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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 14 2020 :  7:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps one of your grandsons will have a little girl one day.

Texasgran
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

2834 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
2834 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2020 :  06:08:07 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
True, Marilyn. Not very soon, though. Lol!

Linda O
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2020 :  07:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hopefully when they come you will still be sewing and crafting.

Texasgran
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2147 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
2147 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  06:55:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This past weekend, we visited with friends over at Crescent Beach at their beach house. The sun was out but it was chilly from the wind off the ocean. The Atlantic was roiling on Saturday with the various fronts passing through our state so there were few beach walkers and nobody ventured into the dangerous surf. Also the water temp is 65. Not exactly beach weather in a bathing suit with cold winds. It is lovely to look at, however, and I love the salt water smell of the air. Meanwhile, it is cloudy, a chilly humid, and basically dreary weather here in Gainesville. supposedly the next 3 days are going to reach 80 degrees before another front on Thursday dropping night temps below 40 and day highs in the 50s. Our weather is crazy with all the ups and downs. Ac on, Ac off and heat on, heat off! We are also bursting out in all the new tree leaves already. January was our warmest month on record and despite chilly spells, there has been only 2 light frosts since December. On the way home, there is a roadside vegetable stand in the middle of huge cabbage and potato corporate farms near Hastings, Fl. We got a bag of those tiny new red potatoes, pole beans, fresh corn from south Florida, and several other general items. Their prices can't be beat and everything is fresh picked from big farms in the area or further south. I saw the biggest and thickest carrots I have ever seen in my life as well as celery that is about 3 times the size you see in the grocery stores! And giant bunches of kale and huge stalks of brussels sprouts! Peter Rabbit would have been in heaven surrounded by such garden delights!!! LOL!!!!

February is fleeting quickly these days and it seems like we are already galloping towards Summer again.

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  07:32:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well we have filled out our ballots for the March 3rd election. They are on the way to the P. O.
This is the only nice pleasant day this week...so I will be outside working all day long.
I can sew and craft and do laundry etc. the rest of the week.
Everyone have a good Monday.

Texasgran
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  07:37:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet carrots are so yummy.
New red potatoes are my favorite.
Sounds like you found the mother lode Winnie.

Texasgran
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Gals Hen Honcho

5021 Posts

Denise

USA
5021 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  08:16:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie,
Sounds like a nice visit! Oh I can't wait until we can start getting fresh things from the local farmers market.
The things shipped in just aren't the same as fresh local grown. One thing I always loved about Florida was the farm stands. They were abundant there and we frequented them whenever we could.
We may finally be out of the rainy pattern. We have had sunshine since Friday. So nice and cheery. My dd has volunteered to come help me move some things to do a good cleaning this week. I usually get Spring fever in January but the weather was so dreary and then I was in Ohio for a week at the end. It is starting to kick in now. I'll take it whenever it comes. I have so much more energy when the sun shines.
I hope all of you gals are enjoying nice weather. Still trying to kick this sinus stuff. Seems it goes from allergies to sinus to allergies again. Sometimes it feels like I deal with it year round.

Denise~~
Sister #43~1/18/2007
FGOTM~7/2013


"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

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www.torisgram.etsy.com
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

4182 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
4182 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  11:38:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know about Spring energy, I was able to stand long enough to clean my stove today, I have chicken started in the crock pot it is a little one so I will transfer it to a bigger pan later and add the veggies, I am doing it parts. Today is beautiful though.



Have a happy day.

Blessings
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  12:46:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Darlene...don't you feel good about yourself! I'm proud of you!

Texasgran
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  1:00:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The view out your front window...It is so sunny and springy lookng!
My husband used his new loppers to cut vines, etc. that Had overgrown our driveway fence. Then he took an axe to several scrub trees. Wow it looks better! I hauled horse manure, forfour raised beds. Four more to go...another day. My static nerve is so painful that I took advil and a short rest. I mean bed a u by of iris today, unplanned and some elderberry roots and starts, also unplanned. Still to do: rake some leaves for the first raised bed, when top it off with potting soil and 300 onion sets, water the chickens, and gather the eggs. By contrast hem I will need a shower, for sure!
It is almost hot out there at 79°... But tomorrow is supposed to be 30° or more... cooler! I'll be freezing!

Edited by - TexasGran on Feb 17 2020 1:05:09 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

2834 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
2834 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  4:07:20 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That's a lot of onions, Marilyn. LOL! If unplanned, where did the elderberry starts come from? I'd like to start some. I have several areas where I can put a garden at the new house, and am thinking about raised beds. What do you put around them and how high are they?

Linda O
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Gals Hen Honcho

5021 Posts

Denise

USA
5021 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  6:11:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a lot of onion sets Marilyn! Linda so nice you have a place to make a garden at your new place. How is the moving going?

Denise~~
Sister #43~1/18/2007
FGOTM~7/2013


"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  6:13:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, I ordered my elderberry starts from Stark Bros. You need two varieties. I did not know they spread...so I planted them in a place where we did not expect that. So each year we have babies growing UT in our path, etc. So today I moved them...to a new home. Also birds love the berries. I'm hoping I can net them this year so maybe the birds will share with me.
Raised beds are usually 3 to 4 ' wide by whatever length you choose. The height is also your preference. Mine is 34 " because I started with hog panels. The soil level is about 2 and 1/2'deep. We have four old bottomless feed troughs. Ovals. If you go to some farms, you may find some for cheap or even free. My husband likes to grow peppers and tomatoes in them. Mary Jane started a garden several years ago with shiny new ones...a bunch of them. When you fill them with good rich soil, like compost you will have an amazing garden.
If you look on you tube you can get a lot of ideas.

