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I currently am a teacher, cook, taxi driver, manager, acccountant, maid, and many other titles as I manage our home and family farm. I also work two jobs outside the home. I am a caregiver and I am a cashier. I stay busy!
I also sell on Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist. I write for several sites and I enjoy all of my work online I am a member at Swagbucks. I am attempting to get into doing some freelance work and I hope to soon be able to live off of my online income.
Besides this blog, I also write a blog about cooking and include many recipes on it. Just another thing to keep me busy!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Country Music

Farm girls love their country music and I am right there in both categories. I was able to watch a large portion of the ACM awards last night and was thrilled to see Luke Bryan win Entertainer of the Year. Being that these awards are given based on votes by the fans, I would say that this was his fans honoring him. He is a talented musician and does a great show each time he takes the stage.

One of the most memorable moments of the show was when Garth Brooks took the stage to sing "All American Kid". He honored the American military with the song and members of the military that were at the awards. As he was singing, military members walked the aisles of the venue. Garth's guitar was done in red, white, and blue to resemble the flag. This was a tear jerking moment if there was one in the entire show.

Miranda Lambert took the show by storm by having a whopping 8 nominations and winning three of those eight categories. Her album, "Platinum" won Album of the Year and she was honored as Female Vocalist of the Year. She performed her hit song, "Little Red Wagon", which is one of my current favorite songs on the radio. Her husband, Blake Shelton, was one of the co host on the show along with Luke Bryan. I feel that they done a great job and although Blake was nominated for some awards, he did not take any home. However, he is a talented singer and song writer.

Many greats took the stage such as Brooks and Dunn, Garth, George Strait, Alabama, and Kenny Chesney to name a few. Chesney, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait, and a few others were honored with milestone awards. For the night, it was all about the country music and the stars that we love so much!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Looking Out My Window

Mornings are my absolutely favorite time of the day. As I sit here looking out my window, I see all the wonders that God has given us. I see the neighbors' dog, two of our chickens, a bird eating from the suet cake that I hung this week, the green grass that is looking greener since the showers we had last night, and I see our cat.

Actually, we have two cats, but Prince is the one that I see the most. Oreo has been very skiddish lately and I think it is due to the fact that he has been in a cat fight and seems to be a little beat up. I checked him for injuries the other day and put some Furazone cream on his cuts and scrapes. Prince has to be watched closely because he likes to jump up on the birdhouse and get his lunch while they are getting theirs. I keep reminding him that he is not to get the birds from their food. He is such a good cat except for this little glitch.

This is my Prince! He was given to me by a sweet lady that had him in an apartment that he did not want to be in. He has came in the house a few times since we got him but for the most part he stays outside. In the top of our garage, there is an old couch that my brother left and he likes to sleep there when he decides that he is tired of watching over us. He has a blanket and he has seems to be comfortable. He is well loved and kind of spoiled, but he is a good pet.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Day on the Farm

Today has been an interesting day on the farm. I added three new ducks to the farm, even though I truly know we do not need them. I seen them and thought that they were really cute at the local flea market. Once I asked a price on them, I knew I would have to take all three even though I only wanted one. I could not separate one from the others.

I also started planting plants for the garden today. I have them started in several containers and I also have basil started on my back porch in my flower box. I decided that I will start them now before we actually get the garden ready for plants. I am hoping to be able to sow some wild flower seeds tomorrow in a large area near our driveway. I think that it will be a nice way to add some color to the drive.

We have had two decent days of weather so I am sure that tomorrow will bring rain. I am thankful for the dry weather we have had and the chance for some of the rain to end and some of the mud to clear up. I just hope that this week is not as wet as the past few that we have had.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Front Porch Talk

I was just thinking about trying to begin a third blog but I believe that I should wait as I find it hard to keep up here with this one and my cooking one. However, I do truly believe that I whole new direction that I would like to go with a blog, so who knows what I will do with those ideas.

