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Coffee and wine

In between the coffee cup and wine glass are hours divided upon cows, kids, laundry, mowing, being a forever girlfriend and best friend, etc. The to-do list is never ending however in my attempts to get more minutes in my day I’m trying to focus more on the day and less on the list. So pretty much I’ve got frozen Go-Gurts and a basket of fruit on the table with enough lunchables to last till Friday. I’m taking full advantage of my nine year old’s desire to cook and I am using my outdoor furniture whenever possible. Down on the…

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Barn books – Spring 2019

Okay, confession. I’ve been kicking it thru my book list, however it has been a lot of series. Janet Evanovich and Michael Connelly… I’ve got a thing for criminals being captured. Instead of listing off 5 books from these two author’s, I want to change up my Spring list! Here are five novels that were good, had a memorable story line, or had an ending that blew my mind – just didn’t quite make my FAVS list Barn books – Spring 2019 Click the book title for a direct look at the book through Amazon, as an affiliate I may…

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She wants your permission

The woman carrying bags of feed, she wants you to give her permission to take some time off. The woman holding a teething child and wearing yesterday’s shirt, she wants you to give her the o.k. to sit somewhere quiet. The woman sitting with her parent, the roles reversed, she wants you to step in without making her feel incapable. She isn’t weak. She isn’t lazy. She’s determined. She wants to be there for her animals, and for her family, and for her friends. She wants to fix the problems, to make the day run smoother. She’s a caretaker. She…

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Hello chaos

Hello summer break, goodbye strict schedules! In our house kids sleep in, they do pajamas all day, and usually they eat popsicles for breakfast. It’s a beautiful, chaotic season. Life on the farm Some weeks it feels like we have nothing but time, however sitting still while it’s the middle of June is almost painful. We don’t have all of our first crop off and we don’t have all of our seeds in the ground. This farm life journey I’m on continues to put me in situations where I prove myself capable – even when the very last thing I…

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How to get more minutes in your day

It’s go-go-GO from sunrise to sunset and every evening I wonder what in the heck I did all day, judging by the state of my appearance any stranger would say my shower must be broken, my children don’t own shoes, and I must have lost my sanity and my hair brush months ago. But it’s not like that, right?! You get it, I know I’m not alone. Regardless, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to get MORE minutes in my day… more minutes equal more [fill in the blank] time! Here are four easy ways to get more time…

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Tractor maintenance and chocolate milk

We started off dairy month with the Surline PTO Color Run and gave away 300 pints of chocolate milk and FROZEN Go-Gurts. This is my FAVORITE way to interact with my community because it’s all about informing families of the powerhouse that is dairy! Farm life off the farm Not only is chocolate milk super yummy but it is a low cost option AND a natural way to replenish your body after a work out. When this news really started going around a few years ago my husband was skeptical – milk when you’re hot and your guts are all…

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June and new shirt designs

June is moo month Y’ALL!!! How is it the beginning of June already? The wonky weather has my vibe all messed up and nothing feels like it should be June. Just me? Must be, because my kids are already living on summer time and my husband is running around like a crazy-time deprived farmer, so YAY for JUNE! Farm life Truthfully, we are running out of cow feed and the hay fields are wet. It’s one more stressor to add when last week you thought you were gaining on life. BUT… in the event of being more hopeful I’m sure…

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The FIRST weekly pick

I want to get back into blogging about our farm life, after taking a break I’m able to refocus on the parts of blogging I miss. Here is my FIRST EVER weekly pick, and hopefully not my last 😏 Skim through, hopefully there is something here for everyone… Farm life Memorial weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer, right!? I’m feeling it deep in my soul! I may have even started the school countdown, 13 days to go for our kiddos, how about you? There hasn’t been much happening in our field’s and no planting yet, but fingers crossed…

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Working with my farm kids

“Well, I love you 100 and I love bunny 16” Because when my 4 year old son says he loves his bunny, a tiny bit of me remembers the crazy screaming banshee woman from 20 minutes ago and assumes, clearly, he loves his bunny more than me. Thankfully when I asked him who he loves more I was reassured with a kiss on the cheek and his 100 vs. 16 ratio that I am still his favorite. Being a working mom, a stay at home mom, it’s all hard. For me, being a farm mom is a guilt trip roller…

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