Monday, March 30, 2009

British Parliment

YouTube - Daniel Hannan MEP: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government

Daniel Hannan stood up in Parlament the other day and blasted Prime Minister Brown for driving his country further into desperation. He became a hero to many American citizens.
"Such an articulate chap"

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Arkansas Black Apple

Arkansas Black Apple - Encyclopedia of Arkansas

We planted a few fruit trees on the farm in Tennessee this past week, a couple of Arkansas Blacks, and a couple of Heirloom Horse Apples. Both of these are good for drying. The Black produces in October and November making it a good fruit to harvest when gardens aren't coming in. The Black will keep all winter in a fruit cellar because of its hardness. We planted four muscadine vines so a trellis will have to be built next year. My research revealed that one acre of muscadines or scuppernongs will produce 6.4 tons per acre maximum. Muscadines (dark) grow wild all over the South. The scuppernong (bronze) seems to have grown originally in the Carolinas exclusively. This particular type has high sugar and will be used for jelly. I would like to get a few varieties to make wine!!!!!! and Lori can stomp some grapes.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eastern Cougar - A few remain

picture of cougar - Google Search

I bought a book not long ago " Native American Place Names In Mississippi" It has been a lot of fun to look up all the names of Counties, Rivers, etc in this state.

Mississippi's Copiah County is named for the Eastern Cougar. " koi' panther and "paya" to cry out or scream, thus "Screaming Panther - in the Choctaw language."

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring

Today is Vernal Equinox or Equal Night. Simply put - the first day of Spring.
The first picture is an oak tree in spring flower near Bigbee Valley Miss. It has been spaired to see another spring though alone now.
The compound leaflets are Shagbark Hickory or as we call them Scaly Bark.
The golden dangles are the delicate flowers of an oak.
The last two are the flowers of the Redbud. They and the Red Maple light up the spring explosion with pink and crimson. Bees are working every flower. Dogwoods are in bloom already. The deep South is solid gold with splashes of color.
Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leafs a flower
But only for an hour
Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay
Robert Frost

Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Found This Place Where?

When you think of overshot water mills, you don't think of Mississippi. The highest place in the state is around five hundred feet. This place is south of Meridian Mississippi and is called Dunn's Falls. Sometime around 1850 a young Irish Immigrant found this stream. It had the perfect amount of drop to set up an overshot mill. The Confederacy took over the mill and required him to manufacture war goods and weave woolen clothing. In peacetime he ground wheat and fine corn meal for everyone in the area. He moved on after the war but no one knows where. This fall plunges into the Chunky River some sixty five feet below.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Young British Soldier by Rudyard Kipling

The Young British Soldier by Rudyard Kipling

Don't misunderstand this blogg. I, like most Southerners support our boys over there in that desolate land of Afghanistan. I did however stumble across this poem just after 9-11. Alexander The Great took on these tribes. The British were there. Kipling gives some glimpses of their struggles. The USSR took them on. With a little help from us they failed. Now we are there. If the poem looks too long, read the last eight lines.

A Fast Growing Sport

YouTube - AGI 216 Cowboy Action Shooting with Lefty Longridge

This would be a fun sport.
Sun River Club Is Near Great Falls

Decades ago the fastest gun in the world was Ed McGivern from Montana.
I'm not up on this stuff. Some of his records may still stand.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ask yourself, do I feel lucky, well - - -

fastest shot in america - Google Search

Don't you just love the Second Amendment
I read where a gun class was being taught in a High School or University somewhere.
I bet it ain't Berkley

Shooting! This country was born during a shootout!

Can you imagine this guy legally carrying a weapon in that Virginia Tech classroom when the nut case burst in

Friday, March 13, 2009

Call Me Old School but I love Gassers

YouTube - 55 Chevy Gasser Shakey Puddin on Pass Time

There's just sum'pin bout a 55 Chevy
This baby has a 454 cu. in. big block with Hilborn Injection, (eight trumpets)
and that's just the beginning. 700 horses or near'bout. Love that straight axle up front
Shakey Puddin runs the quarter mile in 9.83 seconds
Hold on!!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hold my beer

youtube evil knievel - Google Search

I have been practicing this week. I think I can break his record.
So far I have built an up ramp and down ramp and jumped a tin of sardines.
Next week I'm going for a loaf of bread and so on, but I'll get there.

Evil was from the Butte Montana area.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whad' I Say?

Hell hath no fury

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

He was the first

youtube jackie wilson - Google Search

James Brown had some good moves. I believe he learned them from this ole boy who was born in Columbus Mississippi.

I don't think she's comming back

youtube please please please - Google Search

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ok you bums, get to work

I met this pipeliner the other day. On the job they call her May the muscle because of her large biceps. Here motto is "Don't start any crap and there won't be any"

March In Mississippi

Yes, it snowed in central Mississippi on the first of March and I forgot to roll up my windows.