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Fresh from the Garden

07/10/2013

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The abundant rainfall (6.5″ at our house in 5 days) has everything green and growing at twice the normal rate.  My corn is 4′ high, no tassels yet.  The tomato plants are waist-high and covered in blooms and small fruit.  I started them from seed in April, so the early, prolific production surprised me.  Okra […]

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The Sinking of the Pie-panic

07/08/2013

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My sister Dana recently won 3 prizes in a pie contest, out of 78 entries.  She won Best Crust.  (and she got BACON for her prize)  Who better to help me conquer my fear of pie crust?  Last Saturday at noon I went over to her house with a bag of Vidalia onions, portabella mushrooms, and […]

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Literary Chicken and Other Updates

06/07/2013

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Sweet Pea has taken a liking to Clyde Edgerton.  I was outside reading, and set my book down to do something else.  She quickly took possession.  After perusing the cover of my book, she flew up into my lap, then my shoulder for the first time.  She is aptly named, she is a real sweetie.  Always running […]

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Apology, Thanks, Raised Beds and Mini Farming

05/15/2013

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First of all, I want to apologize to my Mama for my Mother’s Day post, in which she (and our supper) were mentioned after my cat’s butt.  Sorry, Mom.  You are definitely first in life, and I promise to never put you and cat butt in the same story again after today.  I don’t know what […]

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Mother’s Day

05/13/2013

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I am Mama to two cats and three chickens and that is fine by me.  Intentional, even.   I am thankful that my mother and father did not limit themselves to pets.  I have siblings and parents to spend holidays with. My brothers became this generation’s parents, their wives gave us nieces and nephews to […]

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REWARD!

05/06/2013

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Have you seen this bird? Poe wouldn’t go back into the pen Saturday night and we haven’t seen her since. A big $5.00 reward can be yours if you bring her back. She is bossy, black with purple and green shimmers, and she loves grapes. Keep your eyes open!

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Spa Day at the Flying L Farm

05/01/2013

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Clockwise from top:  Sweet Pea, Snapdragon, Poe, and Clara Barton. Like I say, they’re getting along pretty well.  The girls were happy to roll in last  year’s mulch and freshly scratched dirt in the warm sun today.  They had chopped pear and strawberry and banana for a treat, and I cleaned the coop and changed […]

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Meet Clara Barton

04/28/2013

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Meet Clara Barton.  John named our nurturing bird after the Red Cross founder.  The girls (still females as far as I can tell) have settled in nicely.  They seem to be getting along better.  Less bickering, fewer squabbles. Poe and Snapdragon tend to hang out together and seem to have forgotten about Mama and their other […]

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She’s Got… Personality!

04/20/2013

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Each day this past week, I’ve spent a little time feeding and tending our new pets. I named three of the four birds this week, as their personalities became obvious. (Yes, chickens do have personalities!) The 4th remains nameless, but my Facebook friends and my husband are providing suggestions. Feel free to offer up ideas. […]

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