Author Archives: Marla Rose

About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!

Incomplete thoughts

My random thoughts this weekend have narrowed down to this: Routines have their place.  Structure provides stability.  But, I’m over rigidity. I would have missed watching the timber behind my house come alive this morning if I had been on … Continue reading

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New views

The “new” old house in town is already changing!  The monstrous yews in front had to go. BEFORE:That picture doesn’t really show how monstrous they were.  They were hide-a-bear big … if we had bears, that is. AFTER:Now, it’s neat and … Continue reading

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A Happy new home

Monday was a big day for our Happy.After the Nativity fiasco in December, Pig-Farmer questioned my ability to get Happy to load in the trailer.  Especially, if Happy had any clue that he was going to the veterinarian’s to get castrated….  … Continue reading

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For Sale

Yes, you read that correctly.  Our little farm is for sale.  That is why I have been quiet on the blog for awhile.  So much happening!! We are in the process of buying a cool, old home on two acres … Continue reading

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Happy is as Happy does

Dusk told me it was time to start gathering my tools and project supplies and start thinking about what I was going to make for supper (popcorn). Movement in the former goat pen caught my eye.  It is the only lot … Continue reading

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Mondays!

Hang in there, friends!  You’ve got this!

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April …

Looking for April??  Or at least an April post from me? Seriously, I don’t know where it went!One minute it is here in its blooming glory….In the next minute, it gains momentum and flies into May! The April flowers brought May … Continue reading

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