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paradiseplantation Posted - Sep 29 2009 : 04:35:38 AM
I guess Alee (and Nora!) and I started something a while back with sitting out on my porch. No, I don't have one yet, but it is my dream. The porch thing recently got picked back up in my post on needing to be flogged, and several others have since joined us. So, I thought I would offer an invitation to all you farmgirls to come sit and relax on my virtual porch, visit, and just let all your cares and worries slide off your shoulders. Anyone else want to join us? So far, we have Alee and Nora napping in rocking chairs; Melody June is the one who has her feet propped up and listening to Jolie Blond (some GREAT Cajun Music!); Audry brought that tray of the gorgeous cucumber sandwiches; Diane brought sweet tea and vodka; Toni brought apple and cherry pies and is sitting on the porch keeping the dogs down (and we made a pitcher of unsweet tea just for her, but I'll bet she'll share!) Ladies, all are welcome, and there are still plenty of rockers and porch swings left. And I'll bet Toni will move over a bit and let you share her step! Come join us! Hey, Alee! Wanna wake up long enough to get a bite of this cherry pie? Ooh! It is so delicious!

from the hearts of paradise...
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craftbug Posted - Jan 20 2020 : 5:10:39 PM
Heather: You are my kind of gal.. I love to leave my "happy stuff" up to look at daily. Nothing outside worth looking at for sure! Snow in the air but none on

the ground. Thanks for sharing your pics of your nieces! So cute!

I too like peppermint in my cocoa and always use my candy canes from my tree just for that purpose! deeeeelicious!

My house has cold sides also depending on which way the wind is blowing.. anyone getting dumped on that could share some of those pics with us?? I wanna see

s n o w....

Peggy: I'm so glad that I got to spend time with my ever lovin' Sissy too! No matter how long you get to spend together, it's never long enough!

That was a very nice, short n sweet post. I knew you could do it! Stay on good terms with your puter and just post like that all the time..

or.... ELSE... hahaha

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 20 2020 : 12:27:35 AM
Vicki....Welcome To The Porch...this is a Fun Place to hang-out and share what you are up to. Please come back soon!!

Heather your Nieces are Adorable! I have an extra fondness for the one cleaning up all the Christmas Wrap. She will grow
up to keep a neat and tidy home!! I am still taking down Christmas slowly. The problem is I'm enjoying my new Tree so much
and don't want to put it away. Besides the Christmas Tree bag I ordered to keep the Tree all in one piece hasn't arrived yet.
I took most of the other house decor down but still need to do the Foyer to our Apartment. I always decorated it for every
Season too.

Teacher Tammy...loved your Butterfly Story! See, we miss that kid humor like crazy!! How goes the State trying to buy your property.
I keep thinking about what a bummer that is and yet I know it happens all the time across the Country. I will keep praying!

Patsy and Judy...I am so glad that you Sisters got to be together this Christmas Season. I wish I still had my Sissy to visit with. I miss
her so much. She was indeed my Best Friend!!!

Well, I don't think I will press my luck here tonight. I'm going to caLL this post short and sweet and get off while I can get off
on my terms not my computers. LOL

Love, Hugs, and Joy,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
Krissel Posted - Jan 19 2020 : 6:33:53 PM
Fun shares! Looks like your Holidays have been good! Happy New year and keep up the posts!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 18 2020 : 6:47:29 PM
My computer just ate my post again. I will come back tomorrow.

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
nndairy Posted - Jan 18 2020 : 06:37:40 AM
We have a coating of ice on everything this morning. It's supposed to hit 45 early this afternoon and rain all day. But, the temps are going to keep on falling right down to 10 tonight with below zero windchills. Hopefully it'll stop raining before it turns to ice again. I sure wouldn't mind some snow though. We haven't had much at all this winter.

Peggy - I still have all my Christmas stuff up with the exception of our live tree. I don't know if it's the weather or what but they haven't lasted very long the last couple years. I love marshmallows in my hot cocoa too - I just don't usually have them in the house. Most of the time I like peppermint oil in it. I love the combination of mint and chocolate!!!

