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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Noxious Spray

Don’t worry, I’m not writing another post about anything political.  BTW, I appreciate all your comments for and against and I won’t shut my comments off unless someone gets hurtful.  We are all Americans and for that reason you’re able to comment as you wish about Mrs. Palin and me. Please know that I am not so young, stupid or blond to base my vote on a darling little girl spit shinin‘ her baby bro’s head.  

Now, I need to tell you a story about my city slicker turned country boy husband.
Early in the summer as I was driving down our country road I passed a county truck with a big tank in the bed of the vehicle.  The driver was moving slowly along the shoulder holding a spray nozzle out the window at different intervals dousing something in the ditches with a liquid.
Huh?  I thought.  Wonder what the heck he’s spraying?
If you know Clay really well then you will know that he tries desperately to come up with a good answer to all of life’s questions no matter how assanign his conclusion may be, he genuinely can make a person believe that he actually has wisdom beyond his years.  I’ve told him many, many, many, many times that it’s okay to say, “Uh, I dunno”.
So, I told him about the county spray truck and related my question, “What do you think they were spraying?”
And my husband’s brilliant answer was……..
They’re spraying for snakes?
“Yeah, I bet so.”
Snake spray?
Honey, just when I think you’ve turned the corner from being all citified you come up with Snake Spray.  Oh boy.  And you want to be called the Farmer?  

Since we had the snake spray conversation I’ve discovered that Kansas has a noxious weeds department and if you have any of these noxious weeds growing in your pasture you have to eradicate them.  The same goes for the county ditches.  If these noxious weeds are allowed to live they will take over and destroy a good grazing pasture.  
But, from now on, we will refer to the noxious weed patrolling as The Snake Spray Truck.

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