We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lovely image, Captain Tom... When I moved down from the north [Wisconsin] to the South [Texas] I didn't realize how much I would miss the trees and vegetation and snows that I had taken for granted all of my life. I love it when maggiesfarmers publish pix like yours because they touch my heart with nostalgia.
Reminds me of a Civil War story. A unit camped for the night and needed firewood. There was a stacked fence but the CO did not want to pillage the area they were in. Finally when pressed he relented but as a compromise told the men they could only burn the top rail.