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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Rainy Day Smiles

I was sitting around thinking: So, I worked on the mess upstairs. For awhile. But I didn’t have the tools I needed: I got distracted and did this instead: Rainy days make me silly……….

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What a weekend!

Abigail has been moved out on the pasture: Without Pumpkin Pie …. It was time to wean her.  Weaning is not for the wimpy.  They both mooed and bellowed.  All.  Night. Long.  For two nights.  By night 3, everyone was … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

There is so much happening this time of year.  Here’s a little catching up by photos: Friends, I hope you take a minute to enjoy the beauty during this busy time of year.

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