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Missus Miranda
True Blue Farmgirl

285 Posts

Miranda
Thrall TX
USA
285 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  2:12:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my, there's so much going on I'll never catch up!

Not much news at the moment.... still in the "wait and see" part of the home buying proscess. The inspection is supposed to be done tomorrow as well as the pumping and inspection of the septic.

Just did a HUGE amount of grocery shopping, and putting groceries away. Trying to figure out what I am going to make for supper tonight... think I might smoke a pork roast and make green bean casserole.

We went to the car show last night and it was quite pitiful... usually the cruise at the roundup is much heavier with classic cars, but this year, not so much. Just a lot of crazy tourists wondering what's going on.

I did have a good experience, though. Josh and I drove down to an area of town I have been avoiding since last July, and I was able to say a proper goodbye to a dear friend. His body was found under a tree by the Auto Zone, and I laid write roses there last night. I had a good hard cry for a moment, then heard his voice telling me it was alright and not to cry. After that, I felt alright.

Well anyway, girls, I better go get some laundry and dishes done, and figure out what to make for supper.

I hope you're all doing well!!

Miranda

"I'm not trying to be mean or cantankerous. I just wish people would do the right thing, and use a little common sense." ~ Farmgirl 3535
Pflugerville, TX

http://www.bricolagewedding.blogspot.com/
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  4:25:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy, Add my name to the drawing. More later,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  9:03:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Porchie Gals, OK so far I have in the Book/Tea drawing"
Janet Doran
Penny McGee
Julie Felton
Peggy Smith
Angela Burnette
Patsy Shuman
Tammy Shroeder

Is that it so far? Anybody else? One(1) more day left to get in on it.
Peg, I've never seen that color Rhodes. Ours are hot pink. Loved the dainty little bluebells.
The Dotee Doll story cracked me up. Perky is good...there was a day when I did "Perky."lol
Bunny, some people just have to be the center of attention. That's terrible!
Miranda, so glad that you were able to say a proper Good-Bye!
Well it's late....nite Gals!


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Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  12:58:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Again...me and my late nights.

Pam...sounds like you and I had taste-buds hankering for the same kind of food. LOL
I don't think I have every heard of black rice. Wait, I think I have seen it in soups where there is mixed rice. Is it really long and skinny?
What does it taste like to you? Brown rice to me has a real nutty taste and that is why I like it so much!

Bunny...I checked out that crochet site you recommended, loved her stuff, don't know if I could follow a "Leftie" on her tutorials. Are you left handed?
She had beautiful work! Loved it!! I saved the site on my favorites so I can go back and check a couple of her tutorials later. Thanks for the tip!

I know what you mean about wishing the flowers lasted longer. I agree!!! This yard seems to have been planted in stages...so, some is blooming now and some won't come on until early summer.
But I am going to enjoy them all!!! In their time!

Miranda...you are in the hard part now...the seemingly endless waiting. Just keep busy sewing and cooking and before you know it...you'll be packing. LOl

Judy...we are counting until Tuesday. Can't wait to see who wins.

We have Rhodes in every color of the rainbow here. My favorite is the really red one. But I like them all. I like the hot pink too. We have a Public Garden over in Portland called The Rhodedendron (?) Gardens and they have Rhodes so large that you can walk underneath them like trees. I love to go over there every year when they are in there highest state of bloom! So Pretty!

Julie dear...sorry if I stirred you wrong on the Games of the Thrones...I literally got discussed with it today and slammed it shut. It got a bit too graphic for me, in more ways than one. Onto something better. That is why I always try samples first...then I am not out hard earned money if I don't like it.

OK My Lovely Ladies....off to dreamland.
Blessings,
peg

Farmgirl #1326
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"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  06:19:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone!

Sorry I don't write very often, but I do try to at least read your posts every day. Between work full time and helping my boyfriend on the weekends, the time just gets away from me! We had a wonderful trip to Massachusetts and Vermont over Easter and got to stay at the beautiful Wayside Inn in Sudbury MA for a couple of days. There is an old grist mill there built by Henry Ford and my boyfriend's father built the waterwheel. We donated some mill parts and hoists to them, and they let us stay at the inn -what a treat! Then we drove on to Vermont to spend Easter with my mother and my cousis. She is 83, but still insists on getting the whole group together at her house - she's amazing.

Before I forget - Judy, I'd love to be in your drawing if you are still taking names!

