Mawage! Mawage Is Wot Bwings Us Togeder Tooday

Mawage! Mawage Is Wot Bwings Us Togeder Tooday

Mawage!  Mawage Is Wot Bwings Us Togeder Tooday

An Open Letter To Young Women Today’s post is neither farm nor food related.  However, it is something I’ve been thinking about lately.  So, I decided to take the blogger’s privilege and write it anyway. Last month, Liam and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.  We met when I was twelve and began ‘going-steady when I was sixteen.  Our wedding was two months after my eighteenth birthday.  For those of you who are mathematically challenged, I’ll confess that makes me 47 years old.  Though each of us dated other people, we are each other’s only loves, only sexual partners, and

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Fridays at the Funny Farm: This Means WAR!

Fridays at the Funny Farm: This Means WAR!

Gather around, boys and girls!  Before we get to today’s funny, we need to have story time! Once upon a time, many (many) years ago, a perfectly well-behaved teenage girl took eleventh grade French.  The girl made good grades and caused no trouble.  If she was a little talkative, at least she and her friend Hufflepuff did their illicit chatting in French.  (Heck, they probably should’ve received extra-credit for all that practice.) The French teacher, however, did not believe they deserved credit.  She believed all smart children should be perfectly behaved.  When her constant pacing and patrolling didn’t evoke the

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Cast Iron and Cookie Sheets: Kids in the kitchen

Cast Iron and Cookie Sheets: Kids in the kitchen

Does anyone remember the old commercial for Rice Krispie treats?  Mom sits in the kitchen reading peacefully.  When she finishes her book, she sighs contentedly, then splashes water on her face and sprinkles flour across her cheeks.  She takes a moment to school her expression to that of someone who has slaved all day.  Then, she grabs her plate of Rice Krispie treats and takes them to her family.  Her family, not realizing that Rice Krispie treats take three ingredients and ten minutes, cheers and hails her as a cross between Mother Teresa and Julia Child. When my kids were

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Easter with Big Kids: Scavenging for Fun!

Easter with Big Kids: Scavenging for Fun!

Our Tradition Transitioned! We’re a family that loves tradition.  We read A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve, just before unwrapping our new pj’s.  We eat with the same friends, (the kind that are really family), at the same restaurant every Halloween.  We cook exactly the same meal each Thanksgiving.  My kids all received their first pocket knives for their eleventh birthdays.  My daughter’s ears were pierced on her seventh birthday.  And, all my kids came home from the hospital in one of two (boy or girl) outfits made by their great-great-grandmothers.  All because it’s tradition! The kids tend to take

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