Denise - I hear you about those drafty old houses. We put plastic on the windows and straw bales around the foundation and still have cold rooms depending on which way the wind is blowing. Some days we spend a lot of time in the dining room where the woodstove is.

Tammy - I love your butterfly stories. I guess I better start protecting my eyes when I go out to do chores. I'd really hate for them to fall out one day LOL!!!!


I mentioned before I would post a couple pictures of my nieces at Christmas. I made them both a little Christmas pillow. Janice had to try hers out as soon as she opened it. Only not exactly in the correct way LOL!



My camera was too slow to catch her approval. She looked over her shoulder and smiled at me then was off to open more presents.


Here she is with the little apron I made her.


This is Emily sitting by her pillow. Once she figured out the stack of gifts beside her was all hers, she couldn't get them open fast enough!

She was showing me her bracelet.

Janice couldn't stand all the trash laying around so she started picking it up all on her own.

I told her she can come stay with me and clean any time she wants. She just giggled at me. Neither one of them talk a lot yet.

I better post this before the computer eats it! Stay warm everyone.



~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
tea_lady_tammy Posted - Jan 17 2020 : 2:12:56 PM
Hey ladies,
It is cold and snowy here home for snow day and so glad it is ugly out. Have to share a butterfly story. I take kindergarten along with my class to lunch. Well yesterday was a whopping 10 degrees.#128552; a little guy says Mrs Schroeder your eyes won't freeze in this cold but they could fall out with it.#128514;#129315; I replied well freezing would be the better option and said then you better stay inside#129315;#128514;

Oh I laughed now I will never think of the cold the same again. So today has been lots of tea good book and a blanket.
Have a blessed day ladies
Love and hugs,
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

Visit my blog~Purple Skies
http://mypurpleskies.wordpress.com
levisgrammy Posted - Jan 17 2020 : 07:10:57 AM
Woke up to cold temps and the wind chill is only supposed let it get up to feeling like 19. I have to go out so I am bundling up good. After an appointment this morning I am meeting a few friends for lunch. It doesn't happen very often so I go whenever we can get together.

It is definitely too cold to be on the porch today so I will cozy up around the fire as much as I can. I'm thinking tomorrow is when we are getting restocked on our wood. Sure go through it fast with this furnace. This is an old house and even though we've done as much as we can to avoid it, it is still quite drafty.

Been working in the office yesterday and later today. Figured new year we should probably get the files cleaned and organized. I don't mind it but it involves a lot of sitting so I have to get up and walk around a lot so I don't get stiff. Keeping my hot tea with me today. The best way to warm the insides!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 16 2020 : 12:28:02 PM
Hi Heather...I am here!!! *waving at ya* LOL

I am busy (slowly taking down Christmas) but you should know that we want you on here more...so please keep coming back!!

So, far today all I have done is to take a shower, plant a Paper-White Narcisis Bulb, taken the dog out, and had my protein drink,
took down a few more items of Christmas, and now I am on the computer trying to catch up on my email and FB and MJF.

It is still raining here, tomorrow maybe snow...but so far the snow has been disappointing at best. Just snowflakes mixed with
rain. I have Bible Study tonight and I am looking forward to that.

Well, stay warm and keep on coming back. I'm with you on the Hot Chocolate!! Love mine with marshmallows. How about YOU??

Love, Hugs, and Joy,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
nndairy Posted - Jan 16 2020 : 09:44:52 AM
I must have scared everyone away LOL!!! I got everything caught up for the moment - dishes are washed, washer and dryer are currently doing their thing, a batch of butter is turning in the mixer. I thought I'd sit and visit for a bit. Since everyone is busy I'll go fix a cup of hot cocoa. It's too cold to sit on the porch by myself LOL!!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
nndairy Posted - Jan 13 2020 : 08:40:09 AM
Just hopping on for a minute to let you all know I survived the holidays LOL!! I actually had a great Christmas. I'll try to get on here again soon and post a couple pictures of my adorable nieces that aren't quite 2.

