feel sorry for me and all my misery? ROFLOL! Nah... I guess we're still doing ok here. Although I really CAN'T remember now how many days it has been. Laundry and showers are a real pain in the butt. Being hot while you sleep wears you down a little more each day. I can't vacuum, or use the dishwasher, or my hot water tank. My new Generac is due to be delivered today..... by an 18 WHEELER..... had to get hold of them and let them know...uuhhh.. not going to happen on my road. So now my daughter is meeting them at the interstate exit and escorting them to our other house which sits along a main road that can handle big trucks. My hubby is getting good at loading really heavy objects by himself these days. At least this is not as heavy as the wood cook stove he had to bring in by himself. He won't let me help . Why are men like that??? On to more subjects... we are still looking for someone with a dozer to put in a pond behind the house... I can't wait for that to happen! I can just see all the kids back there swimming and fishing in the pond n a couple of years. It would be nice to have our own supply of fish. We stopped buying ocean fish from the grocery store after they found cesium from Fukushima in all the fish they were testing. It's so true that if you want clean food these days you'd better grow it yourself. Thinking about laying in enough feed corn now to get my animals through the winter. They said on the news that this years corn crop is a total loss. I use corn to make heat in my livestock in the cold weather. Some of the other forums I go to are recommending that if you like corn products you should get enough now to last until the next crop comes in. Personally I think it's failing because its genetically modified so much. I don't know why a man would ever think he could make food better than GOD!!!!! But there you have it... On another subject.. Any of you WV folks got any beef cattle or a nice little Jersey milk cow for sale? We're in the market for a brood cow for beef, maybe a steer or two and I'm thinking about a small Jersey cow for milk so I can make butter again. I miss sitting beside a big old cow talking to her while the milk hits the bucket. I like making butter and cheese with the kids. I'm good at milking and making stuff, but none of us were raised with cows and I need help picking out a good one. I don't know how to judge the qualities of the animals yet. Well, I think this is the longest post I've made yet. Better stop before I get a reputation as a windbag, lol!