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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

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PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  1:36:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon Girls...
I just got the dishes done from breakfast and lunch. Still need to sweep the floors. I got out this morning first thing and got the back yard mowed (so much easier to mow this week than last but tonight will tell if it kills my muscles again) and swept off the Porch.

Bunny...so sorry honey that you had to be in bed with a terrible headhache. Was it a fibro headache? Did you get real hot weather yesterday? Suppose to be another great day today. I sure feel better in the sunshine!!!
That was nice that the missionary boys fixed dinner for you.
I have always thought they were way too strict about not allowing those kids contact with their parents while they were on their 2 yr. mission. My son had a friend who was LDS...so, I learned alot from them about their religious customs.
I will be praying for Heather. Hope everything goes well.

Lynette...I have never heard of "Grit" Magazine before. We get Mother Earth News (I have been reading that since the 70's).
I will have to check next time I go to Barnes and Noble and see if they carry it.
Have you tried freezing your green beans? Once I found how easy they were to freeze...I quit canning them years ago. You need to cook them longer than canned but oh they taste so much fresher. I will often put them in the Crock Pot with onions and New potatoes and a squirt of Etra Virgin Ollive Oil, Mrs. Dash Table blend and let them simmer on low all day. OK, now I'm making myself hungry! LOL

Janet...that is the most adorable welcome sign I have every seen. How Sweet!!! Ruthie Ann did you paint that?

Dianne...that is so neat that you hiked up to the top of the falls. I bet it was a great day to do that.
Also, awesome that DD's BF got to experience the coast for the first time ever. Did they go to The Oregon Beaches or the Washington Beaches? Oregon's is so much better.
If you really want to try Moonstruck Chocolates you can always order them on-line. *Smile*
Both DD and the Alpaca are cute!

Alyce...how did I miss that you are a boxer??? I knew you mentioned your face hurting...but somehow I didn't get the connect.
I can endure a lot of pain...but I am not in to Sports that cause that pain. Hope you heal quickly!

Sarah...so sorry to hear that you got that nasty flu. My sister has it too and she leaking out of both ends of her body! She said she has had it for 2 weeks also and with all her other health issues...I am surprised it didn't take her life.

Love all the fun things Judy sent you! She may not be crafty but she knows how to send out FUN pkgs.

Cherime...glad winter is finally over for you. Hope your new variety of tomatoe plants work well for you.
I have been thinking maybe I will stick in a few tomatoe plants (then we will move for sure). LOL
I got a really good recipe for rhubarb from my friend Judy up in Canada.
If you would like it I will share.

Judy...looks like big sis is going to have to picture rescue you again. LOL
My choppers are still kind of a pain to get use to. I keep biting my tongue all the time. One of these days I am just going to think it is meat and bite it off. I bet I bit my tongue 4 or 5 times yesterday. And already once today. Other than that...I am getting use to them. They still don't feel like a natural part of me...but food is at least tasting better than it did at the start. Thanks for asking.
Those baby cardinals sound so cute and funny looking at the same time. Like little old men!

Well, I am off to sweep the floor and then take a little nap.
Have a Beautiful Day Girls....toodles!
peggy

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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  2:19:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wha...? Must have been the pain talking PeggyAnn. I am no boxer; sorry for the confusion! I was lifting a case of body wash when it slipped and hit me in the mouth--hence the need for surgery!

I only WISH my story was as exciting as a boxing match!



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Prairie Gypsy
True Blue Farmgirl

821 Posts

Tammy
Wolford North Dakota
USA
821 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  2:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




Pics of the celtic aran earflap hat I finished. It's beautiful if I may say so lol.

I got the job! I start tomorrow. Got a call today from a fitness center I applied for a desk position at over a month ago wanting to know if I'd still like an interview. Thought about it for about 3 seconds and think the cleaning job fits me better so I said no thank you.

Ruth Ann - Big cyber hug for you girlfriend. Totally understand what you grew up with and put up with now as I also went through a similiar upbringing. Had to start working when I was 10 sweeping floors at the daycare we went to so I could earn money for my school clothes because she needed her money to pay for my brother and sister. Both are selfish beyond belief. I wouldn't want their karma for anything.

