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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  05:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thelma I am glad you had a fun experience at the fair. A lot of people don't want to go out in the heat. It is that awful humidity that makes it so bad.
I am so sorry about the family that lost the husband and father. I will pray for them.

Bunny you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a talented woman and I am sorry to hear that you might discontinue your online sales. The sewing lessons sound like a good idea. From teaching experience I know that even 3 students can be a handful depending on what is being taught. But running a needle through the finger says a lot about what she was thinking. Some kids today think everything should come easily and that they don't have to work for it. When I tried to teach my GDs to sew they were not too interested. The one GD that was may later as she gets older take it up again. Hang in there sister, you have my empathy.

Kathy the roses are beautiful. Thank you for posting the picture. Your little doggies looks so cute. The cupcakes looks so pretty with all the bright colors. The folks who get them will certainly have a good time eating. I am glad you shared your chicken story. At least they thanked you with 2 eggs. What a lot of work you all had to do. Diversive thinking on your part to figure out what to do. Great!

Holly what an experience with the cows. They really feasted on that grain. I like the way you describe Ferdinand as a future steak. Hearing from you is such a pleasure especially your descriptions of the weather and the area where you live. Makes me want to go there on vacation.

On these hot days I don't feel like cooking much. We eat a lot of salads and I do lots of cooking in the slow cooker. I haven't used my oven for a long while.

Laurie I got your birthday information and I am glad you are on the list now. You will be so surprised when your special day comes.

Nancy OO I hope you have the best and most fun time with the scrapebooking. I didn't know about the fire. Is is out now? How awful it is to have to be fighting a fire in this heat and humidity. Rain, I say, Rain!

Marianne, thank you for the pretty card. Reading about ironing reminds me that I have some to do. I spent the day yesterday doing a lot of sewing. I sit down when I iron so I don't mind it too much. I just stick on a good old musical DVD like "Show Boat" or "Chicago."

Glenda I am so sorry to hear about your back. And the rib pain is really bad. I had pluersy once and I remember that pain even today.

Thanks Laurie for the sachet recipe. I intend to use it.

Well, off to my sewing group today. I am going to finish up a couple of aprons I have cut and sew some left over strips of fabric together if I have time.

My prayers and good wishes for you all. Can this crazy weather go on much longer. Give me some lemonade and iced tea.

Hugs and squeezies,

Nancy

Make everyday a celebration of the heart.
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  07:34:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We all sound like we are at the end of our rope with the weather this summer!! How can it be so crazy everywhere??

Thelma, I am so sorry to hear of the death of the crop-duster. They were always local heroes growing up. So fun to see them swoop down over the fields. I used to sit on the tailgate of my dad's truck with him to watch them spray the fields. (Probably not the best place to watch chemicals being applied ...) I am so sorry for his young family.

Bunny, I can understand you needing to take your shop down. It just has to make financial sense to keep it going. And I think you are 100% correct that we sewers are a cheap bunch. It is partially why we sew. I think teaching youngsters to sew is a good idea, but I sure wouldn't want to be doing it, either! I will be praying that inspiration hits you for a reasonable new track for moneymaking in your spare time. You ipad case was beautiful, as is everything I have seen that you have made.

Kathy, Your cupcakes must have made your neighbors smile. What fun to pass out such pretty works of art. Loved the photos and I am so glad your wet hens are happier now. That sounds like it was quite an architectural feat!

Holly, have ya heard the phrase, "cows are dumb" before? I remember hearing it alot in Kansas. I guess you explained why it is so popular there. Such a large animal can just mosey through fences, etc. And when they get excited, I bet it is quite spectacular. How is baseball season? Is Kethry looking forward to back to school or dreading it? We haven't heard of Ross's shenanigans lately ...

Glenda, how is the trip going? Bet that corset isn't too comfy. I am so sorry your brother is struggling. It seems from your posts that you are questioning his will to live. He has been through so much, it sounds like. Fighting for your life must be exhausting. You are in my prayers.

Nancy glad you are doing well. Lucky you having a sewing day!! I need to just decide that I "get" a sewing day. I just seem to barely keep my head above water chore wise lately. There's always some "fire" to fight. Luckily not a true fire.