We're drying up cows now so the calves will be here before you know it! The first is due in about 6 weeks.

I don't have time to catch up on everyone's posts but I hope to spend more time on here starting next week. I hope you all have a fantastic 2020!!!
Hugs!!!


~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
craftbug Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 5:12:33 PM
Good evening, my Porchies

I got my voice back! WoohOO! Not quite all well, but mostly I am.. Crazy weather was 70. Went out and picked up sticks n branches while walking all over my acre and a half.. love my

trees. They can shed all they want. lol 15 mph winds made me hurry a bit. I looked like a wild woman with my wind tossed hair trying to get in my eyes. lol Which

isn't to bad since my sissy cut most of it off! Thanks sis, you're the best.


So now I hear rain on the roof. Another sound I love esp. at night. Jason is taking me out to get grub tomorrow afternoon. Looking forward to some one on one

time and eating out too.

Time for a movie n hot cuppa Gypsy Cold Care with honey my son gave me from Ohio. Yummo! Night n stay warm n dry. I will be nesting. :)


Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
herblady55 Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 2:09:22 PM
Hi Porch Buds, So nice to see some of you that have been missing from our 'Porch Hen Parties.'
We've missed you.TN Peg, that IS a lovely porch, AND lovelier home. Gorgeous is a better word.
How close is your closest neighbor?
WA Peg, you just reminded me that I need to get back to my Father Tim book series. Haven't been reading much yet this winter, except magazines. (yup... gotta do that)*giggle* Like my Sis, I've been enjoying my YouTube
Holiday movies. Now I'm watching a Winter collection. Pretty good Hallmark movies on there!
We are finally feeling better around here after our whole month of passing this(whatever it is) back n forth. So much 'nasty' going around!! Everywhere you go you hear about somebody else getting it or their families in other states having it. What do we expect? This weather is crazy. We have 51 toady... in January... in Ohio!!! *aaccckkkk* Tomorrow is suppose to be 60-ish! Double*aaccckkkk* LOL
Connie, CA-UUTE stuffies... no wonder you want to find that Heather! Good Luck!
Well, that's all for me Girlies! Make it a Great day!
Love yuns!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
FGOTM:Jan.2012
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"We are a hardy bunch of mixed-breed mutts....a little Hillbilly, a little Indian, a little Irish/Welsh.....BUT a Whole Lotta GOD!!!"
"I used to toast marshmallows over my birthday cake. Now I can roast a ham."
levisgrammy Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 12:40:42 PM
Peggy,
No they don't give anything as it is a viral not bacterial thing. So antibiotics don't do any good.

That is a beautiful porch photo. It isn't warm enough to be out on my porch that's for sure. Though we are supposed to get up to 67 degrees on sunny. Will probably feel balmy compared to what we've had of late.

Working on some crochet and trying to stay warm. Need to get some unfinished projects done.


~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 12:40:42 PM
Peggy...WELCOME BACK!! I hope you will be on more often!! And CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss!! That is Amazing!
How have you done it???? Keep up the Good Work and you will lose that last 38 lbs.

I love your Farm House and Especially the Porch. Can I come visit??? LOL

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Hugs and Smiles Across The Miles,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
prichmond9 Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 12:31:39 PM


Greetings from my porch in Pelham, Tennessee USA. It's been ages since I have joined you porchies and I just wanted to wish all of you a very happy new year and all the joyfulness you can stand. So much to share with you but will take that one post at a time. Today is a blustery windy day in the low 50's and not very pleasant for sitting on the porch but most days I can take a few minutes each morning to view the world from my porch swing or rocking chair while sipping coffee or tea. I love where I live and I love my life. I have gotten much healthier in the last year having dropped 61 pounds on my way to my best self. Have 38 more pounds to go to get at my goal weight. Am enjoying the journey, learning to cook my favorite foods differently and healthier. Am pouring over seed catalogs and planning a small garden for my veggies and flowers. Take time for yourself in your busy life. Very best regards.

