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rough start farmgirl Posted - Nov 24 2012 : 11:56:01 PM
Hello!

This is the new home of the Over 50 Farmgirls. This thread originated on the Welcome Wagon Forum. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to join in. Feel free to read the older posts for some "history" or just jump in!
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levisgrammy Posted - Nov 27 2021 : 04:14:53 AM
Vanessa,
Sorry to hear of your guest having to cut her visit short.
We had a lovely day with our daughter and family, there were 8 of us. It was a wonderfully relaxing day. We were expecting 2 more from out of state but due to his sister ending up in icu with pneumonia the beginning of the week they were not able to make it.
We put up our tree yesterday and I want to get it decorated today. We usually don't decorate it until the 2nd of December, my son's birthday, but since moving we are changing up our traditions a little. I may get the all the Christmas decorating finished by the second. Sometimes it's slow going for me.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 27 2021 : 03:10:49 AM
Our guest was a friend of my mother-in-law. She cut her visit short because of aches from a fall she had before she flew to see us. She will see her doctor back in Florida.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
Tall Holly Posted - Nov 26 2021 : 05:07:55 AM
Good early morning,

I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday. We had nine at our table and everyone behaved themselves.

We have a covering of snow on the ground. This is the last weekend of deer rifle season. There are a couple of more weeks of hunting deer for bow and disabled people.

Have a good day.


Holly
farmgirl #2499
churunga Posted - Nov 21 2021 : 3:00:13 PM
Oh Holly! You can do it. It is so relaxing that I don't want to stop. Grab some tea, a hook and some yarn and just relax.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Tall Holly Posted - Nov 21 2021 : 2:43:42 PM
Good evening,

That afghan is very pretty. I was thinking yesterday when the Herrshner's catalog arrived in the mail that I did not have the attention span to start a new big project but, those kits and colors sure are pretty.



Holly
farmgirl #2499
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 20 2021 : 7:33:36 PM
Our New Zealand student moved to another local family on Friday. I think she will be happier in a home with other young people. At least I don't have to drive her to school!

I'm looking forward to a few days off for Thanksgiving next week. We will go to Coney Island Christmas Night of Lights and see a hockey game!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
churunga Posted - Nov 20 2021 : 4:01:24 PM
Life has slowed down somewhat. I finished a large project and that feels good.



It is a blanket I made for my job coach for her wedding and a thank you gift for helping me get a job.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Tall Holly Posted - Nov 20 2021 : 12:48:55 PM
Good evening everyone,

Jan, did you get your garden in? How s your dh doing? how are you doing with his illness?

Denise, glad your kitchen is coming together and the end is in site.

Marie, is life settling down, yet?

Today was a lovely fall day. The sun shone with very few clouds in the sky. Yesterday, it was warmer and the snow melted off the mountain tops so they were not as sparkly as they were.

The moon was so bright last night with out the clouds. The night before there was a partial lunar eclipse but we had thick cloud cover so we missed it. The pictures online were interesting to see.

I moved cow hay to the pig pen this morning. The cows will not eat the hay they have stood on but the pigs will. Pushed the hay into the bucket and then dumped it into the pig pen.

I helped move a pile of wood closer to where it was to be stacked for sale. The job should be done by now.

The neighbor came and blocked the wood he was bought and took it away in his dumper trailer. I am glad it is gone to his house. One less responsibility for me.

Sweet dreams everyone,




Holly
farmgirl #2499
levisgrammy Posted - Nov 13 2021 : 05:10:56 AM
I never cared for the time changes. But we have our grands who catch their bus early and would be waiting in the dark if we didn't change the time.
The kitchen cabinets are finished. Waiting on the counter top. But everything has finally found its home. So good to have it done. Working on odds and ends. Finding home for wall photos and things like that.
Still getting my craft area set up.

Thinking of you Jana and Marie.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Betty J. Posted - Nov 10 2021 : 4:44:52 PM
It always seems to me that when we revert back to Standard Time that the dark seems to enclose us sooner. Days are really shorter. It is almost dark here now and it's only 4:30 p.m.

Betty in Pasco
Tall Holly Posted - Nov 10 2021 : 3:52:43 PM
Good evening everyone,

Here it is only 6:46 in the evening. It is pitch black out with some stars shining and it feels like 10:00 PM well past my bed time. It is nice waking up in the light for a while but this darkness so early is is hard to deal with.

Two weeks ago a chicken that we bought from a farm up north hatched out 5 chicks and then abandoned the nest. I rescued two when I found out but one died so now we have one chick in a big rubbermaid container in the kitchen. It has its wing feathers and is starting to feather out its body. I think it is a hen because the youtube video I watched gave the details on how to tell. She makes a lot of noise. I folded a wire mesh cover for her container. She flew? hopped? out two days ago and I rescued her and then the kittens were very interested in her. So, the wire mesh keeps her safe.

