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Entries from February 27th, 2008

It’s the little things

February 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Since I was on bedrest yesterday just sat around all day, I did some mental dusting, just letting my mind wander over subjects that I’ve pushed to the corners because of demanding day to day activities.  My mind came to rest on Bonnie.  Let me tell you about Bonnie. Thirteen years ago I worked at […]

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Bedrest totally sucks

February 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Last week my back had the tingles of pain, you know, just kind of sore but nothing that lifting hundreds of pounds each day and working hard in sub-zero temps wouldn’t cause.  I ignored the pain.  Oh gosh, that sounds like some kind of military recruitment commercial doesn’t it?  I ignored the pain and just […]

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Living in the country is hard

February 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it as long as we live on the farm.  I’m telling you, it’s freaking HARD work to live in the country.  I remember looking at people who had farms thinking, what in the WORLD do you mean?  How hard can it be?  Four years later, I understand completely.  […]

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A fox in the henhouse

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Something got into the chicken coop Saturday night and killed one of our hens.  Another, my favorite one called Slippers because she’s a white feathered breed with fluffy cute little feet, was badly injured.  Kenny found the spot the little predator got in, it pushed through the chicken wire covering the south window.  Ed repaired […]

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A near failure and a recipe, for your enjoyment

February 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I did something very unusual yesterday, I gave myself permission to take the day off from work.  This is big news people, big news.  I planned my day carefully with a trip to Target (2 hrs round trip just in drive time), a run to the local grocery store to pick up the sales ad […]

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If animals could talk

February 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

She dumped the kitchen scrap bowl!  She dumped the kitchen scrap bowl! Ummm, you’re late.  What on earth have you been doing in that barn you humans stay in? I’ve been moo-ing for you for over an hour, did you not hear me?  If you don’t feed us soon, we’re busting right on through this gate. […]

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Necessity is the mother of invention

February 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As I’ve often said, everyone has a job to do on the farm.  And not just everyone but every thing.  Since we’re using the woodstove to heat the house, we may as well put it to other good use.  So, when faced with days like this: …. we make good use of the stove.  The […]

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Enough work, let’s have an update

February 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Whew!  I figured out how to download a theme, upload theme, unzip, access my host (this was the biggest challenge), create a .jpg in the right size to replace the header, upload .jpg into the correct directory (WAAAAY easier said than done), find/download/install widgets, and more than you’ll ever want to know.  All this learning […]

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Riding lessons

February 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As you can see, I didn’t break my site yesterday and there’s a very good reason why, certainly not that I knew what I was doing but rather that the weather was inviting yesterday so Jen came on up for a ride.  We learned that the morning was going to be windy but sunny at […]

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First time foaling experience

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I must admit I’m a litle nervous about this.  Rebecca, the lady who sold us the farm, has purchased two mares due to foal later this spring and she’s having them delivered to the farm for boarding until they find their own place.  As excited as I am to be a part of this, it’ll […]

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