August 2016

10 posts

        We all need reminders every now and then.  On a day-to-day basis, our lives and world are so hectic, we all too often meet ourselves coming and going.  Around here, we are list makers.  If we leave to go to Shreveport for the day, The Country Boy first sits at the …
No matter who you are, there are some lessons in life you learn from other people.  Whether they are spoken or action-oriented, you learn them, you absorb them, and more than likely, you live them.  In my case, most of my lessons came from family – primarily three aunts, Dot, Emily and Evelyn. Without a …
It is fun being the ‘Favorite’!  I have a strict policy here at the farm, and every critter on it knows where I stand.  I do NOT have a favorite.  I do NOT show favoritism to one cow, chicken, dog, cat or otherwise, as it can wreak havoc.  Scratcher insists that she is the favorite …
  I love standing in my utility room, watching farm life through my screen door.  In the midst of a hectic day, this mini-break gives me a sense of peace and calms my spirit.  The other day, I realized that not only was I getting a few moments of calm, but I was also getting …
I love a bargain as much as the next person.  When I shop, I compare prices.  Larger items get the Consumer Reports treatment – both from the company and from friends and neighbors.  I do an internet search for comparable brands and different outlets for what I want.  And usually, I go with the less …
Miss Kitty.  As Bro. James so eloquently put it, “She has gone to the ‘House’ ”.  On August 10, one of the most wonderful women I have known headed to her final reward.  As Bro. James (Pastor of Social Springs Baptist Church) said, ‘she is now kicking up gold dust’.  Considering Miss Kitty loved the …
We on Paradise are like most everyone else.  We wake up in the morning with a job to go to and a Things To Do list that is longer than the time we have to do them in.  We have good days.  We have bad days.  And we have the ‘dreaded’ bills.  This month is …
With everything going on in our world right now, it is rare that The Country Boy and I get to escape.  Traveling to exotic and fun places is out of the question, as most hotels don’t allow pets – much less cows and chickens.  Getting a farm sitter isn’t too difficult, but if we are …
For decades, Children have grown up with Super Heroes.  Whether it was Thor, Captain Marvel, Superman, or even Under Dog, most kids dreamed of one day becoming their own version of a hero who saved the world from evil.  As parents, we often dismiss this as a phase they were going through, and never took …
Raising up the next generation of children isn’t an easy task to do.  It takes time, discipline (both on the part of the parent and the child), love, respect and more time.  Although cooking, cleaning, gardening, sewing and budgeting are all part of an essential upbringing, there are so many more thing that need to …
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