We had snow for a day last week. Now it is very warm for the season in the day.

Sweet dreams.


Holly
farmgirl #2499
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 28 2021 : 08:30:43 AM
Marie,
Keeping you in thoughts while you do this for your friend.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
churunga Posted - Oct 28 2021 : 07:31:58 AM
I'm here. Just busy not getting anything done. It is doldrums I believe. I have to get my butt off this chair and spread my friends ashes in Lakewood Cemetery. I thought of going to where his mom is buried and leaving some there. Maybe I should do that. It is a trip to South Dakota I think. Maybe I can reach some of his relatives. I could use a road trip.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 28 2021 : 04:36:45 AM
Holly,
I dont envy you the furnace issues but glad to hear you got it all sorted out and its working and keeping you cozy.
Wondering where all the gals are. Must be a busy time for everyone.
We are still working on the kitchen cabinets. It would be done by now but it has not been a priority and we had some bleed through issues with the paint. Had to sand them back down and do primer. The person who recommended the cabinet/furniture paint said we wouldn't need primer but apparently they had not had this happen. From now on anything I paint is getting primer first. Should be able to finish and get everything back in order between now and Saturday.


~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Tall Holly Posted - Oct 27 2021 : 5:30:57 PM
Good evening everyone,

Tonight I watched the third in a four part series of webinars on Death, Dying and Design. It is put on by the Yestermorrow Design school that is not far from me. The webinars are on You tube and if you search Yestermorrow I am told they can be found.

The webinars have all been recorded for people to watch when they are able.

Tonight's talk featured a death doula named Casey Engel who is based here in Vermont. I found the presentation and talk interesting. She spoke about how to talk about death and dying with your family and other information that could be helpful.

Last week was on a company that has created a way to decompose the body into soil. It is for people who live in the city where there is not a lot of space to bury people. People here in the country could do green burial. I thought this was an interesting presentation.

The first week featured an architect who has created a living space that can be attached to an existing dwelling to accommodate someone who needs a one level living space or if a family member wants to move in but the house is not big enough or accessible.

I am not sure what next weeks talk will be.

Sweet dreams,



Holly
farmgirl #2499
Tall Holly Posted - Oct 27 2021 : 3:04:42 PM
Late last winter maybe early spring the heat pipes in the back of the house froze. I replaced the cracked ones and was waiting for the cooler temperatures to begin to finish the job. Well, It has come. I turned on the system and it made a nasty racket. BUT, the pipes did not leak. It dawned on me that I needed to bleed the air out of the pipes. The little bleeders worked a little. When I had some of the pipes moved from under the door and cat door to over the cat door and people door the contractor did not put bleeders in the high spots. I thought I had to drain the system again and put in bleeders up high. LOw and behold watching a youTube video I found out how to bleed the lines from the pipes in the furnace room.. I did it. The furnace works quietly and the pipes get hot.

The sunset is a brilliant pinkish orange tonight. Quite lovely.

Sweet dreams,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 27 2021 : 10:35:54 AM
We had our first frost last night and now everything is going to be colorful around here. More than normal. We do have lots of leaves already on the ground too.
Babysitting for my grandson for a bit today. Usually he comes on Thursday but his mom also had an appointment today. He loves to come over and gets so excited to be here. I love that.
We are almost finished with the kitchen redo. I will be so glad when it is finally done. Want to get everything in order.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Tall Holly Posted - Oct 25 2021 : 5:22:16 PM
We had our first frost of the season on Saturday. Usually, it happens the second week of September. The pretty leaves have about passed. The yellows of the oak are fading to brown and that is pretty against the gray of the bare branches.

I am glad to see you on here, Jan. I have been thinking I should snail mail you a letter to come on but you beat me to the arrival. I am glad to read you. I am sorry you have endured so much loss. And Bob. I hope he heals without continued pain.
I guess dentures are something to get used too. I bet your fall garden will be lovely when it grows. You have always been a skilled gardener.

