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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2017 :  2:13:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snow is really coming down here right now. It started about 4 hours ago and now the ground is covered with a thin layer. No telling when it will stop. It always seems to snow around this time of year. My birthday is happening next week so I kind of expected it. My sister will be here next Friday and I will take the entire day off work to do some sister things. We like thrift shops and food.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2017 :  2:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, we are getting the same stuff here in northern IA, Marie! Does your sis miss the snow? lol. Have fun doing those fun birthday/sister things!

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2017 :  4:01:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My sister lives in Florida so maybe she misses it. I just miss her so much.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2017 :  5:33:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

The weather guessers say we are going to have snow on Tuesday morning into Wednesday and that we will have accumulations up to 18 inches. So, I guess you will not have all of it fall on you.

It has been cold here yesterday and today. I did not feel the cold yesterday but today it took a while for me to feel warm.

The time change in the spring is not as hard to get used to as the fall back was. I am ready to hit the sack and may do so early.

Glad to hear from all of you.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  04:55:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


The table runner and napkins I made from Mary Jane's "Milk Cow Kitchen" fabrics. Fun and cheerful. The fabric was done by Moda and is very high quality.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  07:39:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is supposed to be snowing here according to my weather app, but I don't see anything. Maybe we'll be lucky.
Had a fun day with my DD and her husband yesterday. We took the dogs for a walk in the woods, then went downtown for pizza.
Marilyn, I love the runner and napkins. The fabric looks lovely. Wish I could get some, but I haven't seen it here.
Marie, hope you have a wonderful time with your sister. And Happy Birthday!
Cindy, hope you are feeling better. I know the coughing gets old.
Hopefully you will not get buried in snow Holly.
Have a great day everyone.

Karin
Sister #2708

Romans 8: 38,39
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2017 :  4:11:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

School will let out early tomorrow in anticipation of the snow storm. Last night the worm or sugar moon was clear. Many nights when we have an astronomical occurrence we have cloud cover. It is moving in now.

I took the littles to their therapy and did some errands. Some one in the Green Mountain Trading Post was advertising wool for sale. I thought of you spinners. I did not know if you cleaned yoru wool and created your own rolls or whether you bought it all cleaned. I do not know if the paper is on line.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2017 :  06:01:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our weather forecasters really came through for us again. Our 1 -2 feet of snow is actually 2 inches followed by freezing rain. Just yucky. At least the plows can move the snow. Ice just sits there being treacherous. I do not enjoy ice. It is very nice to be at home and warm, though. His Dudeness even stayed home today.

Karin -- I bought the fabric right here directly from Mary Jane's Farm online. I don't know if they still have this particular line, but all the fabric I have bought of hers has been very nice quality -- made by Moda. It is a joy to work with nice goods, isn't it?

Dude rolled the grill around from the deck to the porch so we will be able to have our steaks grilled tonight. Sometimes I think he enjoys grilling even more during the winter than in the summer. Last night I roasted a pork tenderloin in the oven and it was a hit. Nice and juicy. We had glazed carrots and sauerkraut with apples. There's still plenty of pork left for sandwiches. So let the winds howl!


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"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2017 :  3:20:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope at last! I have an appt. to see an allergist in two weeks. The appt. will take two hours, they will test for allergies and I don't know what all it involves. The coughing wears me out. Feels like I constantly have sand in my throat. I am fixing a soup tonight with yellow split peas. I hope it has a calming effect. it snowed a little here and is pretty cold right now.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2017 :  3:42:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

I watched the snow come across the valley this morning. the children were supposed to have a half day of school today because of the storm but at 5:45 AM we received our call telling us school was cancelled because the storm had sped up. So, at 8:15 I lay in bed and said why did they cancel school there is no snow. I looked out the window toward Dumpling Hill and the snow was advancing. I watched it move across the valley and then it was in our yard. It was 10 F so the flakes were small and dry. Since then the storm has picked up and we are getting about an inch an hour. The wind is making the tall white pine bend feet at the tops. I can hear the wind howling. I think we may have a foot of accumulation or so. I am very glad it is snow and not rain. The snow has a chance of melting and filling the water table. We hear that the snow will abate at 3 AM. The selectboard in one town has told people that they are to stay off the roads. The road crew is going home to sleep at 8 PM and will not return to plow until 3 AM. C is trying to decide if she should call the other select board members and make the same decision for our town.