Anyway, I titled this front porch talk because I would like to think that when I write this I am talking with friends and that I am able to discuss most anything that I would like to with you all or y'all depending on where you are from. I personally like to say y'all even though I am from the north. I have family from Virginia and Tennessee and love it there so I am glad to say that I can use words like that.

The weather here today is frightful! We are predicted to get about 3-5 inches of snow and it has snowed most of the day. The roads are ridiculous slick and nasty. As long as you go slow, it is possible to get around, but for the most part it is nasty! My husband will be taking me to work tonight and picking me up as it is just too bad for me to be comfortable driving.

I do enjoy watching the snow though. I personally was tired of not having any snow for the year and I was praying for a good snow. I would like to have some of what Boston has had just to shut things down for a few days in order to be able to rest for a bit. I know that I should not wish for it, but I feel that many companies take advantage of their employees by expecting them to be there no matter what the weather is.

For today, I am going to leave with a picture of the snow a couple of years ago that we had and a sight of what we could be looking like.

Rough Winds

The wind is really whistling through the woods today and doing some destruction along the way. Just a little bit ago, I heard a loud crash and knew that something was not right. As I approached the back, I noticed that the horses were scrambling, so I instantly knew that whatever the noise was I needed to check the pasture first.

With mud boots on, I began my trek into the field. I did not have to walk far to see that the top of a large tree had blown out and completely smashed one of the round bale feeders in the field. This could prove to be a problem as we have one horse that is somewhat of a bully and does not like to share with the others. That is why we like to keep two feeders there.

I would say that our wind gusts are around 50 mph currently and although the temperatures are warm, it does seem to be cooling down some with the wind. I am sure that the evening is going to be quite cooler than some we have recently seen. The only nice thing about the wind is that most times a strong wind like this will harden the ground some and we could use a little less mud.

There is a saying around here that if you don't like the weather, wait an hour and it will change, let's hope that the next change is that the wind stops howling.

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Fresh Start

A fresh start to a new week is what Monday offers. This fence near the sidewalk reminds me of days gone by as well as a fresh start. We all know where we have been in the last week and we all know the struggles that we have had, but as Monday is upon us, we must look to the future and what lies ahead.

Last week was a tough week for myself and I am glad it is over. However, I can count some blessings from it as well. I feel that it is always necessary to count our blessings in whatever comes our way. We can choose to focus on the negative or we can be thankful for the positive we have in our lives. I am choosing to look at the positive. If you woke up this morning, you have something to be thankful for. If you have any family with you, you have a second reason to be thankful. If you are in good health, you have a third reason to be thankful. See, it is literally that easy to find ways to be thankful.

Often when things bring us down, I feel that is becomes hard to see the positives that we have in our lives. I have a friend that is currently living out of the country due to an active military spouse, but she is always cheery and upbeat. I sure miss her! She was always smiling and always had a positive outlook on anything. Happiness was contagious around her!

Plan your week and be sure to take time to enjoy some personal time. Read, write, spend time with family or friends, smell the roses. ENJOY THE DAY!!

Photo from Pixabay

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Day

Good Morning to all of you and Happy Easter! Today is the day to celebrate the resurrection of Christ for Christians all over the country. We are greeted with a beautiful sunrise this morning and the signs of a beautiful spring day!
This is a sample photo that I found on my computer but I feel that it is such a beautiful sunrise that I should share it with all of you today.

It seems that Christians are being persecuted all over the world and the recent attack in Kenya is a prime example, but the Bible tells of this type of persecution in the end of times. I am usually one that does not spend much time thinking about what is to come in forms of things that are spoke of in the book of Revelation, but this attack has really made me think and pray for Christians all over the world. We should never be killed because of our belief in Christ and His message and love.

With the day bringing warmth and sunshine, I am sure we will be with the horses some today. It is beginning to get warm enough that we can camp with them. That is one of my favorite things to do. I thoroughly enjoy a nice relaxing horseback trail ride.

The first photo is of my husband and I as we were first testing the pony that I currently ride. The second photo is of the horse that I rode prior to Fancy, my pony. As you can see, I love bay horses!
However, the following photo is the one that showcases the Easter holiday.