Kimberly - I'm so sorry about hour horse, but am glad you were able to be there for the end.

Peggy - Love your afghan squares - that yarn is gorgeous! Do you ever hear from our Darlene now? Just wondering how she is doing?

Prayers to all our farmgirl friends in tornado zones - please stay safe ladies.

Praying also for the rest of you ladies who are sick, hurting and in need of some uplifting.

Will try to keep in touch more often, but there just aren't enough hours in the day!

Hugs,
Luanne

beekeepersgirl #691

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  08:47:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everybody, got up to clouds/77/wind warning/no rain yet though.
Luanne, sure you can still be in the drawing! Got ya down!
Here's a pic of our Rhody a couple of years back.We trimmed it back last summer to about 2 foot under the porch roof.




Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  08:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy am I mad, I typed up my letter this morning and then I lost the whold thing.
Talk about upset, I could spit nails!!

I will start over and see if I can get this one sent.

Judy - Our dogs name is Ace. He sure is a card and he just loves to play with our cats. Well, the cats are not to fond of him, but they get by.

Tammy - My mom can do a lot of things like, crochet, knit, sew, quilt, and ect. Then there is me, I can sew pretty good and do a little crocheting. I taught myself to crochet by using a special book. The name of this book is "Crocheting for Dummies." I know, I thought twice before I picked it up, but I thought well if a dummy could do it, so could I. ha ha Anyway it really is a great book to learn from, it really does explain things for you. Good luck

Kimberly - Honey, you made me cry when I read about your horse passing. It hurts so bad to lose such a good friend, I want to send you some hugs for you and your youngun's. Take care.

Peggy - You made me lol when I read about your dolls problem. I have always been big up top, so I have never had perky, but it does seem the older I am getting the more south the girls are going. I do not care for this, but again mother nature wins.

Cherime - I am keeping your sis in my prayers, I also have diabetes so I understand the complications.

Bunny - I so understand what you are saying about our kids now days.
When we do try to help them sometimes, it seems like they can look at us and say, how do you know what I am going through, Really, do they honestly think we do not know. Oh well sometimes they just have to learn from their owm mistakes. Don't take me wrong I will always be there to back my kids up if needed. But we have to let our baby birds fly off and spread their wings.

Miranda - I am happy for you, it is so hard to face things sometimes, but carrying all that anguish around hurts you too. I lost my big brother 8 years ago, and I was a very angry person. My folks did not have the money to have a autopsy done, so we will never know how he died. Thank God though, he allowed my brother to come to me in a vision to let me know he was ok. I woke up smiling and really giddy. It met so much to me. Take Care

Well I had better get off this porch and go get some lunch started, my hubby always teases me about being on the porch, but he knows I really enjoy my time with you girls.

You all take care today, and blessings on your ventures today.

Netty
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  09:02:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy - I had know idea they got so big. I am not familiar with this flower. I will have to google and learn some more about them.

When I scrolled down and seen you my mouth dropped open, very very tall.
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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  10:28:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you to all of you for your kind words regarding my horse. I'm dealing with some deep grief. That may sound silly because he's a horse not a person but I fall deeply in love with my horses. My Nevada died just a year and a half ago. Had her for about 18 years and was crushed with her loss. Losing Hijuelo is bringing back some of that pain too, like maybe I didn't work through it all yet. Having Hijuelo die now just adds to everything that has been happening since the beginning of March. I know I haven't shared that yet, I'm still just not ready. But please be praying for me. I'm on medication for anxiety, my Daddy is here to support and give me some security and I've lost 15 lbs since then.

Someone asked what Hijuelo's name meant. It's Spanish as he was a registered Peruvian Paso. Hijuelo means "to kneed" like the action that a cat will do with it's paws when it is purring. Sondeo means son. So I think his name means son of a soft kneeding action (Peruvians are gaited horses with a lot of motion in the front legs and they are the smoothest breed in the world) And my Hijuelo was a big show off. Loved to strut his stuff and looked SO good when he did. People often thought he was a black Andalusian. I've brought traffic to a stop while riding him beside a highway, he looks that good!!

Excuse the mess & the noise, my children are making happy memories

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  12:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon Porchies...