Dd's boyfriend did not get the second job he interviewed for and dd has not been called for any interviews. My daughter has house and pet-sat. She has worked at a sandwich shop/coffee shop. She has worked for a caterer and as an event planner. She has worked as a corporate placement specialist and has volunteered in several places. She has applied for over 300 jobs in the last two and a half years. She moved 300 miles away to start anew in another job market and although there are more opportunities, there are more people ... They are very scared. It is in their voices and they are trying to make their relationship work. If they can make it through this .... Please keep them in your prayers.

Thanks for listening. I know I mention dd's situation frequently. You all know how hard it is to think of anything else when you are worried about something so it just naturally comes out everytime I sit at the keyboard. I appreciate everyone's patience.

Mollie is still doing great. Thanks for everyone's encouragement and sympathy. She will be watching her canyon a bit longer!! Just a bit more treasured than before.

Marianne
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  08:13:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, I'm praying for your DD and her boyfriend. It is sad with all that great experience she can't find a good job. I'll keep them in my good thoughts.

Holly I love the story about the cows! I had a friend that raised his own animals for food. He named then after meals. The pig was named breakfast, the cow was dinner.

Kathy, your cupcakes are so bright and cheery! I'm sure they were well received.

Off to get ready for sewing class...good happy thoughts! I'm sure it will all go fine...hopefully.

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
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Marylyn
True Blue Farmgirl

316 Posts

Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  09:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teaching children to sew...how wonderful, Bunny...I remember being very little and sewing quilt tops for my baby dolls and then threading needles for my great-grandmother. I could not have been more than 4 or 5 years old. Then when my daughter was about 14 I was taking up a pageant dress for her and I asked her to thread mea needle...she could not, and I thought to myself how miserably I had failed her....not a very good memory, but it is one I will never forget.

Marianne, I was just talking to my very citified sister and she was telling me that her 29 year old daughter just found a job after a three year search!!! She lives in Atlanta, GA...times are rough all over it seems like. I will remember yours in prayer.

Holly, the story of your cows was humorous but not as well. Our pastures are all dried up and we are feeding hay!!! We especially worry about our 2000 lb. bull just walking through the fence because he sees a blade of grass on the other side!

Oh, ladies, they just released a report that states this drought and heat are not due to break until the end of October!!!! I can't believe that....I have no grass, feed bills are mounting, electric bills are outrageous, and now we get word that we are facing another 3 months of this crap!!!! Oiy!!!!....oh, sorry, I didnot mean to cry, but, please!!!!

Glenda, how is your rib holding up? Any relief yet?

Kathy, what a wonderful bright spot in my life was the pictures of your colorful cupcakes!!!!! Yummy looking!!!

Gotta run, gfs.....

Love,

Auntie M
Farmgirl # 4062
That which does not kill me, only serves to make me stronger!...unknown to me.
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  10:55:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon Ladies!
Yikes, I am behind on posts! Miss a day or two and miss a lot!
Will try and check in later and get caught up!

Hope each of you are having a good day

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda

Country at Heart
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  12:13:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the weather forcasters in our area are saying that 60% of Iowa's crops are ruined and if we don't get rain here in the next 10 days the farmers around here can 'hang it up' too. So very sad. Many many farm families have crop insurance and will live out the winter using the insurance money. Some farmers have only hail insurance or none at all. They will probbably end up on government assistance for awhile.

Thank you to everyone who has remembered the Larson families in their prayers. I plan to go and visit our niece, Jodi tomorrow evening or Wed. for sure. Holly, you asked about sending a donatation. Once again you are so very kind. The Larson family is very well to do (one of the largest farming operations in the area)so Grandma and a few others will get Tressa and the kids through until the insurance checks arrive. So much red tape!!!!!!! Any way thanks for the offer Holly. You are so good. I am so blessed that God led me to you.

Bunny, I wish you lived close to me. I would help you sell your products. Some quilters here are careful with their money, as am I, but other quilters spend! spend! spend! Have you thought about selling to stores in a resort area. Back in the day, I used to make a line of stuffed bears and dolls. I took them to the gift stores in Clear Lake. I would barely get home and the phone would be ringing to order more of specific items for the following week. Then WalMart type stores started selling stuffied items for about $3 or $4 and the need for my things dissapeared. Checking into tourist type stores may be helpful.

