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Month: March 2019

Potato Soup, love momma

As an Amazon affiliate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases made through product links provided in this post.{Clicking on the photos or the links provided helps support my blog} With the weather being all wonky my household is full of snot, headaches, and picky eaters. It’s fine, I’ll take sinus pressure and ailments all day over the other viruses floating around but I still like to be prepared — when I order from Amazon I make sure to add these to my cart before checkout: The other way I stay prepared is with all the fixings for this…

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The future is [more] female

As I was saying goodbye to my husband our youngest child asked his dad if he was going to work? The response was yes. “Like get in your truck and drive down the road to work?” I suppose on one hand I like the idea that our children don’t consider the farm “work” and that at 4 years old my littlest is seeing his mom carry out the farm chores. But on the other hand, I’m sad that I’m doing farm work alone more often and that one of us working off the farm isn’t so much a choice but…

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She stays

The cattle trailer backed into the driveway and we each held our tattered piece of paper. We walked up around 20 head of breeding age heifers, the females over 14 months old, and stood in the doorway. We’ve sorted cattle for over 10 years together, generally our hands at our sides and our conversation is hushed, we know how to work together after all this time. This morning though, our bodies are shivering, clouds of heat from the girls make it hard to see, there is another person in the barn, and he is rattling off ear tags. Man who…

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