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As much as I hate it, this is the time on the farm that my time and energy are focused outside, instead of inside. By the time I finally come back in at the end of the day, my mind and body just cannot sit at a computer and write. I love visiting with all …
It is time to actually clean and repair the quilt. Hang your quilt on the line, draped in half over one wire. With a soft bristled brush (a clean clothing or shoe brush works great) start on one side at the top, and work down. Begin with a section approximately 12” wide. Gently brush to …
Old quilts are a treasure. To see the beautiful fabrics, patterns and handwork is a gift. Unfortunately, not everyone sees quilts as the work of art that they are. Too many times I have found, and been told about quilts that were relegated to a trunk, or even more heartbreakingly, stacked up in a box …
I remember back when my mom and several ladies would gather together in the morning to sit, drink coffee, and ‘visit’, (not one of them would admit to Gossip). However, it was funny how they hustled their children off to school, pushing us out the door before getting dressed and hotfooting it down the street. …
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 …
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