Luanne...oh gosh girl it is good to have you on the Porch today. You don't come often enough but we love it when you do!! Your trip sounded lovely! So glad that you got to enjoy some time away with your man. How are his health issues? You haven't mentioned for awhile.
You, know...I haven't talked to Darlene since Christmas (shame on me!) but I know she was having a real rough go of it. Her birthday is April 28th if anyone wants to send her a card. I am sure that would really cheer her up. I have her address if anyone needs it, just email me.

Judy...you have a Rhody Tree too! Wow that is so gorgeous! You look so dwarfed underneath that thing. It might be a hot pink but it looks more lavender pink in the picture. That is the size of the ones in the Portland Garden that I mentioned. They leave some bushy like yours and many they trim up off the ground so they look like a tree...and you can walk under them or sit on one of the Park benches under them.

Netty...doesn't that just make you mad when you lose your post...after all that work? That is why 99% of the time I type on "Note Pad" then copy and transfer to the post box.
I laughed over your
"Again Mother Nature Wins!" Too true! Too True!

Cherime...also keeping your sis in my prayers. I have type 2 Diabetis (it is controlled with a pill)...because I do not want leg and feet problems. I have noticed that my eyes are somewhat affected by it already. So, yeah it is nothing to mess with that is for sure.

Kimberly...thanks for explaining the meaning of your horses name. I am glad that your dad is there with you. Because he is...I have my guess, as to what has been going on with you. Hang in there girl...life will get better!!! I promise! I have been in your shoes...and you are dealing with a lot on your plate all at once. We are ALL pulling for you and praying for you.

More later girls....
Hugs,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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Valkyrie922
Farmgirl in Training

43 Posts

Sarah
Philippi West Virginia
USA
43 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  12:49:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy - Sure! I love books AND tea... Sounds like a lot of fun!! Thank you :-D

Tammy – So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Peggy Ann – Those pictures were beautiful! & re: my last (very looong post) I try to keep my life as simple (boring?) as possible, but I always find myself doing about a zillion things at once lol! I actually worked on my reply in a word document as I read through everyone’s posts day by day – and never seemed to have the time to finish! By Saturday it was two pages long, but I figured I would just go ahead and post the whole thing since I’d put the effort in.

Pam – My Mammaw always used to make crumbled hamburger for dinner! You just reminded me of her, thank you! She was also a seamstress & made clothes for herself and all of us kids all the time! I hope you share some pics of your dress…

Bunny – whoa! Sounds like pretty good advice you gave your boy, let us know how the job turns out! That is a crazy story from your friend in California. I have mixed feelings about it, but I kind of think that it was a good call on her part, because the marketing will bring extra income for their family, especially in this time of suffering and pain. And the extra business will hopefully help her keep her mind off the sadness and give her some healthy stress. I will add her family to my prayer list.

Luanne – What a neat trip! I’m jealous!!!!

Well, I’m still working on spring cleaning, and hoping to get it done before next spring! I bought a bunch of green cleaning supplies yesterday after dropping the kids back at their dad’s. I started with laundry this morning, but I couldn't find washing soda or Borax at walmart, (I HATE Walmart!), so I'm going to order it later this week. I got a small bottle of Seventh Generation detergent for now.

I was so tired when I got home that I skipped band practice and just vegged in my chair until Mike was finished with his homework… then this morning I slept in until almost noon! I’ve been known to stay in bed for three days straight after the kids go back to their dad’s so I’d say I’m doing ok.

We just got news this weekend that my Pappy (dad’s dad) has pulmonary fibrosis, which is pretty serious. He has less than six months… and my Granny has already had several heart attacks so we are worried that her heart can’t take this stress. My head is swimming today. I have some hemming to do, so I was trying to sharpen my sewing scissors earlier with one of those special scissor/knife sharpeners. I guess I’m too old fashioned because I did it wrong and now they won’t even cut through thread. Gah! I’m going to try to fix it with a good old whetstone, but… I might have to go buy a whole new pair.

Until next time!
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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  1:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peggy -

Thanks for asking about the boyfriend. He is doing great right now with his health issues, and in fact is out in the woods doing some logging today! I have Darlene's address unless it has changed recently, so I'll be sure to drop a birthday card in the mail to her.

It is 80 degrees here today in PA - unheard of for April, so I'm going for a walk after I get out of work and soak up some of that sunshine - yippee! I made some homemade lemonade and cookies and left them on the porch for you all - enjoy!

