We go to a wonderful vet clinic when needed, but Puppers doesn't necessarily enjoy the visits. Normally, the dogs go only when something is wrong as they're all healthy and happy; Puppers just gets so nervous when she goes in. She watches my face for visual cues more than any dog I've ever had, and … Continue reading Visiting the vet
Well, this is how Ted looked all bundled up to water the cattle and do evening chores last night! LOL
It's a fact of life that all kids fall down and get scrapes and bruises. Sometimes they really take a whopper of a fall... ... like Jake did at school earlier this week. I took him to Urgent Care to make sure he didn't have a concussion and didn't break his nose (he didn't). He … Continue reading Ouch!
Today, we had a staff meeting in Columbus. We have these meetings periodically, and we either drive way up north to the Sandusky area or we drive to Columbus. These are always fun stressful times for me because though I am a good driver, I feel like I am holding a learner's permit and just … Continue reading Country girl driving in the big city
Janeesa found the app I've been hoping would get made!!! It's an Android app and is free. I can enter my books from my home bookshelves manually or by SCANNING THE BARCODE ON THE BACK!!! I am soooo excited to do this!!! This app is super easy to use. When I opened it, this is … Continue reading Book catalogue
DG and Puppers love romping in the snow every morning for about thirty minutes. Then they're done, and they just want to bask in front of the fireplace the rest of the day... ...and steal scarf beg for eat snacks because...well, you know, SNACKS! LOL Yum!
Ted insisted on shoveling the sidewalk and plowing the driveway (although that didn't happen because the battery was out on the tractor), and Jake insisted on playing in the snow. They're nuts! I put by two weeks of groceries, the fireplaces are roaring, and we have Netflix and a popcorn machine. I already did the … Continue reading Baby, it’s cold outside!
Everybody was tagging snowpocalypse last night on Facebook and Twitter (at least it seemed that way to me). I'm not sure how others fared nearby, but here's the results of the winter storm here at Striving Acres. The snow has stopped, and as of 10a.m. this morning, we have a total of 8.25 inches of … Continue reading Snowpocalypse
A light drizzling snow started falling this morning. It came down for two hours, and it doesn't show signs of stopping. The roads are covered (not just the back roads but the state routes as well!), and my little farm friends don't like it. See the white hen in the back who is photo bombing … Continue reading Nope!
I used to spend hours at the grocery store, trying to read every label, trying to avoid GMOs, preservatives, and additives. It got a little easier as time went on because I figured out which items were staples for my cart and what I could substitute in recipes for certain ingredients. Then the non GMO … Continue reading Eating healthier becoming easier