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Whenever I visit a doctor, the office people are always very VERY interested in my employer.

 

I always write “Self” since well… we’re self-employed.

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Once in a while the doctor will take a gander at my chart and ask what I do.

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Apparently doctors harbor secret desires of being farmers because rather than rushing me out, they always want to sit and talk about what we grow

and the price of beans

and how many acres we have

and what brand of tractors we use

and if we irrigate

and how we irrigate

and (here’s the biggie)… if we hunt our land.

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So I always come out of appointments with lots of facetime with the Big Man (or Woman) and leave behind an invitation to “just come on down any ol’ time – we’ll be happy to show you around!”.

Needless to say the anesthesiologist in the Labor and Delivery unit would get homecooked meals, accomodations and heck – I’d even throw in a foot rub.

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If the doctor is happy, then I’m happy.

February 25, 2009 - 9:32 am

Carrie T - I love thos pictures. Very beautiful farms down there! I love the great big barns. They just don’t make barns like that anymore. :(

February 25, 2009 - 9:33 am

Caution - Your blog always makes me smile. Thanks :)

February 25, 2009 - 10:11 am

cheesychick - That is so true. My husband and I were just talking about this same topic when he went to the doctor last week. But I never thought to make a post out of it! Thanks for making me laugh.

February 25, 2009 - 10:13 am

cheesychick - Oops, forgot to tell you I have been thinking of taking a few photos of the farms near ours before you did this so hope you won’t think I am a copycat. I am… but it’s just a form of flattery.

February 25, 2009 - 10:21 am

the Cotton Wife - Not at all! There’s no telling how many people I copied with this post… I can’t imagine that I’m all THAT original. :)

February 25, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Jennifer D - We farm sweet potatoes, so I know what you mean. Nobody has ever met a sweet potato farmer! I enjoy talking about the farm, anyway. Sometimes it seems more trouble than it’s worth, until you start telling someone else about it. Then you realize why you love it so much!

February 25, 2009 - 3:42 pm

Lisha - I used to work on a cattle property and a cotton farm here in Australia and people find it very interesting. Your photo’s are beautiful and of course the doctors find you interesting you are a fascinating woman with a story to tell. Keep talking about farms….I miss them.

February 25, 2009 - 4:04 pm

Karen - I would pay big bucks to have that type of conversation with my doctor. Seriously….but that’s a whole different topic.

The photos as always are gorgeous. I’m curious, when does your growing season start there?

February 25, 2009 - 5:20 pm

mrs heavy duty - LOLLOL! Jennifer – they do the same thing to me!! I feel like I am paying them to fulfill thier fantasies! BAD docs!!

February 25, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Klutzy Mama - I love your pictures – as always, they are awesome! In our town, the dentist (the one in the pics from yesterday) is also a farmer. He’s got the best of both worlds, I guess.

February 25, 2009 - 5:50 pm

the Cotton Wife - Karen,

We start planting corn, cotton and beans in April… peanuts get planted in May. It’s right around the corner!

- Jennifer

February 26, 2009 - 11:04 am

Michelle - I run into the same thing! Only mine comes from the following: they see my last name and ask “are you related to Dr. samelastname?” I say ‘yes, that’s my father in law”…they say oh, is your husband a veterinarian too? I say no, he’s a farmer. Oh, really?! And off it goes into a long conversation about farming and whether or not we have hay for sale. :)

February 26, 2009 - 7:41 pm

Dana - Big as that house looks, it still seems as though the Cotton Carpenter is going to have to build an addition!

February 27, 2009 - 7:46 am

Bridget - Confession: I grew up in a busy town right on the border of a big city and I always wanted to be a farmer. I thought I’d be good at it. I’m a city girl through and through, but I recently told my fiance (a tennis pro) that if he ever had the desire to run off and be a farmer or work on a horse ranch, I’d totally support that decision. Naturally, he thought I was drunk.

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Small Town Saturday Night

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One of my favorite things is having everyone together. That happens a lot around these parts. Growing up in a small community means that I’ve known all of these folks my whole life …

 

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and most likely I’m related to some of them (that’s my mom and dad)…

 

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or married into their families (there’s three out of four of the Cotton Sisters).

 

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This past Saturday we held our annual community supper. The menfolk  showed up early to cook venison. Well – those guys aren’t cooking,

 

but these guys are (that’s Farmer Roger, who brought over our enormous pumpkin last year).

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The families came later that evening… the ladies bearing desserts. Lots and lots of desserts. And I had a really good excuse to eat as much as I want.

 

The chilluns all had a big ‘ol time running around and listening to the band

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We spent the evening catching up, swapping stories from the good old days and reminiscing about who isn’t with us.

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At the end of the night, everyone left with full bellies and  promises to get together soon.

 

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‘Til next time, Vernon!

 

*Winner of the Duke’s Mayonnaise giveaway to be announced this afternoon – it’s not too late to enter!

February 23, 2009 - 10:42 am

Karen - Wow, you look so much like your mom. I had to look twice.

What a wonderful place you live. I love having people around to enjoy and love.

February 23, 2009 - 12:20 pm

Sarah Leanne - Thanks for sharing….this looks like the perfect Saturday night to me! :) I long for cozy evenings with friends…and with the banjo/bass/guitar as well…that’s perfection! :) Looks lovely where you live…just married and moved to a farm myself…hope to enjoy it as much as you do! :)

February 23, 2009 - 12:43 pm

Kath - Looked like alot of you all had fun!!!