PeggyAnn - I can't believe you've never heard of Grit magazine. I love it! It's one of my favorites. It's funny about the guy that pulled over and said he'd never have another breed of dogs. I love the terrier personality. The man doesn't like Oreo or terriers for some weird reason. I love their cute little wire haired faces. It will be a tough choice when my 3 pass to decide if I want another terrior (probably a mini-schnauzer) or another herding breed (possibly a sheltie or a corgi). I adore being able to do so much with my border collies but know I'll never be able to keep up with another one energy-wise.

Julie - It was supposed to be oohs and ahhs lol I shouldn't post that late at night. Regarding iron - my doctor has suggested that I take iron supplements when I'm on my cycle due to my excessively heavy during my cycle. I'm going to get a bit graphic here and I apologize but it's the best way to explain. For example I put an overnight pad on before leaving the house last last weekend to go shopping. I was gone less then 2 hours and bled out of the pad and soaked my clothes by the time I got home. I also pass huge blood clots when I bleed like this. I feel like my energy is draining from me drop by drop (I can feel myself dripping blood). My doctor is aware of this. I also have fibroids which contribute to the problem. My only option at this point a hysterectomy which I don't want since I'm only 46. Most months I up my consumption of iron containing foods but when I bleed this heavy the iron supplement is really needed for the heavier months. I'm perimenopausal so I also have months were I do nothing but spot for a couple days too so the light is visible at the end of the tunnel :O) Just don't want to get there too soon.

Bunny - Got your package today. It's awesome!!! I'll post pics tomorrow if I can. How's your headache? Any better?

Lynette - I can't imagine having sheep and not eating them. The local fiber festival we go to twice a year always has lamb available. They also have it prepared different ways to purchase for lunch like grilled with veggies on pita pockets. I wish I had some sheep (so do my border collies lol). Since I don't, I got my roving through the yarn store. I plan to get some more locally at fiber festivals or order online.

Dianne - I find I have a lot better control of my draft with a spindle. I'll be curious how it carries over to the wheel when I try it again. I'm able to get my thread so much thinner. The alpaca is beautiful. Do you spin their yarn? I love working with baby alpaca yarn. How many do you have?

Well the man is home and I need to show off the Sherri's Berries my son sent for my Mother's Day present that didn't arrive until today. Beautiful and delish :O) I also need to decide what to fix for supper - I have chicken breast thawed so that's a start lol

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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  3:01:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Porchies!!!

Sorry I've been gone so long. I decided to get a real grip on everything. My house is now clean and organized. I hauled out 9 bags of trash and things to donate. I only have the basement to finish up when I get the shelves and stuff here. I have 3 months of menus made up and have followed the current one for 2 weeks successfully. I am in the process of finishin up the budget. I'm waitin for another weeks worth of reciepts. I do have several things figured out though. I have put together lists of our hygene and other nonfood neccesities. I seen that the kids were gettin far too expensive things simply because they 'wanted' that brand. I put a stop to that! I also found several places where money was bein spent needlessly. I put a stop to that as well!

I now feel more at ease in the house and like I'll have a solid grip on things very soon.

I was like 7 pages behind, so I can't possibly catch up in any one day. I decided to skip it and just jump back in. I am always amazed at how chatty we all are.

I am gonna get a pic of my 4x4 bed and post it. Everything is growin so well out there. I lost all of the tomato plants I bought, but all of the ones I started are growin nicely. I have everything set up to get my community garden plot goin. I will have it planted by this weekend. I am gettin a load of dirt this weekend to get my potato box filled and I'll be usin it to cover the taters in the comgar plot too. I should be eatin salad from my own garden by next week! The arugula and the leaf lettuce is almost ready to start harvestin!

Well, I'm off to get dinner started! It's breakfast tonight! Eggs, bacon, hashbrowns. Yea!



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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

463 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
463 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  3:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
ok ok "paininthebuttsister", just for you ...LOL EVEN my puter knew which folder to open, went right to JUDY..ROFL

Thereís a homemade Owl Calender...soooo cute and Gorgeous wire&stone Leaf Wall-Hangers,
Cream Cheese Veggie-Mix for bagels,6 Yummy TeaBags I canít wait to try,4 pks. Flower Seeds,2 pks. Veggie Seeds,
3 pks. Herb Seeds and,of course, a pretty floral card to complete it all!
Thank you Sarah!
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  5:55:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my porchies,
I brought brownies and strawberry tea. I believe it came from you Peggy. I have gotten so many loose teas lately I can't keep track. Hahahha!

