Those Pesky Flies

We have a few flies here at the farm.  Flies are ugly, nasty, gross insects.  Where there is poop, there are flies.  I can well remember my mother, Betty, hollering at us kids, “Do NOT put the fly swatter on the table/counter!!!  Flies land in dog doo!” It left a mark on me.  She was […]

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Driving In Hay

I was driving in hay the other night.  Seriously, imagine me (born suburban girl) driving a truck and trailer through the edge of a hay-field.  The object was to drive slowly, stay out of the plethora of ditches, do not run into any fences or dogs and try not to actually drive over any of […]

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10 Puppies!

The last week has been eventful!  It started with our pregnant black lab, Zoe not eating.  Labradors typically eat as if their last meal had been days ago not simply hours ago.  Labradors eat everything and anything, that they are allowed to gobble up.  Zoe was huge (large, giant) and resembling a pot-bellied pig more […]

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Celebrating

We celebrated My Loving Spouse’s birthday in a big way! First, let me back up.  A few years ago we gave Team Offspring an IOU to go Tubing on the snow.  Then one of them broke their wrist, then there was no snow, then another of them broke their arm, then there was so much […]

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And the winner is…..

Thank you each and every one of you who entered the first ever ‘Giveaway’!!! Your comments and your entries made my day! Thank you so very much!   Winner, winner chicken dinner…. My best to you all! Update July 17, 2017 Today I received a photo from our winner with the table runner on her […]

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Lights, Action!

We have lights in THE Bathroom!  Lights as in, one walks into the room and flicks a switch and lights go on!  Not the lights we have had called, do not trip over the extension cord to the power strip, which led to the shop light leaning up against the wall. We had the lights […]

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THE Giveaway!

Have you ever read the most famous blog Confessions of a Pioneer Woman? Ree Drummond is sort of amazing.  I do enjoy her blog, her honesty and the cows.  How much she takes on could be a tad overwhelming, but I do urge you to check her out.  She also does…Giveaways!  Seriously!  This gal gives […]

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Off To The Hills

Sometimes in life there is that friend. The friend that inspires parents to say such things as, “If Johnny/Susie/Taylor jumps off of a bridge are you going to jump off of a bridge?”  Of course the ‘child’ always says, ‘No’.  However, if that friend invites them to jump off a bridge, then… they are probably […]

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Country Kid-City Kid

There are certain times in life when your phone rings, and your heart stops for a second.  The middle of the night phone calls, that wake you from a peaceful slumber to dread in a nano second.  Usually, your heart starts beating again, when it is a wrong number and all you get from the […]

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Celebrating Number Two Son

My Grandmothering heart is full and my Mothering heart is hopeful. With 5 full days to soak up THE Grandchildren, I was a very happy camper.  Some say, that THE Grandson has me wrapped around his little finger, but if a darling boy asks me to play croquet, or trains, or read books or play […]

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Imagination

It takes a LOT of imagination to tackle restoring an old house.   We must ‘imagine’ that we will finish someday. We must ‘imagine’ how it should/could be.  We must ‘imagine’, that we can do it….get it done. The upstairs bath is coming along….we are almost there!  It is such a treat to our eyes. […]

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Comings and Goings

Time to wean the twins, Fred and George.  I surprised myself, easily separating the calves from their mom.  I moved Agnes around to the pond to hang out with the chickens.  Whenever things go well with the large livestock, I do marvel at my life transformation!Agnes was not all that keen to be separated from […]

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