Category: Fearless Farm Frau

Christmas a challenge for this control freak

Most people who pass me on the street or visit my house wouldn?t guess that I?m a control freak. There, I said it. I like certain things done a certain way (my way, of course) at a certain time (when I say so) and in a certain place (don?t you dare move my cutting board). I?m getting a little better […]

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Replacing the cats is an awww-some task

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I am a dog person. I prefer to be adored simply on the merit that I feed a living being, keep it clean, and scritch it behind the ears. Those of you with children might understand that all children are inherently cat people, meaning that if you do these same things for them […]

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Personal health has been an adventure

Thud thud thud… THUMP. Thudthud?thudthud… THUMP. Ow! As I lay in bed in the wee hours of the morning, several thoughts ran rampant through my head. My, it?s coming early this year. Yeah, I guess I have been more tired and stressed than usual. Hmmm, it?s never hurt like that before. Maybe I should go see a doctor. Nah. I […]

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Farm living provides lessons in living

In all of my vast years on this planet, I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge about different subjects. In some of them, I even consider myself an expert. I?m a whiz at changing diapers, pretty good at Photoshop and graphic design. I can hurl myself down a mountain with a couple of pieces of fiberglass strapped to my […]

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Flooding raised the bar for farm adventures

I don?t know about the rest of you, but it?s been so wet lately that I think I might have mushrooms growing behind my ears. I guess I should have splurged on those Morel spores. It?s been an interesting month out here at the Funny Farm. When we moved out here, the previous owners told us about flooding (one time […]

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Sometimes you need a post-vacation vacation

Remember those back-to-school essays about what you did on your summer vacation? Well, I haven?t done one in a while, so here?s the tale of my summer vacation. We decided to go to Colorado. After all, it?s close and there are bunches of fun things to do. Until this year, we tried to time our driving after dark. That way […]

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Slithering visitor makes an unwelcomed appearance

Everyone knows about uninvited guests. They show up and you make nice, all the while thinking of things you could be getting done right now. Granted, all of my uninvited guests on two or four legs have been really rather nice (and welcome…unless you?re thinking of dumping a pet out here), but uninvited guests with NO legs are quite another […]

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Spring hatches a variety of home chicken duties

Well, it?s been quite a month. Winter, summer, winter, summer?and finally some rain. This past week has been especially busy. My son graduated from preschool, and let me tell you, if you ever need some entertainment, you need to go to a preschool graduation. The kids are usually singing or shouting at the tops of their lungs, making faces at […]

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?Normal? days can turn pretty ugly pretty fast

Last Wed?nes?day started normally?or at least as normal as we get around here. Mom and Dad haul themselves out of bed, start hollering up the stairs to wake the kids up and get some breakfast. Of course, we had to go through the litany of available choices: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, toast or reheated pancakes. They finally made their choice?cinnamon toast. […]

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Finally, a good deal for the silly-product buyer

Most of you know that going to the store with small children can be quite the adventure. If they?re not touching everything in sight, they?re asking for something. ?Can we get this?? is repeated ad nauseam. Some of their requests are a little outlandish. I really don?t think that a 5-year-old wants that tin of caviar. That habit seems to […]

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