We had quiche for supper. The hens are giving us more than 15 eggs most days and we are hard pressed to use them all. Not complaining. C made the order for our chicks for this year. They will come in May for the layers and June for the meat chicks and turkeys. I do not like to do the birds in when it is warm and the flies land on the meat. So, I want them to be the right weight the second week of September when it might be cooler.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2017 :  7:36:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went to the ER early this AM cause I was almost passing out from coughing. They gave me a breathing treatment and took n X-ray.....turns out I have mild pneumonia. I figured I did. Now I am taking my third round of antibiotics. On the plus side, it was warm today and I got outside after work and trimmed some stuff left over from the winter (I can breathe better outdoors when the weather is warm than I can indoors---indoor air is so drying that it irritates my throat). Supposed to be nice this weekend so I can rest and hopefully finally begin to recover from being sick for over three months. I am glad I work at a hospital, and hospitals like their employees to have insurance. And make it available and affordable. Sorry, I am just kinda overwhelmed from being sick for so long.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2017 :  07:54:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am so glad that the weather is finally warming up here. It is overcast right now and they say it will be sunny this afternoon. I may get out to the yard and start picking up the poop. I also have a Christmas tree to cut the branches off for the guys who like to build fires. We really need a cover for that fire pan.

The budget has been cut at the school. There have been cuts. Jennifer, my supervisor, has returned from maternity leave and has voluntarily gone part time. She is at one-third full time which means she will be in at the most 2 days a week. She will be cut for next year. Other cuts are the math specialist, advanced learner staff, ELL and one Spanish teacher. The Spanish teacher they want to cut is just terrible. She's supposed to be the advanced teacher but she mostly speaks English to them and yells at them instead of redirecting. Her assistant is a student teacher from Spain and she treats her so badly. The poor girl had to move her office so she could be away from her. The English Language Learner population is changing and is getting smaller. My position is secure and I will be returning to Reading Corps next year. I may be one of perhaps 4 Reading Corps participants. In addition, the school will have Math Corps participants to help the 4th and 5th graders become proficient. I am returning next year because the PTA position is full time split between the office and PTA. It's not really what I want.

Now I just have to figure out what I can do to make money over the summer.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2017 :  06:27:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sun is shining and we are supposed to have a nice day.
I finished spinning and plying some merino yesterday and finished a cowl I was knitting. I am loving getting these projects done, but I am really ready to start doing some things outside.
Hope you are starting to feel better Cindy. I know the coughing really takes it's toll.
Marie, I know so many schools are having a difficult time. Glad your position is secure and hope you find something fun and interesting for the summer.
I hope you get a break from the weather soon Holly. I'd gladly take some of those eggs off your hands.
Have a lovely day.

Karin
Sister #2708

Romans 8: 38,39
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2017 :  5:36:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

We have had a lovely weekend. Today we were out in sweatshirts moving hay with 8 inches of compacted snow on the ground. Yesterday, I transplanted the brussel sprouts and cabbage from the egg cartons to some pots. I hope most of them make it. I need to look in the Almanac to see when I should start my next seeds. I have a friend who likes me to start her tomato plants for her. She keeps giving me more and more different kinds of seeds she finds. Last year I started and gave her 46 plants. I had more than that that I gave away as well. I kept 16 for myself. I think my soil it too nutritious for tomatoes because they keep growing and growing but the tomatoes do not ripen. I think I am going to try planting some in grain bags this year and hanging them up from an overhead ladder. Just a thought.

