Another August On The Minnesota Southern Tier
by Anglo-American Farmer Bodwyn Wook
Monday, 3 August 2009
Longrider posted a beautiful photograph of his taking, of a green preying mantis:
A lovely creature, we don’t have them as far North as in Minnesota but may, one day, if there is anything to the global warming hoax. MDPIC sent for the larva of some last year but they were a non-starter, I am sorry to say (apart from the ethics of hatching the deceived creatures here, I mean). There are walking-stick insects, though. Meantime, I am getting on with the combining nicely, and the fireflies are beautiful again this year. But, I regret to report that there are few or no crickets going. That was a sound that used to girdle the whole northern World in the Summer, and even in New York you were never out of the sound of a cricket, though you might well have had to bend low over the gratings to hear one clearly over the motor-roar.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Stop The Pissing Around?
Longrider is forthright about “frequent urges’ in the following, and his success at finding some reluife rrom it all:
Of course, on the farm one just pisses hauls her outand lets fly, so it takes awhile to notice that things aren’t all as they might be! To Longrider I replied:
For what it is worth (I’ve already revealed myself in your pp as an exercise-nut & megalomaniac), in addition to exercises I’ve been running a half-mile or mile per day since the Spring, just to wake up my heart-rate before doing any of the floor-work, press-ups, crunches, and also pull-ups — and, so help me Hannah, this non-stop piss-business has virtually completely (!) gone by the board.
Before that, and now for a year or so, I’ve regularly been taking a capful or so of apple (sic) vinegar (MUY acidoso, senor!) in every tumbler of water, and three-four of these daily, it seemed to help then, and perhaps now synergises wirh the running part…quien sabe?
I Eat Meat Muchly & All The Other Horrid Things just as always, so all the best, and I do agree, more than two cups of coffee in the ack-emma is simply Loo City!
14 August 2009
The Englishman in An Englishman’s Castle has been pointing out the large element of media faddishness in the various health scares, notably about “dangerous” belly fat:
The secret is (the following IS a just unbeatable example of really objective science!) beer AND exercise…I do (among other stuff) 128 cross-crunches regularly and, at sixty, have the most well-trained pot belly in Squawbunion County, here at home in southern Minnesota on the North Coast of Ioway. The other indispensable factor in good health is plenty of fat (!) roast beef sandwiches, with lots of onions, cheddar and loads of your own homemade horseradish.
Unfortunately, YOU have to want these goodies bad enough to work at having them too, I can’t “give” them to you and there is no government on Earth that can “make” this happen “for” you.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Longrider has been exercised by predatory blog tolls which he finds difficult of exorcism:
To cheer him up I supplied an update “From Down on the Farm”:
Bugger trolls…how’s things in France? Here in the Minnesota southern tier the barley, oats and wheat is in, all the straw baled and this third cutting of hay (alfalfa) a-baling. And, NOT a perishing hot devil of a Summer either, high seventies and eighties mainly, pretty decent humidity too. I expect it’s some MORE of this here “climate change….” At present the Cats are on the ScheiBe Roster for various nefariosities & divers incidents of Fish Lifting from out of the pond, but that’s about it on the crime front. We are eating ourselves into comas of potato salad and sweet corn and blue gills fried in beer batter, and plenty of sauerkraut with caraway and piles of the fried up carcases of My Buddies, The Spring Rooster Babies. Vile cannibalism…wie Gott in Frankreich as they say, only probably in the E-major key!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
I have taken to using these 7-1/2 Watt refrigerator bulbs to read & type by, they are way cozy and plus they are cheap to burn. So needless to say, the “global” “recycling” “industry” is now screwing around with this:
As I said (alright, wrote!), I use these little 7-1/2 Watt refrigerator bulbs to read and type by, they work just great and provide a nice, intimate low light, more than suitable for reading about steam locomotives, and Macaulay, Dracula, Mr Jack Vance and Vansittart’s memoirs…now I suppose some Trained Liberal Sonofobitch is going to piss up a storm about THAT!
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