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Benefit–I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so–for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me. I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

    I know that I haven’t posted much the past week or two and now I’m doing two in one day.  It’s okay. I’ve been busy at work–kind of.  Been busy at home–new kidding barn.  Been busy this afternoon with Duke–played catch and shot guns–priceless.  Been on the phone–Kela called–that means nothing gets done for awhile–priceless.  Right now, I’m currently downloading some J. Geils Band songs to the phone–costs me $1.29 per download. Can’t download Gun’s N’ Roses–not so priceless.  

     On Monday, Nov. 18th is an online benefit auction for Lane Barber.  This young lady is facing some serious medical issues.  We all are aware of the costs of insurance and the costs of medical care regardless of insurance.  Now, pretend you are about 20 years old and facing some serious shit.  

     (But if you want the best insurance, get online and get yourself some of that obamacare crap–it’s so good that people aren’t signing up for it)  This political message is brought to you by the part of the general public with a job and a functional  brain.  

      Back to the point, whether you know Lane or not doesn’t matter; it is time to take care of our own.  Money helps, but more money might make it better.  The goat community needs to take of our own.  Jodi called and asked if it was okay to sell a straw of Rumour Has It semen on a benefit for Lane.  My reply, “Sell two.”  If a goat can help raise money to help a person, well then it becomes a nike ad–Just Do It.  And on that note, the straws of Rumour Has It semen will cost at least $1,500 for the 2 straws.  Why?  The Dragon Lady and I are flooring/bidding/writing a check for $1,500.  Whatever you bid above that, you owe and you get the 2 straws.  If you bid $1,600, then you write a check for $1,600 and get 2 straws of Rumour Has It and Tammy and I write a check for $1,500.  That would mean $3,100 for the cause.  Who knows?  If the bid gets high enough, Bob, Jodi, Tammy and I might just donate more straws to the winning bidder.  If somebody wants to get stupid, well, we can play along.  

     Have fun.  Raise money.  This is an online auction that we need people talking about.  

 

“In less need for charity and more of it when needed.”     Remember that line.  Here’s your chance to act.  

 

“I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.”

    And you always wondered what that 5th paragraph of the FFA creed actually meant.  It means that American farmers and ranchers help each others–across this great nation, have an opportunity to partake in this helping cause because it is the right thing to do which in turn will inspire others.  It is a tradition that American agriculturists help each other.  Bid, write a check, stand solid knowing that you helped a fellow person.