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PEAJAY50
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1/27/13 6:46 A

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Thank you for the warm welcome MAMA2EEEE. I originally hail from Maryland, and have family in Berks Co., PA. My cousin farmed there.

As for blog writing... I've done that before and discovered that hackers enjoyed me more than any other visitors. But, I do journal my activities so my daughters can read about it after I've passed. I think they'll get a few laughs from their reading. *S*

When living in Nebraska we had big horn sheep; one male and three females. Here in Michigan we had chickens for a while; coyotes and feral cats got them. The rooster I named Pepper. *LOL* That was a harsh reality for this city-girl, so we didn't replace them. My husband had goats with his first wife, and when I wanted to get one (to keep the back 4 acres grass down) he was dead set against it. Apparently every week he would have to round them up after escaping. *LOL*

Looking forward to meeting everyone...



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"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”
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1/26/13 8:58 A

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Welcome! What a great life story. It sounds like you should write a blog about your country adventures.

I'm in NW PA, and I raise chickens, rabbits, and sheep (and I have one pet goat), while my husband milks cows for a living.


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PEAJAY50
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1/26/13 5:39 A

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Hello everyone…

I am an old-timer to Spark People, just returning from a necessary sabbatical. I missed the interaction with others as I work from home. I live on 10 acres that I hope to convert into a small-revenue-making farm; hazel nuts and sweet clover are my chosen crops. I also grow burnt nuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts and heart nuts.

Raised a city-girl, I have always wanted to live on a farm. When 12 years old, my mother asked what I wanted to do when grown, I told her, “Raise corn and grow cows.” Yea, got that kinda backwards... I know that now. *LOL* After living 7 years in Nebraska, “growing cows” was definitely out of the question. Have you seen the size of those breeding bulls! YIKES! Then I discovered EVERYONE was “raising corn”. *S* So, hubby and I started an apple orchard in western Nebraska to the chagrin of neighbors and long-standing farmers-ranchers. It was a success, but a layoff would see us moving to Michigan; hubby accepted a job as an Associate Wine Maker/Farm Manager. My husband was born and raised on a western Nebraska farm-ranch, so I’ve married my mentor.

However, it’s the quiet, serene atmosphere, and privacy I value the most. My little dogs love running and romping and scouting the acreage without being tethered. Our kids (5 in all, with 6 grandkids) enjoy visiting because of its peacefulness; a reprieve from city-life.

I am retired from corporate America and don’t miss the hour long commute (one-way), and at times, in hazardous weather conditions. No more deadlines, politicking, or one-sided diplomacy. Working the soil, nature has one rule – SHE/HE RULES! *LOL* It’s just so simple… *LOL*

The title, “Gentlewoman Farmer” feels nice.



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"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”
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