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Our Chicks are Hatching!

I suppose I have always loved birds, so it is not hard to imagine that yes they have always been on my list of favorite animals.  From admiring duckling in the park to watching goslings grow up in our neighborhood to watching Red Breasted Robins  hatch a brood of chick in our back yard, birds and their… Continue reading Our Chicks are Hatching!

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The Music of Spring

It’s that time of year where your senses long for the smell of roses basking in the sun, the sound of the neighborhoods children laughing and running around past eight and the refreshing taste of a cooling glass of lemonade or iced tea.  Yet although April you know that you must go a couple months… Continue reading The Music of Spring

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Those Extra Ingredients Which are Hard Work and Patience

Tradition!  We all have them and one of the times of year where we hold tightly to our traditions as a country, as friends and as family, is Thanksgiving.  These traditions bind us together and give us something to look forward to.  They create memories and stories to tell, years down the road. I personally love having… Continue reading Those Extra Ingredients Which are Hard Work and Patience

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Dancing into the night…. up butchering chickens in the morning!

Yep, this is turning out to be a great weekend!  It all started last night when my friends and I got together to celebrate a birthday with historical dancing.  You know “The Virginia Reel”, “Post Jig” and even “Whip The Willow” where the girls skirts go twirling and the boys boots go tapping! All of us teens had a… Continue reading Dancing into the night…. up butchering chickens in the morning!

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Pumpkin Harvest!

Over 200 pumpkins harvested from the garden this year!  Last year we were so excited to harvest 50 pumpkins, so this year we planted even more pumpkin seeds:Big Macs, Sugar Pumpkins and miniatures!  Wow!   The vines overtook quite a bit of my garden, but I considered that a good thing, as they acted as… Continue reading Pumpkin Harvest!

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Trying to Remember and Not Be Discouraged

Although it is past my bed time, I had to share a success I had today.  With farming there can be many disappointments and discouragements, so I think it is very important to take note of the successes and remember them when you feel like giving up.  Actually, it’s an important thing to do as we live out our… Continue reading Trying to Remember and Not Be Discouraged

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The Patient Battle Fought in the Garden

Since I was little, one of the memories that truly represents summer to me is picking vegetables and berries from our garden and eating them on the spot!  There is just nothing like being out in the heat of the summer sun with dirt between your toes and plants that you helped grow, waiting to feed you… Continue reading The Patient Battle Fought in the Garden