Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Ring out the false, ring in the true. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out the false, ring in the true  – Alfred Lord Tennyson,

2 Responses to Sunday soapbox

  1. fredinthegrass says:

    As a farmer rain played an important part in our lives. and old habits die hard.
    I still record daily rainfall and total it monthly and the ‘grand’ total at year’s end.
    I am now able to inform you that at ‘our place’ we had 1088 millimetres of rain in 2016 – one mm less than 2014, but a whopping 200 mm more than 2015.
    Happy New Year HP and “your farmer”.


  2. Andrei says:

    The old man loaded up everything that he owned
    On a wagon and headed out west
    The old woman fearlessly faced the unknown
    Cause she figured he knew what was best
    And they settled down hard on a government grant
    With six mouths to feed and forty acres to plant

    And the rain came down
    Like an angel come down from above
    And the rain came down
    It’ll wash you away and there ain’t never enough

    Fall turned to winter another year gone
    Over and over again
    Some took their lives from their land and moved on
    And some stayed on to plow it back in
    And the good Lord he giveth and he taketh away
    And the restless shall go and the faithful shall stay

    Now my grandaddy died in the room he was born in
    Twenty-three summers ago
    But I could have sworn he was beside me this morning
    When the sheriff showed up at my door
    So don’t you come around here with your auctioneer man
    Cause you can have the machines but you ain’t taking my land


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