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The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

I need this sign! Gandalf is over a hundred pounds now at seven months old.  He is adorable.  His crazy brother, Merlin is eight months old and thinks he is a jaguar.  Or a dog.  That boy is a little special.  Each morning my husband emails me from work and asks, “How are you and …

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I can see her still, pixie sized, with soft blond hair just brushing her shoulders, and compassionate, smiling eyes swirling her wine glass.  I can see her in the vineyards, on the boat watching the whales, in her home watching inspirational television, in her Fiat driving around dressed smartly.  She was one of the wisest women I …

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My first attempts at writing fiction were as a pre-teen, huddled in my room with a spiral notebook and pen, scribbling away.  Two chapters of strained dialogue and always two girls in southern belle dresses and absolutely no plot, I would grow bored and go outside to play. Freshmen year in high school I was …

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Dear Mother Nature, I am a farmer.  There’s not a whole lot of us left, you know, especially women farmers.  This is why I am writing you. For god’s sake, Woman, can you help a farm girl out?! It feels like April here, so wet and cold.  As soon as I transplanted the cold crops …

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This is an excusive look inside a farmhouse whose occupants have been busy with shows promoting their farm, fluffy farm animals, and writing books.  I warn you, these written images are not for the meek. There are cat boogies in my hair the lamb just peed under the chair the dining table is filled with …

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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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Seed catalogues in the mail they come now every day. I sit with a pot of tea, four more months till May!   I pore over every page and circle everything. I make lists of what I need, I cannot wait till Spring!   Pretty purple cauliflower I must have some of them. Yellow, speckled melons, …

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Pop quiz!  Who is the best guard animal here at Pumpkin Hollow Farm? a. Bumble the greyhound b. Henry Higgins the rooster c. Aretha the slightly off chicken? Our new neighbors were a little worried when the alpacas came to live in the back yard.  They were concerned that their dogs would never stop barking.  …

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We  live in a small town in Colorado.  Actually three small towns act as one community out here.  Elizabeth is the first town where our shop was and where the most stores are.  More and more hoity toity houses are being built on the outskirts but the town is still holding its own charm and …

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