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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2012 :  8:53:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Judy! That is just neater than socks on a chicken. :)

Patty #1840

http://ladygonegreen.blogspot.com/

A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible
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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2012 :  9:11:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy sending a big CONGRAT'S!!!!!! You are a great choice for FMOTM! Have fun!!! Hugs,Brenda

http:///www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

Seek reasons to Love..In every sigment of everyday-look for something that brings forth within you a feeling of Love-Abraham Hicks
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2012 :  9:37:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Comgrats Judy you are an inspiration to all of us. cross your arms - put your left hand near your right shoulder and you right hand near your left shoulder - give yourself a snuggle. You just got a big hug from your north Iowa fg sis.
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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2012 :  9:57:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
one lsdt try before i go to bed.
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2012 :  10:08:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy
Congratulations!! What a great start to the year for you. YAY!!
Marianne
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janiee
True Blue Farmgirl

819 Posts

Janie
Waco Texas
USA
819 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  07:46:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello gals! am back from christmas break. we had christmas lunch at my mom's - i cooked and the brothers came. they liked what i had fixed ( cornish hens, corn pudding, green beans, rolls and apple pie) even my mother ate a lot of it and that blessed me. later that day, the church that i just started attending called me and asked me to come to a dinner and service that night . one of theirs was moving to ohio and i went. it was very enjoyable. christmas day i was by myself with my furbabies and that was ok too. new years, same. I just really miss my sweetheart this time of year and that makes the days extra long for me.
hello to all of the new girls! and congrats Judy! what a great way to start a new year.
i was thinking of joining the Maui trip until i read about the biniki's - cannot go that--need to lose at least 50 lbs before i even consider wearing a one piece but i will be with you guys in spirit! love the pool boys and the beaches looked lovely!!
janiee
farmgirl #390
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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  08:12:26 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats to my dear friend, Judy.....I couldn't think of anyone better....love ya

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...

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Thelma
True Blue Farmgirl

395 Posts

Thelma
Thompson Iowa
USA
395 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  09:22:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sun is shinning this morning and so am I. I get so involved in the holidays that I spend 6 to 8 weeks before the big day doing all kinds of things I really love to celebrate the birth of Christ. Then poof! its gone and my life returns to normal. Maybe I stretched myself a little to far this year by making over half of my gifts. I have decided to work on things year round so I am not so caught up in everything from Halloween to New years. I plan to make a tree ornament for each month of 2012. That will gaive me 12 new items to enjoy hanging on my tree in December. Not a bad idea for me since I am always looking for 'take-along' projects.

Ok. What was the worst gift you have ever recieved? After my dad died Mom would wrap things from his dresser for the boys. When my youngest was 14 he got Grandpa's nose hair clippers. Mom has been gone for a long time, but we still laugh about how she always had something under the tree for everyone. (We girls always made out ok because she would open her china cupboard and say, "pick something out for yourself."

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  10:09:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy, congrats.. you deserve it! You are a truly special farmgirl.
Thelma, funny about your Mom and her Christmas gifts. My mil didn't like me. One year my bil got a really nice recliner and I got.... a soap dish shaped like an old fashioned bathtub from a casino in Reno. It was filled with old bath salts she had had for years from her guest bathroom. She glued little red flowers onto the soap dish to cover up the casino name. She had asked me what I wanted and I told her we needed towels. I told her Purple and green with no decorations on them. She bought red towels with flowers embroidered on them. When I opened my gifts... my face must have shown what I was thinking because I looked at the chair and then to her.. she stuttered and said "it was on sale". Thankfully my husband got a new VCR. I will never forget that terrible gift.


Farmgirl number 3738

www.bunnyrose.com

Not all who wander are lost.../
Plan to improvise
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darlystippie
True Blue Farmgirl

410 Posts

Darlys
Cupertino CA
USA
410 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  12:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy! congratulations! you deserve this. enjoy - enjoy!

Janiee -- you made me hungry describing your dinner. Hey, gf, Maui was last November. It's Rio coming up ... and since it's a "virtual vacation" we all have our pretend-perfect bodies and a lot of attitude. We are all squeezing into Thelma's steamer trunk (except for Holly & Dianne who are in the carry-on compartment). Tall Holly is leading this parade of farmgirls over 50 on a trip to paradise!

