Farmgirl School

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

The to-do lists are on hold.  My back hurts and I am going on vacation Friday and I am betting that the chores will wait for me.  The weedy and overgrown front yard, the tired garden beds waiting to be put under sheets of leaves for winter, the yard cleaned, and cushions needing to be put up will probably …

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I love farming books that inspire and make you laugh through antidotes and stories that actually help you learn.  I love Jenna Woginrich and many others that I told you about in my post about farming books.  I started this blog to be one of them.  I would have liked a book that was more …

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This is what I woke up to.  A wonderland of white.  At two o’clock this morning when Bumble had to go out for his nightly “keep coyotes away from the chicken coop” run, it was a thick, glorious fog.  The plants all brushed with feathery, cool snow this morning puts a smile on my face.  …

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We live in a little house on a busy street.  We have two lots so it lives big, but we have neighbors, traffic, and street lights.  There are no chickens allowed in the front yard.  They have a large area in the back yard where they have taken over the swing, the lawn chairs, the …

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I cannot believe how amazing my quarter acre garden is this year.  Twenty years of gardening, and I finally have the garden I thought up in January!  At this altitude, I have never seen corn over seven feet tall as it is now.  I have a pumpkin that is almost ready and it is early …

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I know, I know, I am two weeks late (and a dollar short!).  I have fallen so far behind it may actually be last summer now!  If we want fresh veggies in the fall, I best get out there and plant them.  Plus it irritates me to see blank spaces in my garden.  If something …

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“Your goats were out again today,” the boys across the street casually mentioned. “Again?” Doug said, with a little laugh. “Not funny.  I turned around in my garage and there were the two little goats about to drink antifreeze!” “You need a chain for those goats,” our neighbor, Leo, joined in. I guess the first …

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