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An Uzi to get lunch..........

“I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again; poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves.” – D. H. Lawrence

“Put the grape drank down,

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Bowling for Hogs and Sausage

Chop-Rite #12 ready to go

Almost a year ago I decided I needed to know how to make homemade  sausage – just because.  You know back in the day sausage was a way to make use of less desirable cuts of meats and the trimmings.  Plus, if it was properly  cured and smoked the  shelf life was substantially increased.  Products like summer sausage are shelf stable with no refrigeration but be advised,  old time ways use simple equipment and plenty of knuckle busting hard labor.

The equipment I decided on was a Chop-Rite #12 grinder which is a Made in the

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Brain Abyss

This week, a dear old friend chastised me for not getting on the Facebook Gate Guard page to check job opportunities. She said ‘You are being an old fart.’ meant in the kindest of fashion.  I declined the Facebook entre’ and replied ‘I enjoy my fartness.’ which is an unequivocally true and correct statement.

On the way out the door last evening to start a dog romp/ beer fest, I caught the tail end of a car commercial on TV that was loudly regaling features such as ‘GPS assistance, driving security safeguards and multiple cameras’ and it just struck me odd.

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The Puckerbrush Irregular Vol. 8-17

Started out my Saturday morning in fine fashion with this email:

My weather forecast

Good morning Andy, just wanted to drop a note of appreciation. We started on our first gate Monday, (My wife Linda and I). We are loving it.

Just wanted to let you know how much your blog helped us to prepare for the job. I have been reading it since 2011 and you helped us know what to expect, and what we needed to bring. We are about 35 miles from (somewhere in Jim Hogg County,TX) and love the area.

The people around here are great, they are like

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