Coziness is Addicting

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What is your favorite thing about home?  A few of mine are peace, relaxation, rest, and at the top of all of that…coziness. 

  
Maybe we embrace it with age.  I don’t know though…because our kids love coziness too.  When I was a kid..I would snuggle down into my…waterbed. Yes…it was the eighties and that was cool.  I actually slept in that bed until 1995.  

  
Anyway…we are big on piles of blankets, quilts, and afghans around here.  You know…coziness.

  
I’m thinking that coziness is addicting…how about you?

Love from the Dirt Road,

Kelli

Coffee…oh how I love thee!

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Piddling around a bit this morning…so I spruced up our little spot for coffee.

  
Isn’t coffee a good friend? Okay…not really a friend…but the very smell is comforting to me.  It reminds me of grandparents. It says all things…cozy.  Coffee…oh how I love thee.

  
I know that not everyone loves it…so maybe a little tea station instead?  Okay…a soda fountain on the counter.  Now there is an idea!  Lol!

  
Have a wonderful weekend Dirt Roaders!

Love from the Farmhouse!

Kelli

Life in the Slow Lane

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Does that sound like a dream?  Does it sound dreamy?  Are you like “Kel…what planet are you from?”  If you are a mom with lots of little ones running around…you might have just given a big ol’ eye roll.

  
Life in the slow lane doesn’t have to be a life of ease on the beach somewhere.  In the middle of this crazy, chaotic, sometimes really hard life, it is your choice to switch to the slow lane…or not.

   
People that drive in the fast lane all the time…are always on the defensive.  They don’t have time to gaze out the window…because they are always passing people. (We tease the Mr. and tell him that he thinks that lane belongs to him.) On the other hand…folks in the slow lane…are just enjoying the journey.  They are also enjoying their regulated blood pressure.

I know that life is busy.  Yesterday we had three church services to attend…and my husband ministered at two of them.  Before all of that…early in the morning…he got a cow in the squeeze chute and gave her shots.  (Ox in the ditch.) I’m not complaining or bragging…it’s all for  the Lord.  Even the cow…because ultimately she belongs to God.  I am just saying that we understand…busy.

  

Fast forward to after church last night.  Where could you find us?  We switched over to the slow lane.  We were at the Tropical Sno booth.  Why?  It was time to take a break.  It was time to slow down a bit.  This is a learned way of life.  It doesn’t usually come naturally.  It’s easier to stay busy and in turn wear ourselves thin.  Switching to the slow lane…is actually using wisdom. Did you know that Jesus totally approves of that?  He does.  

  

So…sweet one…that is burned out, tired out, cried out, whatever…take a little time for you today.  Be kind to yourself.  Ease over into the slow lane for a bit. Take a deep breath and let go…even if it’s just for a few minutes.  Heaven approves…and really…that is the main thing.

  

See you at the snow cone booth,

Kelli

A Trip to the Feed Store

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Do you love to shop at the feed store? I haven’t been out much this summer, due to some health issues, but I went to our local feed store today.  I can always find something there.

  
Today…I walked away with two tee shirts, (All proceeds go to St. Jude.) a new Lodge grill pan, a super snazzy book about canning, and some Two Old Goats. (That is natural muscle rub. Won-der-ful.) lol…Usually I don’t make that big of a haul…but my birthday is nearing.  I was making the Mr.’s life a little easier. Oh yeah, cattle wormer…but that wasn’t for me.

  
If you haven’t guessed it…I would shop the feed store…before the mall.  That’s just me.  All while wearing Versace perfume.  No…they don’t sell that at the feed store…unfortunately.  ;)

  
I hope that your Thursday has been a good one.  Jesus loves us…Dirt Roaders! 

Now….after a trip to our Chiro…it’s time for Two Old Goats.

  
Love from the Farmhouse, 

Kelli

Busy Country Life

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The beets are growing in the ground, the green beans have been picked and worked up twice.  Onions have been picked and are drying, and the rest of the garden is coming on.  Busy country life is in full swing.  Just the way that we apparently like it…or we wouldn’t plant a garden.

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This year our little baby peach trees have actually put out a peach or two.  Big excitement on the farm with that news.

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The weeds are growing, as are the kids.  It sure doesn’t take long with all of this rain.  I am not complaining because it sure beats a dry year and I know that there are some that would love to have rain.  It does come with it’s own set of circumstances though and weeds are definitely one of them.

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Our July Fourth celebration has come and gone and was a wonderful time.  We are very thankful to the Lord for that.  It’s a lot of work but it’s a joy to share our home with our church folks.

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Our kind of busy is so much different than the busy of those that live in the city.  It comes in batches.  It isn’t always an everyday thing…so much…as a busy season.  I hope that makes a lick of sense to ya. I’m sure that you catch my drift. ;)

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I hope that you are having a great Tuesday!

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

Whole Lot of Stuff Going On

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Right now at the Farmhouse…there is a whole lot of stuff going on.  It’s the lazy days of summer…but it’s also almost the Fourth of July. (You already knew that.)  That means that we do things around here that need doing.  Yesterday it was Give the House a Bath Day.  Today Bushhog and Mow Day.  Those things have mostly been taken care of by the Mr.  I am the moral support and the maker of breakfast burritos.

Our church family comes out to our little farm to celebrate with us.  Now you are like…”Ahh ha!”  Now we know why all of this stuff needs doing.”  You are right.  I actually planned on staining the front porch too…but after the Mr. powerwashed it and I saw it in all of it’s chippy glory….we left it.  It had a very “Walton’s-esque” feel to it.  We are good for now, thanks.

I actually got my big camera out today and snapped a bunch of shots for new posts.  Then my computer decided to be sassy…so that will have to wait for another day.  That is okay though.  Sometimes…when there is a whole lot of stuff going on…you just have to give yourself a little grace.  I’m good with that.

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

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