ONly a day and half of school left with the little butterflies. Today we went to the park and had a picnic and played all afternoon. it was such a beautiful day here in Nebraska I couldn't keep them inside. Needless to say I am sure I will sleep well tonight. I will miss my little ones, but ready to have some time off. I am going to do some tutoring in the summer later on. But with school about done and classroom packed up, I can read, crochet, and get into who knows what kind of trouble..hahaha

Bunny I sure hope your headache is better.

Welcome Cindy to the porch We always have room for another sister. But I must warn you if you are MIA for too long Peggy will send out the porch patrol to get your porch butt back here. I do know about these things being I have flown the coop on occassion. So you know you are going to be loved here.

Angela you are one busy gal. I don't know how you do it all.

Patsy loved your picture. cute things

well ladies I have to finish my crochet rows up for my lesson tomorrow and do my bible study lesson as well.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  6:02:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, I'm glad you like your swap package. I had fun putting it together. I had the same female problems you are having right now. I'm so glad I had the surgery. Soooo much better now. My doc left my ovaries though which is good. If it gets too bad, really think about it. I have to say for me it was worth it.
I love the hat you made! It is Awesome!

I'm doing much better today. It was more of a stress headache. I clench my teeth at night.

Peggy the weather here has been perfect! Not too hot. I'm sure that will change soon. I'm not a hot weather person. Probably that British and Danish blood. Bummer about you biting your tongue.

Angela, you are way too organized. I could never pull all that off. I bet it gives you a sense of peace to have it done.


I love seeing all the cool things everyone has gotten from their swap partner. What fun!

Well, I need to veg out for a while. Just got done with homework. Not having fun with it! Learning about bonds, future values, premiums.... And of course none of my numbers came out right. I finally just had to give up and I'll have to ask the teacher for help. Fun......not!



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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  6:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tammy, I'm glad you like your swap package. I had fun putting it together. I had the same female problems you are having right now. I'm so glad I had the surgery. Soooo much better now. My doc left my ovaries though which is good. If it gets too bad, really think about it. I have to say for me it was worth it.
I love the hat you made! It is Awesome!

I'm doing much better today. It was more of a stress headache. I clench my teeth at night.

Peggy the weather here has been perfect! Not too hot. I'm sure that will change soon. I'm not a hot weather person. Probably that British and Danish blood. Bummer about you biting your tongue.

Angela, you are way too organized. I could never pull all that off. I bet it gives you a sense of peace to have it done.


I love seeing all the cool things everyone has gotten from their swap partner. What fun!

Well, I need to veg out for a while. Just got done with homework. Not having fun with it! Learning about bonds, future values, premiums.... And of course none of my numbers came out right. I finally just had to give up and I'll have to ask the teacher for help. Fun......not!



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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  6:06:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arggghhhh! iPad is making me crazy!

Farmgirl number 3738

My blog: www.bunnyrose.com
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3364 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3364 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  6:47:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianne, yes she's a very cute girl and I'm sure she's perfect. I just wanna squish the alpaca. So cuddly looking.
Sarah, I kid you mnot,I had those choc covered coffee beans in my frige in a glass jar. I told Mom I actually had something you were craving/NEEDING!!! hahaha. I love when that happens. I had all that purple stuff on hand too. I had 2 of those plant-roosters. i gave my Sister the blue one. She loves blue. Our local garden center has that cute stuff every year. I always buy extra. heehee
Ok Gals, Sarah also sent me a box of "cold Relief Tea" but I forgot to put it in the pic.22 bags to be exact! But my hubby has a terrible sounding chest congestion and has been in the tea already. His bark sounds awful. That tea has lots of ginger&echinacea in it and is going to come in handy!Good choice Sarah!
Cherime, that's how our horseradish is. We moved it a cople of years ago, but it keeps coming back where it had been.
RFMTammy, what a GREAT hat!Love the colors!Nice job! Yeaaaaa....you got the job AND had another offer to boot! Cool! *jumps up&down with excitement-clapping* (no Peg,I didn't say I have the clap& no, Alyce isn't a boxer either)hearing aids are next girl! ROFL Tammy, "Roving through the Yarn Store" ...just doesn't have the same effect does it" hahaha
Angela, so sorry to hear that you lots your tomatoes. I hate it when that happens!I started my own and they are craving light and are so spindly. I may have to plant them and build a plastic tunnel to protect them from the crazy grackles&blackbirds. We'll see.
Well Gals,it's late and I need a cuppa and my Poirot movie! Toodles!


Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - May 14 2012 :  7:51:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Porchies!

Patsy...So cute! I love the leaves. I had some chickens like that once. They are so nice hangin in a window!

TLTammy...I am sure you will miss your little butterflies. Keep pluggin away at that crochet. I will find time this winter to learn!

Bunny...I tend to clench my teeth at night as well when I'm stressed. My Hubby put some muscle rub on my jaw joints one night a few years ago when things were gettin pretty bad. It really helped. I do it any night when I feel stressed at bed time now. It doesn't stop it, but it does make it bearable.

Judy...I planted my little sprouts a bit earlier than I should have, but I covered them with milk jugs and 2 liter soda bottles with the bottoms removed. I took off the lids when it was really hot in the afternoons and replaced them as the temps dropped at night. It worked perfectly for all the plants I started myself, but the store bought ones just wilted and died! I kept them watered and fertilized. I didn't remove the tops for waterin, just soaked the pots very well, but they stayed moist inside the covers. I don't understand. I've decided not to buy starts for anything I can get to sprout on my own from now on.

I'm off to bed. It's been a long day and I have a garden to start plantin tomorrow!

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - May 15 2012 :  12:26:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Here is Snickers Smiling At you for ALL the nice compliments you gave him! LOL

Evening girls...

Alyce... I am so glad I got that wrong about you being a boxer. Who said that anyway???? I will have to go back and see if I read it wrong. I am a fast reader... so maybe I need to slow down. LOL

RFM Tammy...love the hat! The Celtic Knots are cool!

My husband told me after I bought him the Scotty...that he didn't like Terriers, he liked big dogs. First I had ever heard that...and we had been married 25 yrs. It hurt my feelings at first, and besides you can't have big dogs in apartments. But he has grown to love Snickers personality so much...he can no longer say he doesn't like Terriers.

Also, ditto on what Bunny shared with the whole messed up
menstral cycle...I ended up having a partial hysterectomy too (ovaries left in) and I felt so much better after I had it done. I was 37 yrs.old/which was earlier than I had wanted it done...but after I felt a zillion times better I was glad that I took care of it earlier rather than later. And I too was on the extra iron for years because of heavy bleeding and two DNC's. Thats how I know the additional problems it can cause.

Bunny...when your IPad posts twice...you can go to the icons at the top of your page and you will see a piece of paper with a garbage can...click on that and do what it asks and you will be able to get rid of the second post.
Heard you guys got to 97 today...now that is HOT. We hit 90. It was glorious...I loved it. And it cooled down really well tonight. It is 61, where you guys are still around 74. It will be a nice temp. for sleeping here tonight. Last night it was too warm when we first went to bed.


Angela...glad to see you on here girl. Well, you just keep getting more and more organized. Good for you! Somebodies got to be. LOL
Your breakfast dinner sounded good. One of my favorite dinners is breakfast because I rarely want breakfast at breakfast time. lol

Patsy...thanks for posting for that PITBS of yours. Ha Ha! Loved everything you got Judy! Lovely. I like the looks of those wire and stone Leaf Wall-Hangers. So Much Fun in one pkg, huh?

Teacher Tammy...Thanks for the Brownies and Strawberry Tea tonight.
Oh, I bet the Butterflies had fun with a picnic at the park. Sounds like fun...maybe I should pack myself a picnic lunch and take my Snickers to the Park one day this week.
Sounds like big people fun thing to do too.
Glad you are at the end of the School year. Hope you have a wonderful summer break!

Well, DH and I have early Dr.s Apptmnts in the morning so I guess I better get my tush in bed. I will have to be up earlier than the chickens.

