Saturday, May 27, 2023

Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. 

Monday is for remembering those that gave all for this country. 

On September 3, 2020 the President of these United States prior to Joe Biden called those that gave all, losers and suckers. He also asked those that were wounded, but survived, be kept out of military parades. 

The very next day (September 4, 2020) he said "I never called … John McCain a loser and swear on whatever, or whoever, I was asked to swear on, that I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than Heroes." What a liar, but then he lies about most everything. 

What a wonderful Commander in Chief of our military. 

I'll admit, I never served in the military, but it's not because of them not trying to draft me. Five times in 1965 did I report to the Draft Induction Center to go through their tests to find out if I was draftable. Five times was I sent home and finally rated 4F (Undraftable). Had I been drafted, I would have gone and done my duty. I also believe I would have come home in a box. Then in the eyes of our 45th president, I too would have been a loser or a sucker. 

So, on this Memorial Day Weekend, remember this information and when the primaries come, vote for someone else. 

Most of all, remember those who gave all for our country. If you have time, go to YouTube and take a look at the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery. I still get goose bumps every time I watch that. 

And by all means, stay out of the rivers. If you're on the water, in a lake, please wear a PDF. Especially  wear one if you're a Geezer like me, we just don't float as well as we used to. 

Stay safe and stay tuned. 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Do You Believe?

Back in 1968 and 1969 I belonged to a club called "The California Varmint Callers Association". The objective of the club was to eliminate varmints (coyotes, bobcats, foxes, etc.) that preyed on the young sheep, in conjunction with the California Wool Growers Association.

We hunted on weekends as we all worked real jobs during the week. We would leave from a "check in" place onFriday night and hunt in the high desert between San Bernardino, California and the Nevada State line. The hunting took place at night using spotlights and high powered rifles. This was before spotlighting was outlawed around 2006. 

How it worked was one person with a spotlight would stand in the back of a pickup truck lighting the area just above the ground and when a set of "eyes" were seen, the other person would take a shot. The third (there were always 3 to a team) person would be the driver. 

One night while I was lighting by my self (the other two lazy bums were in the warm cab) I noticed, in the distance, 3 red lights in a triangle. They would spin around, then stop, then spin again, and stop. This went on for about 5 minutes. We were near Edwards Air Force Base and I didn't make much of it. Kind of forgot about it. 

That is until I came across a YouTube Channel story about UFO's and Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California. Then my brain started to wonder. What did I see all those years ago?

Today I'm listening to a YouTube Channel called Wartime Stories. They are talking about 3 people who saw 3 red lights in a triangle in the night sky. The first one was near Fort Knox, Kentucky. The second one near central part of the state of Maine. The third one was near Edmond, Alberta, Canada.   

Boy, that made me sit up and take notice. Of course, I went out on the net and searched 3 red lights in a triangle and sure enough there are a bunch of stories. BUT, those 3 red lights are not what I saw. Mine were close together and spun around. The ones on the net were not so close together, and just bopped around in the sky. 

Of course I'll never know, but I am a believer in UFO's. After all how can there be hundreds of billions of planets out there and we're the only planet with intelligent life? I think not. 

Are you a believer?    

Monday, May 1, 2023

Complete The Garden Before The Rain, Again

Once again we're expecting rain for about the next four days. Not the atmospheric rivers like before, but probably enough to make everything wet. 

So I raced to get the garden planted and finish hooking up the drip irrigation system.   

We also make use of the pots scattered around the back yard. In the first picture, the pot on the left will have Cilantro or as some call it Coriander. 

Looks like this:

It's planted from seeds that's why you don't see anything yet.

The pot on the right is Parsley. When you're as good a cook as my wife is, you have spices all over the place. We have a pot of Sage too.  

Every year we have a "trial" planting of some sort. This year it's the pepper plant below. It's called "Spicy Jane". 

Peppers are rated on the Scoville scale. 

Mild 100 - 2500
Medium hot 2500 - 30,000
Hot 30,000 to 100,000
Above 100,000 stay close to the toilet. 

The Spicy Jane above is rated 30,000+

Next on the list is the raised bed below. In the front Summer Sandwich tomato (large for sandwiches). Middle is a Habanero Pepper (100,000 to 300,000 Scoville) purchased by mistake. It was in a tray marked Jalapeno. Far end is a Roma tomato. We use this one for Salsa. 

In this bed are Cherokee Purple (large sandwich) and Sun Sugar (cherry) tomatoes.

In the triangle bed there are 5 bush bean plants (last year this was one of our trial plants) and in the back, cucumbers to climb up the rack. 

In this bed in the front left is Poblano Pepper (1000 - 2000 Scoville) and in the back Japanese Eggplant. 

Last, but not least is bed #4. On the right side are purple or red (how ever you call them) onions. Left side is a row are carrots (another trial from last year) and in the middle Green Onions (another trial from last year) not to be confused with the song by Booker T & the MG's. Sorry, might be a little before your time. 

Still have to get a Jalapeno Pepper for the space between the Poblano & Eggplant and hook up two more drip lines, but for the most part, garden is ready. Just need some more sunny days like we've had for the last week or so. 

I don't have any fishing to report. I guess I'm not recovering as fast as I thought I would. Still in a good deal of pain. Pain medication not helping with the Arthritis much. Talked to my doctor on the 18th of last month and she said she could change to a stronger pain med, but would be right back where I'm at now, in about 6 months. Didn't see the point of changing. 

To tell you the truth, my balance is so bad, I'm afraid to even go out to North Shore Camanche for fear of falling on the rocky shore.

Maybe I'll get better soon. Stay tuned.