Live Free or Die!

30 Jul

My Monticello

Look it up…  (It’s Italian)

We got the pastures cut, raked, and bailed today.  The garden(s) are producing.  The lakes are stocked.  It’s a working, not a (talking) computer world, homestead. 

(Slave quarters not shown)




Not bad.  For a, know nothing, racist…  Assault her, and pay.  Are we ready? 

No.  Absolutely not.

No one can be “ready”.

But we are as ready as anyone can be.  How are you doing?

Get prepared.


Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


9 responses to “Live Free or Die!

  1. Dannyboy53

    July 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Good looking place! Nice looking hay too, are you selling it or putting it up? We could go off the grid right now for 4-5 months but we are constantly improving our lot. We actually aren’t working toward a certain length of time as a goal but will continue to add items as long as our situation allows. There are two wells, three ponds and several small garden sites on the property. About 28 horses, two 3 wheelers and two 4 wheelers so transportation isn’t a problem. Lots of game around, deer, quail squirrel and two of the ponds are stocked with fish. As I said we could take care of ourselves for several months but we are constantly working to extend that.

    You guys have a really nice looking place Soffitrat, it shows a lot of work but it never ends does it?! When you finish one project you can easily look around and see the need for something else!
    But the reward is, after all the hard work at the end of the day, you can sit under a tree or on the porch and say…This is MINE, nobody gave it to me.

    • The Soffitrat

      July 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Puttin it up. Didn’t mention the 300 head of Angus across the fence. More Dove this year than in the past too! Lots of squirrel on site, and deer and hogs not too far away. Thanks to Luminant. As you can imagine, we have a lot of bow hunters here. Except for the hogs. LOL! Have seen a recent influx of people from California moving out this way. They are shocked by the prices. Just hope they’ve learned their lessons.

      Nobody gave it to us. We worked for every penny. It was actually a fluke that we ended up here. Like most things in life. It was unplanned. But here we sit. Making the most of it. Wife ran over a dog last weekend and had to put him down. But we have two more to sound the alarm. Yeah, it never ends. The other thing I’m doing is what takes the most time. That never ends either! LOL! The point is, if we can do it, anyone can. It’s called work. Most of what I read, however, is whining. People who want America back, either forget or never knew, we didn’t get here by bitching or sitting on computers. Or both. We got here by being the toughest son of a bitch on the block. Now, we have people with tender little feelings. They’d better toughen up or they’ll end up being minced pie. And nobody will give a shit.

      I’m not playing, Danny. This is real. Not some wannabe warrior, or wannabe Hollywood fucking (I probably hurt some pussy’s feelings with that word, too) movie. Gad damn, pussy hypocrites!

  2. Dannyboy53

    July 31, 2013 at 5:06 am

    That’s what it takes to make it and keep what we have Soffitrat! Too many people have emotional issues and focus on the worthless bullshit. Tomorrow is the fourteen anniversary of my Dads’ death, of course not a celebratory event in our lives. He was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean War, wounded in both, tough as leather yet one of his Korean War buddies aptly referred to him as a “gentle giant”. He learned a lot of hard lessons growing up in the “Great Depression” and surviving two wars. Two main pieces of advice Dad left me that I think has served me well, “if you want to learn to swim you gotta jump in the water” and “there is nothing worth having that comes easy”!

    Some people will eventually learn these lessons the hard way and some will never learn. The second bunch, the bitchers and whiners you speak of, will pass unnoticed from our midst in a miserable mass of tears, great fear, and regret, never having obtained or accomplished anything of their own. Never having the slightest clue as to our Founders’ intent when they conceived our Bill of rights, Declaration, and the Constitution and they risked EVERYTHING to bring it into existence.

    I think Samuel Adams said it best about them in 1776;

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”

    • The Soffitrat

      July 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Some of our brethren (who profess to be something they are not) on the blogs today, were called “Trimmers” in their day. They can be easily found, but be slow to trust. They profess to have scruples, that will get others killed in their stead. They make unwarranted attacks on those they do not know. This is the state of affairs in the so-called Patriot world today. Be of good cheer, however, as things will change.

      • Dannyboy53

        August 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

        It is a sad commentary but we do have some among us that feel they must only take to survive. But it has been that way since the birth of our nation. I have, over the years, found them to be hollow…a paper tiger…and were once known as “Sunshine Patriots”. The latest name I have heard is “Keyboard Commandos”.

        Not an inspiring or flattering nom de guerre!

  3. pickdog

    July 31, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Very nice spread! Trying to get there, but way behind at this point.

    • The Soffitrat

      July 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you, Pick. Keep to it! We didn’t get here overnight, but if we can do this, anyone can. You’ll be glad you did. It is more than worthwhile. I’ll be rootin fer ya! P.S. – You’ll be welcome here any time.

    • Dannyboy53

      July 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      We’re rootin’ for ya too pickdog! It’s well worth the effort.

  4. pickdog

    August 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Why thank you SR! I think I may need to make a road trip sometime. Yup, I will keep working the land. It is a labor of love! And thank you DB. Every project is one step closer. Stay safe Gents!


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