Hugs,
Luanne

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Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  1:30:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Believe it or not, it is snowing out right now here. It was 51 degrees when I got up this morning, now it is 32 and very windy, and snowing hard!!!!! Very depressing!!!! I am still waiting patiently to be able to work out side.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  1:36:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a picture of the waterwheel that boyfriend's father built - I didn't take the picture, but would love to see it in the snow sometime - maybe next winter!!!

Luanne



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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  2:45:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet...how depressing!! I am going to put a kabash on all SNOW after March!!! ha ha!
As if I could do anything about it! But I bet my Indian Ancesters had a NO MORE SNOW DANCE! LOL

Luanne...beautiful Grist Mill. Is this still a functioning mill? We have one here too and they
still run it on occassion and you can go and get free cornmeal and flour there. It is very cool!
Ours has a covered bridge right by it too...so, you get two beautiful experiences in one place.
I have pictures somewhere...one of my favorite places to visit.

blessings,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  4:56:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The mill runs on the weekends exxcept when the stream is frozen in the deep winter and the flour and corn meal are used to bake the breads, muffins, etc. in the Wayside Inn. You can also buy it in one pound bags at the mill or the inn. The mill was used for quite a few years by Pepperidge Farms, but they gave it up a few years ago and it is run privately by the Inn now.

Does the mill near you run with a waterwheel too, or does it have a turbine in the basement?

Luanne

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  5:19:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Netty, you sound like me...Mama&Patsy can do all crafty things...then there's me. lol I bought a "Canning for Dummies" just so I could find the easiest instructions to understand. They really are good books!
Sarah, got ya down for the drawing. Tomorrow is the BIG day!
Luanne, what a gorgeous waterwheel. We have 2 Wayside Inns here in our area. One's a bar and one's a furniture store. I absolutely like yours best! LOL
Peg, I guess our Rhody does have a little lavender color in it. Our neighbors just love when it blooms.They make a fuss!
Well DH got the yard mowed&garden area tilled, and made the area all preeeety again. I washed winter curtains&drapes and then hung the summer valances so I can get all the light I can to come inside and play with me! hahaha
We're having those horrible wind gusts today. I don't like those at all. But at least DH was able to work w/o too much sweating. I guess there is an up-side!lol
Toodles for now!


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Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
I am not contained between my hat and my boots! -Walt Whitman-
"Why couldn't I have been born Rich instead of So Good Looking?"
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  5:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim- That's some sad news about your horse. Glad he got to be with you in the end. Thanks for the info on his name and breed. It made me think of a kitten. I hope you're doing ok. I'm worried with you losing that weight like that.

peggy- beautiful flowers! I'm not sure about the Game of Thrones series either. I haven't come across anything too graphic yet, but the writing style is boring me. You didn't steer me wrong, I was interested in checking it out from all the talk about the t.v. show. I think the t.v. show would probably be more interesting. So far the characters in the book aren't well written. They are very cliche. I was wondering how Darlene was doing, too.

Bunny- Wow...that story about the lady using her husband was unbelievable. I don't understand humans sometimes.

Judy- Thanks for getting me in the drawing. I wasn't sure you saw that I wanted in on it. Sometimes I feel like a wallflower. Is that a pic of you Judy? The rhodies look like they are big enough to eat you up!

Luanne- That sounds like a wonderful trip you took with your boyfriend. It sounds peaceful. My grandmother was also a very social 80 year old girl.

Lynette- I must be tired. First I read that you were keeping Cherime's sins in your prayers. I thought Holy Cow! I missed something good. Well, then my eyes straightened up. Whew!

Now to talk about things here. CRAZY! I'll start with the next installment of As The Bunnies Turn. Sunday, we received another surprise. The girl bunny we adopted from DH's DD had 3 babies. She had told us the bunny had never been together with another bunny. I told DH that was impossible because we had only had the bunny 7 days. There was no way it was one of our bunnies fathering that litter. So the DD and her mom are still denying the bunny had a boyfriend and it must be an immaculate conception. We're rolling our eyes because no one is in trouble so why be so adamant about denial? Anyway, since we weren't expecting this, we weren't prepared. Now there is one that is still alive. We brought the bunny and the baby inside and are crossing our fingers it makes it.

I brought our girl cat inside today. She got really fat. Hmmm...I put my hand on her tummy and got kicked. She is just eating and sleeping so I think she will have kittens tonight or within a few days.

Tomorrow I'm going to go meet up with a doll maker. She wants to see if I want to do some piece work for her. I'll look at her patterns and see if it's too difficult. If I do it then I'll post her stuff here.