Farm girl #5880
Consider the possibilities
Wherever I am, that's where I will be.
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 12:09:46 PM
Good Morning My Porchies...

Denise...I am so glad that your Vertigo only lasted a couple of days, my poor husband had it one time for 3 months and had to
remain in bed the entire time. He couldn't watch TV or read or anything but crawl to the Bathroom. It was horrible. I ended up
reading him a 6 Book Series that we both fell in love with! So that was good!! I have, like you, had a couple of bouts of it over the
years after I fell several times speed-walking. It is a horrible feeling but mine never lasted more than a couple of days to a week
or two and usually just when I rolled over in bed or got up too quickly from my bed. All that to say that I am so happy yours went
away quickly as it is horrible! I think Larry had to go on anti-nausea medication for all that time too. Did they give you anything for
your sinus infection? ~ So far I have remained healthy this winter (knock on wood).

Connie, I hope you found your Heather that you have been looking for. Did you check the Farmgirl main list?

I had my Bible Study Group back together last night. But after our Holiday Break...we had so much to share
that we didn't even get to our actual Study. Like me, all our Ladies are talkers and we spent 2 hours catching
up, taking prayer requests, and sharing about our Christmas, and Our New Words for 2020.

I think I shared that my husband and I have been binge-watching "Madam Secretary" on Netflix. So, we started
Season 5 last night. I have loved this show and a lot of their stories are events of things that actually happened
in our own Government. So, we have learned a lot besides being highly entertained. lol

Tonight I am going out to dinner with my Best Friend. We try to do that about every other Friday. It gives her
time to vent about home and work and we get a lot of laughing in also. We call it Girls Night Out...even
though it is only the two of us. Then we usually stop at a couple of our Favorite Stores and do a little shopping.

That is all the news from me. We are supposed to get 4 days of snow next week and the high temps only in
the low 30's. Right now, I will take snow over the rain any day. I am so sick of Rain!! Yesterday was supposed
to be our one dry day this week and it rained!! Grrr!

Alright, my Porchies...snuggle in and enjoy your weekend!!

Love, Hugs, and Joy,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
levisgrammy Posted - Jan 10 2020 : 10:25:34 AM
Hello Porchies!

Went to the chiropractor this morning. Hoping it helps me get over this sinus stuff. Had vertigo a few days ago and I'm glad it's gone. Now if I could just get rid of the rest.
I have been crocheting, watching movies, drinking hot tea with lemon and honey.

What have you been up to these last couple of days?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 08 2020 : 7:33:10 PM
Connie...I do not know another Heather besides our Porchie Heather Neeper. Those are so cute. I hope you find who you are
looking for!

Love and Hugs,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
Killarney Posted - Jan 08 2020 : 7:19:16 PM
Do any of you girls know a Farmgirl name Heather other than Heather Neeper-NN Dairy. our Farm,sis Ruth-Violetrose who just went to be with the Lord, Her granddaughter is trying to find a farmgirl who crocheted these for her baby. Ruth gave them to her. I have emailed Heather Neeper-NNDairy, waiting to hear from her.
Thanks Connie. Big farmgirl hugs!!
levisgrammy Posted - Jan 08 2020 : 1:15:24 PM
Well I was hoping to get rid of this whatever it is, but woke with vertigo this morning. Been taking the meds faithfully so hoping to be rid of all this. Hope everyone is staying warm and well.

We woke to a dusting of snow on the ground and then it snowed for about an hour. The first one we've had to speak of this year. Of course once the sun came out it made short work of melting it all. The wind is really blowing and whipping around limbs today.
I've stayed in catching up on my letter writing and odds and ends things needing done around the house.
~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
craftbug Posted - Jan 07 2020 : 3:01:28 PM
I'm digging in with Christmas movies since I didn't get enough of those in Ohio..

