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The Rainbow Bridge

Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Hazel, was pretty special (she was the best dog EVER). She would happily lounge in her favorite chair but was ready for a walk in the forest anytime, she was a friend to everyone she met, people, cats, horses, goats…EVERYONE.  She was gentle, quiet (except for her snoring), intelligent, patient… Continue reading The Rainbow Bridge

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💚❤️Merry Christmas!❤️💚

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great… Continue reading 💚❤️Merry Christmas!❤️💚

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DIY Photo Christmas Card

I usually use Shutterfly to make Christmas cards each year, they have all kinds of different designs to choose from and you just add your photos and text. I’ve been happy with them, but this year I didn’t get around to it and I didn’t feel like spending the money…they can be a little expensive. When… Continue reading DIY Photo Christmas Card

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

One of my favorite holiday childhood memories was when our family made the drive from Olympia to Arlington, for the Normanna Kids Christmas Party at Lake Riley. My dad’s family has been members of the Sons of Norway for many years. I remember playing with my cousins, eating Lefse, decorate ornaments, riding the trolley, and getting… Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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The 12th Goat

Yesterday we took a little drive to Mountain Lodge Farm in Eatonville, WA. If you don’t know about Mountain Lodge Farm you should check them out! They have a barn full of beautiful Nigerian Dwarf, Lamancha and Lagerian (Nigerian/Lamancha cross) goats whose milk is used to make really delicious cheese, I think I’ve tried them all!

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Goats…you can’t have just one.

Seriously, if you’re thinking about getting a goat you can’t have just one…unless you have enough time to spend with your goat 24/7…I hope you don’t spend THAT MUCH time with a goat. When we got our first goat Daisy we knew we wanted 2, but we hadn’t found a second goat yet. We brought her… Continue reading Goats…you can’t have just one.

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Come Little Leaves

“Come, little leaves,” Said the wind one day, “Come over the meadows With me, and play; Put on your dresses Of red and gold; Summer is gone, And the days grow cold.” Soon as the leaves Heard the wind’s loud call, Down they came fluttering, One and all; Over the meadows They danced and flew,… Continue reading Come Little Leaves

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Fall afternoon walk at the Mima Mounds Nature Trail

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir I can’t believe it’s already 10 days into Novemeber! We’ve been making sure to take advantage… Continue reading Fall afternoon walk at the Mima Mounds Nature Trail

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Welcome Cedar

“A farmer’s helper, a loyal companion, a child’s shadow: The English Shepherd.” I’d been researching dog breeds for a few months trying to decide on what our next dog would be. I looked at several different breeds before deciding on an English Shepherd. I was looking for an all purpose breed…a good farm dog, loyal… Continue reading Welcome Cedar