Hope you ladies have a good evening!

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  6:25:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening ladies,
Just thought I would pop in and sit a bit. I finally broke down and went to the dr. I was feeling so poorly yet today. Found out I had a upper respiratory infection. So antibiotic and cough medicine to help me sleep. Said I should be as good as new in a day or two. I said dr. I got little butterflies praying over me so I am sure it will be good.

We did have nasty weather here. Snowplows had to plow up the hail. Never seen anything like it in my life. We didn't have much damage...but got some much needed rain.


I do hope you all had a great day. I am off to have some tea, take meds, and head off to sleep.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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fabraholic4
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Jan
BURLINGAME KS
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  7:25:08 PM  Show Profile  Send fabraholic4 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kimberly, so very sorry to hear about the death of your horse. I understand your grief, I would be devasitated if I lost one of mine. Keeping you in my prayers.


Oh for the simple life: family, quilts, corgi's, horses, homemade everything.
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fabraholic4
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Jan
BURLINGAME KS
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  7:54:27 PM  Show Profile  Send fabraholic4 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judith, your jellies all sound yummy!! I love gooseberry anything. Yes, I am looking forward to the time when I can just do my own thing with the quilting. I love embroidery, so am thinking about maybe doing something with that too.

Judy, thanks, I did have a good birthday with family.

A good friend of mine surprized me today and treated me to a 'Jan Day'. I haven't been feeling very good lately, so she invited me over for some sewing, then took me to lunch at Mr Stirfry then to a used clothing store and treated me to a "new" outfit for church!! Wow, what an amazing friend. So sweet of her to do this. I am scheduled for a CT scan next week, hope all is OK, but I really haven't been feeling very good and if something is wrong I need to know so it can be delt with. Would sure appreciate your prayers.
Thanks,
Jan



Oh for the simple life: family, quilts, corgi's, horses, homemade everything.
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Valkyrie922
Farmgirl in Training

43 Posts

Sarah
Philippi West Virginia
USA
43 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  11:21:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lynette – Sorry I missed your post earlier; I missed a whole page! It’s cool that you were talking about your mother’s talents one post after I was talking about my Mammaw’s! My Mammaw is my mom’s mom, who taught me to sew on a Singer machine, can, plan flowers, clean house, and crochet. Of course, my mom can crochet, knit, sew, quilt, and ect . Whereas me, I can neither sew, nor crochet very well.

Peggy – I don’t know How I missed your “doll’s” problem, but after reading the past 12 pages sooooo carefully, I’m sorry, but I ain’t going back! I’ve let my imagination take over on this one though, and I can say, it sound hilarious!

Bunny/Lynette – I’ve been forced to accept the fact that my children Will grow up In Spite of my leading them in the way they should go. I recently read a psychology article concerning the identification of a third phase of childhood called “Pre-Adulthood, ” defined as age 18-27. The precept is that a hundred years ago there was not a word in our language for the period we call “Teenage.” (Ages 12-17.) These days, teenagers are treated with the same kid gloves that are meant for the compassionate, loving period of “childhood” (ages 3-12). So, upon reaching the age of 18, our offspring have never had to face the hardships of our ancestors, who by age 12-13 were well-equipped to lead a household. As a matter of fact, my great-grandmother was married and pregnant at age 12. Now, less than 100 years later, I am keenly aware of this even newer phenomenon of Pre-Adulthood, which is a direct descendent of our lucky societal circumstance of having been afforded even the choice of an extended childhood!

My mom’s dad was also less unfortunate than I am today: he went to work well before he reached age 18, although he did have the tenacity to finish high school. He moved a hundred miles away, to Akron, Ohio, where he could work in a factory and make his way in the world. When he came back the next summer, he found waiting for him on the mantle an expired letter of acceptance to Alderson-Broaddus College’s football team. Because he missed the deadline, he was never able to get his degree.

My two are only eight and seven, but they both seemed to understand when I explained this concept to them. They have been through the hardship of separation, having had to go through – oh, so many things! -- in the wake of my divorce from their father. Above all, they know that they are loved by both me and their father, and by extended families on both sides. And they know that they will always have someone to help them out. But if they use the decade from age 18-27 to “find themselves,” then they will most likely avoid the same tragedies with their own children, and establish themselves before making any final decisions, like getting married and having children.

