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And… my socks keep falling down!

Ugh.  It’s been one of those days. I awoke at 4am to an overpowering smell of skunk.  “NO, no, no, no, nah no!” my brain was screaming. “Too late,” my nose was saying. Now, if you’ve never smelled skunk close up, than you’re lucky.  It smells nothing like the skunk smell you are used to when…

Our hearts are unbroken

Change is inevitable.  Sorrow is a difficult part of life.  The loss of a beloved animal is extremely difficult to bear.  When we lost our oldest Australian Shepherd this past February, we were all heartbroken.  But as human beings, we are able to reason and understand that loss.  What added to the pain we were…

I hope you had the time of your life…

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go So make the best of this test and don’t ask why It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time It’s something unpredictable but in the end is right I hope you had the…

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Last of the dairy cows

For almost 85 years, my husband’s family milked cows at our farm.  Twice a day, everyday, without fail. In 1949, during the time his grandfather milked, there were 2,299 operating dairy farms in the county where we live.  Small dairies generated enough income to support the family and the farm operation, and if you were…