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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  12:37:02 PM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Netty,
I had trouble downloading pictures at first too. One key is after you use the last icon under "Format" above in the Reply screen, browse and download your picture from your files, select "Preview" and you will see your picture. All you see in the actual "Reply" message is a bunch of gobbbledygoop text.
Good luck, I would love the see the flowers.
Terri
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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  4:22:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Porch Sisters!

I'm sitting here looking at flowers. My parents sent flowers to me for Valentines and then I was shocked when my neighbor drove in and had a pot of lovely red tulips for me!!! Her son and my son are friends and we take him to AWANAS and she wanted to thank me for doing it. So completely unnecessary but also so completely appreciated!!

Love all the pictures and looking forward to seeing Netty's. Hope you're able to get it figured out.

Well gals, I think I'm going to take the plunge. I'm gonna expaned and become a real "farm" instead of an expensive hobby. Atleast that way if I don't make any money I can still expense everything. I've got an investor..... aka Daddy..... :) Right now he's making big money so it's no hardship for them. I'm just looking into things, pricing things and trying to figure out how to make it work. My rabbits seem to be selling fairly well. I want to buy some more sheep and maybe goats. I'm looking at putting up more fencing so that I can do all that. Also thinking about raising weaning pigs for our own meat and then folks can buy the others for their meat. I know of several folks that have expressed some interest in this so maybe I can make it all work. Won't know until I try....

All my Porchie Prayer Warriors please keep on praying. There are a few things happening on this end. Pray that the Holy Spirit works and His will is done.

Hugs to all


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

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  4:22:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Porchies, I worked today, the hubby and I went out for steak dinner instead of going yesterday when it was so busy. It was soooo goooood!!!! Now I am full. Working again tomorrow, so that takes up alot of the weekend, but it is good to get out of the house, even though it is cold and windy out. I cannot wait for warmer weather. When it starts getting to 40 degrees, I will be out enjoying it!!!! It will feel like summer here.
Hope all had a great day today, and a wonderful evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3361 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3361 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  5:18:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terri, nice flowers. I really like the way the sun is hitting those"daffy's."heehee
Bunny, I'm sorry for the thoughtless man you(had).It only takes one to leave a nasty taste in your mouth,sort of like the bottom of a dirty hamster cage. Right?hahaha
A BIG(((hug))) for you girl!
Peg, our men must have shopped at the same store to find those HUGE cards! I haven't even seen any of those around...but they did! hahaaha (silly little animals)lol
WOW! You have a Great secret sister. But then you give as good as you get too,don't you?*wink* You have a BIG heart! You deserve goodies!(now gimmee a piece of candy) hahahaha
I am like my Great-Grandma...she use to say she could sit on a snowbank and eat ice cream. hahaha Yup, that's Mama and Me!
Kim, you just reminded me of a time when I was working in the Pharmacy and an order of flowers came for me. I hadn't worked there long.Everybody was asking me who they were from. I didn't know! I opened the card and here they were from my Mama and Daddy! Thanks for digging that memory out of the cobwebby recesses of my mind. I just called my Mama and reminded her of that and thanked her again for the surprise. Neither one of us could remember if it was my Birthday or Valentines day...but it was a happy memory just the same. Thanks for that!
awwwww, that was sweet of your neighbor to do that for you! Rooting for your big adventure and wishing you well! Praying for you too!
Janet,mmmmmmmmmmmm, I can just taste that steak...juicy...done just right...perfect seasonings.....yum! *giggle*
Well, hubby will be home soon.Time for a cuppa&some chat-time!
Later Gators!


Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  6:47:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
helllo ladies,
It is cold and snowy in my neck of the woods and just got home from state wrestling. My son who made it, wrestled with all his heart but did not make the finals. He was disappointed but I am proud of him. He too will come through this as did his brother who did not make it. while there I got to see my cute little grandson who tried to feed me cotton candy...he became the cotton candy and said Grandma next week is my birthday...we are having a party...with cake...you can come...I laughed

I took the day off from my little butterflies today so I could watch my son wrestle but I doubt they will miss one day of me not clipping their wings. I shall slip up to my classroom tomorrow and put things in order.

My dear hubby gave me six roses for the first time in our 22 years of marriage for valentine's day. He felt bad he had forgotten with getting ready for wrestling...being a coach I understood that...but they were so beautiful. I nearly cried.

Peggy I heard you threaten porch posse...it is always amazing how my wings go on automatic flight upon those words..hahahahaha

well ladies I am off to have some tea and spend time with my dog Jax who seems to think he is need of my attention...gotta love having a dog like that to come home too

love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  9:45:37 PM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Kimberly,
I am so proud of you for taking the plunge and going for a full fledged farm!! That is so great. I am praying for you Sister.
Terri
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  12:26:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Evening My Porchies....

