Farmgirl School

The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

I love family occasions.  My other two children finished homeschool.  Shyanne was such a little socialite that she decided to go back to a traditional high school her sophomore year.  Her graduating class numbered twenty.  She had four teachers and has made wonderful friends. I am so proud of Shyanne, not because she graduated high …

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Long rows of potatoes or potatoes in containers?  What is best?  Well, y’all know our potato addiction over here so the answer is both. My potato order didn’t come until late this year but I still go them into the ground.  In three long rows I planted potatoes a foot apart.  Red, white, and blue …

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My friend and fellow blogger, Debbie, wrote that my blog yesterday was just what she needed to hear.  In fact a few folks said that it was lovely and optimistic.  It doesn’t come naturally all the time.  I have the same antsy feeling that everyone I know has when their roots are shaky.  Debbie is …

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I know folks love three day weekends.  After three days of graduation parties, farmer’s market, barbeques, and a bad tummy ache, I am happy to be home today. There is magic in an old farmhouse.  My cousin came over the other day to drop off a wedding invitation.  She was friends with one of the …

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The mini-quacking from the chicken coop cannot help but bring a smile to my face.  The ducklings are so amazingly adorable.  The chicks are cute running about in hysteria.  Yes, the babies have been moved to the coop with just a little worry on my part.  Last year we were absolutely paranoid when we transferred the …

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There are a lot of pros and cons to farming in the city and the country.  As renters who farm, we are always trying to weigh which is better.  Right now we live in a small town.  We have close neighbors and city ordinances but also have the problems of farming in the country!  Here’s …

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Making fruit cordials is a great way to preserve fruit.  It also makes great gifts and a pleasant treat in the evenings after dinner.  Virtually any fruit (and debatably any vegetable) could be used to make a cordial.  Sometimes called Bounce or Liqueur, these cordials are easy to make (and even easier to drink!). Fill …

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When we got our first baby goats last summer, I had no idea how often to bottle feed a kid.  There was nothing in books.  Nothing on internet searches.  I ended up texting my friend, Jill, every week to see what the new ration should be. This year was no different, I couldn’t remember how …

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When our cute little munchkin (adorably, I might add) dropped something and said, “Oh, sh#t,” all our eyes got big and we started pointing fingers.  Which other grandma has she seen?  It was probably her aunt, her mom, the neighbor…..but of course then we caught ourselves saying it as well.  Hey, we live in the …

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There will be a morning soon that I will wake up and feel like I got socked in the face.  My throat will be scratchy and my eyes swollen.  Bar fight?  Oncoming cold?  Allergies.  Thankfully, years ago, I found a ridiculously simple remedy for allergies and brewed it up myself to make it even more …

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