I'm proud of where I grew up and where I'm from still. There's something about growing up Appalachian that prepares us for anything life can throw at us. We have a culture like no other, and I keep my heart and soul rooted in it. This article I just read in Appalachian Magazine speaks to … Continue reading Appalachian Proud
Favorite past time
We're cleaning the chicken coop right now, and we're past the physical part I do... ..so I corralled the gang out of the coop into a small area so they would be out from underfoot but still have a birds eye view (Ha!) of all the action. This is Ted's fun now (he loves playing … Continue reading Favorite past time
Gramma got her wish!!!
As I was taking Jake to school yesterday morning, I caught sight of Bessie with her tail standing straight out. I slammed on the brakes and yelled, "What's that cow doing???!?" We watched a minute, and Jake said, "Awww, she's just poopin', Mom." And she was...but as I stared intently at her rear end, I … Continue reading Gramma got her wish!!!
Good mornin’, America!
Good mornin', America; how are ya? Know your food; know your farmer!
We can’t believe the cattle didn’t eat this!
Ted was dragging the driveway when something in the pasture caught his eye. He investigated, and he couldn't believe what he found (and that the cattle never are it!)! He brought it home, and it's decorating the front porch for fall!
I did the important thing
So last week, I shared that I was gearing up to do a very important (to me) thing, and I was nervous about it. I'm still waiting to see what happens as a result of doing the very important thing, and it's all I can think about! I am proud of myself though; I was … Continue reading I did the important thing
I cut it off!
My hair looked thin and dry and frizzy. All I could do was put it in a bun or a braid or a ponytail. I felt like my hair made me look old. I've resisted cutting it short for years, but it was time. I stopped dying it this past January when I turned 45, … Continue reading I cut it off!
I love this life!
Wouldn't change it for all the money in the world!
Mother’s Day with my kids
I actually got all four of my kids in one place, and we celebrated Mother's Day last week on Wednesday last week! With the older two out of the house and the older three working, it's hard to coordinate schedules and get them all in the same place at the same time. They figured it … Continue reading Mother’s Day with my kids
Setting up the rest of the corral
Ted did it! The corral pieces he ordered finally came in after four weeks of waiting, so we headed to Hillsboro on Saturday morning to pick them up. It was a straight over and straight back trip. Then it was time to set them up. It was a little harder than we thought it … Continue reading Setting up the rest of the corral