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Frozen in ’14! Monday, January 6, 2014 in central Illinois

Holy white-out it is nasty out there! This was the view Sunday from my dining room window. The cats were happy to sit on my lap while I read. Last night and this morning, the chores were rough!  The blowing … Continue reading

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Hay! Well … Things to be thankful for in a drought.

I am finding myself increasingly cranky about the lack of rain and heat. Particularly the lack of rain. After all, it is the end of July … so it should be hot. But, some of this heat and humidity should work … Continue reading

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Heat Advisory vs Exercise

A heat advisory is a good reason not to exercise.  Well, exercise outside anyway.  The way Summer 2012 has gone, it would be easy to never exercise.  Which is sorta what I have done. Normally, I retire the treadmill and … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

Or the other title The 4-H Fair! Washing and grooming, loading and unloading, showing and exhibiting really are not meant for 100 degree weather…and then there are the poor animals. 😉 The on-going heat wave and drought are making the … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

Working with livestock is always interesting.  It makes you live by the words, “Expect the unexpected.”  It’s almost like raising kids.  Except if an animal really gives you trouble or costs too much money, you have the option of sending it … Continue reading

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