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Sometimes, being kind can backfire on you. Not that that will ever stop me from being kind, but… A friend of mine recently asked me if I could incubate some eggs for her. Since I was finished with the incubator, I was happy to help. So she brought over around 30 eggs, and I marked …
Things I have learned during my forced Sabbatical: 1) If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans… Have you heard a lot of rumbling lately, that seems to be coming somewhere from the South? Well, it is actually located directly over, on and around a small place in northwest Louisiana called ‘Paradise …
  A hard won, well deserved sabbatical can be a good thing.  It’s more or less planned for and you can relax, enjoy and rejuvenate a tired body and a weary soul.  A forced sabbatical, on the other hand – well, not so much.  And of course, mine was not only forced, but shall we …
  53 bottle of beans of the shelf, 53 bottles of beans… As I write this post, it is 12:30 in the morning, I am in a state of delirium and I am still not finished.  My feet hurt.  My back aches.  My very bones are exhausted.  And, at least partially, it’s Ayn’s fault. Yesterday, …
One of my favorite things in living a more simple life comes around January, when all the seed catalogs start filling up my mailbox.  Another favorite thing is when my mailbox is again filled to overflowing, but this time with packages of seeds that I ordered.  And I still get a thrill when I open …
Hide and Seek has been a popular kid’s game, probably since the beginning of time.  I loved playing it as a kid, and with my kids when they were younger.  Now that I have a grandchild, I will probably find myself playing it again, and thoroughly enjoying myself.  HOWEVER…. I am not real fond of …
Deep breath.  The past five days have been hectic.  In the last post, I announced the joys and heartaches of having calves.  The joys were that Buffy and Mya had healthy babies.  The scare came when Bossy, our Jersey, had twins.  One was born healthy, the other was scary weak.  With gentleness and extreme focus, …
It all started with a busted water hose.  We were headed to the coop this morning to feed the chickens, when I noticed we had a beautiful ‘fountain’ that had sprung up in the weaning pen.  After the chickens were taken care of, we headed around there to see the extent of the problem.  As …
There is nothing in this world that will set your heart aflutter faster than a new baby on the farm.  Especially when it is a surprise. Black Bart came to stay with us in November.  Bart is the son of Elvis – our first bull.  Elvis was sold to Danny, one of our neighbors, and …
    I just cannot tell you how many times I have heard that as a kid.  Don’t like your spinach?  Just twirl it with your fork and hopefully Mom will think you have eaten some.  Got French fries?  Oh, yeah.  Building material!  Today, as an adult, I love to ‘play’ with my food – …
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