All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Who Needs Al Gore?

 I just got out of bed today.  When I came home this morning there was a slight rain falling.  It wasn't much, more of a mist really.  The temperature was a bit cool and I was wearing a jacket for the first time since spring.
Wyoming produces something in the area of 40% of the nations coal.  We have the newest coal fired power plants in the United States.  As a state we are involved in a lawsuit with the EPA right now over our right to regulated our own power plants (the cleanest in the nation).  The EPA claims we are destroying the environment.
Here is the view from my front door as of 10 min ago:

Enjoy your global warming.  It's not doing much for my garden.  You'd think with all of our coal we'd catch a break and keep warmer temps and sunshine well into the second week of September.


  1. This is the time of year I am Jealous of people in Wyoming and the Dakotas

  2. You were reading my mind Res. I was just heading over here after Drudge to see if you guys caught any of this.

    Reports say that even Denver is getting this white stuff right now.

    Beautiful photo of the view from your front door. Farmer's Almanac is predicting another cold snowy winter for the Pac NW for this year. I am very happy about that.

    The EPA is stupid on steroids as far as I am concerned.

  3. Res Ipsa12:20 PM

    Beautiful photo

    If it was December. I lost my second planting of green beans due to 3 inches of snow.

  4. Why?

    Because Sept is usually a hot b*tch here. If it don't get below freezing very long it won't kill your Green beans. Don't the snow usually keep plants from freezing like it does here and make the soil loose and rich? Then when it warms they really take off. That has been my experience in the spring here when we get a late snow.

  5. Giraffe3:14 PM

    We are missing the frost. Only getting down to 36 or so. I've got green beans out my ears.

  6. Res Ipsa3:28 PM

    3 inches of snow can be hard on beans, they were just about ready to blossom. I'm guessing this will freeze them. The tomatoes, potatoes, squash etc will all die. I won't get any more berries either. The soil is mostly clay here. I've spent 14 years trying to build it into a decent garden.

    We try to put up a lot of green beans because we all like them.

    It may be hot down there but that lets you grow okra. I've only had one year out of the last 14 that I was able to get okra. You would have laughed at my plants they were only two foot tall. I had okra on them. That year we had a couple of weeks of 100 degree heat and a long fall.

  7. Giraffe3:51 PM

    This should push some ducks and geese down out of Canada. Two weeks to duck season.

  8. farmer Tom8:18 PM

    Tried to send you some pics Res.

    We had some giant puffballs in the back yard the last few days.

    Ever eaten those?

    Sorry you got snow. I sure hope it does come here. The soybeans are not even close to mature yet.

  9. I understand you can eat the puffballs when they are just sprouting, when the insides are still white and firm. I've never done it.

    The email is resispa at I'd love to see the pics.