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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


It is a damn good thing I got my farting NB running shoe quieted down when I did!!! I COULD BE TAXED ON IT!!

Have you heard the latest? The EPA wants to tax any 4 legged critter that farts, belches or blows wind in some form!! EPA…what does that REALLY stand for?? ENVIRONMENTAL POOPY ASSES???

Before you read the one article I copied, you should know that farmers in Australia are facing the same dilemma…only it is BURPING SHEEP!!!

Here is just ONE of the articles;

"This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do," said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the proposal.

It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.

Look for higher dairy prices when this one goes through.

And as a side note, just what does the EPA plan to do with the money? They going to start making large corks or something? Or is this just another example of taking something that occurs naturally, turning it into a "crisis" and charging people a tax to "solve" it? People emit methane too! Is the government planning to tax out asses?

AND, WHAT THE HELL ARE “THEY” GOING TO DO WITH THIS TAX MONEY??? HOW WILL IT PREVENT FARTING??? Where would it end??? Another dog license requirement? My hubby DOES have a license to fart, but it was purchased for fun…maybe we really WILL need to have farting licenses.

Here is a copy of a license to fart. THIS PHOTO IS NOT DAN!!!

You better order yours NOW before the rush. Go to

Anyway, this whole thing gives me a gut ache, which in turn produces gas…and you know where that will lead….


  1. Gary, Battle Creek3:08 PM

    Lol....can you imagine the tax on whale farts ? Ka-ching !!!

  2. Gary, that would be a whale of a tax...but would it be farts or just bubbles???

  3. Retired One...so far THAT is allowed, but be careful how hard you laugh...

  4. I don't know where you come up with this stuff but it's extremely funny and entertaining!

  5. DVM's Wife...the sad thing is that this is all TRUE stuff! Ain't life grand???


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