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May 24, 2017

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May 23, 2017

My prayers for the people of Manchester, and the latest victims of terrorism. May God strengthen and comfort those who survived, and although I’d like to say a lot about the people who committed the crime, I will let the vengeance belong to God.


Farm News

March 26, 2017

Things have been kind of slow around here, which means there isn’t much to write about, but here goes…
*The sale didn’t go that great.  I made enough to have lunch and maybe get a dinner.  I also got very congested from inhaling a bunch of dust, whipped up by the wind.
*The pup keeps getting bigger.
*The turkeys decided to join us for our walk today.  They just started following us down the path. Usually it’s a run, but since being congested I’ve toned it down.
*Our hen, Harlequin, got attacked by a hawk.  He didn’t get to finish the job, because Mr. Crow kicked his ass.  I really love that rooster. I should mention that Harlequin is Mr. Crow’s daughter. We put medicine on her wounds, loved her up a bit and put her in a covered pen, with a coop, to recover. When she got settled in, Mr. Crow came to check on her. Again, I love that rooster!  He’s such a badass!crow legs

*Ethel (turkey) still hasn’t shown up with her new babies.  I heard coyotes the other night, and said a quick prayer for their safety.
*We have a new heron that has taken up temporary residence on our pond.  If I can snap a picture of him, I’ll post it.


Dysfunctional Diary

March 24, 2017

Dear Dysfunctional Diary,
these are trying times.  There seems to be controversy in just about every direction, every conversation, every family. I try not to dwell a whole lot on this, on my blog.  But enough is enough.  Allow me to drop my two pennies in the jar…
What the hell is up with people placating terrorists, and those that defend them?  I am usually a friendly sort, but if continually screwed with, I become one of the meanest bitches you’ll ever come across-that’s no lie. As of the London attack, I’ve had it.  The dumbass mayor, and his (paraphrasing) “this shit happens in big cities” is by far the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Makes me wonder if he’s a terrorist plant?  If not, he should be condemning the hell out these acts. All those European countries should just lie down and let the refugees/terrorists in disguise walk all over them, like the doormats they’ve become.  I say this about the governments, not the people. From what I’ve read, the majority of the people don’t want to deal with it either.  They’re being sold out by their governments.  Thankfully, our own government is now heading in the right direction again. No quarter for terrorists!



November 29, 2016

It was with a heavy heart that I heard about Gatlinburg burning.  It is such an amazing area, with beautiful forests and a variety of animals.  The Dragon family spent a week in a cabin there last Christmas and it was magical. It’s hard to think of the people we met, who have shops, restaurants and parks, that now have no homes or place of business. One such business was a farm with deer, caribou, elk  etc.  I pray that the fires passed them by. We also attended a church called Trinity.  It was a quaint old church, and the people were so warm and inviting. I also pray that the people are safe, and the church was spared.  I will continue to pray for them, and invite you to do the same.

This was taken from the balcony of our cabin in Gatlinburg.

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Shane in a sled by some shops.



American Uprising…

November 10, 2016

A friend sent this amazing article to me…
An American Uprising


Happy Halloween

October 31, 2016

This Halloween I’ve been reflecting on the different reasons why people celebrate it. Whether you call it the Day of the Dead, All Hallows Eve, Samhain, it usually centers around honoring the dead and the harvest. Like all of our main holidays (Christmas, St. Valentine’s Day, Easter etc), it’s a blend of Pagan and Christian beliefs and traditions. As for Halloween, while feasting and honoring ancestors is still a big part of it, the holiday has morphed into so much more. There are elaborate costumes, props, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, parties, and horror movie marathons. To some it is a religious experience, to others it’s just simply the ability, on one night of the year, to be who they want to be. Additionally, there are some people who like to be scared (myself included), and think it’s a safe way to handle fear. To me Halloween is sacred, it is tradition, and yes, it is fun. A lot of creativity happens here in the months leading up to Halloween. I get to spend time with my grandson-sometimes even my kids and husband- while prop building, painting, creating, or baking. And while we’re doing this we talk, learn and grow. So when I see people who, for whatever reason, are harassing others who celebrate Halloween, or call it the devil’s birthday (untrue), or evil (untrue), it really gets to me. It gets to me because I know where they’re coming from. A spirit of controlling, fear, anger and hatred-that’s what they have. And just like others before them, they make up their own rules and call them God’s will. But just because they say it, doesn’t make it so. And on that note I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. I hope everyone has a wonderful night, filled with good food, family, friends and remembrance.