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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2017 :  07:30:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prayers going up for all the Farmgirls and everyone else in Irma's path. With this, Harvey, and all the wildfires in the west our poor country is taking a beating.
Woke up to 42 here this morning. We have had a pretty mild summer and it looks like fall may be coming in ahead of schedule.
Holly, we won't be able to go as far north as Montpelier, but thank you so much for the invitation. I would love to see your farm and meet everyone. Hope Coco and her calf are doing all right.
Hope everyone has a great 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 - Sep 07 2017 :  10:44:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karin,

I believe in Putney there is a place that spins yarn. Years ago when we had sheep we would send the fleece there to be spun. Maybe called Green Mountain spinners or something. If you are near Weston there is a pryory there that has nice cheese. The computer says I spelled pryory wrong so it is a place that has monks.

If you are south of Rutland there are the marble quarries and there is the home of one of the Lincoln boys that has been kept up. Someplace down there is Calvin Coolidge's house. If you cross the lake there is Fort Ticonderoga.

good luck with the storm, V. maybe a game of Monopoly.



Holly
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2017 :  07:03:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good news, my mother in law and son are going to my brother in laws place with 3 dogs, so that is fewer dogs here. An evacuation order has been issued, but the house here is strong. Thwre are lots of trailer homes around Lake Okeechobee, and those people should leave. We dug through our packed boxes and found our batterypowered tv. We will stash away loose stuff and hunker down. Weather is still sultry and I was sweating.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2017 :  11:39:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck, V. I hope it is exciting but not dangerous for you.



Holly
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2017 :  4:55:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We evacuated to Ga. for 3 days. It took 11 hours to go 229 miles. The traffic as horrific. Gas and motels at limited places. I was sick and ended up in bed for the whole 3 days we were there. Almost $600.00 for motel for 3 days! We came home to what looked like a war zone. One neighbor and us got hit the worst, and nobody in here will come over and help us. Not even the maintenance guys(3).They are cleaning all the sites that nobody will be back for 6 weeks. My neighbor had a tree uproot on his trailer. They will not back here for 6 weeks. We are okay, but very tired. This is our yard now. Tree is on the neighbor's trailer. Our trailer did not get hit at all, we are very thankful for that.

Jan
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Sep 13 2017 :  5:04:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is our gazebo the ended upside down. My garden got the most of it, but I can always grow more plants.
Vanessa, hope you came out in good shape there. Did you have that big lake flood a lot? There is no gas and hardly an food in the stores here right now. The Walmart near us lost power and lost all of their perishable foods. They now have water, but no bread. One gas station has a limit of $10.00. With police escorting into the station. On the way up, it took us 11 hrs. to go 229 miles. Incredible. Gas and motels are hard to find. Schools are still closed here and most of the restaurants and fast food places, and gas stations. Could be worse, I guess. I just feel for all the homeless that we have here.

Jan
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2017 :  11:00:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We weren't flooded but had a little wind damage, nothing major. We have water and the generator is roaring providing power for the fridge and fans. We hope every day that power comes back. Tomorrow would be my last day of work but it is closed till Monday.
I'd attach a picture but it takes so long my hair grows out & covers my eyes.

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 14 2017 :  5:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening,

I am glad to hear from both of you. I am glad you are both safe. Sorry for the lack of help, Jan. Is that your old house or the new one you wanted to move to? I am glad your trailer was not demolished.

Vanessa Did your stuff in the out back house make it through alright? I remember you were worried about it. So, when do your move your stuff north? The closing is soon, right?

We have had very lovely weather this week. Temperatures have been in the seventies with high mare's tails clouds. The woman who takes care of my oldest special needs foster daughter during the day has a husband who drinks too much and smokes too much. He is in the hospital with pneumonia. She is worried and not at work these three days. Her husband is a nasty drunk but she remembers when he was kind and helpful. She is ever hopeful in all of her challenges.

A family across town has given us an old Hammond organ. The boys think it is the best new entertainment. I would like the volume to be a lot softer.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 15 2017 :  05:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Holly the little house survived and all our stuff is safe & dry. We hope the closing can be moved up. Our friends are throwing a good bye party Saturday and I need to clear out my desk at work on Monday then I am free to go.
Still no electric and finding wifi is a challenge.

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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  06:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jan, I am so sorry about the damage from the hurricane and the bad treatment from the maintenance people. Vanessa, glad to hear you are also safe. We have friends in different parts of Florida. It would appear that all of them made it through with minor damage to their homes.
Holly, thank you for the information. I'm checking to see what which places we might be able to visit.
After two weeks of beautiful weather we are back to the high 80s and lots of humidity. Not quite fall yet.
Hope everyone has a great day.

