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ihaveneatstuff in Sand Springs is doing 42 things including…

give myself the room to ramble.

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Today has been the most wonderful kind of day.

I did my shift answering phones at the extension office for the Master Gardeners. Right as I was am ready to leave one of my favorite people show up and takes me to lunch. I get home and the only subject sweet Sarah has left is math. Her and AJ got all the rest done! Then, to top it off, my oldest comes over to spend the night and some time with us. I got our farm tax I.D. # renewed for the farm and have got some lines on someone to plow the front meadow wheat AND someone to buy a pregnant milk cow from! Tomorrow, after Sarah’s schooling, I will be starting the detailed planning of the spring garden. I’m soooo excited! Tonight? I’ll be getting off here and enjoying some family time! Man, is it good to be me or what?!?

Idea number one.

Win a garden planned and coached.
Number two.
The journey I am starting. Mother Earth?
Number three.
Raffles, garden packages.
Home and Garden show, Mailing list of local residential gardeners post card mailing: “You recently told us that you could use some help with your garden…”, follow-up phone calls: “We hadn’t heard from you so we thought we’d follow-up. Do you have any questions or problems in your garden this year that we can help you answer?”.

I'm sitting here, on a Friday afternoon,

with a glass of wine and the house to myself. The television is off and peace fills the house. Things have been so hectic around here that I have not had the time to get online to do much of anything. The quite is so wonderful. I know that there are so many things to catch up on and yet, here I sit, and that is okay. I need the peace.

We got our goat.

His name is Gomer the Goat. He is part Spanish and part pygmy. He is adorable. I can’t say enough how happy I am to be able to raise my family in the country. To be able to teach them how to care for animals and how to grow our own food. The stories they will have to tell their children about their experiences growing up here on our little farm. Gomer is the first of many goats we will get. We are going to start raising them for meat, milk and for profit. Were you aware that goat meat is the number one selling meat on the planet? Were you aware that it is fat free? They breed like bunnies from what I’ve learned from the old timers. As soon as we have the money to build a chicken coop we are going to get chickens to raise for meat and eggs as well. The Bantams out in the garden are doing a really good job on bug control. The garden this year has been a bit of a disappointment in some ways, a HUGE learning lesson in every way. And that is okay. I will do better next year and this year is not over yet. That is one of the cool things about Oklahoma. We have one of the longest growing seasons I know of. I will even be doing a winter garden this year. I’m looking forward to having a year-round garden. Welp, that is about all the rambling I need for now. On to the specific goals.

So much to say...

so little room. There are times that what I want to write doesn’t fit under one goal. So here I am. The kids are playing war. MM is still at work. It looks like he will be getting off early. Yeah!!! The kids are going to camp out in the back yard tonight. Should be fun. Life is so wonderful. Should be cleaning but it’s such a lazy day. There are so few of them that I feel it would be a shame to waste it. LOL! We celebrated MM’s 39th birthday yesterday. It was so much fun. Sweet Sarah painted a banner and we hung it on the front porch to surprise him when he got home. He loved it. We had a wonderful dinner with family and friends. At the last minute we came up with the money for MM’s and Jen’s b-day. They are only a week apart and it looked like we were not going to have it at first. Jen has landed her dream job at a horse farm. It’s about time. She has had the hardest time job-wise this past year. I am so happy for her and proud of her for hanging in there. A bunch of her friends planned a great float weekend to celebrate her birthday. I am so thankful that she has got such a good base of friends. Her asshole boyfriend is not going to be there. I’m happy that, once again, he is showing his true colors. She deserves so much more than that. I am proud of her for going anyway. Okay, I’ve done enough rambling for now. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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