MY GUILTY CONFESSIONS: ( why I don’t blog)

Because I’m lazy!?!  It stings a little to have that be your first guess, but it’s the truth, so here is….IMG_20180327_185857544

Confession #1:  Blogging is a lot of work!  Hats off to all of you who put in so much time and effort.  I rarely lack for ideas….just willpower.  Also, my I-pad is quite ancient, which leads us to…

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Confession #2:  I really want to use my I-pad to blog.  Not the computer in the office, which is sloooow.  I miss being able to use cute smiley faces.  This – 🙂 – is just not the same.  I can’t even comment on other blogs from my I-pad or it locks up. Also, the power button gets hot.  Poor thing!   I seriously need to update–and even happened to acquire some unexpected spending money this winter…..which is tied to…

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Confession #3:  I squandered, no, I mean, I invested my money on other things.

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Very valuable, useful and fun things.   And speaking of fun…..

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Confession #4:  I’ve been lured away by the siren song of Instagram.  I am inspired by the wonderful photography.  I love the smaller amount of time that it takes to post and read, but here is my biggest confession of all:   I miss the wonderful blogs!  The thought-provoking subjects and talented writers are so awesome. You all add depth to my world.   So once again I vow to do better.  I will find a time to binge read and try to catch up, but in the meantime……

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Lay still doggies!  I’m trying to rest.

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SNIPPETS……

…….Because that’s pretty fun to say.   Here are a few things we’ve been up to around our farm lately.fullsizerender

We’ve had a couple of spats…nothing serious.

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We have enjoyed seeing wildlife and gorgeous Kansas sunsets, of course.

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We have done some snuggling–hey it can get really cold here!

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We have enjoyed the beauty of living where we do and felt blessed every day to care for our farm.

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We have done a lot of maintenance on equipment……and played with Lilly….and played with Lilly…..and played

WHERE THE BOYS ARE

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Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home,  the shop is the heart of the farm.  Winter is the time for repairs on the farm, and there are always plenty.  The shop saves us money that we would have to be paying out to someone else.

 

Behind that door is a world of grease and oil and wrenches and gallons of hand cleaner.

Ahhhh.  That’s Man World right there.

The coffee and the snacks are piled high.  The coffee pot is only washed when it’s time to use it again……no sissies around here.

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There is a  female in the shop now though.   Meet Lilly the Shop Dog….melting the hearts of even the toughest mechanics.

GREAT GOLLY! WE GOT GRAVEL!

We are always happy for moisture, but along with it, comes ruts.

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Vile Ruts!

While country life may seem peaceful and serene, there is a lot of work involved.   We are responsible for everything: maintenance, water, sewer, and even roadwork.

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So it’s an exciting day when we are finally fed up with the potholes and ruts and ready to spend some money on gravel.

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I’m always looking for a smallish bit for my pathways in the yard also…..

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It’s Gold Baby!  Pure Gold!

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Now doesn’t that look nice?

A BIG DAY FOR SCHMOOPS

Meet Schmoops, the new barn kitten.  Schmoops is friendly and outgoing when she is in familiar surroundings.  Just like most of us.Screenshot_2016-06-14-06-41-04

But when it’s time to venture out into the big world, things can seem a little scary.

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There are others out there who only pretend to like us when someone is watching……

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There are some who are outright unfriendly and jealous….

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Schmoops is cautious, yet stands up for herself.

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She doesn’t let the haters stop her from being herself and enjoying her life.

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Maybe we should all be a bit more like Schmoops……but without the “Crazy Eyes”.