Thursday, October 21, 2021

Fall and Its Beauty

 October is in full force here, but the weather sure is odd this year. We are usually at peak color around this time and we have just barely started to see color on our trees. As I look out the window, I see a little orange and yellow, but not much. Our county is known for it's leaves, which drives all the locals crazy as many tourists flock here to see leaves. The same leaves that are in their own yards and change the same as ours do, but they just feel they see them better here. The photo below is a Google Image, but it looks like our road when color is at its' prime. 

Red, yellow, and orange can usually be seen in abundance here, but I must say that I don't usually notice until it looks like this on my drive out. My friends love to visit in the fall because of the colors. 

This photo is a Google Image too, but I love it. Each morning, I find chickens on our porch banister and I have thought many times that if I placed pumpkins in my window sill, they would attempt to peck through the glass. 

It's hard to believe that it is almost holiday season. You know the November and December rush of Thanksgiving, and Christmas that seems to flood the country each year. I love to decorate, but it seems as though I have been cutting back each year and I am sure that I will this year too. I love my Christmas tree and I have enjoyed our fall décor and Halloween décor, but I will be glad to get my tree up. I do love Christmas!!!!

Fall is winding several activities down here on the farm. The chickens are not laying as much and the work seems to have dwindled down some as well. I am just not up to having so much to do these days. Between my foot surgery last fall, my battle with Co-Vid, and the fact that I am aging, I just feel much more drained than before. My husband had cataract surgery last week and will do his other eye next week and I have battled dry eye syndrome the past week and still feel as though my eyes are not in great shape. I have some tests for macular degenerative done in November and I will say that I am stressed about that. I don't want to lose my sight!!

Well enough of this, I hope you all have a great day and if the weather is nice where you are, please get out and enjoy it!!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Hello! It's a rainy Sunday here on the farm and I must say that I am not feeling the best either. I have a migraine and I truly struggle with them these days. I feel that I can't get my Excedrin to help with them anymore either. Do any of you struggle with migraines and what seems to help? I have used peppermint oil to help as well, but it doesn't seem to be doing much good these days either. 

Life has been crazy these days. I have made several short trips with my daughter and grands. We went to Michigan and enjoyed a few days there. We have gone to the Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium for fall break and enjoyed the time there as well. It was a celebration of the granddoll enjoying school and doing very well there and then a birthday celebration for the little one. Hard to believe she is a year old and many of you know that I have struggled with her and feelings that I have. I am still struggling and she is a very different baby from the first and she still doesn't do well around anyone but mom and her aunt. I don't know how I will ever be able to give her equal attention, but I know that I love her. 

I have also taken a short trip to South Haven, Michigan and Indiana Dunes National Park with a friend for a few days. It was such a nice time and we found several wines that we truly enjoyed and some that we did not. We are thankful that we were able to go, but we missed our other two friends that we usually vacation with. Work and life interfered with them going. We all are thinking that work is overrated and that it should be time to retire. 

I have also been able to visit with another friend on a trip that allowed us to reconnect with a couple of men that we were priviledged to meet many years ago at church and I have remained friends with one of them, but had not been able to see him for several years. I am thankful that he has since joined the gospel group, The Booth Brothers and I must say that I feel it is a wonderful fit for him. Buddy Mullins, a Godly man has joined his former bandmate, Paul Lancaster and Michael Booth to form a wonderful group of talented men to spread the joy and love of God and His message through song. If you have ever heard of any of these men, you are blessed. Here is a link to their page and I am sure you can find their music in several places online. 

                                          Buddy Mullins, Michael Booth, and Paul Lancaster

                                                             The Booth Brothers

                                                                  Image provided by Google

Well, I must close for now. The dryer is buzzing and the washer has stopped and the broom is calling my name. 

Happy Halloween from the farm and Pink Zebra!!!!

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