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Off track w/Last week's company

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Well my mom and dear old family friend from Baton Rouge LA came to visit us on the farm last week. I was soooooooo happy to see them both! For some reason it kicked in my desire to bake goodies (banana bread, blackberry cobbler etc.).

I love my sweets, and since joining SP, I've tried not to purchase cookies & cakes to bring home and eat. If my cookie & cake desire continues for more than a day I "allow" myself to bake something from scratch. When I took them to Morgan's Orchard and hand picked fresh blackberries I knew I was going to bake a fresh cobbler w/whole-wheat flour. It was delish!

In addition I broke out bottle of delightful West Virginia Limoncello. YES! We grow lemons in WVa and make award winning liqueurs that rival (& some say surpass) the Italian Limoncellos. I love it!!! If interested in this delightful WVa distillery check out their website: http://bloomerysweetshine.com.

I was a bit worried when I got on the scales this morning, but happy to report that there was ZERO pounds gained!

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AJDOVER1 8/27/2014 5:59PM

    Oh, no! Saying "off track" sounds like a train wreck! You just strayed off the path a bit.... No harm done. You didn't even get your feet muddy!

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RTGRAFF 8/26/2014 4:45PM

    I am soooo jealous! Used to pick blackberries in Georgia, get scratched up (half the fun) and make jam. I wish I had blackberry bushes here....sigh. But, it brightens my day to see how much fun you have baking from scratch.

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MISS_VIV 8/26/2014 12:57PM

    So many things to be happy for.. good company, good food and a -0- gain on the scales. You Rock

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Rainy Day Monday w/home grown tomatoes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wow last week just zoomed by!! Still unpacking boxes and trying to organize things better...

Happy to report hubby & I made it to the farmers market in Lewisburg WV and found some wonderful home grown tomatoes!!! I'm in tomato heaven right now (been eating a tomato a day - trying to stay in control a little bit). It was a very small market but nice. One of the vendors was Morgan Orchard, which hubby & I had thought about purchasing over 9+ years back but just could not get up the funds. It's a pick your own orchard w/small store. They also grow peaches, plums, black berries & raspberries. Hope to visit the orchard by the end of the month.
(FYI: http://www.morganorchardwv.com/Front.asp)

Most of my "exercising" had been associated w/unpacking & lugging boxes around the house & down to the lower property. There was a sunny day last week so we were able to work on cleaning out the small storage shed -NASTY WORK (mice, bird, & bat stuff). But it needed to be done. So most of the big stuff is out of the shed, when next dry day comes along we'll do more cleaning w/bleach, etc.

Hope all of you are doing well
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AJDOVER1 8/20/2014 12:11PM

    Sounds like you're doing great!
Tomato Heaven is an awesome place to be.

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Farm Life: RIP little bunny

Monday, August 04, 2014

Well after my morning coffee, bagel & cheese I went for morning walk up behind the barn to check the area where I released the little bunny. Unfortunately I found him dead just about 10 feet away from where I let him go. RIP little bunny.
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RTGRAFF 8/9/2014 3:17PM

    Poor thing! Guess it was all too much for him. Just know that you did your best nursing him after the attack.
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1MORNINGWALKER 8/4/2014 9:50AM

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ANGELWINGS2580 8/4/2014 9:37AM

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Farm Life: Bunny update

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Well the bunny made it through the night and his bleeding has stopped. His back is missing about a quarter size patch of fur; his left leg had bloody scratches & maybe bites too. BUT he's alive! and appears he may have munched on some of the lettuce I put in the box as well as taken a few sips of water from bowl I left him. YEAH!!

So I distracted my cats, then wrapped the bunny up and took him up to high grassy area near the woods and tiny spring water run up behind our big barn. I sat him in the grass, he watched me as I watched him and his breathing finally slow down. I said a prayer for him that he may heal and live a long good bunny life, then walked back down to the house.
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RTGRAFF 8/3/2014 5:23PM

    Glad the bunny is doing better, although be prepared....Tigger will want to do that again. That's farm life and a cat's nature to stalk, pounce, play then kill. Watched my cat Vincent playing with something at 0330, just after my husband left. Was dark so couldn't see till the sun rose. Was a pretty big vole that came out at the wrong time and place, cute critter.

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GEORGE815 8/3/2014 3:08PM

    W have some bunnies too!

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Life on the farm: My cat Tigger trying to kill a bunny!?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Well folks I got a nasty surprise today on the farm: my favorite tom cat kitty (who has been w/me since he was a sweet silly kitten) was trying to kill a young bunny rabbit. Hubby told me to let things alone, obviously the bunny entered into the cat's territory and was fair game.

Tigger and his sisters, Squeaky & Bootsie. have been living on the farm since the fall of 2012, and he and the girls have become good mousers. The girls leave us the dead offerings on the door matt, but Tigger prefers to kill and eat the poor critters that wander into his path.

Looking out the big picture window of the family room, I just could not watch him play "cat & bunny" w/this poor bleeding, obviously injured young rabbit. So I distracted him & his sisters with an early 'Friskies' gourmet dinner from a can. Once distracted, I went back and captured the little bunny in a box so he could rest in peace -and I hope stop bleeding. If he's still alive in the morning I think I'll release him in the woods were I think he came from.

Ah so much for the peaceful life on the farm.
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LUVLYLORELEI 8/2/2014 12:50AM

    Aw. I'm glad you rescued the bunny. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 8/2/2014 12:16AM

    Sounds like Wild Kingdom! I was going to suggest putting a bell on Tigger's collar, but I guess that would hamper his mousing career. No easy solution here -- hope the bunny recovers.
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POCKETFULOFSUN 8/1/2014 9:08PM

    Aw the circle of life. Not pretty. I hope the bunny recovers.

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