Speaking of "over 50" ... Emily Dickenson said "We are not older with the years, but new everyday." I rather like that idea.

I am packing up stuff -- going back to Cupertino this evening. But we'll be back in 9 days. We can't just leave the sprinkler system on as it would probably freeze at night ... and it's been so dry - no rain, no snow - that we have to keep coming back to water. Today it will get to 70 here. And that's unheard of. It's January 4th, for goodness sake! We should have to be carrying tire chains. It is gorgeous out though.

Have a lovely day, everyone.

Chocolate Kisses ....

Sister #3284 - on her Tippie Toes - oxox, Darlys

That is the best ... to laugh with someone because you both think the same things are funny.
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janiee
True Blue Farmgirl

819 Posts

Janie
Waco Texas
USA
819 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  12:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh i am so excited! of course i am going with you all to rio! i have a great imagination!! i have to pack tonight but otherwise i am so ready! i wont be bringing a lot - bikini's don't take up a lot of room and of course the sun screen!'
tehehehe
janiee
farmgirl #390
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  2:44:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
awwww shucks .... *blushes*....stop.....well, maybe a little more...... *giggle*

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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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  4:30:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Afternoon oe evening depending on where you are.

Well it is back to work and I did not want to go. 2 weeks off and I was enjoying just being at home and getting things done around the house. After the way today went I really do not want to come back tomarrow. Just a crazy day. Oh well tomarrow should be better. I hope.

Darlys thank you for the up date on Glenda and her brother. They have been in my prayers.

Cynthia welcome to the sisterhood. Better late than never.

Thelma I am with you on the diet. I need to move more. You know exercise, but standard exercise programs don't work for me. I start but just can't keep them going more than a week or two.

Penny I am soooooooooooo glad you are better. We missed you.

Ginny I love that they drop the maple leaf for Canada and then the sardine for the USA. That is just fun and that is what the New Year should be FUN!!!

Kathleen welcome to this crazy bunch.

Thelma please don't cry. I had to have my DD put the pictures on for me. That was after Penny sent me an email telling me how to do it.

Judy congrats you are awesome.

Janie I am so not wearing a bakini. I have a lovely one piece and I will be wearing that. So please join the crazy group on our virtual trip.

Well I had better get off of this thing. I need to get dinner started.

Still no snow. I may have to drive north just to stand in some snow this year.

Dianne (ID)
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  6:19:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone.

Congratulations, Judy on your well deserved honor of being FGOTM.

Now to get our fantasy vacation on the move. I think we should leave for Rio on Thursday, January 12 and return Tuesday, January 24. The first and last day will be travel days.

Here is information on Sao Paulo Brazil. I would be inclined to not go to this city because it is a huge city. If we were to use Sao Paolo as a travel hub then maybe we could stay for a day or two to get a sense of the multiculturalism of the area. http://www.sao-paulo.com/v/history/

Here is a link to Brasilia http://www.aboutbrasilia.com/ We could also use it as a travel hub on our way to Rio. It has some amazing architecture.

I would like to spend some days on the beach and on the water. Some days at some museums and find the local markets for indigenous crafts. I would like to find out about a trip into the rainforest. Part of me want to go on a canopy hike and part of me is scared out of my wits to be that high. I think if we did do the canopy hike then we would have ample opportunity to zip line. I think we should also think about a service project or providing some gift to the people of Rio since there is such a huge disparity in the classes of people. So we should brainstorm on these ideas. I do not want to be the autocratic mother who imposes vacation plans on her offspring but I have lots of experience.

I want to hear from the people who have been in Rio. I was there on business once but I was well guided the whole time.

Someone asked a while ago how many cows we have. We have two. Coco who is a jersey holstein cross and her son whose sire was a belted galloway. This next calf has the same sire. We sometimes raise jersey or holstein bull calves for hamburg. The bull calves are $10 -20 a piece. We can raise them until NOvember or so and get 25 to 50 pounds of burger for minimal cost. We just did in a jersey bull calf we had kept for 18 months and he was about 450 pounds hanging weight so take out the bones and then all the rest is meat.

This morning we were looking up at zero by 10 degrees but there was no wind. the sky was a gorgeous blue all day.

Sweet dreams everyone.

