November 2016

13 posts

The holidays are in full swing.  Our days are spent shopping, baking, and decorating our homes to lend them a festive air.  Our minds and hearts are filled with thoughts and love for friends, families and neighbors.  We search for the perfect gift, yet everything we find just misses the mark.  What to do? I …
Hallelujah!  I survived Black Friday!  It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.  We made it to Bass Pro at 4:37 am, and waited in line until 5:00 am.  It was a ‘Door Buster’ sale on some items Lorea wanted to get for gifts.  Amazingly enough, we were back in …
Good Golly, Good Friday!  Shopping on a good, quiet, calm day and this Farm Wife just do not mix.  At all.  Yet, I am about to embark on something I have always said I would not do.  I am braving the masses and headed to Shreveport.  Yikes! The things we will do for friends. It …
    The time of Thanks is here again, and as always I have a long list of things for which I am more than grateful.  In the past, I have offered thanks for my life as a farmer, for the people in my world and for the food on my table.  This year, I …
When thinking about changing your lifestyle from full-throttle to simple, there are some things that just don’t seem to add up.  Take butter, for example.  It is just too easy to throw a pound or two in your shopping cart and call it good.  It probably doesn’t even cross your mind to make your own.  …
In looking for ideas for new posts, I have spent several hours just looking back at what I have already written.  In doing so, I have had a ‘movie’ of these past years on the farm.  I have gone from wide-eyed wonder at the sheer number of possibilities, tripped over a few stones of impracticability, …
  No matter what your profession, there are always a certain type of tools that you need in order to be successful.  Farming is no different.  I’m not talking about the tools that says an architect needs a pencil and a ruler to draw a blueprint, or that a construction worker needs a hammer.  I’m …
  We are headed full-tilt into the busiest season of the year – The Holidays.  So many of us have this mental image of how things should look, and that image is probably from some magazine’s pristine, overly decorated photo.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love to decorate for the holidays, and set my table …
  One of my many daily ‘chores’ consists of taking the dogs out for a run.  If I am home, this is done morning and evening.  It gives Bonnie a chance to get some much needed exercise.  She loves to take a walkabout off property, so she has to stay on a lead rope if …
    “You can never cross the ocean, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  – Christopher Columbus My sweet friend Sarah posted this on Facebook.  She apparently keeps it in a notebook as a source of encouragement.  Sarah is facing an ocean right now – one of text books, exams …
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