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Our crazy weather has its benefits. One day, we wake to white pastures and freezing temperatures. Within a day or two, it’s in the mid to upper 70’s and we have to use a knife to get out of bed, just to cut through the humidity. It’s on those warm days that I itch to …
Country + farm + COLD weather = Mice. I get the equation. It is just one of those things you have to live with when you are surrounded by woods, pasture, barns, barns filled with feed, and all the other places mice like to reside. And when it gets cold, it’s no problem for them. …
Here in the South, snow is a novelty. So when those white flakes start falling, we all rush outside and ooh and awe at how beautiful it is. Some of us brave the temperatures and make snowmen that just might measure 8 inches tall, if we are lucky. Some grab their camera to make visual …
You don’t have to have a farm to love it. You don’t have to have cows, horses, cats, dogs or chickens to appreciate animals. Whether you live in a city, a suburb or a rural area, most people enjoy the idea or, or have a fantasy about both. This principle has come home to roost …
  Every group has an order. Humans have a hierarchy. Chickens have a pecking order. Dogs have a pack head. And cows have dominance. In our herd, Scratcher is the unspoken head of the herd, but she allows Bottle Rocket to think that she is. And Rocket takes that job very seriously. Early this morning, …
And we wonder why we stay sick in the South…. Snow in our neck of the woods is rare, so we have a lot of fun with it when it does show up. For the first day. After a few hours of it, we realize just how cold it is outside, and begin to wish …
Our lives have become so adjusted to the fast pace of society, we have forgotten what it is like to just slow down. Between the housework, feeding animals, working in the garden, errands, the kid’s activities and other busy work, we spend more time chasing our tails than getting anything accomplished. The food we eat …
In order to survive, we need clean air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, clothes to wear and shelter to protect us from the elements. In today’s society, we also need a certain amount of income in order to provide at least the food and shelter – if we are lucky enough to …
Page One of a new book. A fresh start. A different perspective. These things, and many more, are what a New Year is all about. We have an opportunity to shake off the dirt, shut the door, close the gate on the old year and all the good, bad and indifferent that it brought with …
There is nothing more aggravating than waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of water dripping. It is enough to make me get up, and if necessary, head out to the shop in my tennis shoes and bathrobe just to get tools to repair it. Just to get a good night’s …
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