Monthly Archives: May 2014

Strawberries!

It is strawberry season in Illinois!  A delightful berry farm is just a couple miles from my house. Here is my favorite recipe for strawberry freezer jam.  I was on my 3rd batch before I thought to take pictures … so … Continue reading

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Feathers Frustrating Fur

While quietly working in my kitchen early one morning, I was suddenly startled by a flurry of feathery flaps and furry commotion at the window.  A young bird crash-landed on the edge of the screen and sat there, a little … Continue reading

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Hump Day Update

A little King of the Hill Hump for this sunny, warm Wednesday.  I planted 24 hills of pumpkins this morning. Pumpkins do best in well-drained soil; thus the hills. The ground is a little cloddy, but considering it was just worked … Continue reading

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The faster I go, the “behinder” I get.

It’s that time of year. For every to-do marked off, five more get added. I’m not complaining. I’ll try to catch you up a little. Last Saturday we made our first sale of goats.  Actually, our pastor made the sale. … Continue reading

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Take time to watch the pigs grow.

Yesterday, I took time to watch the pigs grow. They are exceptionally curious and entertaining right now. After they play  & eat & drink, they are oh-so sleepy. Moments like these make the bad days better & scooping the poop so … Continue reading

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Yesterday took the best of me and spit it out.

Defeated. That’s how I felt when I went to bed. You see, my big, old, loving, faithful assistant, Hunter, died yesterday. I knew it was coming. We were able to keep him at home. He died in the barn, close … Continue reading

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I’ve got sunshine …. on a cloudy day.

Not really. I have puddles. I have flowers trying to grow in “feels-like 30-something-degrees” weather. I have work waiting. I have beauty blooming. I have plenty to do inside.  Sigh.  Better get back to it. Here’s a little of what … Continue reading

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