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Miss Maryjane Rose


Just about 16 weeks ago my blog post that day (after three days of silence) had the most views of any of my writings since I started this farm blog last November.  A Child Was Born was anticipated and we all waited with baited breath for the safe arrival of this darling child.  My first grandchild.  The community all knew she was coming.  Our customers/friends from the shop were excited.  They brought welcome gifts.  My best friends bought out the baby store practically.  The banter in the local beauty shop was about the new princess and how she would have the people of the town doting on her every whim.


“Being a grandparent is the best!  You can spoil them then give them back.”  “Grandchildren are very special.”  These were vast understatements once she got here.  I do not want to give her back!  Emily and Bret are vacationing this week in Grand Lake and having a grand time with their new princess.  I did not realize that the love you feel for a grandchild is the same as when you see your own newborn infant.  Without the stress.  No worrying.  I just love her with all my heart and appreciate each stage and each amazingly big smile!  She has been one of our biggest blessings.  Doug and I are absolutely smitten.  She is the reward for having all three of our children (who were SO incredibly good and well mannered; whom we really thought were going to get through teen years without a hitch) hit rebellious, law breaking, gonna go live with my boyfriend, weed smoking, screw you parents stage at the same time.  They are all respectable, loving kiddos now, but they sure took a few years off our life and before we thought we wouldn’t make it, our little reward came down from heaven.  Maryjane Rose.

Besides the Pumpkin Hollow Farm sign, Rod also made us this cute sign with our last name on it in the style of Winnie the Pooh (Sanders is written above Pooh’s door) and we took a little photo shoot of Maryjane before she went on vacation.  Cute as Pooh, as Papa would say.

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Katie Lynn Sanders is the author of seven books, has been a speaker on sustainable living, and loves all things wine, regenerative agriculture, homesteading, travel, food, arts, crafts, books, and finding enchantment and inspiration in the smallest things. She lives on a one acre farm and vineyard, Pumpkin Hollow Farm, with her husband, fourteen chickens, three ducks, a giant Pyrenees, two goats, five cats, and visiting children and grandchildren in southern Colorado.

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