Sleep tight and don't feed the Nightmares,
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."

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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - May 15 2012 :  05:01:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha ha ha Oh Peggy. It was me who said I could never be a boxer. Don't know why getting bumped and bruised on other parts of the body doesn't bother me so much, but getting konked in the head will get me crying right away. I also have a very sensitive scalp. If I let the hair lady do one of those scalp massages while washing my hair, my head will be all bruised and hurting. So of course my DH is a little klutzy. On one date we stopped to help his friend move some 2x4s and yep, I got bonked in the head. Waaaaaaaaah!!

Sorry if there is drool on your hat Tammy. It was me. It's so pretty. Great work and craftswomanship. Maybe one day I will be that good.

Not sure about the weather today. Might go meet a friend for breakfast.

Great job on the organization Angela.

A picnic with little butterflies sounds fabulous!

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natesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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angela
martinsville indiana
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - May 15 2012 :  09:32:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Porchies!

Peggy...I have a whole section of breakfast foods in my menu planner section of my home binder! I love breakfast food and make sure we have it at least once a week.

Julie...I have a spot on the top of my head that is soooo sensitive. It's right where the top button thing is on ballcaps. Hubby calls it my soft spot. Of course it's where I always seem to get bumped whenever I hit my head. Then it's instant tears and instant headache! I have given up wearin ball caps all together and I gaurd that spot like it's life and death. Sensitive spots suck!!!

I'm spendin today restin for the most part. I had planned to garden, but no ones available to watch the girls for me. I guess the garden has to wait for tomorrow. I'm gonna take a long soak in the tub this afternoon and trim up my nails. I keep them long most of the year, but plantin and harvestin season they have to be short. I kept them long for my nephews weddin this last weekend, but now it's time for them to go.

It was a really neat weddin. I was really worried about it. They were havin it at a country club and her family is from money. I was so dreadin how the girls might act, not bein used to that particular setting. It turned out great! They had things set up for the kids big time. There was a candy station with little bags for them to fill, and they served fresh cut up fruit, sandwich rollups, and pizza! The cake was a little cake for them to cut and then towers of cupcakes in three different flavors. They even set up a play room with color books, crayons, kids puzzles and toys.

I was so shocked at the weddin ceremony itself. They had prearranged seatin for everyone and a professional violinist playin. Then, everything went wrong. The brides dress broke! The hooks at the top pulled out! She safety pinned it. Then as she's walkin down the isle she stops, busts out laughin and announces she forgot the rings and doesn't know where they are! The best man offers his ring as a stand in and she comes on down the isle just acceptin it. Then they start to do the silken cord tied in a true lovers knot. My nephew can't do it! His keeps comin untied! She's laughin and yells out, "I told him to practice this!" The whole weddin party is laughin, everyone there is laughin, I couldn't believe it! Then when the minister turns them to pronounce them husband and wife the best man steps out beside them and adds "And Husband!" He said since they used his ring he was in it too!

Any person I know would be in a total meltdown over just one of those things goin wrong. My new niece was laughin and thought it was fine and would make her weddin completely memoriable! What a great woman for my nephew!

They even took a football and put the garter on it and then the she hiked it to him and he threw it to the guys! It was so cute. He was a football player when they met and now is a coach. I loved how they included him like that.

I was so glad she is so down to earth. Her parents were very upset at how everything was goin and they didn't really mingle and talk much at the reception, but it was really nice.

I'm off to see about that soak! Catch you all later!

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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - May 15 2012 :  10:46:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Everyone

Sarah i am sorry you feel so yucky. I hate when the cold or flu hangs on and wont go away. Some of those teas should do the trick.

Peggy they went to the Oregan beaches. I am with you I really like the Oregan beaches best. There are some awesome rocky beaches in WA. though.
No not going to order on line. Then I wouldn't have a reason to go back to Portland. LOL Maybe next time I will have more time and can stop and visit with you and Bunny.

RFTammy that is a beautiful hat. Did you creat the pattern?
I guess I don't understand why you don't want a hysterectomy? Do you still want to have children? I know it is each woman's personal choice. I resect that. I didn't have a choice it was take it out or it fell out! (sorry to be a little graphic there).
I am still learning to spin so I am working with wool. It is easier to learn with. We have 2 or I should say we are in the process of purchasing 2. Amaretta that is in the pic and Brandy. I will get a pic of Brandy and send it later. They are both young and this will be their first shearing. Hopefuly I will be good enough to spin some of their fiber into yarn.

