Tag Archives: Personal

Oh, yes. I remember you

Was going to pass through Juneau, Alaska on my want to Kake, Alaska to visit family members. My Mom said I should go by and see the man who was her friend for many years. He had some tools that … Continue reading

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To My Friend, A Remarkable Woman

I don’t know if what your plans are in the long run. If you still want a city job maybe I am off base but here are some thoughts about making sustainable farming profitable.  You already are expert on developing … Continue reading

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She “Got our Goat”

We had a neighbor that raised show goats. One mother had three babies and rejected one of them. My neighbor brought the rejected baby goat to us and ask if we would raise it. We had a touring Herb Farm … Continue reading

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Turkey Surprise

  My husband, Bud and I never thought we would suddenly become turkey farmers when we retired and we moved to the country in Texas. One day when our grandson, Joshua was visiting, he ran into my kitchen and said, … Continue reading

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Snake Catcher

Seeing that snake catcher rod reminded me of an event in our family. This is not a story for the weak of heart with teens in the wilds of Texas. My young son was with this group of teens. The … Continue reading

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Frustration With My Laptop

When we knew we were moving to the country, I decided I better learn all I could to keep our computers running. My husband only knew how to use a computer and was not interested in solving any problems on … Continue reading

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It Snowed in Smithville Texas in Dec 2017

I woke up to a real treat this morning. Snow. I rushed to wake Catherine (she was the only one of my kids here). “It snowed… snowed… Come see before it disappears” I yelled. I was pretty young and did … Continue reading

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Seniors and Youth-Something Old, Something New

When I was young the people around me were my Grandmother, Aunts, Uncles, Mother and Father and cousins of various ages. I never thought this was something that would change radically when I became an adult. I never gave it … Continue reading

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Texas is a big state and things are spread out. Emergency preparedness is required.

My daughter and I were on the way to an adjacent town about 30 miles away to shop.  I was just remembering how I handled three small kids years ago on long trips like this.  I noticed a woman with … Continue reading

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Tiny Living Quarters are Not New

  Tiny houses are becoming a popular reaction against “Mac-Mansions”. My husband converted a small school bus that was originally from a small Texas town into an “RV”. The converted bus became part of our family for over two decades … Continue reading

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