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But did you LEARN anything?

But did you LEARN anything?

Last year was a doozy wasn't it?  But what did you learn from it?  When things go wrong,  always try to prepare yourself against having to go through that again. What can you do differently to make things better next time? Many years ago, after my first baby, I moved...

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When Cows Go Crazy

When Cows Go Crazy

When I fed the cows that morning, I knew Scarlett would have her baby by nightfall. It would be her first baby so I kept checking on her throughout the day.  At one point, I saw her and the baby laying down together in the shade along a fence line and assumed that all...

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Like Strawberry Jam? Try my Hot Strawberry Jam!

Like Strawberry Jam? Try my Hot Strawberry Jam!

My Grandma taught me to can when I was a little girl.  She started with jams and jellies.  She lived in Indiana in a home without air conditioning - it was built in the 1930's...no one had air conditioning.  She did her canning in the basement because it was cooler. ...

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Spring Soap Sale!

Spring Soap Sale!

Happy Spring!  Although our nights are still in the 30s, our days are saying Spring is here! Yesterday, our mountains here were lightly dusted with snow on the tops....not normal weather for our area. I’m celebrating Spring by opening my shop again TODAY, April 22 at...

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Praying for Texas!

Praying for Texas!

  I feel like I've met a lot of wonderful people from Texas.  Some have become customers....many have become friends.  My heart goes out to Texas right now.  From a massive 100 car pile-up to incredible winter weather...Texas needs our prayers! Please join me in...

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Roofs, Ladders & Hide & Seek.

Roofs, Ladders & Hide & Seek.

Today the roof went on the pole barn. My sons worked on it all day. Here is the first piece of tin going up early this morning... quickly followed by more... And done! It's a beautiful sight! I have kids and grandkids that live here on the farm with me....there is...

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Today only!

Today only!

It's one of my favorite weeks of the year! BOGO week with my essential oils of choice! Today only! Buy the BOGO box & get all of the BOGOs PLUS FREE Membership for a year!!! Includes two oils not normally available in the US! If you are interested in working with...

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Barn Going Up!

Barn Going Up!

We've made some great progress on the new pole barn as my sons have had time to work on things. Side walls went up quickly Then the trusses finally arrived.  The cost of wood has gone up 300% locally since March.  Steel trusses were much less expensive than going with...

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Soap time again!

Soap time again!

Starting in the morning (Monday, November 2nd) at 8:00 am EST, my little soap shop opens.  It is full to bursting - when we "open the doors" I fully expect soap and salves to explode right out those doors! You will find Elijah's new invention - Seafoam Sprucalyptus...

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Check Out Our Fall Building Project!

Check Out Our Fall Building Project!

At first glance this may look like a mowed patch in this field but look closer! See the stakes? To me - this is about to become a new barn.  I've seen the plans my son drew up, his idea of feeding cows in the dry without having to muck a barn, a sheltered milking...

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When Soap Goes Wrong….

When Soap Goes Wrong….

When soap goes wrong.... it can sometimes be a very good thing! Some of my best selling soaps came about because something went wrong!  When I first made Papaw's Shaving Soap, I was shocked when I added the Bentonite Clay!  Bentonite Clay gives you a close, smooth...

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New Calf on the Homestead!

New Calf on the Homestead!

We were wondering if Dixie was EVER going to drop her calf.  Although you can track when a cow goes into the pasture with a bull, you don't always know what day she got bred.  Usually it happens pretty quickly but Dixie must have played hard to get for almost a month!...

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