Sweet dreams everyone,

Holly
farmgirl #2499
jan49829 Posted - Oct 24 2021 : 06:44:42 AM
Thank you Denise. I am coping. Will be a long road ahead, but I will make it. I am hoping I have time in between to get my fall gardens going. It just started to cool down a bit here. Still in the 80s but much less humidity. I like this time of year.
Hope you are feeling better Marie. Sounds like you enjoy your job. That is great.
Marilyn, you too sound like you enjoy your newer job. I bet it is alot less strain on the nerves.
Holly, You are such a hard worker. I always enjoy reading your posts. Good to see you back on here.
Vanessa, You are such a good sister. Hope your mom is on the mend and feeling better.
Betty, good to see you on here again.
Time to take Olivia for her walk. Have a great day.
Jan

Jan
Farmgirl Sister #3340

levisgrammy Posted - Oct 22 2021 : 6:26:14 PM
Janet,
My goodness you have a lot going on and a lot to deal with. I hope you have had a chance to de-stress a bit. We don't realize the damage it can do to our bodies.
I am glad you have made your way here. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
jan49829 Posted - Oct 22 2021 : 08:26:25 AM
It has been so long since I have posted. I have had so much going on in the last few years. We are still in Florida. This year has been hard. January, my youngest sister passed away suddenly, she was only 59. April my oldest sister passed at 77. She was the one I went out for breakfast every Wednesday for 24 years before we moved to Florida. 10 months before that her husband died of lung cancer. A week after she died, one of my BIL passed suddenly. Then in July I had to have all my teeth pulled because of meds and bone disease. Got new dentures in Sept. Bob had pain on his left cheek area and we thought it was a bad tooth, so he ended up getting it pulled. By the end of July, it was worse. Went to dr. and had to get a biopsy done. Found out he has cancer of his parotid gland. He left it go so long that it grew quite fast. He had 9 1/2 hour surgery last Wednesday and is now home. He had his skin removed from his cheek, plus neck muscles, and they had to remove a nerve that controls the left side of the face. They took tissue from his thigh and had to take so much that they had to replace some of that from his chest to fill in. Plus behind his ear. Dr. said it was pressing against his ear drum. He needs radiation, but we are hopeful they got it all. Won.t know until we get more tests. He is in no pain now. Will be getting his stitches out on Monday. I have not driven here in years, and never on the interstate and had to drive back and forth 14 times. Now I am a pro at rush hour. Terrible traffic here. I am tired. I will try to keep up with you. I am so glad to see this forum back up and running. Hi to all of you. Don't know who remembers me.

Jan
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

http://Jan49829.etsy.com
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 15 2021 : 06:48:23 AM
Holly, so sorry about your pup. So sad when we lose a furbaby.

Getting settled in here. The scenery of nature is beautiful here this time of year!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Betty J. Posted - Oct 14 2021 : 7:17:13 PM
I am so sorry about the loss of your pet. It takes a very long time to get over it.

Glad you found your metal piece for your tractor.

Betty in Pasco
Tall Holly Posted - Oct 14 2021 : 3:57:20 PM
Good evening everyone,

I have begun to brush hog some of our fields. I like to wait until the flowers have gone by so the bees and butterflies are not left destitute by cutting their food sources too early. We have not had a frost yet. We usually have one by the second week of September. The leaves are quite stunning this year. The shortening of the days have caused the leaves to turn brilliant reds, yellows and oranges. We have not had rain in more than three weeks so the rain drops have not made the leaves fall to the ground.

Yesterday, I lost a piece off the lifting mechanism on the back of my tractor. I looked for it but did not find it so I went to the Kubota dealer to buy a new piece. They wanted $178 plus shipping. I told them I would go find the one I lost. I borrowed a metal detector from my mechanic. Today we went out and after about an hour I found the missing piece. I was very glad. I have reattached it and the whole machine works very well again.

We had to put our old dog down today. I have been hoping he would just go to sleep himself and not wake up. He was riddled with cancerous bumps and one or more of them were making it hard for him to breath. He was in a lot of pain as well. The sad part is that when he was not wheezing or wincing he seemed quite happy. I will miss him.

sweet dreams,


Holly
farmgirl #2499
levisgrammy Posted - Oct 01 2021 : 4:36:35 PM
Holly, It seems everyone walks here. We are in a cul-de-sac and the sidewalk continues on through all of the housing. I could start out in front of my house and walk around and end up back at my house. I don't know how far it is because I have never walked it yet. Probably should and now the weather is nice I will be out there more. Walking is my number 1 choice for losing weight and of course it is good for you all around. Lungs, heart etc.

We have been doing a bit of renovating in the kitchen and we are coming into the homestretch. Can't wait to get everything put away and back to rights. We had furniture delivered this past Wednesday and it sure doesn't look as big in the showroom. Have to do some rearranging to get things to be comfortable and roomy. Downsizing seems to be my mantra this year. It's okay though as I have found much I can do without.

I have been babysitting my 3 yr old grandson one morning a week and we have such a great time together. He loves to be outdoors with me and I am able to get lots done. He loves to help. I do have moments when I miss the old house even though I complained about all the things it needed. We were there for 21 years so lots of memories. It is a bit of a challenge to go from out in the country to sort of close to everything and the highway. But I am getting used to it.

I hope everyone is enjoying their fall as much as I am and hoping October is full of joy and peace for all of you.


~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

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