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Jul. 13, 2013 8:41 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2013 5:18 am
With the economy in meltdown there are still ways to pamper yourself or pamper others with homemade soap.Unlike commercial soap, artisan soap still contains the skin pampering glycerin by-product. Along with specially chosen oils and ingredients  such as in our featured G'oatmeal… MORE
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Jul. 7, 2013 11:24 am 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013 2:28 pm
Record heat. Thomas the turkey squats in the shade panting, his wings held away from his body and his feathers poofed forward to allow airflow. SushiMoo hides in the shade of Emma’s tent with the laying hens and guineas and the sheep and EmmaLou are nowhere to be found. They have likely found… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2013 12:42 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2013 6:58 am
"The Lord God, in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing"  Zeph 3:17Pain ebbs and flows. Emotions vacillate between hope and discouragement. Time marches on, with no respect for the… MORE
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Jun. 18, 2013 8:47 am 
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013 6:13 pm
It has been a month of ups and downs, which I guess is fairly typical of life these days. The grass is a soft emerald green, red and white climbing roses are intertwined on the rock wall, butterflies waft lazily along the currents to land on brightly colored blooms, looking for nectar. Most… MORE
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Jun. 2, 2013 5:07 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2013 10:20 pm
"When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.  If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant."~unknownIt’s an astonishing morning. After days and days of dreary gloom and drizzle, the sun came up this morning to a… MORE
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May 30, 2013 7:47 pm 
Updated: Jun. 6, 2013 5:50 am
The Maremmas are responsible for keeping ALL my animals safe, in multiple locations. It’s an awfully difficult assignment, but so far, they have been successful. They accompany me each time I feed the 56 chicks in the milk room and look in the brooder to familiarize themselves with the little… MORE
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May 27, 2013 10:45 am 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2013 6:10 pm
"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not grow faint" Is 40:31Like weather and everything else in life, pain seems to come in cycles. Last winter was the roughest so far, but a… MORE
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May 12, 2013 8:59 am 
Updated: May 18, 2013 4:27 pm
After many valiant attempts, Thomas has accepted that he will not be permitted entry into the house. He has, instead, chosen to sleep on the arm of the wicker love seat, the same one Bruno prefers to sleep on. It didn’t strike me as a pet bed when I purchased it, but it’s not the first time I… MORE
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May 6, 2013 7:50 am 
Updated: May 8, 2013 4:15 pm
It’s been a whirlwind of a week!  Poor Mrs Turkey passed away. We were not taken by surprise as she had seemed to be quite sickly from the beginning, never gaining much size. As a result, Mr Turkey has turned to me and suddenly become strongly bonded. He becomes ecstatic when I step out to… MORE
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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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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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Homemade from scratch...anything! All traditions are sort of gone by the wayside, as we live so far from family now
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Most things from this site, this has been the best thing the internet has had to offer!
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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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