Netty...I had the hardest time at first with downloading pictures...but now they have made it so much easier than before when you use to have to go through Photo Bucket first. Once you get the hang of it you will wonder why you thought it was so hard.
But even now...sometimes the pictures won't post...not sure why, but it doesn't happen very often.

Kimberly...awwweee that was so nice of mom and dad and the Neighbor to give you flowers. Don't you just love it??? Makes me want spring to hurry up and get here. I have to say that today it felt like Spring...Not a Cloud in the Sky...just beautiful blue and 65 degrees.
It was one of those day that you could not have possibly stayed in a bad mood if your life depended on it. It was Gorgeous!
I am so happy that you have decided to go Full-On with the Working Farm. You go girl!!! We will continue to pray success for you.

Janet...I wanted to grab you and drag you to my house today where the weather was glorious!!!!
Oh, a good steak sounds mouth-wateringly great! Or a fabulous piece of Prime Rib.

Judy..I think I saw those big cards at Fred Meyers...do you have that chain where you live? I will be happy to share my Godiva Chocolate with you. It will give me an excuse to have another piece myself. Ha Ha!
I bought my husband his favorite Cashew Turtles but he hasn't shared any with me.
That was a nice memory that Kimberly helped bring to the fore-front of your brain.
My mom and dad sent me flowers one time after a hospital surgery and I remember too how Special those were. My parents weren't usually into spending money on frivolous stuff. So, it really touched my heart.

Teacher Tammy...good for you taking the day off to go watch your son wrestle. That is a good mom!!! And I bet both you and the Butterflies liked the little break. I use to love "Subs" when I was in school because they never seemed to know what was going on and they never gave home-work. LOL

I know...I just threaten to call out The Porch Posse and everyone comes a running to visit. Hee hee!!! I'm wicked aren't I?

Hi Terri..glad to see you on tonight too.

Hey Bunny...I hope you got some of the beautiful weather today too. It does wonders for Mood Elavation!!! I was just in a Happy Place today and loven it.

Ok chickies...I am off to read.

Hugs and Nightie Night,
Peggy

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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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  09:42:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I'm looking at a beautiful blue sky. My mom actually cracked some windows yesterday.

Kimberly, your little farm is growing! Just go a little at a time. It can get pretty overwhelming to do on your own. I have read posts from other farmgirls that after a while have a hard time getting everything done on their own. So please pace yourself. Other than that, I do envy your energy! I know you will have a self staining farm yet. What a wonderful opportunity for your kids too. I bet they will be big helpers in no time.

Janet, so glad you were able to get out and about a little. I would imagine cabin fever would set in after a while. Steak dinner sounds good!

Well my mom wants to move in with her "friend" in Eureka, CA. They were thinking I could get a roommate to cover the money she will lose from her SSI when my stepfather dies. Then I could keep and save all my income. Trouble is I have never had a good experience with roommates. Living with my mom is hard, living with a stranger that is a pain would be misery. I dealt with that in my house in California. I know my mom really wants to give it a try with her friend. So I'm putting it out to the universe and powers that be for an answer.

Anyway, today is an all day homework day. So later all.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  09:53:27 AM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Bunny,
I met a lady who hosted exchange students from the college and actually got paid for hosting. You might check into that at the college. It would be a temporary arrangement so if you didn't like that person you wouldn't have to keep them forever.
Good luck.
Terri
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  10:19:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terri, I'll check into that. It is a very small college. I haven't seen any exchange students around, but I'll check.
Thank you.


Farmgirl number 3738
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  3:20:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi gals, I just got home from working again today. It was busy, so the day went by pretty fast. It is only 12 degrees out and windy, supposed to get to -20 with the wind chill tonight. I am really getting tired of this weather. Maybe March will be mild for us, I am hoping.
Bunny, I wish you all the luck in the world. I hope you will find a good way to live and not have to deal with a room mate or Mother!!! I know how hard it is to survive on your own without much income. A big hug sent your way, dear sister!!!!
I will try to post more later,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  3:54:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy Ladies.

I love reading about your V-Day flowers and dates. I'm kind of with Bunny on V day. My ex would only give me a gift (for what ever holiday, b-day or anni.) if there was going to be people around us, so everyone can see how wonderful he was. If we were home alone, nada! Ha! Anyway, I get goodies for my kids so that is good enough for me.