I am glad to hear from all of you.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2017 :  06:17:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly -- the very best tomatoes we had last year were from a huge volunteer plant that grew from our compost bed. Sigh. Here we had tended and babied the big "star" plants -- and they gave us a few really nice fruits (probably more than I am remembering now in the cold), but the volunteer gave us nice medium-sized tasty red fruits quite consistently all summer and into the fall.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2017 :  6:11:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took today off from work and took Jaxon back to the vet where he was last summer when he was in ICU for four days. The vet said Jaxon is doing great, shows no signs of meningitis, and he didn't even charge me for the visit since he likes happy outcomes. Jaxon has been medicine free for over a month and acts like a young pup (he will soon be five years old). The weather was very nice and I was busy all day long. Still coughing way too much, but I hope that gets better. I got my taxes done and will be getting a bigger refund than I thought. Next Wednesday I see the allergist. Hope the anti-biotics I've been taking don't mess up the test results. i have tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings under my grow light. I've been losing weight since I'm eating a lot better (no processed food) and it's Spring!
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2017 :  9:48:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been seriously spring cleaning! I tossed out over ten pounds of old recyclable paper tonight--I had papers going back to when I bought this house 18 years ago. I got some new plastic crates that hold hanging files to replace the cardboard boxes I'd been saving stuff in. I feel so much more organized when papers are in hanging folders. Now I know part of the reason i've been coughing a lot--those boxes were sitting on the floor and there was a lot of dust around them. Tomorrow I plan to organize my tax box, year by year. Right now everything is in manila folders for the different years. I also plan to start shredding old papers, since I finally cleared the paper jam in the shredder. I have been vacuuming as well. I had to take apart my Shark cause it was losing suction--I cleaned it real well, and now it is almost back to par. I have a wool rug in my bedroom and the dog hair sticks to it like a magnet, so I need to go over it again. Then I want to vacuum all the areas that usually get missed. I also need to dust. This is what happens when you are too tired to clean for three months due to sickness--you start feeling better and then you can't get enough of it. It feels good to part with so much trash. Don't know why I've been hanging onto some of that stuff for so long. I'm pretty good about shredding old credit card bills, etc., so that' s not the issue, it's just all these papers I've saved over the years. I even took old cards out of their envelopes and kept the cards but not the envelopes. It makes a difference. I'm going to move some files to the attic, where I have room in an old cabinet, and I'm going to shred some old stuff currently in the attic. Also been breaking down cardboard boxes. And throwing out old cosmetics and stuff I haven't touched in years. I need to organize a lot of my medical bills as well, and old work evaluations over the years. I have a bunch of old bubble wrap in the attic and I'll ask my friends if any of them can use it, if not, I'm throwing it out. I think there are three leg braces in the attic from past surgeries. And I want to drop off some old books in the attic at a local used book store owned by a friend of mine. Maybe it's because I've been losing weight, but I just want to get rid of all this old junk that is holding me down. I cleaned a lot of gumballs out of the front yard and I am planning a cute fairy garden to put out front. I have also been buying more, spending more money, but it is offset by all the stuff I'm getting rid of. Most of the stuff I have bought is to help me get organized. I have discovered that I have quite a bad reaction to eating cilantro, so I know I have at least one food allergy. I am going to throw out the rest of the lentil soup I made cause something in it--I think the oregano--is setting me off. I now have an empty drawer in the closet to put more stuff in, and I'm looking for a place where I can recycle my old compact florescent bulbs and batteries, then I will have another empty drawer in the kitchen. I still need to paint the bathroom and get that IKEA cabinet for the sink put together. God, it feels good to have some energy again! I had been feeling like I would never recover. I've never been that sick for that long. Have been drinking a lot of kefir to help put the good bacteria in my stomach. Those antibiotics are strong. I keep seeing a floater in front of my eyes and I'm sure it's due to the medicines, as I almost never see floaters. This one looks like a black bug flying around and it's driving me crazy. I went through a bunch of old cards/letters and found some from fellow farmgirls. I took the cards out of the envelopes and threw the envelopes away. It's a small thing but it makes it seem less cluttered. I don't like clutter. I'm not sure what is going on with me but I LIKE it! Feels SO good to unburden myself of all these years of accumulated garbage. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? I feel like I can breathe again. Been feeling stifled for far too long. I hope everyone else is having a good spring so far. It hasn't rained much here and the river is about as low as I've ever seen it so I hope we get some rain soon. But the temps. have been mild lately. I also need to see about getting some pest control for my yard, since I have been seeing bees again. I don't want yellow jackets hiding beneath my yard, just waiting to swarm me when they get the chance. I don't like the idea of pest control, but I read that cilantro releases a lot of histamines, which may have been what caused my reaction, and the venom of bees also releases lots of histamines when you are stung. That is another thing the dr. will test for. There are changes going on at work, the are planning to close our other campus and move everything to the hospital campus where I work. They also plan to build a new state of the art cancer center and place clinics in town in places where it is easier for patients to reach them. They say it is the future of healthcare--bringing healthcare to where the people are instead of expecting them to travel to the hospital for everything. There will be three clinics, one will be urgent care, one for therapies, and I can't remember the third. I also need to call some home health care places to look after my dad when my mom has her knee replacement surgery. She shows little inclination to handle all the details so i guess it is up to me. I know she is stressed at the idea of surgery and i suppose I will be busy after her surgery, since she won't be able to drive for a while. Still not sure of the exact date, I just hope it is before it gets too hot. And I am going to insist that she have hers and dad's meals delivered to their villa after the surgery since she will need healthy food, even if it does cost extra. she can afford it. Hopefully my brothers will help out, they usually do. Well, time for bed. Goodnight, and happy tomorrow.
Cindy

"Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free; And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun. and cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done"--Loreena McKennit
"In many ways, you don't just live in the country, it lives inside you"--Ellen Eilers

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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2017 :  05:30:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday was sunny and springlike. I started cleaning too. My kids are always teasing me about having too much stuff, especially books. I admit, I have a very hard time getting rid of any of them. But I did make a dent in the bookcases in our bedroom and they look nice with a little open space. Will be doing more cleaning today.
It was so mild in the evening we built a fire in the firepit and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows just for fun. They tasted good! Hopefully we are done with the freezes. I really want to start gardening.
Cindy, sounds like you are finally on the road to recovery.
Hope everyone is well and has a lovely day.