Karin
Sister #2708

Romans 8: 38,39
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  3:06:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Today was the good bye party for my DH and me. This is a pic of Slow Queen and me. She gave me a little sister figurine. I will miss her when we move but I hope to meet all the Farmgirls in Eastern Kentucky.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Sep 16 2017 :  5:36:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seeing this picture of you looking so much like the little sister I remember almost made me cry. I miss you so much. When our DHs pass on, I will definitely come to live with you in Kentucky. I love it. Two elderly sisters raising chickens, gardening, sewing and taking in stray dogs and cats.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2017 :  05:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a plan!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 17 2017 :  6:02:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
8:50 pm and we finally got electricity back! No more Little House on the Everglades living.

Marie you know that you don't have to wait to move in; you're always welcome (Lowell too).

Farmgirl Sister #6754
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 20 2017 :  06:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Only a week till our estimated close date for our new place. The VA inspected it and required a handrail to be installed in the stairwell,and as soon as they verify it the scheduled closing can be set.
DH is getting antsy. A few nights ago dreamt that he was in an old fashioned telephone booth on the edge of a cliff. The booth was leaning out, the door was facing the edge, and I was behind him on the ground. Then the telephone booth toppled over the cliff and he fell with it. He wondered if I pushed it! I interpreted his dream as worry about the move and changes to our life. I guess he sees me as wanting these changes, but he forgets how much he complained about hating his work and wanting to retire. This morning he said, "what possessed me to buy a 4 bedroom house with two garages when it is just the two of us?" Well Duh! That's what I had been saying all along when we began house hunting! But I just repeated his reasons for buying a bigger house, and told him that I wanted the office in one of the garages for a craft room. I haven't even seen this house in person, but I love it already. My sis in law and bro in law are the best hosts, but we want our own place.

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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  6:13:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

We have our internet back. We have been without it for about ten days. The nice man from the phone service came today and spent the whole day trying to fix the line. He said we are on the edge of the service zone for this internet line. He went along the line with a ladder and shortened the line so there would be less resistance. He said he took off about a half mile of extra wire. He said the reception or lack there of has a lot to do with the humidity and the heat in the area. Keeping our fingers crossed.

Two days ago the foundation people came and began to put in the foundation for our solar panels. That part went smoothly. When they dug the ditch to put the conduit in from the solar arrays to the house they hit both the water line and the sewer line. They repaired both and we did not lose the siphon for the water line. I was so relieved to have our holding tank filling without a fuss. Monday someone is to come and put up the frame for the panels and maybe the solar panels themselves. I believe I will have to put a fence around them to keep the cows from rubbing on the panels. I have the fencing I will need to figure out the posts.

Glad the closing for your house is soon. Hope all goes smoothly.

Sweet dreams,



Holly
farmgirl #2499
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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

502 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
502 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2017 :  06:06:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad they were able to fix your internet and the water and sewer lines. A company was laying fiber optic cable in my daughter's neighborhood. They hit gas lines three times and the city ordered them to stop. Not sure what's going to happen now. Either the lines weren't marked correctly, or these people just weren't paying attention.
Hope the closing goes smoothly. I know you are ready to have this done.
Marie, were you able to get the apartment?
We will be on our way to Maine in a couple of hours. I am really looking forward to this trip.
Hope everyone has a great 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 - Sep 24 2017 :  4:15:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Karin I hope you have a wonderful time in Maine. It is a very pretty landscape and the people are fun. If you like seafood it is a good place to be.

C went to pick potatoes with the boys this morning. The picked 420 pounds of potatoes. Every year a potato farm in Williamstown plants potatoes for the community. One Sunday a year they take their potato digger and dig for the day. Today was it. The potatoes were .32 cents per pound. We are set now with potatoes for the year. We have them downstairs in a cool room covered with a horse blanket.

Today was hotter than any day in July this year. I saw 87 F and the radio reported 92F. The leaves are turning and the Jerusalem Artichokes are starting to flower. There are still asters in bloom but most everything else has passed even the golden rod.

We celebrated Rosh Hashana last night . We had five nice women be our guests this year. WE did not have 40 people like we sometimes do. It was a nice group.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Sep 24 2017 :  4:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, we have found an apartment not far from where we are now. We will again be in the same zip code. It is in a very nice brown stone building on the 2nd floor. We wanted a first floor but we can get into one later. We will be moving at the end of October in a one day move. That means I have to miss my favorite holiday. GGGGGRRRRRR! Oh well!

I was just at an Open Streets event. Open Streets is when the city closes off a portion of a major street to cars. Everyone then walks, bikes or skates down the middle of the street. There are booths along the sides, live music and parked food trucks. It is a total festival. I was there getting the word out about Reading Corps. It was hot and when I felt dizzy, I sat down and stayed very hydrated. I had fun. I petted all the dogs I could and watched the people going by.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

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SlowQueen
True Blue Farmgirl

59 Posts

Gina
West Palm Beach Florida
USA
59 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2017 :  05:07:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Audra Rose


Today was the good bye party for my DH and me. This is a pic of Slow Queen and me. She gave me a little sister figurine. I will miss her when we move but I hope to meet all the Farmgirls in Eastern Kentucky.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.



