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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I've been bad at blogging lately and I'm trying to make amend.

 Every week we are all invited for a get to know you chat on at Everyday Ruralty on Patrice's porch. I think that this time since she's sick with the flu, the poor girl, we better bring her some flowers. I was going to bring her daisies but I'm afraid that she might take that the wrong way.  I'll bring her some peonies. That should cheer her up.

Looks like the chat will happen in her bedroom. We'll get to see her in her PJ's he he he...  I'm sure that Wendell will get a laugh out of that... I better bring a face mask, just in case. I can't afford to be sick for even a single day since I have another calf today. That's two within a week. I now have 13 calves.

Today everyone is helping with the questions and now let's get the party on the way.

 1.  Kimberly asks: How long have you blogged?
   My first post was launched on a shaky leg on August 2nd.  2010 so it's almost a year and a half.  It's been a great experience and I never feel alone. I've made nice blogger friends along the way and got some amazing gifts also. Thanks everyone.

2.  Lana asks:  What is the most difficult part of taking care of chickens?
     Oh dear, I guess I'll have to say dusting them and gluing their tail feathers back on after a fall.  Moving them around for dusting too. Having to explain to them why I have to find a temporary home around Christmas to make room for snowmen or Santas.

3.  Susana asks: Would you prefer to live where's it hot or cold?
 I'd like to live smack in the middle. Although I love the 4 seasons, I don't like it too hot or too cold.
Does anybody know where that is?

4.  Farm Girl asks: What sort of things are you looking forward to in 2012?
I'm looking forward to my son moving his little black shed onto his own property.  You all know that kids leaves things home when the get their own place.  Mine left his shed.  It was supposed to be there for a little while. It's been there a long time and my hedge is damaged because of not getting enough sun.

5.  Dreaming asks: What's for dinner?
Seafood chowder with a sprinkle of dill weed. I put chopped carrots in my seafood chowder. Like Wendell, I love carrots.

Wishing Patrice and all those who have the sniffle  and more serious conditions a speedy recovery.

I'm so glad that you stopped by today. Please go over to Everyday Ruralty to wish her well and take part of her chat. I'm looking forward to reading your comments.   Hugs.  JB


  1. Well you are just too sweet taking her those beautiful flowers. I know they cheered her up.....

  2. Thanks for the well wishes! Your chicken answer gave me a chuckle! Dinner sounds good. I love seafood. The irises and peonies are gorgeous! They are both favorites. My former employer offered me some peonies. I may go to the estate this spring and see if she will still share some with me. She has three colors.

  3. I love, love, love the peonies. Also, you have the same breed of chicken that I do! Ha, ha! Wow! That's a lot of calves out there in the barn. I won't breathe on you either...I have my 4th case of the crud since school started.

  4. What pretty flowers!

    Regarding #3...I don't know where that "in the middle place" is, but I sure know where it isn't- here on the TX Gulf Coast. We've had days in the 80s this month. It is February and is supposed to be cold. Not here. It's against the rules to have real winter here. :)

    I hope that you have a great day!

  5. Ooh, seafood chowder! I wish I was having supper at your house!!

  6. If you find the middle please let me know I would be packed and ready to go.
    seafood sounds yummy

  7. Love the flowers!! Seafood chowder sounds so yummy. I like your answers Julia and keep those calves coming. Cheri

  8. I liked reading all of your answers today. That is funny about your chickens. :) Your chowder sounds wonderful. I can't believe James is already one. Time goes by so fast. Julia, they never take their stuff!!! I have a shed I got to put my crafting stuff in and it is filled with all of their junk. Every time I mention it they tell they don't have room. :)

  9. I absolutely love the way you care for your chickens!

  10. You got me! I was being really serious about your chicken care until I got to the tail feathers. Don't ask what my brain thought 'dusting' meant - it made some sort of sense. See I really know nothing about chickens!

    When you find that 'just right' climate place let me know, too!

  11. Had a good laugh at your blog, a story to retell without a doubt.

  12. Awwww, poor Patrice, I'm gonna pop over and wish her well when I leave here.

    I did enjoy the bouquet of flowers myself. They sure brightened this dull rainy day up 'round here. Felt just like a ray of sunshine on the screen.


    God bless ya and have yourself a magnificent kinda day sweetie!!!