Karin
Sister#2708

Romans 8: 38,39
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

728 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
728 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2017 :  09:51:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

Marilyn, nice table runner and napkins. I like that line by Mary Jane.

PrairieHawk, glad you found the cause of your coughing! I read you about clearing out ... it feels wonderful.

I'm presently cleaning out all my quilting UFO. Life is too short to be working on a project that you are no longer passionate about. As a result of this cleaning out, I'm also working on old projects, attempting to get them completed all while I start a new project! lol

Enjoy your day everyone! Cheers!



Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2017 :  4:17:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Today started out overcast. This afternoon it was so nice and sunny. The sky was so blue. The warmth came in the windows and made the house a cozy temperature. The sunset has lavenders and pinks.

Yesterday morning we had one of our cows slaughtered and sent to the butcher. Her mother is not happy she is gone. It was her time. Usually the mother has another baby by the time we do in the bigger one. This time I have not been able to get her to settle. I am not sure what to do. I can milk her for several years without breeding so I am in a holding pattern with her.

So, since The Hit Man shot her and slit her throat in the driveway there is a lot of blood in the snow pack. We had a delivery man come and he must not have noticed it when he drove up but as he was leaving he returned to the house and asked if there was a lot of red stuff in the driveway that looked like blood. He thought he hit a chicken or something. I assured him it was not him and he was relieved. Yesterday we received about 6 inches more of snow. Today I did my best to push the blood over the bank so no one else would be upset.

I guess if you know what doing in animals entails his reaction was pretty funny.

I am glad you are feeling better, Cindy. I know what the relief of unloading is. I am working on my sewing room.....a little at a time.. I can see the walls above the book cases. That is a major move for me.

Welcome, Carole. UFO's can weigh you down, certainly. Good luck with sorting and letting go.

Cookouts are fun. Glad you had a good time.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2017 :  5:41:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole, please join us on the Finish Those UFOs in 2017. I can promise support and congratulations for a job well done.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2017 :  05:46:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farming ain't for sissies.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2017 :  4:52:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

First for the great nervousy news. My brother, Jon called and he said he was on the way to the hospital for a liver transplant they finally called him. He has waited more than five years to be called. Our family's genetic line has polycystic disease. The doctors estimate his diseased liver at 35 - 40 pounds . I told him it was a helluva way to lose weight. He is a kind, compassionate and passionate man.

Marilyn, I was thinking of you today while watering my seedlings ann wondering if you have plants in your piano room and how they must love your playing.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2017 :  06:53:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Holly! Such good news for your brother! What a wonderful gift -- to be an organ donor. I am sending all the best wishes for speedy recovery and a long and healthy life for him.

We have lots of plants near the piano, and I don't know if it's the music or what, but they certainly do thrive for us. There's a hibiscus that we had put in a big pot on the deck last summer. She got too hot and lost all her leaves -- just did not do well at all. So when we brought the plants inside for winter, we weren't even sure if we should bother with her. Well, she has blossomed (quite literally) in her new surroundings and has given us gorgeous flowers and lush foliage all winter -- we don't even plan to move her back outside this year. There's a wandering Jew (aside from His Dudeness, who is also Jewish and does tend to wander when he's unsupervised) that is so healthy and vigorous that I have to cut it all back and start over from sprouts about twice a year -- he has also fathered a gigantic plant at the office and I don't know how many pieces I have given to customers and family members. The African violets always seem to be covered in beautiful delicate flowers. It can't be the selection of music, because I play everything from old gospel, church hymns, hillbilly ballads, classical, folk-rock, and even finger exercises. One day I am all about Billy Joel and the next it's "Gimme That Old Time Religion," but at least the plants continue to thrive in spite of me! ha

Again, it's such good news for your family. Please keep us informed.

Farmgirl #6318
"Where there's a will -- there's probably a family fight."
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2017 :  07:02:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holly, I am so happy your brother is getting something so necessary from a donor. Medicine is so amazing.

Today is the last day before Spring Break. I expect that today will be a little crazy. Everyone seems so tired and ready for a break. I will open the windows and do some spring cleaning during the break.

Lowell is going down to Florida during the second week of April to talk his dad into coming back up to Minneapolis and living in a retirement place close to his kids. He wants to go back to Fergus Falls but it is a huge pain for us to visit him there. He has enough money to live in a nice place, he just doesn't want to spend the money.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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