Armadillos and Barking Dogs

I had not any more than got set down at the table, this morning, when Archer our big dog began barking in his gruff tone.  Of course, being the curious fellow that I was I went to see, grabbing a flashlight before I went out the door.  To my surprise there was an ‘Possum on the half shell”, making this groaning, grunting sound as it was digging around the fence I have around our air conditioner compressor.

When I saw what it was I went back indoors and retrieved my 22 rifle.  I tried to get it away from the house, and fence, but nothing worked so I took what aim I could with the trusty gun and fired.  You know how slow those things are usually moving – armadillos’ that is.  It takes them forever to move across a road, highway, and you usually see more laying splattered on the highways, than you do alive.  This one was quite alive.

When I shot that armadillo took off down toward Flat Creek like a bullet.  He ran through the weed patch, with the dogs chasing it, and barking.  Even the dog I call “Little Girl” chased him.  She’s getting quite adept at chasing things.

I am not sure I even hit the thing when I shot; though I don’t think it would have moved if I didn’t hit it.  Those critters need to leave, and go back where they came from.  They are really a nuisance.   I guess the good Lord or all things and creation has a purpose for them.  He does everything else.

From the banks of Flat Creek.

-Tim

Survival in the USA

Several years ago Hank Williams jr. sung a song with the words, “I’ve got a shotgun, a rifle and a four wheel drive; and a country boy can survive.”  That is the way I feel concerning the threats coming out of D.C.  I have a new definition for D.C.  (Dipstick Compartment)

The debt ceiling thing has nothing to do with individual survival.  If the debt rises or falls we can and will survive.  My survival is not dependent upon anything the D.C.’s do.  My survival is dependent upon my GOD and Savior Jesus Christ.  My life, my all, my finances come from His provisions; not D.C.’s

For all who may be interested; I do have a rifle.  I have three of them, and know how to use them.  I do not have a shotgun or a four wheel drive; but I can still survive.

How about you?  You can too.

Living here on the banks of Flat Creek we have access to fish, and there are other forms of wildlife to hunt, for sustenance, and life.  Oh, by they way I may seem cynical, but I am thankful for the freedom we still have in this country.  Where we can still tell our gov what we think of them; and without fear of reprisal.

We do need to be more concerned about personal debt.  We need to be out of it as soon as possible on the family level.  That will be a wonderful blessing for all.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding.”

-Tim