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Month: February 2016

Stubborn As A Mule

Stubborn As A Mule

I have always been a stubborn, strong willed person. These “qualities” as I like to call them, have not always been helpful in many situations in my life. Refusing to wash or brush my hair and insisting I dress myself (skirts and cowgirl boots was the outfit of choice) left my Mom and sister pretty frustrated, I’m sure. My Dad could tell you stories of how my Mom would get me cleaned up and ready for church, take her eyes…

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A different kind of canning…

A different kind of canning…

We spent valentines day with my husbands family painting.  We went to painting with a twist here in Greece NY.  Our artist/host Heather did a wonderful job of guiding all of us through our painting.  The structure of the painting was the same as everyone else’s but we all added our own personality to our own piece.  The painting that we chose was two mason jars on a table with flowers coming out of them.  I say flowers because originally…

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Snowy little bear cub

Snowy little bear cub

Our little adorable Australian Shepherd is completely unfazed by the freezing frigid and bitter cold that has arrived today here in upstate New York.  Olive will ask to go outside and then when I’m sure she is freezing to death she will refuse to come inside.  She will frolic and roll in the snow all by herself and it seems like she is having the time of her little puppy life.  When little Olive comes in she is so excited…

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Snow is here get some quilting done!

Snow is here get some quilting done!

I am watching it snow as I am working on my spring wall hanging.  I might actually get this one done when spring actually arrives.  If you have cabin fever like I do order a spring wall hanging it was very motivating.  I enjoyed envisioning my daffodils popping up in my garden.  This also motivated me to check my seeds for my summer garden.  It is only 36 days until spring officially arrives.  I got the back pieces sewn together…

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Crinkits Water Bottle Toy

Crinkits Water Bottle Toy

I absolutely love this dog toy!  Crinkits not only satisfy my dogs irrational need to kill water bottles but they are very durable.  Gus has had the same Cricket for about a year and still loves it.  Crinkit also floats which makes it super fun for water loving dogs.   This toy comes in several colors including pink, orange and blue.  This toy also comes pre stuffed with a water bottle meaning its fun chewing time for your pup the…

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The Barn

The Barn

Written by Kate Morrison It’s 3:21 A.M. and I am scavenging through my cupboards, scouring through boxes of childhood treasures. Journals from third grade where I’d written about orphaned raccoons we were raising, and my Holstein heifer Betty. A stuffed cow my Grandpa Harold gave me that I can’t seem to part with. Black and white photos of my Grandma Joan Hallock as a child with a filly on her family’s farm. Some costume jewelry that belonged to Ethel Stokoe…

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