Tuesday my wife was putting laundry away and came across a pair of underwear- (I won’t tell you whose they were) filled with small seeds. “It’s a mouse“ I said- “Looks like you’ve found his stash.” The little bugger had been running back and forth from the kitchen counter to the laundry room carrying seeds. I thought to myself-
A.- That took a lot of trips and
B.- That took a lot of self control carrying all those seeds in his cheeks- I would have eaten most of them doing the work.
Here’s a picture I took of that mouse trying to get some of my Swiss cheese:
There must be a little mouse in me because I’ve been having this urge to store up for Winter as well.
On Monday, Denny said he was taking 2 beef to the locker and wanted to know if I’d be interested in a 1/2 a beef- at $2.00 a pound. I asked my wife if that was a good deal- she said “When 93% hamburger sells for $1.98 that’s a good price….So we spoke for a quarter of beef.
(side note- Renee, when you read this- I decided I just couldn’t swap you Winston for 1/2 of a beef)
We have 6 free range pigs currently plus our resident hog Winston. They go through a lot of food in a week, I’m having to buy corn because they’ve rooted up most of the pasture- So as I stood there Tuesday night giving the pigs pieces of pumpkins we grew this year, I wondered if the pumpkin patch South of town has any extra pumpkins they’d give away- Halloween is over and maybe , just maybe they’re just going to throw them away. So I stopped Wednesday night, talked briefly with Virgil….he wasn’t sure- you never know. Thursday morning our phone rang- It was the pumpkin farmer- ”Was I the guy who stopped and asked about the pumpkins?” Well, he’d thought about it and said there was a shed full of pumpkins he was going to have to throw away and it would help him out, if I came and got them. Friday afternoon I hauled home almost 2 pick up loads of pumpkin.
We still have about 40 bushels of Super Chief, Sun Crisp and Liberty apples for sale from this years apple harvest.
There’s a fine line between having faith the Almighty will provide and personal responsibility. I’m taking my que from the mouse- if they think it’s a good idea to stock up for winter then I do too.