Love you more than my luggage <3 Please tell me that new house has 3 rooms because if anything happens to my DH I'm coming up there too! lol!

"If you think you're too small to make a difference in the world, try spending a night in a tent with a mosquito."
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Tall Holly
True Blue Farmgirl

2231 Posts

Holly
Worcester Vermont
USA
2231 Posts

Posted - Sep 25 2017 :  5:11:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good evening everyone,

Another scorcher of a day. Temperatures rose to 92 F down in Montpelier so they were probably only mid eighties up here on the hill.

The solar people have put on the racks and the solar panels. Tomorrow they will hook up the electric lines. One of dsC's Polish chickens took herself to the top of the array to roost for the night. dsC couldn't deal with her not being in her house for the night so he knocked her down and put her in the house.

Slow and Audra you both have great smiles.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2017 :  6:27:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I have not been on here for a while. I am not doing well mentally or emotionally. Was feeling suicidal last night. Hard to talk myself out of that but it can be done. Just very depressed. Dr. has increased my meds. which helps. Please pray for me. Am getting help for dealing with this. my short term disability kicks in soon so at least I'll have some money just not as much. I HAVE been getting help so please don't worry. I have been stuck in this place before and survived. Anyway that is why I haven't been posting much. Not a fun place to be. Have been staying active which helps me forget my issues. Went to food pantry and got some pretty good stuff. This hot weather does not help but soon it will cool down. Will get help for sleep apnea soon so that should help. I had a panic attack using the CPAP so I can't use it. Am considering getting back on disability. But I hope not. Want to work but I nee special protections from evil bosses. I think this can be worked out. Have faith in God. He knows more than I know. Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. In the meantime, I have work to do on this Earth. So I will be around for a while.
Solar panels sound wonderful and I am glad people are finding new places to live. My laptop got fried (keep having power surges) need to have someone check my fuse box. The outside meter was ckecked and is OK. Am using computer at library. Cnacelled wireless sevice cause I am broke and my laptop doesn't work anyway. There is still old fashioned waysof communicating. I want to go back to school and study small electronics. It runs in my family. Plus I have the appitude for it. Have been stuck in an aentry level postion for 24 years which no chance of advancement. Need a real carreer. There are places that can help. As you can see, my typing is messing up. I am tired. Just too much stress.
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 - Sep 27 2017 :  04:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning everyone,

Cindy I am glad you are able to reach out. I have missed your with and the stories of you and Jaxon. I have spent many days at the library using their internet.

We are waiting for a break in the heat as well. I gave a neighbor some Jerusalem Artichokes in the spring and told her they would bloom after our first frost. Well, they are blooming now and mine are too and we have not had a frost. I spoke to her yesterday and said, I thought that after the frost was how it would be but by now we should have had more than our first frost. So, we are both happy that our sunchokes are blooming. Her neighbors have been watching her plants too and were happy to see them start. Her husband came to her at the end of last week and announced that he was leaving the family for a 21 year old drug felon that he had known for three weeks. He said, she and the boys could have the house, both vehicles and he moved out that day. She and the boys are reeling. So, I am glad to bring her some bit of joy.

We started generating electricity yesterday. It is a good feeling to be contributing.

Have a good day and look for the moments of joy.


Holly
farmgirl #2499
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1124 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2017 :  05:51:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness, Holly! I am so sorry for the heartache your neighbor must be feeling. This is a situation when you have to ask, "what is he thinking?"
Gina, I have 4 bedrooms and will gladly put up as many people as needed when there is a hurricane coming. I am sorting out boxes and bins today (i didn't label any) and tomorrow we load the truck. Friday we take off, DH driving the Uhaul and I'm driving the Toyota with the motorcycle on a trailer behind (sweaty armpit time).

Cindy, I am praying for your life to get better. This is the valley, but remember that He is with you always, especially now. Take it one day at a time.

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prariehawk
True Blue Farmgirl

2914 Posts

Cindy

2914 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2017 :  07:22:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If this man is leaving for a tweny one year old felon, he is very likely using drugs as well. So maybe it is a good loss. I know it will be hard for the famly to reover, but no man leaves for a young felon unless he is using as well. it is supposed o cool down tomorrow. I hope things cool down in St. Louis. I support the right to protest but NOT the violence, and I do worry about the police officers. I have friends who know officers in S. Louis. I have not driven in S. Louis city since the Ferguson protests. I just don't feel safe anymore over there in the city. the county is OK. I knew a man who taught constitutional law at the St. Louis police academy and I would imagine he feels worse about this than anyone I know. He taught so many officers, including how o deal with the deaf an mentally ill, and it seems to have gone out the window. he must be grieving. I haven't seen him in decades.
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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