Category Archives: Libertarian Outpost

Dog Logic And Firewood Levers: Part III

I was cold, stuck in the snow, and on a fools errand. I was in a Jack London story. You know what ties together all those guys who died in Jack London’s books? None were holding a long handled round pointed shovel. Losers! Continue reading

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Morning Schedule

Get up & start the coffee. While coffee is brewing, go to the barn and turn the chickens loose. Notice a skunk nosing around the woodshed. Shoot the bastard. Pour coffee. Go to work.

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The Possibility Of Ridiculous Outcomes: Part III

There are people on this earth who are willing to (and have) disrupted the lives of everyone in a large city. They have done this to free, adult, American, citizens. They did this despite the fact that they weren’t personally tough enough to endure a donut shortage. These people have badges. Continue reading

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Tractor Yoga

It’s time to practice homesteading Yoga. Step one is to start your tractor. Continue reading

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Tax Day: Shake It Off And Come Back Swinging

Even though it’s tax day, today is a good day. Why? Because the creeping monolith hasn’t yet kicked my ass. It probably hasn’t kicked yours either. We’re still here with all of the flag waving, gun clinging, obstreperous, inconvenient, self-actualized, American glory that makes “our betters” cringe. The nation that cured Polio and invented the monster truck isn’t yet a Socialist playpen. So smile dammit! Continue reading

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Chicken Deicing Strategies

Here’s a useful homesteading hint; once a galvanized waterer freezes you’ll tear your spine out trying to bust it open it to chip away the ice and add more water. I have nicknamed galvanized waterers “the spittoons of Satan” and am forwarding my chiropractic bills to the chickens. Continue reading

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Tree Talk

“I am man.” I addressed the tree. “I have an oversized turbo charged simian brain. It has one purpose…to dominate everything. I’m on the top of the food chain because I damn well belong there. I have a powersaw. I have opposable thumbs. My species invented beer, nuclear weapons, and ice hockey. We cannot be defeated. I’m going to find your weakness, I’m going to exploit it, and I’m going to win!” Continue reading

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Soda Ban Response

From lead nanny state busybody Bloomberg who apparently thinks it’s within government’s purview (from the consent of the governed?) to outlaw large soda cups: “We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that … Continue reading

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Fauna Cluelessness

Curmudgeon Compound has an impressive TV antenna which came with the place.  I never hooked it up because fuck television! I’m lazy. The past few mornings a woodpecker has been earnestly hammering away at the tall metal support pole.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Can Come Of SB1813

Busybodies obsessively monitor people. Control freaks use the information that busybodies collect for their own nefarious ends. They all gravitate toward regulation. None care about you. Continue reading

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