Angela I had to laugh when you said you found where money was being spent needlessly. I sat down and figured out how much my one 20oz coke a day cost for a month. That took care of that. LOL

Bunny I hope I have more time the next time I head to Portland. We did stop in The Dalles to eat on the way home. Everyone was starving after the hike. We ate at Cousins. It was a fun and the food was good.
I am glad you are feeling better. I can take a lot of pain but not a headache. That knocks me right out.

Peggy thank you for sending a smile from Snickers. He is just so cute.

Well I have paper work to get done. I needed a break and new the porch was the place to rest my brain for a while. Paper work is the only part of this job that i really do not like!!!

Dianne (ID)
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craftbug
True Blue Farmgirl

463 Posts

Patsy
Clarkson Kentucky
USA
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Posted - May 15 2012 :  12:25:33 PM  Show Profile  Send craftbug a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
hey ya'll *waving* to everyone,
man, loving all the pics being posted of different stuff. it figures, i want to post and it's thundering and raining. just so there's no lightning or I'm outta here.

PeggyAnn: you realize that you spelled Pitbulls didn't you? ROFL ..and i LOVE smiling Snickers with the ornery eyes. :)

Angela: sorry you lost your store plants. i love "hatching" babies myself to put in the ground and that 6x8 greenhouse gives me just enough room to play. :) hope your babies give you lots of fruit for your labors. i found recently that i was grinding my teeth at night and bought a nice, thin guard at Dollar General in the dental section and let me tell you, it works and you can wear it on top or bottom. ;) get one girlfriend.
sounds like the wedding was "fun", just the way i would want it to be if there were any problems. :)

well, before i get shut down by this weather, going for now, hugs n squeezles n prayers to all who need or want them. :) bye for now



Make my words soft and tender, for I may have to eat them. :)
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22angel
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Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - May 15 2012 :  7:25:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RFMTammy - that is a neat hat, I like it! Good job on it :).

Natesgirl, happy to hear that you got your spring cleaning done - it's so nice to get rid of a lot of stuff, isn't it? That wedding sounds like it was fun :). And I'm so happy the bride (or the groom!) wasn't freaking out because of all those mishaps!

TeaLady Tammy - you're so lucky to only have a short time left of school. Up here, they still have another month & a half (they usually get out the end of June). Enjoy your summer break!

Craftbug - hope the weather doesn't turn nasty on you. Although I do like a good thunderstorm :).

Well, it's been a little busy here...but I'm getting by :). Of course there are some cookies for all of yous! Sorry I forgot to say that :). I like both of them - the molasses & thimble cookies :). Some tea is here for you too. Had my dr appt 1 1/2 hrs away yesterday, waited an hour & saw the dr for about 5 minutes tops. At least he's good looking & nice sounding....so that kinda makes up for waiting & driving so long lol. Also picked up some plants & potting soil for my patio garden. I got 2 packs of strawberries, some pansies, some marigolds & a pineapple mint (that's going in a pot for inside come fall!). Now all I have to do is clean the pots out. I tried cleaning them in the bathtub but there is too much dirt & icky stuff in them. So I'll wait for the weekend & use the hose on them. I can plant the pineapple mint anytime because I already have a cleaned pot for it. But I finally did my dishes tonight (well, I cheated for half of them lol. The small things & cutlery went into the dishwasher. It's a teeny tiny "countertop" one but it doesn't fit on my counter anywhere. And it doesn't fit my plates.) The dish fairy never did show up to the dishes.

A couple of questions for you ladies:
1. What do you store your homemade powder laundry soap in? I want to make some for my friend as a shower gift but I don't have another bucket like mine (it's a Nestle ice cream 1.89L plastic container). And I want it to look kind of pretty, you know? Not just some re-used container (even if it is lol).

2. What do you put in the bottom of your plastic pots for drainage? I've been looking online & they don't recommend pebbles/pea gravel or styrofoam peanuts (I was kind of iffy on them anyways), but they don't really give you any suggestions for what to actually use!