My little cabin is starting to come together. The bathroom wallpaper is gone, along with the old sink. The walls are prepped for texture and then paint. I be starting on the roll top desk remake soon, I plan to make a cement counter top with a bowl sink. I've taken before pictures of the desk and will take pics as it comes together. We removed the wallpaper in the master bedroom too. I hope to finish prepping the walls for texture and paint soon.
Kimberly, wow, you ARE going full farmgirl! good for you!
Bunny good luck with the roommate search, I was roommates with my sister once, didn't go so well.
Tammy, glad you got to go to your boys match.
Hello Terri, Janet, Peggy, Netty and Judy and everyone else! (Sorry, old lady memory!)

Blessings



Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2013 :  4:32:34 PM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, Shanda, your bathroom is going to look like something out of Architectural Digest. It sounds great and very modern with the concrete counter and the bowl sink.
Best wishes for the journey.
Terri
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  12:27:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello All My Porchies...I have been busy today, washing clothes and packing. Also made my Hubby
some food that should last him a couple of days and then he is on his own.

Mercedes and Shane stopped by today. Tomorrow is her birthday and I wanted to give her...her gifts
before I left for Seattle tomorrow. I bought her this really cool Rooster picture on canvas. It looks
Vintage but is just made to look that way. She was really excited about it. And I gave her a cute
ceramic muffin tin. She is a girl who loves to cook. They brought me a bag of Valentines stuff. So, I
have chocolate I can take on my trip. (+:

My oldest son Chris is coming to pick me up around noon. Hope the weather is better in Seattle than it was
here today.

OK...will try to post when I can. But if you don't hear from me for a couple days in a row...it is just
because the Grand-daughters are wearing me out...with all our FUN!!!!

Hugs and Smiles,
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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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  09:40:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, have a wonderful trip.

Shanda, can't wait to see your roll top desk sink. Sounds interesting. I had an antique dresser in my log house in California. It was the one thing we took when I lost the house. It is in storage. I hope someday I can use it again.
I think as far as the roommate thing goes, if I can get this job I applied for, I would rather just pay the mortgage myself and if my mom still wants to live with boyfriend and is willing to pay for the rest, I'm all for that. My son is actively looking to buy a house back home and something we can share. It will only be a matter of time before I can go back.

Blue skies here. Working on my research paper today. My homework for one of my classes was way beyond my ability. This is my jerk of a teacher and he didn't do any lecture and I have a big test on it Wednesday. Not sure why he can even call himself a teacher. he isn't teaching anything. Thankfully I can head to the math tutor Tuesday and hopefully he can help me.

Enjoy our Sunday. Hope it is peaceful.

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  10:01:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny when I was single I hated vday too. Even though I'm married I still think it's over rated. Yes it breaks up the winter doom and gloom but I prefer anniversaries better.

We're having another "blizzard ". Not much of one so to speak. Just.finished lunch. Got to get back to cleaning and laundry. Have a good day porchies.

Lorie

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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tea_lady_tammy
True Blue Farmgirl

1459 Posts

Tammy
NE
USA
1459 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  12:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Sonday ladies,
I just made a pot of Valentine's tea and finished reading one of Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries. Very good book. Am going to see if I can get hold of few more in the series. There are several.

It is a nice day here althought they say the cold and snow will return this week.

Peggy have a wonderful time with your granddaughters. Love em up.

Bunny I will be praying for you and this test coming up. Sorry about the teacher and hope you get much done on your paper today.

Shanda your cabin sounds lovely.

Every one have a restful Sunday.
love to you all
Tammy

Tea is like being in the stars with God.

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  1:06:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello my girls,

Sorry I got on to late to tell you bye Peggy. I know you will have a world of fun with your grandkids, I know I would. It is time to see my grandons also and the reason I know this is because I talked to my 4yo grandson and started crying. This grandma needs some grandson time!!!!

Bunny...I cannot wait until that class with that poor excuse for a teacher is OVER!!!! I hope that sounds right, sounds funny when I read it. Anyway, when do you think you will find out about the new job, or have you found out already?

Jan....I don't like for you having all the cooooold weather. I do believe like Tammy said, we are to get some nasty stuff come our way this weekend. Just keep warm.

Oh I forgot to tell you all my 17 yo daughter and myself will be going glamping in Lindsborg, KS. this coming May. We can hardly wait. I will get to meet some farmgirls and that will be so awesome.
The invite is on the Outpost forum if any of you are interested. Oh I sure wish you all could come!!!

Well I am in the cleaning mood so I had better go get busy.

