Do you see what I see?

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I walk around this little piece of property that I call my homestead and this is what I see: My Bleeding Heart.  I think it gets larger and larger each year.  It has been here since we purchased the property nearly eight years ago. Another beauty that came with the homestead: our cherry tree, in […]

Wool Dryer Balls

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I have thought about these, researched these (including how to make them), and have dreamed about (I know, I am weird ~ I own it) the money saving aspect of these.  What exactly are these: Wool Dryer Balls! Can I just tell you I heart these!! After doing some research, I decided that ordering them […]

Baseboard vents…a cleaning nightmare?

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Since we bought our house nearly eight years ago, I have battled with how to clean those itty, bitty, teeny, tiny fins of the baseboard heater.  They collect So. Much. Dust! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love how well a boiler, with baseboard heating warms my home.  (Oh, and ignore all those paint splotches […]

Chicken Run…

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and not the movie! Last weekend (okay, so it started last Friday) the kiddos and I went to the store and bought the fixens for building a chicken run.  Yes, that glorious outdoors arena that the chickens in all their splendor can run around, cluck away, dig up worms, eat grass and well, do all […]

Feeling guilty…

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yes, yes I am. Not because I lovingly refer to him as the Village Idiot, but because he has a real reason for, well, seeming like an idiot sometimes. I’m talking about the black pile of fur in my son’s lap…not my son. 🙂 lol We’ve had Ivan for almost a year now, and when […]

The Sound of Silence…

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Three weeks ago my Oak Tree and all three of our boys went on a retreat. For Three days and two nights. In all honesty, I was looking forward to a nice weekend of quiet.  You know read, watch whatever movies “I” want to watch (including the absolute girly ones), you know, the list that […]

18 years and counting…

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Doesn’t seem like it, but today my wonderful Oak Tree and I celebrate 18 years of marriage. It has been an amazing adventure. A roller coaster ride. Joy, tears, laughter, heartache. But… I am so thankful that I have gone on this journey with Mark. I am looking forward to whatever else the Lord has […]

Chicken update…

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It’s a broody world here.  I think I have “advanced” chickens.  LOL  My babies (read that as my first two chickens are only 9 months old and already my charming snarky rooster, Atticus, has started molting.  It is my understanding that this is usually supposed to occur the first time around 1 year.  Guess I […]

The "Village Idiot" strikes again…

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Sometimes I think my son’s dog’s mission is to increase my patience level. Look ~ doesn’t he just look all sweet and cuddly there in my son’s lap?  I see the mischievousness in his eyes because I know it’s there, but do you?  Does he have you fooled?  Whatever you do, do not trust that […]

Is this Molt, that I'm seeing…

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Okay, for some strange reason I have an old 80’s song in my head with this post.  Remember the song, “Is this love” by Whitesnake?  Yah, that is the tune that pops in my head when I think about molting…I know, I am a dork.  I own it.  So, here we go… Is this molt, […]