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Friday’s Hunt v4.15

13 Oct

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with P, surprise, and looking up. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants.  I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with O:  I am still waiting on Odie (and Maybeline) to have her offspring.

City/Town:  Just when I need sunshine and dry weather, the drought has disappeared, and I’m gone at work all day with rain at home.  We’re also about ten degrees cooler than usual for this time of year.  That is not the weather I ordered for Odie to have her baby.

Outside my classroom window today.

Purple:  I think Margarita has earned a purple heart with her battle against the coyote.  She’s holding her own at the hospital.  They are going to keep her through the weekend to make sure she stays hydrated.

Tequilla, Maggie, and Margarita

Now it’s your turn!

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No Rest for the Weary

20 Aug

The last few days have been crazy.  I seem to say that a lot, but it’s true.  I started back to work on Thursday on the second floor of an un-airconditioned brick building when we had a 100*F (37.78*C) heat index.  Just to make it more fun, I got to work an extra two hours too.  In good news, a co-worker did give me some tomatoes.  That’s good since my weeder geese mistook my tomatoes for weeds.

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Between what I’ve bought at the farmer’s market and what people have gifted me, I’ve been able to start some canning.  I would like to do one more batch of roasted tomato sauce.  Then I need to start on just cold-packed tomatoes.

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Friday was a busy day at home (non-mandatory work day.  Too hot to go to that building).  We are still painting and varnishing and doing all kinds of stuff in the garage.  I’m hoping to get a lot of this stuff finished on Sunday before I am back to work full time on Monday.

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In addition, I’m still making things like hand pies to sell at the pumpkin patch.  I did finish the last of my jams and jellies right before going back to work.

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I had the farmer’s market Friday night.

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It was a race to get home before the storms arrived.  You’ll notice the hay did get baled!  I got to get Gomez’s head unstuck from the fence.  Then, I managed to finish milking just before the rain got here.  Now that I’m only milking once a day, my girls aren’t giving me as much milk, but it’s still quite a lot.

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Today, I made mozzarella cheese since I have so much extra milk.  My mom has been making some too.  In between everything else, I keep making phone calls for the pumpkin patch to try and get food vendors, advertising, and I bought a big popcorn popper!

Friday’s Hunt v1.5

29 Jan

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week five!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with F, Week’s Favorite, and negative space.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without furthur ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with E:  I’m going with something easy because it’s been a crazy week.  E is for evening and the beautiful skies.

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Week’s Favorite:  I had a bit of excitement in my classroom this week.  Even though I don’t usually talk about work, I have to share this.  I was standing behind my desk and the students were working, when two boys exclaimed, “There’s a bat under your desk.”  I walked around and looked under the desk.  Sure enough.  There was a bat.  I was extremely impressed with the students.  Nobody screamed and ran out of the room.  They mostly just sat there; although, I did have to tell one young lady that it was not a good idea to take a selfie and cuddle with a bat.  It was just a few minutes until the custodian came and whisked the little fellow out of the room.  Way too much excitement!

Sky:  When I was out there taking pictures after greasing my six naughty goats, I noticed that it’s staying light later.  That means I actually can take a picture or two most evenings (when I’m not oiling goats) before it gets dark.  I’m very excited for longer days!

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Now it’s your turn.