Well, I think I better go to bed. Almost past my bedtime. I'm trying to go to bed earlier....haha. Night all.


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DEW
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Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - May 16 2012 :  10:16:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone

Wow I need a minute on the porch. This is the seniors last week and it is crazy. Today we came in to hay all over the main hallway. The seniors all dressed western. Hoe down music during nutrition break. Lots of fun.

The sun is shining and I would love to be out side in the garden. Maybe this afternoon.

Pam have you thought about a pretty canister? I use the homemade liquid soap and I store that in empty vinager jugs. But I would look for a pretty bottle if it was for a gift.
I use the broken pieces from old pots. I am a klutz so I have lots of broken pots. LOL

We were told we needed to come up with a business name if we are going to raise alpacas to show and sell. Here we go again. LOL We don't want to use the one for the Co-op garden just incase that acctually happens some time. This would be just our family, so it would need a different name. My DH was being funny and said we should call it the Fuzzy Animal Farm. I countered with Wacky Packy Ranch. Believe it or not there is already a Waky Paca Ranch LOL
We are leaning toward Wild Wood Ranch. We don't want to put alpacas in there because my future SIL wants to raise horses. What do you gals think?


Dianne (ID)
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country_lovin
True Blue Farmgirl

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Debbie
Oregon
USA
50 Posts

Posted - May 16 2012 :  10:36:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam maybe the dollar tree or walmart might have a nice container to put some detergent in. I have mine in a plastic container I found when we moved into our other house. It was in the garbage pile and I said score. Boy have these little cuties been keeping me busy,busy,busy. But plus side is they go to B E D early. And so have we.My tooth has been aching and burning. I woke up with it festering the other day. Hubby gave me some wild turkey to rinse my mouth out with. And it actually stopped the pain. I went to do it last night after everyone was in bed, and it burned my mouth. I had tears coming out of my eyes. So unless I need it again, Im NOT gonna rinse with it. lol. Sorry the pic is dark, it's from my phone and was taken at night. They are from left to right. Mason,Sadie and Tristan. I had to ask Tristan which one was him.lol Have a GREAT day.

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natesgirl
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angela
martinsville indiana
USA
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Posted - May 16 2012 :  11:17:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Porchies!

Patsy...I'll definitly have to get one! Didn't know I could just buy one. I thought they were a dr script thing. Thanks!!

Dianne...Part of our spendin was Hubby's 4 a day 20oz mt dew habit! I put him on 1 2 liter bottle a day and saved $3.75 a day! That's $26.25 a week. THAT'S $1365 A YEAR!!!! Hubby nearly fell over when he seen the math on paper! Me Too!!!

Pam...I'm doin a patio garden this year as well. I have very nearly covered my whole front porch! I have gravel in the bottom of all my big pots and I have the small ones raised up on a ring of bricks. That's the best I could do for them this year, but next year I will try to have a better system if this doesn't work out very well.

Debbie...When I have tooth issues I use cloves. I put ground cloves in my hot tea and I put 6 cloves in the grounds basket of every pot of coffee. It seems to keep the pain bearable and actually tastes really pleasant. I still tend to toss in the cloves whenever I'm havin a bad day. The taste is slightly sweet and slightly spicy. Kinda like tea and coffee combined and relaxes me. I love cloves and cinnamon and ginger! They just make you feel warm and cozy inside.

I'm actually fightin the fidgities! I have very little to do each day to keep this place runnin right now. My pots and 4x4 bed are thoroughly weeded and get more attention than they really need I'm sure. I'm gettin ready to go take another long soak in the tub. I haven't done that twice in one week in years!

I'm thinkin of addin in some scheduled workout time to get back into pilates. I used to do that everyday and I loved it. It helped so much with my back. I would love to get back into it. I might even set up a daily walk. We could arrange it to fit our errands, one day for library, one day for dollar store, one day for park, one day for farmer's market!

I am lovin the freedom of not havin to be tied to the housework all day every day. The hard work was totally worth it!

I'm off to the tub! YEA!

Farmgirl Sister #1438

God - Gardening - Family - Is anything else important?

