Category Archives: Marriage & Parenting

Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day

Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a… Read more »

Date Night and Dirty Leftovers

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Well, I didn’t post an update to The Farm Mama yesterday like usual, but I swear I have a very good reason. *Insert anticipation-building musical intro*  … It was … Date Night! I know, I know – it was SUPER exciting for me, too! It was the first actual date night Sexy Hubby and I have had in about 14… Read more »

Single Mom Week 2015

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This week was my annual ‘single mom’ week.  Every year, my husband has to attend a continuing education school for his crop insurance adjuster’s license.  He usually doesn’t have to go very far – just into the City – for a few days, but he’s working for a different company now and their school was several hours away in another… Read more »

Fresh Bread, Essential Oils and the Zombie Apocalypse

Foggy Morning on the Farm

My 14 year old son is somewhat obsessed with zombies.  It’s not the first subject about which he’s been … passionate.  In his toddler to school age years, he wore his Batman costume around the clock and saved the household from criminals on a daily basis.  He had Batman sheets, pajamas, shirts, books, eating utensils, games – and he recruited… Read more »

Looking Forward

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The flu struck our house again a couple of weeks ago and we are still trying to recover. I’m not positive where we picked up the nasty bug since we, literally, never leave the farm. But it doesn’t really matter – it’s put us very far behind on our farm tasks and spring projects. So far behind, in fact, that… Read more »

One of Those Days

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As predicted, the time change has been wreaking havoc with my sleep cycle all week long. In fact, the only member of my household who seems to be getting enough rest is our dachshund – and it takes all day napping in a sunbeam for her to achieve that level of refreshment. Even though I knew it was going to… Read more »

Reflections on Love

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Today is Valentine’s Day. My 6-year old woke me at 3:30 this morning complaining of a tummy ache. Unfortunately, she complained about it loudly enough that she also woke the sleeping 15 month old who, even more unfortunately, still resides in our master bedroom. I stumbled out of bed and got her some crackers – she’s got a bit of… Read more »

She’s Got “The Look”

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I have a lot few pet peeves:  Poor grammar and other language blunders; people who insist on telling me the entire plot of a movie or TV show; having to repeat myself because the object of my conversation wasn’t paying attention … these are some of the top things that irritate me beyond reason.  Lately, well, for about the past… Read more »