Farm & Garden

A New Member

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Wow. Where to start. First and foremost thank you to everyone for all of the great, kind, and loving comments from my hiatus post. I have missed you all very much. But I needed a break. A big break I guess. That being said, I hope you all had a wonderful summer & fall. I've spent more time outdoors and NOT on a computer than I have in a long time. We gardened, wrangled chickens & ducks, took a family vacation with my parents &  brother, enjoyed life as usual, but even more so I think this year than

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On Hiatus

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        I’ve been gone. In my mind I packed a bag from One Girl Trucking and took a trip. Unfortunately I didn’t tell anyone I was leaving, and I do appreciate the emails asking where I’ve been. Truly I do. My life is busy. I’m guessing your life is busy too. A couple months ago I felt as if I was meeting myself coming and going. Trying to write, make and sell curtains, and generally keep everyone happy.  Finally, I came to the conclusion that I needed to have heart to heart with

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Babies First Outing

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            We've had a little excitement here on the farm. One of our hens that is just a year old herself, decided to go broody on us a few weeks ago. There were a few times that I tried to break her of being broody, I even went as far as setting her in a snow bank to cool her down and to hopefully get her to change her mind but, she was dead set on being a mamma so finally I gave her her wish. I first started by making a nest in our big dog kennel and putting her and

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Dirty Ducks

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  The weather has been a little weird around here for April. Last Monday I headed off to Houston Texas, and as I kissed Hubs goodbye I told him that hopefully we'd be working our gardens when I got home. And then on Thursday of last week we had over a foot of snow, (that I was thankfully not home for.) Then over the weekend we had even more snow/sleet/freezing rain to contend with. Living on a farm means all of that moisture does nothing but create muddy conditions and hold up anything to do with

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Spring Fever

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The snow, ice, and cold are getting to me us. And sitting in Arizona with bright sunshine and green grass popping up in the ditches isn't helping any! I keep sitting here thinking that when I get home I'm going to go out and start digging and planting! And then I slowly come back to reality, the reality that there is 3 feet of snow coving my gardens right now... ugh! And I'm betting with this last storm that has rocked the nation, a good share of you feel the same way! We've all been stuck inside for way too

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Change of Seasons

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I apologize for the quiet here. My mind has been spinning, trying to plan for the holidays. I got a little crazy this year and I am having both Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day for both Hubs and my family here at the farm. Add in trucking and my life gets a little hectic. Honestly, I love to have everyone here, but because I'm a worrier and I know how things can go wrong, all this planning makes me just a tad bit crazy, because if anything does go wrong- truck wise, weather wise, or load wise I could not make

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Dolly the Duck

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We've had ducks over the years. And, of course we've loved every single one of them. They become family and we enjoy all of their different personalities and quirks. All of our other ducks though, could never hold a candle to Dolly.   Dolly is a dolly. She has a kind soul and the way she looks at me makes me think she knows she was saved by us. She follows us all over the property bringing Rufus and the rest of the clan with her. She is nosy- she has to mouth everything that she comes in contact with. She

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Taking in the Simple Things

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Can you believe it's November already? I am SO not ready for what is to come... I've been doing a lot of walking as of late, looking at our property, taking in the smells of fall, the crunching of leaves under foot, and enjoying simple outdoor pleasures while I have my chance. Yesterday was a beautiful day. Sadly I spent most of it running around town getting groceries, going to an eye appointment, picking up Rosie after having her water pump replaced and new steer tires put on, then finally dropping off my wagon

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Dolly & Rufus

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No that is not lipstick on my duck! Dolly absolutely LOVES tomatoes, and if you watch the video below you can even hear her slurping up tomato juice. We've come to the conclusion that Dolly is VERY happy to have us as her family and is pretty pleased with where she is, verses the mud lot she was in before. Dolly lays one egg a day, she hasn't missed one since she started laying, which I absolutely love-- although I'd be happy if she took a break too. She is very interested in us, and usually will bring Rufus and

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Honey Lip Balm

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Some days, like today I feel as if I need to really take care of myself. I even prep for trips on the road a little differently, even more meticulously, making sure to have special things with me on the way. This especially happens in the late fall, when I know that winter is a stones throw away. Since it was a cold and rainy week I decided that I would make a small batch of lip balm. I wanted something special, that I made, not something I just went out and bought. This soothing lip balm combines my Calendula oil

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