You all take care

Netty
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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  1:26:15 PM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Tammy,
I would be happy to help you find your books. Which titles are you looking for?
Terri
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3361 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3361 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  3:04:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Blessed Sunday girls! We had snow all night and woke up to a couple of inches this morning.Our high was about 25 today.
Tammy, I've read a couple of Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries too. Pretty good reads. I like The Cat Who...series too by Lilian Jackson Braun. Those are good Who-done-its!The cat,Coco always helps his human,Jim Quilleran find clues to solve the murder. Just a lot of fun to read.
Well off to finish Phantom of the Opera on Netflix.
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 - Feb 17 2013 :  7:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Porchies!!!

I hate that life has such a grip on me right now that I can't find time to sit and rest. There should be more time comin though. I have my house cleaned and rearranged from top to bottom. I still have to make room for all my bookcases, but that won't be for a little while yet.

A friend gave me a really pretty shelf to put all my beadin stuff on. It was a china cabinet, but the big glass door and the right hand side glass got busted when he moved. He asked if I could use it cause his wife wanted it gone. Hubby cleaned all the glass out of the grooves and set it up for me.

I like it just fine. It has 5 shelves and looks very nice in the corner of our livin room. I put a little shelf that used to hold a stereo beside it for my beadin books and mags. It works really great and is much more organized.

Hubby is takin me on a little road trip this comin Friday. There is a bead show in Franklin Tennessee and he said we would go to it. He is even takin the day off to go with me! We haven't done much of anything for years except the occasional dinner out. I wanted to go to a bead show and see if I could find some really special things and collect some catalogs. Most companies won't send out catalogs anymore, but they will take them to shows.

We'll have to drop the girls off thursday cause we'll be leavin at 6am friday. Then we won't be back till about 1am so they won't be picked up till saturday. I am lookin forward to a little time off from all the work and caretakin. I feel almost selfish or spoiled or something, but boy do I need a break.

I did get one piece done this week.


The yellow crystal is my youngest's birthstone, the green one is my middle and mine, the red is my oldest's. The light blue one on the dangle is my grandson and soon to be son in law's birthstone. The latch doesn't show, but it has a dark blue stone which is Hubby's birthstone.

It's my family bracelet! I love it and wear it all the time. I picked a heart and a key for my grandson's danlge cause he has the key to my heart and he's too young to pick anything personal to him just yet.

Wow! I just babbled 6 little paragraphs about nothin but beadin. I'm obsessed! I guess I better get off here and do some beadin and try to work some of this out of my system. LOL!

It's late so I guess I'll try to catch some sleep. See you all tomorrow!

Farmgirl Sister #1438

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shanda
True Blue Farmgirl

522 Posts

Shanda
Broken Bow OK
USA
522 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  9:21:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy Ladies and Happy Sunday! I hope everyone got to enjoy some R&R and time with family. Peggy Ann I hope you've made it safe to your family's home and are getting smothered in grandbaby love right now!
Angela, I love your bracelet! Sounds like you are head over heals for beads! I'm glad you'll get a break and extra time with the hubby.
That is so cool, Netty, that you get to go Glamping with your Daughter! Please tell us all about it...one of these days maybe I'll get to meet y'all out there in the glamper world!

Ok, Picture overload warning...I can't decide what I want to share the most, so I'll share several: 1st the bathroom redo

This is the before picture and this, below is the gutted out, de-wallpapered picture. (one shot from the door, the other shot from the tub.


I struggled with paint colors, then I remembered, I'll be redoing the tub in a few years so what ever I do won't be permanent. I want a walk-in therapeutic tub (for my fibro) which is big buck-o-roos! My daughter's room HAS to be done and the lack of a heat source has to be fixed (with a wood burning stove)first. So my dad has left over white paint (from his remodel job) that I'll use. I'm making a vanity out of stuff we already have, well except the sink, I'll have to buy a new one. We already have the Mud needed to texture the walls and I'm grabbing up the plumbing parts from dad's remodel. So the bath remake is costing very little money, but a lot of time! Oh, I will be painting the wall next to the door a rustic orange...I can't go without adding a little color! Here's a pic of grandpa's old rolltop desk that will be repurposed into a vanity.


Okay, three more pictures to share then I'll stop.

This last week was the annual Valentine's Dance, which is a big, BIG deal in our area. I couldn't afford to buy a dress, but I told my DD if she could find a dress to borrow, that I would take her to get her hair done. I have no talent or patience for hair. So she did, and I took her to our local hair dresser (who is awesome) for an up-do. Oh my, you should have seen April (the hair master) do her long, waist length hair. She tied it into knots, pulling strands of hair in together, almost like knitting it! It was crazy! It took us forever to get it down, 56 hair pins! and the unknitting, and the unknotting...my arms were tired! But my DD looked very lovely!