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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debra e
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Debra
Georgia
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  6:32:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cograts Judy!!! I love to read your post...They are so full of humor and emotions. "sniff" I am sooo proud of you!!! Hugs Hugs and a Hug!
debra e

Farmgirl Sister
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Oggie
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  7:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Kathleen! I too can't reconcile with who I see in the mirror and who I feel am so you are in the right place! Hope you enjoy MJF!

Thelma, I am going to try and walk you through putting up pictures.
1. Click the little box on the top left of the "quick reply" box (the box I am typing in right now). If another box to upload your picture doesn't come up right away, press the little box again. It takes a while on some computers to come up.

2. Assuming it comes up you want to click the Browse button. When you do this another box should come up which shows you what's on your computer. Find the file on your computer where you have the pictures. Once you find the picture you can click it and then click open. Now your picture is in the bar next to the browse button. Hit the Upload button below it and wait for it to load. You won't see the picture but you will see the picture in html form so it will be something like (IMG) http://www.maryjanesfarm.org etc... (IMG)

3. Sometimes it takes a while for you to see this in your post, sometimes I have had to hit the preview button on the bottom of the page to see it as a picture. So once you know it's on there, hit submit and you are good to go.

If you put more than one picture up you have to do them individually and you need to make sure your cursor is on the next line in the "quick reply" box or the pictures will be next to each other.

Hope this helps you!

Ginny
Farmgirl #2343
www.thedewhopinn.com
www.etsy.com/shop/cybertiques

"I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with."
"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Both by Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in the Movie Harvey
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Oggie
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Ginny
Machias Maine
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  8:04:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CONGRADULATIONS JUDY!!! I hope you are the final MJFG of January!

Darlys - I wish it was 70 here! Like Holly it's wicked cold, about 12 degrees as I type this. So I'm ready for this holiday too! However I probably have to leave early since I have to go to VA. in real life and while I will have my iPhone and laptop, I don't know how much I will be on to enjoy the rest of the trip.

I have to tell you girls, I just had the most delicious pie! My DH made for me a Summer Pear Pie with a cheese pastry. We received 2 doz. pears from an online friend who buys lots of dried apples and pears from us for her bunnies so she thought we should have some pears for ourselves and asked Harry and David to deliver them. HMMMMMMMM is about all I can say. I've never had a pear pie before so I was thrilled!

On a sadder note, can you add to your prayer list my friends Frank and Katherine. Frank is in his last days of having pancreatic cancer. He left his home today for the last time according to Katherine who emailed me. He's at our VA hospital. While I hope he dies with little pain, I worry more about Katherine so please keep her in your prayers.

Have a great evening.


Ginny
Farmgirl #2343
www.thedewhopinn.com
www.etsy.com/shop/cybertiques

"I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with."
"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it." Both by Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in the Movie Harvey
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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2012 :  8:38:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny, Frank and Katherine will be in my prayers. She will need lots of support and love when he move on home with the Lord. Prayers for you also, that you can be strong while helping her. Hugs,Brenda

http:///www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

Seek reasons to Love..In every sigment of everyday-look for something that brings forth within you a feeling of Love-Abraham Hicks
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  02:11:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ginny, so sorry to hear of your friend's illness. He and his wife are in my prayers. It must be difficult to know you will never return home. My dad grew bartlett pears and boy, I agree, you haven't lived until you have had a pear pie. My husband jokes my pear pie is the reason he married me!

Thank you for the instructions on uploading photos. I may just give it a try, too!
Marianne
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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  03:25:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning ladies. I have oatmeal in my rice cooker and fresh side in the toaster oven. I don't have time to stand over a stove for 3 meals a day. I just thought on day, "I wonder if I can make oatmeal in my rice cooker?" So I googled it! I put oats, water, salt, raisins, brown sugar, nuts and sometimes dried bananas or apples, and just walk away. It is delicious! And I cook my bacon, side or jowl in the oven now. Comes out crispy and delicious. And the best part is...I can blog or search the internet while breakfast is cooking.
Dalous was down in the woods at my Aunt's and Uncle's place yesterday and he came across and old glass gallon jug that has a fern growing in it. By the looks of the rusted cap, it has been there awhile. The inside of the jug was pretty dirty. I sprayed it with my kitchen sprayer and cleaned the top sides of the jug, but the fern remains in it. I think I will sit it here in the house and see if it will stay alive. Such a neat find. At first glance...I thought "Ohmygosh, here he goes bringing in more crap!" But after I cleaned it up some, I decided it was all good.

