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Oh wow, look at ’em now… it’s Fair!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 It's fair time at the farm, and wow - what a busy week. Between running forth to the fairgrounds, milking goats, unloading hay wagons, getting the children ready for school and the two full-time off farm jobs we hold, it amazing that we are able to do this week at all.…

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Quality Mash

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 This is a bag of "Quality Mash" from the grain elevators my great-grandparents ran. It's old and faded, but the cotton used to make it still feels fairly strong. I know my great-grandmother used some of these feed sacks to make quilts and other clothing. It's an easy thing to…

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Morning Coffee

Monday, July 20, 2009 When I'm drinking coffee in the morning something that John Steinbeck wrote in one of his books, I believe it was Travels with Charley, anyway, he wrote something like "I hope one day we (our nation) are not overtaken because we lack the will to bend over and pick what is…

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Bringing out your inner Carny

For Madeline's 10th birthday party I painted a mermaid for her to photograph herself and her friends in. I think they liked it, but one can never be too sure. Anyway, the birthday had a carnival theme complete with a fabulous visit by a fortuneteller. It was lots of fun and having 10 girls over…

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Small children and a bucket of pond scum.

Monday, July 13, 2009 As farm parents it's easy to lose sight of why you're here. Like every parent we are extremely busy. Full time jobs, three children and over 100 goats, chickens and horses make for a full life. Yes, the simple life is in no way simple and I chuckle when people envy…

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