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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 31 2016 : 11:45:11 AM
We went to Kentucky for a church homecoming, and took some time to check out properties near Irvine that we saw on Zillow. Somehow our GPS got confused in the mountains, but we found the property I had my eye on purely by accident. It is everything that I want - a view, quiet, and a small house. The only problem is that we aren't ready to retire for anot her couple years, and can't afford two mortgages. I hope the LORD will keep it for us!

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Audra Rose Posted - Nov 28 2020 : 7:34:45 PM
She always said they grew best!

This is the new deck off of my mother-in-law's porch. In summer, she will be able to enjoy the view.

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churunga Posted - Nov 28 2020 : 09:03:33 AM
Ha Ha Ha! Remember when Mom would steal plants wherever she went? She stole a fern from the Como Conservatory in St Paul MN and she brought a plant home from Germany. I was afraid it would become an invasive species.

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Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 28 2020 : 04:28:30 AM
Yesterday we went to Mammoth Cave. I'd never been in the cave, and this was a great chance to show Mia part of Kentucky. It was amazing! Everyone was taking precautions to stay safe. I'm afraid a ranger heard me when I told Mia, "quick, grab a rock!" There were no small stones within reach anyway.
The best part was the walking- I worked off a bit of Thanksgiving dinner.

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nubidane Posted - Nov 27 2020 : 09:35:09 AM
Vannessa! We woke up to the same thing yesterday morning.
I told hubs it was out Thanksgiving hello from the gaggle!
I love when lying in bed and hearing their call
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 26 2020 : 6:07:38 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Oggie!

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churunga Posted - Nov 26 2020 : 12:41:17 PM
I received a free turkey and apple pie from work and a free pumpkin pie from our realtor. However, turkey has not thawed even though I took it out of the freezer on Monday. We will instead have a baked chicken breast, roast potatoes, steamed brussels sprouts, green beans and a snap pea salad. And then the PIE!

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Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 26 2020 : 12:17:47 PM
Our property is a turkey refuge!

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Oct 31 2020 : 09:22:34 AM
So true---Thanksgiving is just about skipped these days. I like to hear Christmas music the first of December. I too don't like modern Christian music---Christian rock---just listen to real rock or not. Once while I was in college we visited a friend and we heard loud rock music---we thought we were at the wrong house as our friend had just smashed up all his rock albums after becoming a Christian. So funny---he said Christian rock was OK---but it sounded the same to us. I love to hear Elvis sing gospel music.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
Audra Rose Posted - Oct 31 2020 : 07:29:50 AM
I am gobsmacked. My workplace plays a Christian music radio station and I usually tune it out because the songs aren't my style. Yesterday I noticed that they began playing Christmas music! Awful! Can't they wait? By the middle of December ill be tired of the songs.

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VegiChik Posted - Oct 27 2020 : 2:46:18 PM
I laughed Audra Rose when you said you made your pie from the flesh. I had a Great Aunt who years ago wanted to try to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin instead of buying it in a can. She did not know where to start so was told by a relative to just use the "insides". So she did: seeds & all! That little deed followed her all her life, story retold each holiday season!
HollerGirl56 Posted - Oct 27 2020 : 1:18:41 PM
Hi Vanessa---thank-you so much for your nice letter and the seeds. I love spaghetti squash and it will go in the ground next spring for sure. Your letter brightened my day . I do appreciate hearing from you. I have been looking at every one's posts and keeping up on all of the goings on---but I have been creeping around like I'm 90 years old and just doing my chores. I hurt my leg hiking in the woods a while back---I could barely walk and still I refused to go to the doctor. Horrible aching pain. Better now and not so grouchy---LOL. Then my ear stopped up and I could barely hear---that was so fun---and then my neck locked up and started hurting. I have never hurt so bad in all my life and all I wanted to do was keep quiet and do the best I could. About recovered now. I will write you back. I love to get letters. That looks like such a good pie. I too use winter squash instead of pumpkin---it cooks up thicker and I think it tastes better. Always love to read what you are up too. You have such a good life.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
Audra Rose Posted - Oct 21 2020 : 05:05:50 AM
Last Saturday I bought a cushaw squash. It weighed as much as a well fed baby. On Monday I cut it up, baked it, and made a pie from part of the flesh (oops, sounds like I'm a wicked witch).

We bring treats to work on Tuesdays when we assemble the paper. My boss had told me how her mother made cushaw pie, which led me to try making one. This one is different, it has a Graham cracker crust, but is delicious.
I've saved the seeds from baby Cushaw and will be sending them out in swaps.

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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 17 2020 : 05:01:05 AM

This is the new toy my sweetie got for me. It is wonderful! No more slipping as I cut fabric. I will need to get the special tool that changes the blade.
So although he has many faults, this is why we've lasted almost 40 years.

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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 14 2020 : 03:36:17 AM

Behold, my tomatoman!

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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 02 2020 : 3:23:20 PM
She took another test and is COVID free. She'll be back at work Monday. She's hoping to get a job in Palm Beach dispatch.

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churunga Posted - Oct 02 2020 : 08:20:08 AM
How is Caroline?

Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Oct 02 2020 : 05:46:41 AM
Today is the 3rd anniversary of moving to Kentucky.

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churunga Posted - Sep 30 2020 : 07:56:28 AM

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Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Sep 30 2020 : 07:25:53 AM
Mia forgot her Chromebook today, so I quickly drove to the school with it. Is this the next "forgotten lunchbag"?

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churunga Posted - Sep 26 2020 : 08:28:38 AM
I suppose now you will be contacted by contact tracers.

In Minnesota, the health department is conducting a survey to help the state control the spread of Covid.

And then this happened

It is so disappointing. I live in the city. The rural parts of our state are much more conservative. Many here are shocked that this kind of thing happens in a "nice" place such as Minnesota.

Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Sep 26 2020 : 03:08:02 AM
Exactly! I always followed CDC guidelines for the good of the community but now that someone near and dear caught COVID, it is personal. She felt worse last night and went to a hospital. They saw something serious on an x-ray and put her on a breathing machine.
There are still folks who refuse to wear masks here, as I suppose are in other communities, and while they have the right to their beliefs they are mistaken if they think their beliefs will protect them from COVID.

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churunga Posted - Sep 25 2020 : 7:41:22 PM

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Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Sep 25 2020 : 7:09:21 PM

Tina is excited by the garden harvest. She loves the small tomatoes. I picked some spaghetti squash and will be serving it soon.
The weeks are going by quickly. Mia has games 2-3 times a week, and we drive her and cheer her on. She's becoming familiar with the rules and how to play.
We heard from my daughter in South Florida. She was sent home with pay because a coworker had COVID, and when she was tested, she was positive too. She thinks that she caught it on the flight back from Kentucky after Labor Day. She didn't have symptoms though, so its hard to know how or when she got it.

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Aug 29 2020 : 8:34:50 PM
All that do sound fun. Maybe me---but hubby is such a loner that I have given up---have learned to love the aloneness and can die alone and face it. So happy to hear of all you do.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
Audra Rose Posted - Aug 27 2020 : 6:43:45 PM
My husband said the vet should have a special "Ferrell Room"!
I've been gearing up for our church's free yard sale (80% chance of rain, so it will be inside) folding and sorting clothes and deciding how to be generous yet limit what folks get.
Plus we have our German student, Mia, who will be here through the school year. She is sweet, enthusiastic, and can cook, so i have enlisted her for Tuesdays (when we send the paper- I'm usually wiped out).

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