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Hard Water, Soft Water, but not a drop to drink

Some days just don’t turn out like you plan. When you live in the country, and you have your own well, you may need a water softener to make your water usable. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and in many … Continue reading

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Sunday Serenity

I am wishing for some Sunday Serenity today, but it’s not going to happen.  The past week and a half has been busy on the farm, planting corn and soybeans.  The weather has cooperated so everyone is working full-force to … Continue reading

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After my mom passed away in 2005,  we were sorting through her things and I found a book that I had given her for Mother’s Day.  It was called “Harvest of Bittersweet” by Pat Leimbach, who was a farm wife … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Adventures of Dairy Carrie… I think I Need a Drink!:
Today a new undercover video of a dairy farm was released and it really hit home for me… Shocking what goes on behind the closed doors of this…

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Farmin’ Ain’t No Picnic (Part 4)

My brain is pretty well fried for various reasons so I went to my online thesaurus to describe Harvest 2012!  Here goes: accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring to fruition,bring to maturity, call it a day, cap, carry off,close, conclude, consummate, crown, determine,develop, discharge, do, do thoroughly, effect,effectuate, elaborate, end, equip, execute, fill,finalize, finish, fulfill, furnish, get through, go thelimit, go through with, go whole hog, halt, makegood, make up, perfect, perform, put to bed,realize, refine, round off, round out, settle, sewup, supplement, terminate, ultimate, wind up,wrap up   (Thank you Thesaurus.com)       We finished late Wednesday evening and luckily this year … Continue reading

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Farmin’s Ain’t No Picnic….. Part 2

Harvest 2012 is “on hold”, once again, due to Mother Nature’s fickle attitude!   We received over an inch of rain and the fields are wet again.  So we will have a few days to regroup and hope for some … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Cake Pan

My mother-in-law was a great cook.   She raised four hungry boys on meat and potatoes.. When I married her son, I knew a little about cooking.   I had taken baking and cooking projects in 4H.  When I was … Continue reading

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a dozen eggs

We had just moved into our first home.  It was my husband’s childhood home; his parents had retired from the farm and moved to town and we had taken over where they left off. In a matter of 2 months … Continue reading

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The Old Higgins Place

This picture sits above my computer; my brother and I found it at our local library last spring.  It’s our barn at the farm where we grew up.  My parents purchased the farm in 1957 and we took possession January … Continue reading

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