Edited by - natesgirl on May 16 2012 11:20:26 AM
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
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Posted - May 16 2012 :  4:37:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Well, can you tell what I did today? Eight loads of laundry and the last load just needs to be folded and put away. Done until Saturday or Sunday, then here we go again.



Country lovin, What cute kids you have. I bet they are perfect angels!!! If they are anything like mine their halos are held up by their horns. Just enjoy them now, my baby will be 16 in July and I cannot believe he is that old. Don't know where the time went.

Nates girl, I am also going to a wedding that is suppose to be very ritzy. We are the side of the family that isn't quite as well to do, so I hope everything goes well. One thing that really ticks me off, the reception is being held at a winery. Much rather be at a brewery. Ha Ha Just kidding, but I don't care for wine.

Had bible study today, came home and I have done nothing, so I guess I had better get up and do something.

My hubby just came in and was trying to talk to me, he stopped, looked at the computer and said " oh your on the porch, I'll talk to ya later" Ha I thought that was kinda cute.

I got to go for now

Everyone take care

Netty
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herblady55
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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - May 16 2012 :  4:43:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angela, That wedding storu made me laugh. What a good time had by ...well...ummm...most! lol Can't please some folk! If you have Dollar Tree store around, that's where I found my mouth guard like Patsy was talking about. And only $1.00 Love stores where the word "dollar" in the title really means $1.00. lol I bought a dozen of them and was going to send Patsy one to try. Instead,she sent ME one to try. LOLOL Sisters! More like twins. hahaha
Leave it to Pam to find a good point to her Dr visit so far away. hahaha
In my plant pots I use limestone and river rock from a pile in our driveway. I've used it for years. It may be heavy but it's natural.
We sure had a weird weather day today. I got up at 8 because we wanted to get out and get our plants before the sun got too hot and high. I'm allergic to it and it's such a pain to wear long sleeves all the time I'm out, but I have to. So I said, Let's get out and back while it's cool. So we were out and back by noon. lol THAT'S a first for us. It started out gorgeous,breezy and all around nice. Then when we were coming home it started sprinkling. It did that for a couple of hours. Then it stopped but remained cloudy. Hubby went to his mom's to till and plant for her. He got rained on.And he has a chest cold anyhow. ~geesh~ So I went to the grocery and it was sprinkling and getting chilly.Now it's breezy/sunny/52 and fall-ish. *sigh* Oh well...it's May!
Well girls, have a great evening.

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?"

Edited by - herblady55 on May 16 2012 4:50:58 PM
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herblady55
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Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
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Posted - May 16 2012 :  4:49:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Netty, how cute is he(your hubby)! He knows to just "Leave it 'til Later" when you're on "The Porch!" I love it!
We have made our mark Gals...in a small way!! LOL ROFL

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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tea_lady_tammy
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Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - May 16 2012 :  7:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evening ladies,
today I let the butterflies have their wings and fly into summer. I finished packing up my room and then decided to celebrate myself. I transformed my short "doo" into a warm blonde. Went to school picnic, and one of my little butterflies looked and said Mrs. Schroeder you just aren't you but I like the new you...now we better trade in your wings to match. I never laughed so hard. I would post a picture but my camera is not cooperating.

I am going to do some tutoring this summer so will see a few of the butterflies and next year my class is at 19. Our little school is growing. We are excited about that. Still trying to find a teacher to replace the one who is leaving buT God has not planted the right one yet.

I awoke today to a rash and thought I had been eaten up by bugs from night before. Then realized I bought the wrong laundry detergent and went oh Madame Butterfly...I think your soaring affected your brain. So off to the store tomorrow to fix that.

I just wanted to stop at my favorite porch and say hello to all yall
I am actually going to have some time to read a book tonight. Yeah!!!!!

love to you all
Tammy

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jan49829
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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - May 16 2012 :  7:57:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Porchies. I have been so busy working every day for my son this week. Am looking forward to the weekend. I need to finish cleaning our camper and get it ready, we are going camping for a week starting on Memorial Day. The campground is booke full the weekend before, so that is the soonest we can get in. I hope to catch up with all of you next week when things, hopefully settle down some.
It got to 80 degrees here yesterday with very high winds, then woke up to 26 degrees this morning. Another cold night tonight, got to 62 today. Out normal high and low is 39 and 59.
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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