Hot chicky broth has been hitting the spot..

Same sentiments Denise! Love each one of ya!

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
levisgrammy Posted - Jan 06 2020 : 3:33:42 PM
Peggy,
It's funny because when we were younger and first married I was the one who wanted to go and do but it seems like we've changed roles a little. He is the one who likes to stay and chat with people and I'm always ready to go home. I'm better one on one visiting. We do go because I know he likes it. One of the biggest changes is how much I dislike shopping. I used to love it but now it's a job I always put off till absolutely necessary and then most times we will go together. I also have issues with anxiety so that may be part of it too.
I do keep David and Ruth's family in prayer. So important to remember them.

Patsy,
Glad to see your back. I am dealing with icky stuff yesterday and today. I've been resting and watching movies with hot tea and benadryl.

So good to be on the porch with all you gals. I appreciate each one of you.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 06 2020 : 11:43:20 AM
Patsy...Welcome, Home Girlfriend!!! Glad that you had a wonderful time with your kiddos. Nothing beats family
time!! The older I get the more precious they all become. So, happy that I got to me with mine too and that
they are willing to come to me!! ~ Sorry, that you got the bug!! Several kinds going around. I think if I had the
choice I would pick what you had! Rather than the high fever and nausea and vomiting. This whole week here
is going to be a nesting week for me too. I'm taking lots of me time and enjoying some good football games and
quiet time with my hubby. I tend to quickly get bored of that but I'm not one for going out in the cold rain either.
At least on Thursday when I teach Bible Study it isn't supposed to be as wet as the rest of the week.

Have a Great Day Nesting in!! Movies or Books????? with your cuppa?

Love, Hugs, and New Years Joy,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
craftbug Posted - Jan 06 2020 : 10:58:32 AM
Happy New Year gal pals! 2020 already? Time flew with my family in Ohio. Baked cookies with all my kidders, big n little.. Made good memories. Got their bug.. sigh.. it had to be. Mostly I have

laryngitis and junk in my nose. Never went in to my chest and I thank God for that! I prayed it wouldn't and it didn't! Never had a fever. Really weird stuff..

Not taking my tree down yet, since I only got to enjoy it til the 18th when I went to Ohio. Why rush it? So much color in the decorations inside and I love my

house lights outside n candles in my windows. Just indulging my lil kid inside.

Just got back from Ohio yesterday, so taking it easy today. Still have to take out the trash and check on my chicky gals. Take care of yourselves and stay warm! Time

to make a nest on the couch and get cozy with a warm cuppa.. toodles for now..

Thomas Edison: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." :)
LadyInRed Posted - Jan 04 2020 : 11:07:13 AM
Denise...I know that you are introverted sweet sister and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
And like Mary Jane...I too married an introvert and he is the Love of My Life now for 35 years. Also,
my dad and my brother were introverts but my mom, sister and I were extraverts. I believe opposites
attract because they bring different qualities to the Marriage or The Relationship. You just have to
work things out every once in a while...and learn how to fight fairly. LOL

Mary Jane...so happy you are back to reconnect with everyone here. It is a Safe Place and all the
Farmgirls on here are Fabulous. Next month I celebrate 10 years in Farmgirls and I have met so many
amazing women that I treasure, respect and hold close to my heart. One of our Sweetest Farmsisters
ever was Ruth Yarbrough and she passed away on January first from Pancreatic Cancer. It was
rather quick (like maybe 6 months) so I am Happy she didn't have to suffer for 2 or 3 years like some
do. I will surely miss her though. She is in a better place but that doesn't make the loss easier.

Please Ladies...Remember her husband and Family in your prayers!!

Find something you enjoy doing today and then do something nice for someone else. I just got a
book ready to send another Farm Sister...and it isn't for a Swap. I just wanted to reach out to her
after suffering her own loss.

Enjoy Your Weekend...

Love, Big Hugs, and JOY,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!

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