I was able to work outside for awhile this morning as there was a gentle breeze. It didn't take long for the day to heat up. I think I will mow off my flower beds as soon as everything is done blooming. It won't be long in these 100 plus temps.

Keep the funny stories coming ladies. They make my day. Has anyone seen the comercial where the old (and I mean old) lady wants to change the pool boy into a pool man? I always think of us and giggle.

Cows will be cows. I had a neighbor's bull steal one of my hamburger cows six years ago. When he got what he wanted he brought her back. Her name was T bone. We also had Roastie B and Ribsy. I can no longer handle such large animals, but Darwin is trying to talk me into another mineature goat. sounds good now, but what about this winter? It gets to be way below zero around here with plenty of snow.

taa taa - stay cool my chickie poos stay cool

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SisterSue
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Connie Sue
Fredericksburg TX
50 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  12:19:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our drought here in Texas is bad too. Though we had some rain this month, for 'normal' totals for July we are so far behind from last year only having 4" the entire year! Last year at this time the stock was being sold off, and crops were bad. This year a little better, but not much since the water table hasn't recovered. We are on a well, but the town is still on water restrictions. We are very conservative with our water, I do water the trees with a soaker hose under the mulch, they are young and we don't want to lose them. And I water the garden. But that is about it! I am fervently praying for the drought to break for all.

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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  3:10:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marylyn, I have never given thought to the fact that you need to worry that your bull will just "mosey" out of his field. I can imagine what looks like better grazing would be very tempting this year... I am so surprised that MO is included in the drought. I can't believe that 64% of the nation is considered in a drought. And you know we will be looking at flash floods once it rains... coming from a farming family, I hurt for the farmers. But, they are used to this way of life. Not that they like it, but most have been through the tough years before. Three more months of this drought seems unbelievable. October, hurry up!

Connie, I sure appreciate hearing how carefully you water. I get so annoyed at neighbors who water in the middle of the heat of the day, in the rain or when it is so windy it isn't even hitting the area they want!! Drip irrigation is so smart, especially for your young trees.

Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers for my daughter. Although, I don't wish this on any one else, it is nice to hear that it isn't JUST my dd having trouble finding a job. Seems less personal.

I picked some more raspberries this morning. Made 16 jars of jam on Sunday. Yummy. I think I have enough berries for another 8, maybe 16 more jars. Also, got a few tomatoes, but no squash. I have only harvested three yellow straight neck squash.

We are supposed to heat up all week, but it isn't going to get to 100 degrees, so it won't be too bad!

Talk to you all later.
Marianne
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  5:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thelma, I thought about selling to shops in the next town over but they will only sell on consignment and then they want 50% of the sale. So I don't make any money over my cost at all. I already tried that route.

What I'm selling on my site is fabric from the quilt store I had. I still have bolts of fabric left. I have lowered the prices, lowered the shipping fees and even lowered minimum amount to buy. Still no luck. Lots of lookers... Just can't figure out what is wrong. It must just be my website. I'm going to change over to etsy.com. They have lots more traffic. We will see.

Had a terrible no good very bad day! On the way to teach my sewing class, my mom's car got a flat tire. So the owner of the store had to cover for me. I sat on the side of the highway for over 1 1/2hours. Then when I got to the class, found out one of the students was a no show, losing me $90.00 of badly needed income. The second students mom called and asked to change the whole schedule because she booked her daughter into two things at the same time. So now I have to rearrange my whole week. If I didn't need the money so badly, I would have walked. As it is I will not have enough to pay bills next month. The owner of the store did this last year too. She takes sign ups for the classes without making them pay and then they don't show up. meanwhile I cut up a bunch of fabric for students that I now can't sell. Argggg!

I need chocolate NOW! So does my mom, she just left to buy a new tire. Now we are both broke.

Time for a nap.



Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
www.bunnyrose.com
My shops:
Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile
Fabric www.bunnyroseco.com

Not all who wander are lost.../
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  6:11:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Busy day today, finally the humidity is down. They say 80% chance of rain tomorrow. That will be so good.
I grilled steaks and shrimp on thegrill tonight and had my son and daughter over. My daughter does not like steak, so the shrimp was for her. It sure was good. Tomorrow, since it is supposed to be cooler, I will be making homemade pizza. I make my crust in mt bread machine. It makes the best pizza crust.
Sorry that things are not working out for you Bunny. That makes it so disappointing especially when you need and were counting on that money to live on. Praying that something comes your way.
I hope you all end up getting some rain very soon. Where are the rain dancers? Seems the whole country is in such a heatwave. I think we may be done with ours, hopefully. I just hope we do not have a bad winter this year with lots of cold and snow.
Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  6:22:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Bunny maybe you could make tops for people who work in hospitals. Your material is so bright and cheery. Our doctor has these robes the women slip into for our breast exams that are just a piece of material folded in half with a hole in the middle. I am trying to think of a niche market for you.

Marylyn we have plenty of pasture but I would guess to trailer your animals here would cost a pretty penny. Your dh would need to deal with the fences as well. I am not very good at fencing.

I am thinking I need to buy in sacks of oatmeal and flour and pasta to use over the winter before the prices go up any more.

I am tired and the children's computer does not seem to access the internet tonight so Talie is chomping at the bit to get on my laptop to look at his facebook page.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  7:32:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly that is a good idea. I even think I have a pattern somewhere. Sounds like a new project. Thanks.

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
www.bunnyrose.com
My shops:
Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile
Fabric www.bunnyroseco.com

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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  8:46:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, I like Holly's idea, too. Your fabrics are so cheerful, maybe you could also do some for pediatrician's offices ...
I so admire your sewing. The precision in your quilting is beautiful. I asked dh if we could get chocolate to Oregon this time of year. He said it would melt (unless we overnighted it -$$$) ... you're gonna have to wait until fall before I can fix ya up with some chocolate ... hold on!! I can't believe you were stuck on the side of the road for 90 minutes! And parents are not doing their kids any favors thinking it is ok to ask an adult to change her schedule to accommodate a child's schedule. Sorry you are in a place where you have to grin and bear this.

Holly, I bet it was an emergency for Talie to get on facebook!!

Marianne

Trying to look on the bright side of this weather and the absolute certainty that prices for almost all our food will go up ... at least everyone can still eat chocolate and dh will have a job. Today he sold 130,000 pounds of chocolate. It surprises me how much chocolate "we" go through in America. (thank goodness)



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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2012 :  11:10:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marianne, my mom came home with the most awesome chocolate cake thingy with a sweet creamy sort of stuff and 2 yummy chocolate wafers with the creamy stuff inside. It made everything allllll better!

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
www.bunnyrose.com
My shops:
Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile
Fabric www.bunnyroseco.com

Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2012 :  03:41:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, that sounds SO good. It does make everything a lot easier to take. YAY!!
Marianne
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2012 :  05:41:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, glad you got your chocolate fix. Hope your day is better today.
It is finally raining!!!! It sounds so good. Hope it rains all day, we need it so bad as does most of the country.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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SisterSue
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Connie Sue
Fredericksburg TX
50 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2012 :  06:40:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So funny, and my Weight Watchers members always comment on my non attachment to chocolate. I do like a really nice piece of dark chocolate now and then but when I have it then I am good for months. I have never been a real chocolate eater. But my husband loves it! And so do my daughter and son in law!

I love having this site to support one another, I think most of us struggle with money, I know my WW meetings are not paying as well, and I am about to lose one of them because of low attendance. So I re-activiated my Pampered Chef business, and already have a few shows booked over the next couple of months. I do hate than many of the prodcuts are made in China, but all of the stoneware is made in USA and that is my fav product. Anyway, I took am a seamstress and have found the same issues here about selling. But I will be working on aprons for our local historical museum gift shop. They have their log cabin days in Oct. and usually sell a lot of aprons and bonnets then. Don't make a lot of money, but I have a huge stash of 30's repros fabric from my quilting so I will use that. Good way to clean out my stash too!

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Marylyn
True Blue Farmgirl

316 Posts

Marylyn
Ellsinore MO
USA
316 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2012 :  07:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning, gfs...Another sun-filled, hot, dry day in the Ozarks! Temps headed for triple digits, again. But I will survive and it will rain again, eventually. Glad to read that some of you are receiving much needed rain.

Bunny, what an awesome idea about making items for doctors offices...you go girl!!

I canned an enormous amount of salsa yesterday....pickles next ; ) .....

