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" Agenda 21 Education" Day 1: ICLEI and IUCN

AGENDA 21Before I begin this journey I would like to ask for prayers of protection not only for myself and my family but for others like myself who are beginning to stand up against this.  Taking a stand against this is a very dangerous thing to do and we need all of your prayers.  I realized I was being watched over a year ago.  My courage to do this comes from my Lord and I know he is here guiding what I'm doing.  Thank You All...

I am going to begin at the end and work backwards.  To absorb what I'll be sharing in the next 30 days you must first understand what the UN Agenda 21 is and why it is  being implemented.  It is a worldwide plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world.  .
 While many people support the United Nations for its 'peacemaking' efforts, hardly …

30 Days to Understanding Agenda 21 - We Own What THEY WANT

For over 9 years I've been trying to make sense of the senseless- understanding the Humane Society of the U.S.  As an animal protein producer I felt compelled to study everything I could get my hands on to educate myself on this destructive organization as I felt this was the main threat to our industry.  I started a blog and invited others to voice their concerns which we did enthusiastically. We discussed and cussed, but solved few problems. Along with HSUS I began to recognize more threats; the EPA and its over reaching regulations that directly affect farming and ranching; the abuse of the Endangered Species Act and a growing intent on the destruction of our ranching industry. Personal encounters gave me more reason for concern.  I studied more, attended conferences and summits learning as much as I could about this growing army of enemies positioning themselves to destroy us.  But just when I would think I had found the reasoning key to unlock the box of bizarre, one more dis…

A Story About A "Godly" President

The story is told of U.S. President James Garfield's first Sunday in Washington, D.C. after his inauguration.  A member of the cabinet insisted that a cabinet meeting must be called at 10:00 a.m. the following day (Sunday), to handle a matter that threatened a national crisis.  Garfield refused on the grounds of another appointment.  The cabinet member then insisted that the national matter was of such great importance that the President should break his engagement.
   Garfield refused.  Then the cabinet member remarked, "I would be interested to know with whom you could have an engagement so important that it cannot be broken." Garfield replied, "I will be as frank as you are.  My engagement is with the Lord, to meet Him at His House and at His table at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, and I shall be there."
   The President was at worship services the next morning.  The nation survived the crisis.  President Garfield was a member of the Lord's church.
   The Lord&…

Red Dirt Feed

The past few weeks we've all been busy getting ready to host the third annual Oklahoma Red Dirt Red Angus Sale  gathering, sorting, tagging AND grilling and baking.  My brother and his wife prepared food for the "big feed" (over 200) at noon on sale day.  Their grilled sirloin roast, homemade cole slaw and potato salad, a large pot of Anasazi beans and fruit cobbler was all delicious.  I offered menial pre-sale food contributions at various times throughout the week, but nothing like the awesome banquet they turned out.

 Unlike most of the cooks around the ranch who follow recipes to a T, I rarely purchase specific items for specific recipes.
But remember "My Kitchen Is An Ecosystem"  so...
One evening the menu included Chicken Fried Steak, a big pot of buttered rice and brown gravy, fried okra, baked sweet potatoes with coarse salt and freshly preserved Tangy Dilled Green Tomato Slices.  For dessert, an original Bread Pudding with Hot Buttered Brandied Orange …

Fall Gathering Favorites

...and yet another Fall Favorite,
          a 4-H Favorite!
I was a 4-Her,
my husband was a 4-Her
 and our kids were all very active.  We showed and judged cattle, horses, sheep and hogs, gave demonstrations, sewed aprons, "fringed" headscarves, canned veggies, fruits, jams and jellies, entered biscuits, sugar cookies and bread...even the boys.  Today, 20 years and 10 grand kids later,  I've gone full circle and I'm proudly wearing the title "4-H Leader" again.  I love the program and what it stands for.  This recipe came from my kid's 4-H era.  Dewey County 4-H is known for its stiff competition when it comes to fair exhibits.  The "Pickering" girls from Dewey county shared this yummy fall recipe  20 plus years ago during a teen leadership meeting. We still make it today. Thanks Sheila, Shelly and Felicia wherever you are!

Caramel Apple Krispies
4 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup Grape Nuts cereal
6 oz dried apple slices, chopped fine
1 pkg (14 oz) caram…

They speak Traeger, Yoder, Weber and Cook Shack...


Lost In A Blog

This is a repost from Thanksgiving 2010. My Grandmother Hazel was an amazing women and we all miss her. Pictures are so important to me, I'm always gathering everyone up for "one more" photo shoot, something that drives my family nuts.  I'm so glad they agreed to gather for this one.

Five Generations
My mom, my daughters and granddaughters and my Grandma Hazel. My 97 year old grandmother was able to spend all Thanksgiving day with us. For over 50 years she operated our local grocery store and was voted Seiling, Oklahoma's Business Woman of The Year. She's still witty, sharp and feisty I AM confused. I've been sick for a few days. I hit a brick wall after Thanksgiving dinner, limply slithered into my recliner Friday and have been sitting here contemplating my social media skills. While surfing blog and websites I've concluded that I'm in need of a facelift. My blog needs it, my facebook page needs it, my website needs it, and I…

Back In The Saddle...Almost

I’m back…for a while, barring I don’t slip on another tutu or fall over another tombstone.
The morning after Easter 5:45 a.m. to be exact, I slipped on a princess tutu and tore my rotator cuff. In June I had surgery and spent the summer going to physical therapy three times a week 60 miles away.In August my Grandmother Hazel passed away.She had lived a long, happy, successful, life.She was 96 years old and it was hard to say goodbye to one of my best friends.
My shoulder was on the mend, but at Grandma’s graveside service I fell over a tombstone.During the service I’d been watching near misses and worried about someone tripping over the one on my end of the tent.I didn’t realize there was another on the other end.Remember I have 10 grandkids, 7 of them under the age of 7.I had my hands full of water bottles, mine and theirs. As I hurried out of the tent to speak to some relatives I fell head, neck and face first over the tombstone my rear and high heels in the air and my mouth full of …

Chain Ranch History

This past year the American National Cattlewomen chose several women to serve as conversation leaders in our beef industry through the United States Farmer's and Rancher's Alliance I was one of those women.and have enjoyed the training through this program which is striving to form a bond between consumers and their food producers.  This video was taken as part of USFRA's competition, Become The Face of Agriculture.  We are trying our luck, but if we don't make the cut, it was something I've been wanting to do with my dad for several years.

Catching Up...

Apologies once again.  I refuse to say that I'll do better at posting because I will not.  My blessed life revolves around my family which today includes 10 grand kids, my husband, my folks, my children and their spouses and a host of in-laws, friends and acquaintances.  I love this life and I wish it were all I had to do- cook, play and visit.

 But fortunately it's not, because if it were I might not ever leave the house.  just revel in this splendid chaos, a scene that resembles Cheaper By The Dozen on most days. I do have the responsibility of helping manage our ranching operations. The blessings of my big family include the fact that now the physical labor is left up to my husband, dad (yes, he's 85 but still climbs aboard his 850 John Deere bulldozer everyday and levels things),brother, sons, son-in-laws, nephew...and now two grandsons that are always ready and willing to jump in the cab of a tractor or combine to pull their share of the load. I've even relinquish…

Beautiful Bovine Birth