Texasgran
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

4182 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
4182 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  8:14:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marilyn
I do feel good about today but my feet hurt and I am in pain tonight. It looks good though and my soup was good. Wish I could share it with you!

Have a good night #128536;
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2020 :  8:24:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps you were up and down a bit too much today. I'm sorry you are in pain. Do you have something to take for pain? I must rely on over the counter things like advil, aleeve, etc.

Texasgran
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

4182 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
4182 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2020 :  07:47:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I think I was up too much I cleaned some and made my soup, I was bored that didn’t help.
I have pain pills but usually take Naproxen it works pretty well most of the time.
I felt good when I did it though.
Well have a good day!

I love you all,
Blessings and hugs.

Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  04:32:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I understand. I'm pretty good at "pushing through" to reach a goal. I've done that both days this week...and my right leg is telling me so. It is sciatica. It takes so long to get it happy!
I slept so good last night! God is good.

Texasgran
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  04:32:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I understand. I'm pretty good at "pushing through" to reach a goal. I've done that both days this week...and my right leg is telling me so. It is sciatica. It takes so long to get it happy!
I slept so good last night! God is good.

Texasgran
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2147 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
2147 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  07:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene, it is great that you can get up to make soup and do a few things you are used to doing. Just think how limited you were last Fall and how far you have come so far. Do you have any idea when they will schedule your knee surgery? It would be great to have it done so that you could enjoy most of the summer and get outside easily.

Marilyn, I have been struggling this week with a sore lower back from sleeping on that too soft bed last weekend at the beach. It is better but Monday night, I could hardly walk or sleep. Old injuries just keep flaring back up once you get older and are a constant source of limitations until you can get them calmed back down. Sciatica seems especially hard to calm down too. I have had it in both legs since my last pregnancy 36 years ago! It gets irritated any time we take a long car or plane trip because of the many hours of sitting. I hope you can get your current flare up calmed down because it sounds like you have a lot of early gardening on the agenda and sciatica is a huge brick wall in the way!!

Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  07:58:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Winnie, it is a bit better this morning...but I'm inside today. It is cold! It rained at 8am. It is supposed to rain again this afternoon. Yesterday we had hail! Thankfully it was little stuff!
I am sorry you have so much trouble with your back. Nursing is hard on backs. When Baylee picked her Bapa up out of the floor after his last back surgery...i objected and wanted her to wait for help. She said that they had been taught and had practiced how to do it and not injure themselves in the process. She is so thin and tall.
They say activity is good when your back hurts... But my good night's sleep helped more than anything.

Texasgran
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

1800 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
1800 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  4:54:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was Spring today, Winter tomorrow high of 42 and sunshine. Some of my trees are budding! I got lots of Daffodils blooming! The yellow ones are double but here they are nicknamed "Scrambled Eggs" Have ya'll heard that before? We call them Buttercups too. The Real buttercups here are just ones that grow in the wild. They look different.

Connie
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2147 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
2147 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  5:05:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, your daffodils are soooooo pretty!! I miss having them grow in my yard down here. My Mom always had pretty blooms in our yard every Spring. Daffodils are some of my very favorite of all the bulb blooms and today they have so many new varieties and colors. Thanks for sharing!!


Winnie Nielsen #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Girl of the Year 2014-2015
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2020 :  7:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie I love your scrambled eggs. I've never seen any of those before.around here Buttercups grow low to the ground, usually pale pink some times white. 5 petals I think.

Texasgran
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levisgrammy
Scattered Prairie Gals Hen Honcho

5021 Posts

Denise

USA
5021 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2020 :  06:18:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, Your flowers are beautiful! We have daffodils shoots up but no buds which is just as well because we could still get snow and frost here. Though the weather forecast isn't calling for it.

Our fridge bit the dust a while back and we kept dealing with it but with the holiday this past Monday there are sales all this month. So we went out to see what we could find. Fortunately we were able to find one to fill the need and they will deliver it tomorrow. So today I am in the mood to get the kitchen cleaned up. Have been needing to do some sorting of dishes and change things up a bit, then when they come and put the fridge in I will just have to transfer food and be done with it. It has a water and ice maker so that will need hooked up whenever JT gets a chance to get to it. Not urgent since we never have had one before.
I am so ready for Spring but the cold air just keeps hanging in there. We are having temps in the 50s this week but the nights get downright chilly.

Denise~~
Sister #43~1/18/2007
FGOTM~7/2013


"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"
Psalm 119:105

www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com
www.torisgram.etsy.com

Edited by - levisgrammy on Feb 20 2020 06:21:51 AM
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

879 Posts

Julie
medina ND
USA
879 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2020 :  07:01:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, your daffodils are beautiful. I have to be satisfied with store bought for now. When I was in the big city Monday my last stop of the day was SAMs Club and they had beautiful bouquets of daffodils and tulips that jumped right into my cart. I am glad they did because they sure make me happy. This weeks deep cleaning has been the bathrooms. I have finished going through all the vanity drawers and linen closet in the upstairs bath and today I will quickly go through the one downstairs. Fortunately I didn't have to much otc drugs that had expired and I am happy to have my make-up drawer tidy again.

Denise, you will love the ice maker and water dispenser features on your new fridge.

I agree with everyone, I am ready for spring as well, but they are calling for a cooler than normal March for us, so it doesn't look like that will happen soon. My chickens would love be to come out right now, but we have seen a fox several times come through the yard and in the hay pen, so until Keith can eliminate that threat they have to stay locked up.


A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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