Judy – Your rhododendrons are Exactly the same color as mine! And, strangely enough, although they Are bushes, almost all of the braches on my purple “rhody” lower than 3’ need to be trimmed. Looks like I’m going to have a Rhododendron tree with a bench under it one day!

Julie – your mis-read of Lynette’s post had me chortling! Good luck with your meeting! I’m sure it will be a perfect fit for you – you are so talented!

Jan- Prayers for your health.

Well, I went to band practice tonight, even though I was late and Mike was mad at me for using his diamond blade sharpener to fix my sewing scissors. I needed the time away from here to get my head on straight. It was a good practice, too – but he was still mad when I got home, so I’m still up! Not for long, though!! Tomorrow’s supposed to be another gorgeous day in the 80’s, so I MUST take care of some outside chores!
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Netty
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Posted - Apr 17 2012 :  07:41:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie - I was rereading my messages and I also read wrong and thought I had put sins, I would have been mortified if I had sent it. ha

Jan - you are in my prayers and I do hope you get to feeling better soon. I had some health issues last summer and had to be in the hospital 3 times, so I do understand not feeling good. I just pray it is something that can be taken care of easily.

Sarah your article is so true, we do treat our kids with kid gloves. When I was a child growing up on the farm we had to be very responsible. (sp) I remember one winter a blizzard was coming and we had to get the cattle to home so we would be able to feed them. My dad dropped my brother and myself at one end of the pasture and he drove to the other end - 1 mile across - we were to start walking to the south end where my dad was and bring any cows we found with us. I can't remember for sure how old I was, so I am guessing around 6 or 7 and my brother was about 10. I don't think we could have trusted our kids to do the same because I did not rely on my kids like my folks did. Also my dad had me on a tractor at 10 years of age. How many kids today could we trust to put in these postions? I'm sure not the percentage that we had years and years ago.


Jan - I forgot to tell you my cousin took me out one day and treated me like a queen. Boy, if that that didn't make my day.

Take Care

Netty
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angela
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Posted - Apr 17 2012 :  07:48:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all!!!

I was 4 pages behind agian! I keep forgettin what a chatty bunch we are here! LOL!

I can't sit here for long, but wanted to pop in for a quick hello.

I went to the dr cause I just couldn't take hurtin anymore. I have a lump that has developed beside my tail bone. The dr thinks it is a pilodial cyst.(not sure on spellin) But he isn't sure because it's still too deep and hasn't broke the surface yet. I looked it up and it's a painful and rather gross thing to deal with. He sent me home and told me to soak it in the tub and use heat packs and the vicadin script he gave me till it surfaced.

Yeah right! I'm really gonna be able to lay around with heat packs on my butt and soak in the tub. Let alone the vicadin! It knocks me out cold! I have kids and a grandbaby to take care of.

I just can't figure out how sit without pain. I pretty much just pace the floor. I thought of gettin one of those donut pillows from the drugstore, but it's to the side of my tailbone. It would have me sittin tilted to the side. That could not be good for my back! I'm findin stairs to be a real problem as well. They hurt it with every step, but the bathroom is upstairs and the kitchen is down. Do I eat and have coffee or pee?!?

This really sounds whiney! SORRY!

I did manage to get almost all of my planters and pots planted on the porch and all of my 4x4 box planted. I was really surprised at how much I was able to plant right here at my apartment. Hubby was so impressed he figured up how many more boards we need for 3 more boxes. He's plannin to pick them up the first short day he has at work. I think we have enough at the MIL's house that we won't have to buy anything other than more screws.

I can't wait to see how well everything grows. I'm pretty worried about it bein to cramped, but I've run the math over and over and it all seems right. I know the spacin is pretty much textbook and it's more or less a matter of weedin, waterin, and fertalizin in the proper amounts. So I think I can handle it. I'm not real good at containers, but I put a thermometer out there and a rain gauge so I can watch for waterin needs a little better. I'm also keepin a fairly detailed journal so I can try to learn from any mistakes and failures. I know some things just don't do well in containers, but I wanted to try a little of everything and see for myself.

I will try postin some pics of the garden developin on my front porch once I get the camera back from my DD.

I'm off to pace to the floor some more!

Farmgirl Sister #1438

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Cherime
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Posted - Apr 17 2012 :  08:22:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela praying that anything that is not of God be gone from your body immediately. Hugs

CMF
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