Strike A Pose For Momma!


Okay, that's all. I hope I didn't share too much! (and this post is so long, I'm not going to preview and edit. I'm just going to submit it and hope it posts!)

Goodnight, Blessing, Peace and Love to Y'all!

Shanda

Farmgirl #4233
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2013 :  10:19:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shanda, DD looks beautiful. Her hair is awesome!
Love the bathroom redo. Lots of work there.

Angela, love your family bracelet. Everyone needs a creative outlet. Enjoy your beads.

Watching an old James Bond movie. Later all.

Bunny


Farmgirl number 3738
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HemetGardener
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

Terri
Hemet CA
USA
572 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2013 :  10:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Send HemetGardener a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Happy Monday all,

Angela, Beautiful, professional-looking work on the beads.
Your DH is definitely a keeper.

Shanda, Love the roll-top desk. Glad you are able to re-purpose it.
Your daughter is beautiful in her dress and the hair is gorgeous.

Bunny, I like those 007 movies too.

Terri
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Kimberly
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Shanda, your cabin is going to be a dream come true. So excited for you. Keep the pictures coming so we can all rejoice with you!

Peggy, have a blast with your family. We'll miss you here, you're our mother hen. What will we do without your fluffed up feathers as you watch out for your brood?

Angela, I'm glad you found your passion for beading. And what a sweet husband to do everything he can to help you enjoy it. Hug him from me. He's a sweetheart. I just got a little kit of beads for my 5 year old daughter. It's going to be one of her 4H projects. She's pretty excited to start.

Bunny, sounds to me like you just need to get your hackles up and let them have it. The best way to "get even" is to do your best and get the best grades you possibly can. That'll show him!!!

Netty, have fun glamping! I'm hoping to eventually get my camper and then I can take my children camping in whatever form we decide to do it. I choose in the middle of the mountains surrounded by forest and wildlife....but hey I'll take a nice group camping trip too!!! Be sure to post some pictures!

Terri, where is Hemet? I lived in Wasco (just outside of Bakersfield) for three years.

Okay two stories to share.

First I got my spine straightened and my fur ruffled this morning. I'm having a lamb butchered and I've been in contact with the slaughter company. It was turning into a headache. Then this morning the lady got snitty with me. I don't care for that. I politely finished the phone conversation then I got back on the phone and called a friend. I got some information from her and called a different slaughter place, made an appointment and called the first place back letting them know they didn't need to be bothered I had someone else to do it. I also discovered that maybe they've had this kind of attitude with others before so I feel a little better that there wasn't just something about me that caused them to be rude. But seriously, if you don't want my business just say so.

Second and much happier. Yesterday after Church services the kids and I went to look at lambs. Golly but those things are sweet. We got to pet and love on a couple of them. AND..... wait for it..... I chose five ewe lambs for my new and coming flock!!!!! So as soon as they are weaned Next Year Ranch will have five more ewes. Now I'm on the hunt for a ram lamb. My ewes will all be hair sheep. Most Katahdin and Dorper. I did some pricing earlier on fencing and I think it's going to fall within my budget so I'll probably be ordering that within the week and then I have to figure out how to install it.... did I mention I was tool challenged? Just got a phone call for a possible ram lamb!! Gonna go look at them on Sunday!

More happy news. I needed some raised beds for my garden. With my back injury I have to rig things so I don't cripple myself, wussy that I am. As I said earlier I am tool challenged so I was looking on craigslist for some already made. I mentioned that I couldn't find any and so I was going to have to buy lumber and try and make them. My husband offered to make them!!!! Seriously, you don't know what a big deal that is. And he's already made them!!!! They are all sitting there waiting for me to position them and fill them. I'm very thankful.

Now I'm looking into the rabbitry expansion. The last cages I got were in Portland. I'm thinking I'll get the same ones. Maybe just a little smaller and cheaper. I'll probably increase by about 21 holes. I have to price it and see if it falls within the budget. If the shipping is to expensive I'll just load up the one ton and make a trip there. It will be a good excuse to see my friend who just moved there. The kids and I could have a mini holiday maybe.

I have been doing some research on feed as the rabbit feed costs are astronomical. I think I have something figured out that will be cheaper and yet still give my rabbits all the nutrients they need. I won't fill all the cages immediately I'll increase my breeding stock slowly with quality rabbits. I'm not in a hurry to get there just want to be set up so I can get there.

So my little ranch is slowly coming together. Okay Porchies, I'm outta here. Got to get some housework done and find out more about the cages etc. Wish me luck!



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

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