The Cutting Edge

I guess I’m not as cutting edge as I think I am. But I drank the beer when chemical reps were trying to sooth hurt feelings because their company’s new chemicals carried over to screw up the next year’s crops. I even volunteered to take the half empty keg back to Hy Vee for them. Just as soon as we’d finished drinking it. Of course I’d not used the Scepter brand soybean herbicide that was killing the next year’s corn. I was only there for the free food. The free beer was a nice bonus. For a couple days. Then I had as bad of a hangover as the chemical. Almost. Unlike the corn Rotation I grew out of it eventually. But then my rotation window is a lot shorter. At least it was back then. Anymore it’s taking longer and longer for me to feel like drinking a beer after I have indulged in a few too many. Thanks Willy. But I can write.

Today when I clicked on “New Post” in my usual place on the page here on Cocreator’s New Blog the version of editor that popped up wasn’t the same. There are at least two places to get here that I’ve found so far, with one offering the same editor mode I’ve always used here on WordPress and the other offering a newer glitzier version. When I noticed an option to click over to classic mode I took the bait. I guess I’m not as cutting edge as I think I am. Glitzy isn’t me. One time I painted a tractor back to original and ended up rolling that tractor within a year. Smashing up the cab I had just traded for the fenders. That was one reason I’d painted it, to make the paint on the cab match the paint on the tractor.  I’m not meant to have nice things.

Even though I no till farmers were no till planting for decades before I adopted it. Even though I planted cover crops last year it was my first year. Unless you consider oats planted to get alfalfa up and growing a cover crop. I don’t. I’ve both cut it for oats hay and combined it for the oats. Some years both. I have grazed down an oat crop that I had used to get forty acres of brome grass to establish. But I had never planted a cover crop to keep green land that was in a two year corn/soybean rotation. Weeds usually did a good enough job of that. If you count weeds I’ve been using cover crops from the get go. Shepard’s Purse. Pennycress. Dandelion. Foxtail. I’ve used them all. But actually spreading radishes and rye grass, no. Now I read farmers have been doing it for decades. I’m maybe not as cutting edge as I think I am.

Even the rotational grazing I try to do to increase stocking rates has been around for decades. I’ve been doing it for maybe one. The Australians and the New Zealanders were the ones that supposedly developed the rotational grazing system. Long before American farm magazines were promoting it. I was doing it before I knew it was a system simply because I’d got in the habit of only selling bulls and I was getting too many head to simply let graze without starving them. My first rotation grazing was taking them out of the pasture and dry lotting them on hay. I’d notice the pasture would come back thick and lush if I would simply let it rest. After reading about paddocks I divided up the pasture into four sections and the rest is history. Which is where I usually come in. I love history. So I guess I’m not as cutting edge as I think I am.

But then I’m not The Creator, I’m Cocreator.

Cc

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Forgiven?

If you stand up and tell the people the truth you will be cut down unforgiven. Watch closely and you can easily discern this fact as truth itself. That is what I took away from the book written by Charles Walters titled Unforgiven. I wish I knew who gave me that book. I wish I knew where it went after I read it. What I do know is I found it on a bookshelf here in my home. Inside the vertical set of narrow book shelves that run up the front side of the chimney in the “front room” of this farmhouse I grew up in. It was a small paperback book with a hand grenade and a bullet belt along with a few other items pictured on it’s front cover. I hate to say it because it probably says something about me that I may not want to acknowledge but had it not been for those weapons of war I may not have picked up the book. More truthfully I may have picked it up but the chance that it was a war read is what started me reading it.

It was a war read but not the kind of war I was expecting. The war it describes is the war between the banksters and the free, peace loving, hard working people of these united states. It was a book based on the studious calculations of Carl Wilkens, a founding father of the group of scholars now known as the National Organization of Raw Materials. For whatever reason a group that is hard to find here on the internet. When I searched “NORM Unforgiven” on Duck Duck GO this came out on top …….

Charles Walters – NORM Hall of Fame – NORM Economics Home Page

When I clicked on it this is what popped up next …….

Not Found

The requested URL /websites/normeco/htdocs/walters.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.

Now I know why they call it re search.

So I did a search for the same on You Tube and this is what I stumbled upon …….

A few year old short lecture that will give you the gist of what the book was about. At least what the economics of the book is about. I highly recommend watching the lecture and reading the book if you can get your hands on a copy. Written about Carl Wilken, a congressman from Sioux City Iowa if I remember right. (I read the book back in the 1990’s)  The man who did the bulk of the research that could very possibly have won us the second world war (if we won, see yesterday’s post) was later accused of collusion and racketeering and run out of town unforgiven. Hence the name of the book. It may also explain the weapons of war on the cover.

Yesterday when I was contemplating the twisted, false reading of history we in ‘Merica’ accept as truth I was reminded of this very interesting read. When I searched the tube this was the first vid I found. There may be more out there. There may also be a way to do and end run around the network sensors and find out more about this group (NORM) whose only goal is prosperity and a common wealth. An idea that at one time enjoyed a much wider support, that today is discouraged in exchange for an encouraged serfdom for the masses. If not outright dependence on Caesar’s bread and circuses.

I say wake up Gall liver and snap these strings the little people have tried to tie you down with. Stand and walk with impunity. You are a giant next to them. While you needn’t stomp them into the soil as the fertilizer they are at the same time you needn’t any longer be burdened by their insignificant existence. Gird yourselves with knowledge. A bit of citrus possibly to repel them like the annoying mosquitoes that they are. If in deed you have been bothered by them. Out here beyond the pale (outside the green zone) we have all we need. If you check it.

With that I think I’ll check it.

See you then, see you there.

Cc

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