Month: November 2013

Disturbances on the Farm – Miller Farm Friday

A guest blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara This has been a very disturbing two weeks on Miller Farm. Last Wednesday morning I discovered a dead quail in the cage in the chicken coop. This would not have been… Read More

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OVER THE RIVER through the woods– One Word Wednesday

Thanksgiving brings to mind a very old song first written as poem titled “A Boy’s Thanksgiving Day.” The author Lydia Maria Francis Child (1802-1880) was a teacher, a writer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian… Read More

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Counting Thanksgiving Treasures

It’s three days until Turkey Day. Time for family reunions, food, fun, travel, football games, Black Friday and being thankful. Not necessarily in that order. Family reunions may be iffy this year with a major storm wreaking havoc over the… Read More

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Chicken Feed Famine on the Farm – Miller Farm Friday

A guest blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Around the Miller Farm feeding the chickens is a multi-step process. First, I go to the feed store and buy 50-pound sacks of lay pellets. Then I bring the sacks home… Read More

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Numbering Chickens – Miller Farm Friday

A Guest Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara When people ask how many chickens we have, I usually say 30. I hadn’t officially counted them, as they don’t stand still in the yard making it very difficult. It is… Read More

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GRATEFUL GRATITUDE – One Word Wednesday

GRATEFUL is an adjective describing a deep appreciation for kindness shown to oneself.GRATEFUL can be a powerful motivator. Being GRATEFUL puts a smile on your face. The word GRATITUDE is a noun meaning to feel grateful or thankful. Verbalizing GRATITUDE… Read More

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VETERAN’S DAY

“From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.”   ~Solomon Ortiz My husband is… Read More

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Flexibility and Perseverance – Miller Farm Friday

A Guest Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara As I was standing at the kitchen window yesterday and noticed a lizard on the ladder outside the window.  This is a common sight however, this particularly lizard seemed to be… Read More

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MENSA – One Word Wednesday

We recently spent an evening with my son’s family matching wits with puzzles from a fun book titled Match Wits with Mensa. Our family does enjoy mental challenges and besting one another in sports, games, and jokes, but we’re not… Read More

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4 Triggers to Jumpstart your Writing Time

Another November has rolled around, which means… Daylight saving time started unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Did you remember to set your clocks back? We did. Unfortunately, my… Read More

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