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It’s Strawberry Season!

It’s Strawberry Season!

My strawberry beds are loaded with strawberries! Some of my grandkids and I enjoyed a hearty snack walking through the garden this morning.  I taught them to pull the leaves back and find treasure! And I have a brand new recipe, from a sweet family member, that has...

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And so it begins!

And so it begins!

These last few days I've had some help here on the farm.  I've cleared my schedule and just dedicated this week to farm projects...getting the garden expanded and fenced in, cleaning out and organizing some buildings, getting some estimates for some other projects and...

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Cleavers – Galium aparine

Cleavers – Galium aparine

Meet Cleavers! The correct botanical name is Galium aparine. We need that botanical name because plants have "nicknames" that vary with culture and geographical area. Some of the common nicknames for Galium aparine are Catchweed, Bedstraw, Cleavers, Stickyweed, Sticky...

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Evidently, I can fly!

Evidently, I can fly!

I was doing chores yesterday with two of my grandkids.  We went to the calves field to feed Gloria.  Gloria is very tame, comes when called, loves to have her cheeks scratched.  One day she will grow up to be a milk cow.  One of my younger grandchildren recently got...

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Spring Collection!

Spring Collection!

It may not feel like spring but my shop is open with my spring collection! You will find that Spring Breeze (think a spring bouquet!), Gentle Petals (rose and lavender for dry and sensitive skin!) Green Thumbs for all you gardeners (you are growing a garden this year...

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Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Remember this post on my iridotomy? I remember clearly my eye doctor telling me that if my eye got red, swollen and painful, to see him right away because the holes created by the laser could fill back in and it was imperative to have it fixed quickly so I didn't...

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Spring Soaps Coming Soon!

Spring Soaps Coming Soon!

I've been making soap for days preparing for my spring release!  My shop is closed now as I load inventory and prepare for April 10th when my spring soaps will be released! This is the set up for a day of soap making.  I make small batches of artisan soaps - about 15...

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She won!

She won!

She won her fight against this virus!  It took a lot of work. It took keeping on top of things.  It took family members being willing to work together and to go in and offer her supplemental support when her provider refused to do so. I took a new doctor who believed...

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Fighting for her life!

Fighting for her life!

This is my mama! She turned 95 in December of last year.  She had a partial hip replacement in October and this is her in rehab.  She worked hard while she was there.  She's a pretty tough cookie!   Last Thursday afternoon I received a call from a nurse at her...

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Cow Tales!

Cow Tales!

I've ended the old year....and have begun a new year...chasing cows.  I've had a Houdini steer for awhile. If I kept him in a field by himself he never strayed but he bellowed night and day to be with his friends.  If I relented and let him hang out with the gang,...

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Thank You to All Who Served!

Thank You to All Who Served!

Thank you to all who served! I grew up in a military family (USMC) and know the sacrifice that ALL members of the family make for their country! We enjoy the freedom that we have because of Veterans and Active Duty Service members! My dad retired a Colonel in the USMC...

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Going out with a bang!

Going out with a bang!

October is going out with a bang!  My mama will be 95 in December. She fell Sunday but didn't want to go to the hospital so we thought it couldn't be too bad.  Monday was a different story. She couldn't bear any weight on her leg. Off to the hospital we go...and...

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