Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

The hummingbirds flit around my hair on their way to sweetened nectar their ringing sounds of bells in the early morning air. The dawn shines clear and hopeful brushing pink in its palette spread across the landscape fair. I walk across heavy laden needles and cacti, up steep inclines of bindweed and pine cones, through underbrush that …

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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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Tomorrow the dawn will shine brightly at morn T’will be nineteen years since my daughter was born. Her blue eyes so shine her looks are quite fair her smile ever bright love her wavy hair! Her heart is passionate a love of all so strong A nature girl indeed a love of the wild’s song. One of …

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‘Tis Thanksgiving eve a prayer hushes over the land of grateful hearts for harvest so full such bounty in our lives and hand.   We bow our heads in repose to give sweet thanks for blessings abound for those before us that bowed their heads their new lives on this prairie found.   A feast to eat …

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May your trick-or-treat paths be not so dim, may the monsters you encounter be not so grim. May you get your share of the candy out there, but not the belly ache from eating your share. May the goblins that haunt you be your own, may the grandkids and children find your home. May the winds …

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This time next year we will be on our next homestead. I do not know where. I do not know how. We have enjoyed our practice farm and are very grateful.  We are ready for a more complete homestead now. Not a bigger house. A bigger homestead. A well for water. More off grid. A greenhouse. A larger …

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Whenever there is nothing to say.  When words and emotions get in each other’s way.  When posts about farming elude my mind, a poem can speak what I cannot find. Snowy winter hath been too long.  ‘Twas difficult to find my way through. Spring hides and winks a subtle eye before she will come into view. …

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The garlic and daffodils are tucked in tight beneath their glittering royal blanket of white. The tired ground sleeps in winter’s quiet rest So when summer comes the soil will be at its best. To bring forth arrays of brilliant colored plants, of health, and joy, and Eden like bliss. But whilst waiting for Spring’s …

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The chill in the air awakens again A peaceful fog has just rolled in Pull my flannel closer, a warm embrace Take in Autumn’s beautiful face The leaves are donning their new painted cloaks From Wood Vine to the grand old Oaks Sienna, Gold, Crimson, brilliant dresses Trees showing off their bold tresses Warm sun peeks through, shines on my upturned …

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I know a tremendous number of veterans and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart to all of them for their dedication to keeping us all free to play in the yard, write blogs about whatever we’d like, go to college, work in the career we want, or believe in what we wish.  …

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