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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 31 2016 : 11:45:11 AM
We went to Kentucky for a church homecoming, and took some time to check out properties near Irvine that we saw on Zillow. Somehow our GPS got confused in the mountains, but we found the property I had my eye on purely by accident. It is everything that I want - a view, quiet, and a small house. The only problem is that we aren't ready to retire for anot her couple years, and can't afford two mortgages. I hope the LORD will keep it for us!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Audra Rose Posted - Feb 17 2024 : 05:29:21 AM
There's a thin layer of snow on the ground and it's bitterly cold. I've fed the outside cts, birds and deer. Now I'm starting the melancholy task of packing up my mother-in-law's clothing. Since she will be living in the nursing home we decided to rent the apartment to our son.
I'll mark each bin in case we need to find something.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Audra Rose Posted - Feb 11 2024 : 5:43:34 PM
It must be a man thing...
Tonight I was looking through a book by James Thurber. Here is my favorite Thurber cartoon.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Killarney Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 09:59:06 AM
Sounds like a fun day! You absolutely do not look like a risk taker! My sweetie always whizzes thru antique stores, so I have times I go alone so I can take all the time I want Lol!!
Connie W.
Audra Rose Posted - Feb 10 2024 : 09:39:04 AM
Thank you Connie, Karen and Krista. This time of year it is dull and gray; but spring will come eventually.
We went to an antique mall today and my sweetie whizzed through it then insisted on going to eat.
One thing I've noticed lately is people saying "be careful." As I leave the nursing home, leaving a restaurant or I look like a risk taker?

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Killarney Posted - Feb 08 2024 : 12:48:16 PM
Vanessa, I caught up on many of your beautiful pictures! It's beautiful where you live!
We always feed every stray and the neighbors dog too!
I love your garden stones!!
Your so creative!!

Connie W.
Killarney Posted - Feb 08 2024 : 12:43:05 PM
Prayers for your MIL, so sorry she fell. I lose a lot of hair too. It also will keep certain bugs from getting to your plants.
My Grandmother always cut our hair as kids and saved it for all kinds of stuff, most outside in the garden. I have a few curls she saved in an envelope from my haircut when I was 5. I'm going to get an ott light too!
Connie W
Jokamartell Posted - Feb 07 2024 : 8:13:24 PM
Prayers for your MIL, Vanessa. :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 07 2024 : 12:21:10 PM
Vanessa, I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope she will be feeling better soon and you guys can figure out what to do.

Audra Rose Posted - Feb 07 2024 : 06:57:30 AM
My mother-in-law has fallen twice in as many days and has gashes on her head. She has continually told us she doesn't need a round the clock caretaker, but its obvious she does. No brain damage luckily.
I'm sitting in an emergency room while tests are done, waiting for them to put in more staples. I joked that she'll look like the Bride of Frankenstein.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Audra Rose Posted - Jan 13 2024 : 6:10:30 PM
So frustrating trying to sew today. Three of my four sewing machines are on the fritz. I'll be toting them to the repair shop. At least one of them works.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Audra Rose Posted - Jan 01 2024 : 05:42:17 AM

This is all my hair collected from my hairbrush in 2023. More probably was vacuumed up. I think I shed more than our husky! I'll add it to my garden as compost

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Jokamartell Posted - Dec 28 2023 : 6:14:37 PM
Ott lights are amazing!! So glad you finally got one!!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
Audra Rose Posted - Dec 28 2023 : 4:48:16 PM
Christmas came today! I got myself an OttLite. Our regular lamps don't do the trick.

Now I can really get to work on the quilt.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Audra Rose Posted - Dec 17 2023 : 06:25:32 AM

With the cold weather my inner baker woke up. These are kolache, like my grandmother made. I am not completely satisfied with them because the bread part is a bit too heavy. But I will keep trying different recipes till I get a softer texture. My dad fondly recalled how grandma would make a sweetened cottage cheese filling, so I filled them with that.
Nobody else here eats sweets so they will be shared.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Dec 15 2023 : 11:06:50 AM
Oh my gosh Vanessa! Those boys are adorable! You're so sweet for giving them a place to sleep and eat for the night. I hope they find amazing families.

Audra Rose Posted - Dec 15 2023 : 09:27:48 AM
We are already outnumbered by the 5 dogs we have, I don't need 2 more Poopies.

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VegiChik Posted - Dec 13 2023 : 07:54:51 AM
I bond within 3 minutes (or less)! If they spent the nite with me , I would be claiming them as my own if real owners weren’t found!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
Audra Rose Posted - Dec 12 2023 : 6:03:02 PM

We live on the same road as the animal shelter. While going home I saw one of these cuties in the road and his brother outside the fence. They're spending the night at my house then go to the shelter. Poor boys were hungry and thirsty.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
churunga Posted - Nov 10 2023 : 8:51:42 PM
We are just like our parents. Our dad worked as an appliance repair man for Montgomery Wards and our mom is a creative problem solver.

Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 10 2023 : 7:24:20 PM
My sweetie, while a fine man and skillful in many things, cannot fix stuff. Our dishwasher was buzzing so I asked him to clean the filter, but a small part was broken. He ordered a new one and I had to replace it courtesy of utube. I was worried it might leak, but all is working well. He calls me "the master of the mechanical stuff."

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Audra Rose Posted - Nov 06 2023 : 5:36:40 PM
Good for you! I'm envious of your little shed. If I won the lottery, that is the first thing I'd buy - then put in solar powered lights and heat.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
VegiChik Posted - Nov 06 2023 : 12:25:14 PM
Love It! Lots of hard work but it looks so cozy & inviting. You have rescued a piece of land & given it a “purpose for living”!
shennandoah Posted - Nov 05 2023 : 1:50:28 PM
I love to see everyone's farmsteads! We just bought our slice of heaven three years ago. It was a barren, sandy wasteland of pencil cactus and fire ants. I've been using permaculture and organic practices and building infrastructure a little at a time. Was able to get tons of carrots, green beans, soup beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, herbs, and more this year!

I also finally settled on a name for our hobby farm -- "Patchwork Herbs Farm" and my potting shed is "tea Thyme Cottage." I even made a little nook in the shed where I can sit and enjoy a cup of tea on nice days. I also just got my first chickens and put down a deposit on honey bee hives for the spring. Lots more good things to come!

ddmashayekhi Posted - Oct 22 2023 : 07:12:34 AM
Beautiful pictures Vanessa, thank you for sharing your lovely town with us.

Dawn in IL

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!” Anne of Green Gables

windypines Posted - Oct 22 2023 : 02:08:22 AM
Very pretty Vanessa. Enjoy the fall show.

Farming in WI


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