One of our cows had a new baby bull calf around 6 o'clock yesterday evening, poor thing was hassling to breathe when it hit this horrible heat, but that is all nature and he is doing wonderful....jumping and running this morning!!! My hubby gets so excited...he went out to check on him about 8 times before he went to bed...but with the heat we were really concerned.

I love chocolate .... I don't think that I crave it...but I do love it. I found a new fav...Edie's French Silk ice cream!!!! It is so dark chocolately with bits of chocolate and a white swirl of something all through it...I love love love it!!!!

About fences...yea, Holly, gotta have a fence, but thanks for the offer...yes, cows stay in a pasture because the are content to stay there, especially, bulls! I don't think there is a fence that could hold a bull if he decided to go somewhere else. They really are not intelligent animals!

Gotta run!!!!

Love,

Auntie M
Farmgirl # 4062
That which does not kill me, only serves to make me stronger!...unknown to me.
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beachymom
True Blue Farmgirl

467 Posts

Kathy
Manchester Tennessee
USA
467 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  06:05:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny - there is nothing wrong with your prices. Maybe people like me, like to feel the fabric before they buy. I once bought a box of 'quilters cotton fabric' on ebay, saw pictures and all. Paid a good price, but when it came, the fabric felt like that cheap cotton burlap feeling garbage Walmart sells for 1.50 per yard on sale!! I'd rather touch first - sorry. They are pretty though.

Why hasn't anybody figured out how to can chocolate so it lasts? I buy those tiny candy bars in a bag (Snickers/3 Musketeers/Twix...) and keep them in the freezer. Well, I try to. Everytime one of my daughters comes to visit, they raid my stash! Need more chocolate.

Why do we reach for - yearn for chocolate? What makes it so desirable? Why cocoa over vanilla wafers or oatmeal cookies? Why is it that when I am depressed, I crave a Hersheys bar with almonds? Or a handfull of those frozen little candy bars?

On to other stuff.

Jenny & I cleaned everything out of the attic yesterday and are going through everything....one bag or box at a time. We found hundreds of stuffed animals. Some with the original price tags still on them. All of my girls were impulse buyers when it came to stuffed animals. We found everything from Dollar Store junk to Build-A-Bears, all dressed including sound. Wanted to donate all to childrens hospital, but was told they must come direct from store. Meaning I can't just bring them in, I have to order them from the store and have them delivered by mail. They're afraid I may have put razors or knives in them or even dusted them with poison powders.

What has this world come to when so many bad people want to hurt so many good people using all kinds of objects to do it?

Guess it all goes to the Good Will. I do not want the hassle of trying to put on a yard sale. Forget about how much was put out on all this stuff. It stuffs my truck - got 12 bags stuffed in the back and the back seat of my truck. Wow!!

Got to go. Jenny's bugging me to get the lead out!!

Later sisters. Prayers still coming all around.


Hugs and Squishies!!

Kathy

Farmgirl Sister #3983

Take care of the land and it will take care of you.
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janiee
True Blue Farmgirl

820 Posts

Janie
Waco Texas
USA
820 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  06:28:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello gals! haven't been on this for awhile - too busy at work-summer is my busy time getting the schools reading to start in August.
First let me thank Holly for my birthday card and magnet--i did not have a chick magnet and I love it! thank you so much for your kindness and friendship.
glenda, i am so sorry you are having so many problems and am praying for them. thelma, am praying for you and yours also - its been a hard time for you and I am sorry.
Kathy, you go girl! i wish i had a garden but you are keeping me inspired for next year!and all that canning - i am so jealous. i had to quit doing mine because of funds and lack of produce.
the cow story is funny - and I love cows! i collected them for years until my dh said enough!
bunny I wish i lived closer to you! i would be a regular to classes AND the store..i love love love fabric and yours are so cute!
oh poo...my boss is eyeing me so i guess i better get back to work. my thoughts are prayers are with all of you even if i don't mention you by name.
hugs
janiee
farmgirl #390
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SisterSue
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Connie Sue
Fredericksburg TX
50 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  07:04:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep falling more in love with ...... vinegar. I have battled toilet rings ever since we moved in this house. Great well water, but hard mineral deposits. Been using a pumice stone on our new toilets, but even that was hard and didn't get it all off (with regular cleaning). So today I flushed, sprinkled baking soda on the wet ring, poured in some vinegar until it bubbled. When bubbling stopped I swished with toilet brush and voila - ring gone!! No chemicals in my septic and cheap cleaner!!