Well, Off to get some work done. I have orders for 9 baked potato bags that I need to get made. Later today I will go to my mother's to make soap with her.

Ginny- Frank and Katherine will be in my prayers. I lost a husband to cancer 8 years ago. Katherine will need lots of prayers and support.
Thelma - I love the idea of of 1 Christmas ornament a month!




Patty #1840

http://ladygonegreen.blogspot.com/

A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible

Edited by - thebyrdhaus on Jan 05 2012 03:28:46 AM
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  04:57:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty, What a treasure! Mother Nature does it best! A florist would be hard pressed to improve upon that arrangement. Thanks for sharing a photo.

Marianne
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  05:27:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning.

Congratulations, Judy. How wonderful!! You are the best and I am so happy for you.

Pattty, that arrangement is so pretty. You are so amazing at making things look so lovely. I loved my Christmas card so much. When I opened it my first thought was that it was so original.

Ginny, Frank and Katherine are in my prayers. There is a difficult road ahead and I pray for God's peace, strengh and comfort for her.

I met a lady at the supermarket who told me about a chocolate-avocado pie. I went home and looked up the recipe on the computer and there actually is such a pie. So I made it. Oh, my it is the best thing I have ever made. I am not a big fan of chocolate or pies. This thing is so good that I ate and ate it.
What is really interesting is that there is no taste of the avocado. It makes the chocolate so smooth and creamy. The crust is made with either ground pecans or walnuts.

Yesterday my DH helped me make a turkey dinner. He made the mashed potatoes and helped with the veggies. We had a small 9 lb. bird with that good stuffing I made on Thanksgiving. It has been cold here this week so the meal tasted really good.

One of the most memorable Christmas presents I ever got was a pair of earrings my daughter gave me when she was 10 years old. It was a pair of 4 in dangling, rhinestone earrings. They were so flashy. I would put them on when I was going out and carry another pair in my purse. As soon as we left the house I would exchange earrings so she wouldn't know I didn't like them. I never gave them away and when she grew up I gave them back to her. I told her what I did. She laughed and said she would have done the same thing.

Hugs and squeezes,

Nancy #2301

Laughing is good exercise. It is like jogging on the inside.
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Acelady02
True Blue Farmgirl

1266 Posts

Penny
Washington GA
USA
1266 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  06:10:16 AM  Show Profile  Send Acelady02 an AOL message  Send Acelady02 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi All....I got this wonderful email from Holly this morning. Since she is having trouble posting pics here is one that she sent me....
Here is a picture of Ross and Holly. It must have been taken the summer of 2010

(((((Hugs All)))))Penny

Farmgirl Sister #3343

God gives Miracles to those who Believe, Courage to those with Faith, Hope to those who Dream, Love to those who Accept, & Forgiveness to those who Ask...

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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  09:59:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning everyone

Holly I love shopping local markets. A canopy hike sounds like fun, and I am definatly up for the zip line.
We are looking at raising a calf, well my DD is. We live in town and I think the neighbors would have a problem with a cow in the back yard. LOL

Ginny I am praying now and I will keep them and you in my prayers.

Patty that is a wonderful idea for cooking oatmeal. Is there any difference in the amounts of water and oatmeal when you cook it that way? I have cooked my baccon in the oven for a number of years. I can pull my DD's out early because she likes limp baccon (who child is she?). I leave my DH's and mine in till it is nice and crisp.

Penny thanks for sharing the pic. Now we know what Holly and Ross (he is so cute) look like

It has been cold and clear here. We are in for a drought in this area if we don't get some snow. The hills have a little but not enough. So say a prayer for snow for the farmers in this area.

Dianne (ID)
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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3375 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3375 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2012 :  12:05:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mmmmmmm......that crisp bacon is making me hungry. I make oatmeal in my crockpot sometimes. It's good too!
I love the fern in the bottle! If it had been Thyme, you could say that you have "Thyme in a bottle, like the song!" hahahahahahaha.....
.....ahem....sorry, couldn't resist! *blush* I can't believe that the fern has lasted so long. THAT'S amazing!!!
Holly, good picture of you and Ross!Love the plaque in the background.

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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