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.
One of my rare Yankeeland slice of life posts, for our overseas readers who are interested in what we do here in America when we lazy people aren't "working" -
Fertilize lawns Re-load the big bird-feeders Fertilize flowering shrubs and perennial borders with 10-10-10 Re-seed bare spots in lawn and water the seed Put Preen on borders Mulch and edge front garden Pansies in pots Final late-winter prunings (I have mastered the pruning arts, over the years) Remove large redundant branch from the big Peach tree Get organized for our big wild game dinner here next weekend - order delivery of spare tables and chairs, plates and silverware for 30, and warming plates, etc. Clean self up, if possible, for fancy dinner out with group of new friends tonight