Tag Archives: just make the coffee

New Year, New Me?

The other day Pig-farmer asked me if I had made my resolutions.  At that time, I was delighting in post-Christmas quiet while pouring myself a mug of coffee.  I gave him my very best, scariest, don’t-mess-with-me look.  What the heck? I mean, … Continue reading

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Just Make the Coffee at The Mayson Jar

It started with this blog, adding photography to the blog, then adding captions to the animals’ photos.  What did?  What started?  The idea of putting the animals’ photos on other media.  Such as a children’s farm animal book, Who Knows Whose … Continue reading

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March is going out like a … kid

I can admit that I do not love every single aspect of chores. I get really tired of mud and puddles. Although I can appreciate the beauty of winter, bitter cold wind that stings and chaps, makes me long for a warm, … Continue reading

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Photo Friday (on Saturday…)

Don’t let that adorableness fool you: I meant to blog on Friday…then, of course, I got distracted.  When the UPS driver delivered a package, he told me about a bald eagle he spied nearby.  I yelled for my son to … Continue reading

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Dormant

dor·mant: not doing anything at this time : not active but able to become active ~ Merriam Webster Yep, that pretty much sums up my creativity right now. Faint color promising more to come. The cold, hard ground deserves its … Continue reading

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Hogs and Strength

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Hogs.  My strength is coming from hogs. Loading black pigs in a trailer, in the dark before dawn, and one went on a little run in the dark, in the rain, … Continue reading

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Just (trying to) Make the Coffee

Our old Mr. Coffee coffeemaker was breathing its last breath.  The digital display would sometimes fade away to black.  Then, the clock would reset to 12:00 and blink sadly.  Sadly, because when that happened, it meant the auto-brew feature was … Continue reading

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Visiting make our hearts smile

This week, I spied a beautiful sunrise. and some dark clouds that I thought might bring rain, but didn’t. We also had visitors. Family and friends. A friend has brought her grandchildren out for individual visits to the animals this … 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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The bad (down to 12) and the good

The runt did not survive.    Sunday, I was still hoping.  Monday, I started to face the facts.  Tuesday, reality.  So, there is that.  Just make the coffee and carry on. Monday, I had the opportunity to speak at our … Continue reading

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