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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.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


I'm not one to pamper myself much but even I need to get a hair cut from time to time. My hair grows so fast... This time, my hair got a little longer than usual and with this rainy weather my hair has a tendency to curl since I've had Chemo. I don't know why but that's how it is.

It's OK until it get's a certain length and then I can't do a thing with it. Usually, I trim it every 4 weeks, a little here and a little there  just to keep it manageable since I have thin hair.

This morning after barn work, I showered and grabbed my trusty old barber scissors and cut my own hair before going to church. It was curling in my neck and I looked neglected and it didn't felt good.

Here are front and back mirror selfies....  I'll tell you, taking a selfie  of the back of my own head in a mirror isn't easy. It's harder than cutting my own hair.   OK, I was dressed by then. I didn't want to scare anybody away. hahaha, and beside I didn't want to break my camera or my mirror. Don't need 7 years bad luck...

I needed my two hands to keep my camera steady with this shot. I had to take about 10 photos before I got the back of my head, lol... I was getting everything but the back of my head... It was all guess work... My neck is whiter where the hair was long. You can tell I spend a lot of time outdoors by my tan.

This one was easier to take but still tricky. I had to put the camera at a slight angle and look directly at the camera in the mirror.  No before pictures for obvious reason... hehehe....

Even the big Maple tree needed a trim.  Oh lordy... notice my Christmas tree lights still on the house at the top of this picture.  lol... I guess life is busy here isn't it....

George lifted Reid as high as he could in the big tractor bucket  so Reid could cut the branches with a chain saw while I directed George where to drive and how high to lift the bucket as he couldn't see Reid way up there with a chain saw in his hand...  I didn't want Reid to get hit on the head with the overhead branches. So of course, I couldn't take photos. I think they cut about 5 long branches.

They hauled the branches out of the way and cut them into firewood. Now my little crap apple tree has more light.

That huge tree in the front is a soft wood maple and grows way too fast and the branches needs trimming every year to keep it from obstructing the view for drivers.

This is the beef stew with dumplings that was left in my dutchoven after everyone had eaten at dinner time Saturday. The boys work hard and a stew hits the spot when it's cool and damp.

I made some Rhubarb Custard desert  as I needed to use up some eggs before they pass the best before date. We haven't eaten many eggs lately. This is what was left after everyone ate. I had a piece too of course. Yummy... It had a shortbread base.

Working in the kitchen was a good break from weeding and whitewashing.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there living or in heaven.
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  1. you're just too stinking cute! love your hair! you keep yours a lot longer than i do mine (especially in summer). i cut my own as well (and the neckline shows it...) :)

    your stew looks SO good!

  2. Well Julia I think you do a great job cutting your own hair it looks great. I am with Tex Wis, you are so cute. You look very pretty and I love the curl in your hair.
    Your food looks yummy. It is always so busy around there.

  3. You do a great job! And save yourself a lot of money too. You have hungry men to feed the food looks good.

  4. You did an awesome job with your haircut! I can't even cut my hair and it's pretty much all one length. Short hair is tough to do.

  5. Your hair looks great. I'm impressed you can cut it yourself. Attempts I have made to cut my own bangs are not pretty

  6. HAhaaaa crap apple tree…. great typo! Your hair is wonderful! dang! I wish my ol hair had a bit of curl innit! just straight as a board…. you are a cutie... sure are ...

    What fun seeing you do selfies! I'm about to go to bed and saw your update … I ean WHAT A title!

    cool and damp? oh, baruther … not aroun heah! stew and rhubarb custard dessert… holy yum…

    working in the kitchen is a good break for you … lord have mercy! y'kill me.

  7. You have done a good work with your hair. You as well as your hair look nice. Trimming the trees make them to look beautiful.

  8. Nice job cutting your hair! You look mahvelous! :-) It seems there is always something to do on a farm... the stew looks delicious too!

  9. Julia your hair looks FANTASTIC!!! I love it. And kudos on getting the shot of the back of your hair. I wish I could cut my own hair. Maybe I can get lessons from you :-)

  10. Your hair looks great and so do you, Julia! Very happy and healthy! Must be all that hard work you! I'm finally learning to like rhubarb ~ husband makes a great rhubarb custard pie and this weekend a rhubarb-rosemary martini!!! Your stew looked very yummy, too!

  11. Gee whiz, you do a good job cutting your own hair (and that's coming from a hair stylist)!

    I love your big trees - they're beautiful.

  12. I don't know how you do it, Julia! What a nice hair cut! I don't dare start in on mine!

    I really appreciate your visits and comments on my blog.

    Have a good Monday and a good week ahead! xo

  13. Your hair is adorable...and so are you! That rhubarb custard looks so yummy...I'd love some with my afternoon tea.
    Have a great week,

  14. I love the selfies and the haircut is brilliant, especially doing it yourself.
    Isn't it difficult to take one of your self smiling, it often looks too false but you did good.

  15. Your haircut is adorable on you! Great job. And the stew looks great, too. One of my favourites. Yum! Hugs to you!

  16. Pretty lady! If I cut my hair I would never look that good.

  17. Your hair looks wonderful! I would never guess you did that youself! I think your camera skills are great too...the food looks amazing! It's warm here today so no stew for my gang..plus, we don't work as hard as you all do! Have a good week!

  18. That caption sure aught my attention! Ha,ha,ha!!! You do a great job cutting your own hair. t looks better than most hair dressers would do.
    That stew really looks good. I hope those hungry farm men appreciate all the time you spend making those wonderful meals.

  19. Ah, man. Beef stew dumplings. Jilda does those on occasion. I LOVE that dish.

  20. Great haircut. You certainly are multi-talented! Sarah

  21. You did a beautiful job cutting your hair! It IS hard to get to the hair salon, isn't it? That's why I have a boring pony tail right now!
    Stew = delish!

  22. Your hair looks fabulous!!!! Who needs a hairdresser when you do that kind of a job?

    Your yard is lovely. Looks like it is enough to keep you very busy.

  23. You are a mighty fine hairdresser sweet Julia, you did great on your hair cut. That stew and dessert looks so very good. I cut my own hair too, can't find anyone to cut it to please me. It is getting harder for me to reach the back though so don't know how much longer I will be able to cut it myself. Good that George and Reid took care of the tree branches. Tree work is very expensive when you have to hire it done. Hugs

  24. Great job cutting your hair Julia.It must run in the family.I do my own hair cutting also,since my hair is so thin and the hair dresser seemed to want to take too much off every time.I decided to try that myself and have been doing this for as long as I remember.I always say if you have the will you can find a way. Have a great day.

  25. Your still styling it Julia! Very nicely too! With a cut like that, who needs to pay a stylist. :-) I cut my own hair too when I'm out east & my hairdresser cringes when she sees me 6 months later. I just can't stand having hair in my eyes, so the bangs get a cutting. You do a great job on yours, looks very stylish.
    Supper looked good, wish I was there! Love rhubarb, I'm going to look that recipe up online. I've made a cobble this spring, yummy taste of summer, rhubarb & strawberries. mmmmmmmm
    It was great to see your smiling face my blogging friend!

  26. I swear Julia there is a verse in the bible about a woman like you who can do everything well! Love your hair and smile and best of all your attitude in life, hugs cheri