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  07:26:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie Sue, yes, isn't vinegar amazing? Don't know what I would do without it. And very inexpensive also. Glad it worked for you.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

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Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
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Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  07:31:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We got alot of rain yesterday, then it got really humid. Today it is only 66 and windy, feels like autumn. This may be the last of our hot weather now. We needed that hard rain to cool things off. I can live with 60s and 70s. Feels so good now.
Tomorrow I work for my son in his antique and thrift store, it is sidewalk sales tomorrow, so we will be busy, getting there early to put things outside., but it is supposed to rain. Just when we do not want it. Will be working for him on Saturday also, so that means I have to get up and get going in my garden today, need to pick the rest of my beans and peas and replant before I run out of growing time for them.
Have a wonderful funfilled cool day,

Janet
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Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
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Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  08:21:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm back!
Hi everyone.
What a crazy week. The Family reunion was great. Nights were a little cold, 48 degrees, ut the days were great.
Monday I made a quick trip to Richfield and then Arco, both in Idaho. Had to pick up 2 horses and a mule. They are at my DD place till I get property out of town. Along with horses and a mule I helped move my youngest DS and wife back to this area. Some of you may remember they moved to Minnasota. That did not work out to well. They moved back to her mothers house (Richfield) that also did not work out well. They are at my 3rd oldest DS's place till they get jobs. Please pray for jobs!!!
Tuesday I get a call from my oldest DD. She can spend 3 days with her DH if I can take the 2 youngest. Oldest is at Boy Scout Camp. What is a grandma to do. Say yes of course. LOL So I have had LynnZ and Logan for the last few days. She is 12 he is 6. Been keeping this grandma busy. LOL

It is quiet this morning so I thought I would jump on and read what all of you are up to.

Marianne I am glad Molly is better. Will keep praying she stays infection free.

Glenda I will be praying for your brother. Attitude can make or break a recovery. Praying right now for him.

Ok back. Glenda by handsome men are you thinking of a certain pool boy?

Nancy glad your eye surgery went great.

Linda glad your back is better. Take full advavtage of the craft time.

Kathy I wish i was closer. I would take any extras you have.I did not get a garden in this year and miss all the fresh produce.

Glenda I bet Darlys has a large pitcher of lemonaide all made and waiting for company. LOL

Peny is he all right? I willkeep him in prayer. Fires are scary things.
Penny I have been praying for your brother along with Glendas. Thank you for the update on him. I will "bang" a little harder on the gates of heaven for him.

Bunny very cute case. I keep asking Santa for an IPad. I guess I have not been a very good girl. Cause I have not gotten one yet. Just have to buy it myself.

Thelma glad your trip went well. Sorry to hear about the plane crash. I will add Jody and her family to my prayers.

Connie Sue that trip sounds wonderful I have always wanted to do that drive. I am glad it is in your plans. Not in mine for a few more years.

Bunny I will say a prayer for you. I have no ability to teach sewing to small people. Just ask my daughters LOL Good luck!!

Holly I had to laugh about the cows. I know it is not funny to you, but it brought back memories of when I was younger. Our dairy cows would do the dubest things. Once they broke through the fence to get to the apple orchard. They ate the apples on the ground. We had drunk cows for days. It was not funny then but it is now. LOL

Marylynn go ahead and cry out. I will goin you OIY!!!

Bunny I have never been to a class that I did not have to pay when signing up. I have had to at least make a deposit (non refundable) to cover material costs. That is not very responsible of the shop owner. I hope etsy.com works out for you.
Chocolate always makes things better. LOL

Janet I am glad you are geting rain. Just seems to cloud up here and get humid. No rain. Ok not enough rain to count. It did not even make the sidwalk wet!

Well I best get moving. My GD has adentist app. this morning. Then I need to do laundry and finish skirting the fleece. I will take pictures of the fleece through the proccess to the spun yarn. I has been a learning experience. I really want a loom to weave with. But that is down the road. about $2000 down the road. LOL

Have a great day.

Dianne (ID)
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Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
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Posted - Jul 26 2012 :  08:21:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good grief I wrote a book!!!

Dianne
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