A Gary Larson Moment


I know that it’s not nice to mock other people…

But sometimes it’s fun.

Last week a few of Martin’s coworkers were in town for business, and they stopped by the farm.

Martin gave them the ten-cent tour, including a courtesy gator spin around the neighborhood.

I didn’t have my camera handy when they departed — 4 businessmen, dressed down and wedged in the gator — a billowing cloud of gravel dust in their wake.

But I snapped a couple of pictures when they returned, cutting across our pasture. And the scene reminded me of a Gary Larson, Far Side cartoon–

–or rather, a Gary Larson-esque caption:

“Shhhh, if you’re very quiet… you might see the elusive businessman, dressed down, and straying from his natural habitat…”


 Look, here’s a herd of them now….



Here they are again, interacting with a quadruped….


Okay folks, consider this blog post a palate cleanser. More funny-farm-appropriate thoughts to come (once we build an ark and float out of this rain-soaked scene….)





Quoth Hadley, today


From my position as hired help — chauffeur, cook, laundress — I’m ever present, yet oft forgotten by those I dutifully serve.

Yet as servant… I am privy to private conversations.

Let’s take this morning, shall we? As I donned my chauffeur cap — escorting young master Cayden, and her ladyship, Hadley, to their respective schools — I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation.

A heated disagreement ensued; Cayden accused his sister of lying.

You lied!

Hadley denied the claim while Cayden hammered it home. Like any dutiful servant intent on wage-earning, I feigned ignorance. Silently, I drove.

Hadley vehemently challenged her brother. As we arrived at school, she finally shouted,

Cayden! I am NOT a liar. Never call me that — I didn’t lie to you….  I only lie when I need to!


Well, there you go.

For an example of “need,”please refer to this blog post from July 27, 2011. (It also clarifies today’s photo…)

Have you missed other Hadley speak? See here and here for recent entries.