Category: Fearless Farm Frau

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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Some dumb things just aren?t that funny

Friends, Romans, countymen (no, that?s not a typo), lend me your ear. I come before you to write something funny that you won?t laugh at. While it?s true I try to find humor in almost everything, and some things take a little longer to laugh at, there are some distinctly nonfunny things going on in our county. OK, the Romans […]

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Varmints have made ammo a popular gift

I?m so thankful my husband really knows me. It?s almost to the point of being sappy. He?s wonderful enough to pick me up some decaf Chai tea and French vanilla creamer for my latest favorite drink. (Yes, I still drink coffee hot and black, but somehow tea has developed a new ritual.) He knows when to bring me flowers on […]

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Holiday classic holds new meaning on farm

It?s been a little hard to get in the Christmas mood this year. I?m not complaining at all about the warm weather, but a little more precipitation (preferably snow) would have been nice. It didn?t help that the nice fresh tree we put up and decorated promptly fell over the next day. So, I?ve been listening to all the Christmas […]

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Adding an alligator was briefly tempting

I think I have now officially seen it all. I know, I?m still pretty young yet (although I don?t usually feel that way until I?ve had my cup or three of morning coffee). Still, there comes a time in your life when you?ve finally seen the absolute last thing you expected to see. I was at Tractor Supply buying feed […]

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You always need one more thing on the farm

There?s always something you need on a farm. It starts out small, with the simple things. It?s a given that you?ll always need feed of one sort or another. One day you go out to do chores and think, ?I really need some new gloves. These are all crusty and have holes in them.? Of course, thinking about holes reminds […]

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