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Apr. 23, 2013 10:33 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2013 7:30 pm
I woke up and the sun was shining in a cloudless sky, the temperature was pleasing and the barometer was holding steady. The pain in my body had eased to a point I could almost forget it was there. I set about cleaning the kitchen, feeding the sourdough, putting some jerky on to dry and… MORE
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Apr. 11, 2013 4:05 pm 
Updated: Apr. 16, 2013 9:37 pm
It’s been a challenging couple of weeks. New ranch hand moved in with an intractable dog. The little turkeys were outside the greenhouse enjoying some sunshine on their first day out in the world, running from place to place, enthusiastically exploring while the Maremma’s stood guard. The new… MORE
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Apr. 9, 2013 8:44 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2013 6:10 pm
"Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? ps 42:5 aI am so glad I have been canning when I am able. Several days this month, we have had to rely on jars from the pantry as I experience painful flares that just won’t let go. I have been fortunate that some… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2013 6:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2013 5:36 am
EmmaLouMoo needed a return trip to the vet. Her mastitis hadn’t totally cleared up and as I had to drive into town to get the medications, I figured we might as well take her along and let the vet administer it since needs to go in the back of her ear and I am in no shape to wrestle with her.… MORE
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Mar. 22, 2013 11:43 am 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2013 7:00 pm
“The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in summer” prov 30:25The reality of living with incurable autoimmune conditions, is something that is definitely a catalyst for change. Some are good changes, others, not so much. One thing I have learned is that there will be good… MORE
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Mar. 19, 2013 9:20 am 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Sometimes things take planning and other times they just come together. I am sort of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl so planning, orderliness and organization really isn’t in my skill set. But I do try and accomplish a variety of things everyday, at least on the days when I am… MORE
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Mar. 13, 2013 1:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Sushi Moo continued to outsmart us in our attempts to wean her from Emma. She first managed to pull the teat thru the bottom of the mud-flap we put on her halter. I resorted to a medieval torture looking device with prongs on it to discourage her. She managed to maneuver a teat through the… MORE
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Mar. 6, 2013 2:18 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 9:57 pm
It was a wonderful week full of renewal. In the space of just a few days my little flock of sheep all lambed and Annie, the goat, had her baby. They were all doing so well together I decided to turn Annie and ‘Sugars’ out when Sug was just a day old. All the animals were enjoying going out to… MORE
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Mar. 3, 2013 11:27 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2013 12:47 pm
“For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” psalm 30:5Mornings aren’t really my best time of day, but I can sometimes tell if the pain has lessened when I first wake up. It’s just typical of this disease to be… MORE
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Feb. 27, 2013 8:41 am 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2013 9:00 pm
“...whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and it there is anything praiseworthy, think on these things...”Phillipians 4:8I woke up in the… MORE
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Having 2 Jersey cows as well as milk goats, playing with fresh milk is a hobby, making our own butter, yogurt, sour cream, cheeses, soap and all the other great stuff you can do with fresh raw milk.
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A layered Jello dessert...the middle layer never set, so it did the 'ooze-wiggle'...and...well..I liquified a couple of chickens on 2 different occasions, turning them into a black gel. Moral of that story is, don't start cooking then go clean barns!...and there was the time that my kids were helping me make Thanksgiving dinner and SOMEbody (who resembled my youngest son) forgot to put the sugar in the pie!!!
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