February 23, 2009 - 2:31 pm

Hohni - That would be so much fun. Wish our small community would do more things together.

February 23, 2009 - 3:44 pm

Fencepost - Sounds like my kind of town. I miss my small town. Hopefully, I’ll get to go visit this summer.

February 23, 2009 - 5:25 pm

RazorFamilyFarms.com - I love the faces! So much happiness and affection. Aren’t small town country folks amazing? Josh and I still marvel at farming communities and the deep respect and love each family seems to feel for each other. Growing up, I remember a drought year in which hay prices were dreadful and my neighbor’s barn burned down in the middle of the following winter. Everyone brought him hay from their own supplies. It was truly an amazing thing to behold — the most generous act.

Blessings!
Lacy

February 23, 2009 - 6:46 pm

Kim - I enjoyed your post. There is a lot to be said for living in a small community! I liked your comment on Lacy’s latest blog entry…that is what brought me to your blog tonight!

February 23, 2009 - 7:12 pm

cheesychick - Oh wow! What a neat post. I just love it. Thanks for sharing your small town.

February 24, 2009 - 7:02 am

the Cotton Wife - Welcome, Kim!

We love our small town life, our friends and the feeling of belonging that we have here. There’s a line from the Andy Griffith show (KlutzyMama… It’s the Class Reunion episode) that says (paraphrased), “I don’t need to try anywhere else and if I did I’d find what I already know”.

I love that.

February 24, 2009 - 7:50 am

Christy - I love the pictures!! Looks like lots of fun!!! I love Grandpa’s proud smile in that second picture!! Thanks for sharin’!!

February 24, 2009 - 8:06 am

Klutzy Mama - That looks like my kind of Saturday night!

February 24, 2009 - 8:58 am

Carrie T - “Saturday night and the moon is out. I wanna head on over to the twist and shout.” Sorry sometimes Mary Chapin Carpenter slips out every now and again.

February 24, 2009 - 4:55 pm

kat - Wow, I feel like I was there. So many faces I know; especially my brother! Makes me homesick even from 30 miles away!! I can hear Joe and Charlie singing.

February 24, 2009 - 6:44 pm

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February 24, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Klutzy Mama - I remember that episode…does he say it when he’s talking to his old girlfriend who left Mayberry for the big city life?

February 25, 2009 - 7:09 am

the Cotton Wife - Glad you liked it, Kat! I threw in that pic of Chris just for you. :)

I knew you’d know it, KlutzyMama! Yep – she’s trying to get him to move to the city and that’s what he says to her.

- Jennifer

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Another Duke’s Giveaway

Congratulations to Lisha and Ruth!!
Email me at jennifer@thecottonwife.com to claim your jars of Dukes.

You can buy Dukes at http://www.dukesmayo.com/

Ignore the “Lite”… pretend it’s not even there. Purty pleeeeze??

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I keep reading about all the deprived people in the world who don’t know the joy of Duke’s Mayonnaise – like the commercial says, “Nothing else would respect my potato salad. ”

I don’t know why but that line cracks me up.

So I’m giving away more mayonnaise. Two jars of it.

Get your entry in by Monday. Just leave a comment… tell me what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, what you’re doing this weekend, you can do the Facebook “25 Things About Me” if you’re so inclined. Or you can just say “Comment”. All are acceptable!

Two winners will be chosen on Monday afternoon (Eastern time).

I will convert the country – nay, the world – to Duke’s. It’s my life’s mission. But first I should probably try to wean my Mom off of Kraft’s mayo, don’t you think?

February 20, 2009 - 7:18 am

Stephanie - Well, the weather here is sunny and LOOKS warm, but looks can be (and are) deceiving. It is about 27 degrees outside and we are in for some snow tonight or tomorrow. That is fine with me, I haven’t had my fill of snow yet for the year.

Honestly, I’ve never heard of Duke’s. If you are so adamant about it, then it must be good. I’ll have to see if our store carries it.

February 20, 2009 - 7:35 am

Robin - Northwestern Montana — still cold (4 this morning) and icy, snow on the ground. I am tired of winter, amen. :)

February 20, 2009 - 7:45 am

Misha - Hi! I just found you by way of PW’s blog.
Our weather is light snow and 19 degrees. A nice change after a snow storm blew through here yesterday.
Will be watching my daughters volley ball game tonight and then a quiet, relaxing (hopefully) weekend.
I have never heard of Duke’s mayo. I look forward to trying it if I win. :-)

February 20, 2009 - 8:08 am

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February 20, 2009 - 8:14 am

Christine - Cold. A slight chance for light snow.

February 20, 2009 - 8:22 am

Mountain Mama - SNOW! Lots of snow! Fell yesterday, fell the day before, is falling today and is forcasted to fall tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, and the day after that. When I left work at 10pm last night, the actual temp was 6 above, but the wind was howling, and I forgot my gloves. Don’t ya just wince when your fingertips have to thaw out? Maybe some Duke’s mayo will ease the pain. Being (originally) an ignorant woman of the Wild West, I have never heard of Duke’s. Will great mayo bring on the thaw?

February 20, 2009 - 8:26 am

Holly - I have never heard of Duke’s before. If I ever see it in the store, I will buy it in honor of you and try it. I am in Phoenix AZ and it is cold here. Um, that mean that it is 48 degrees this moring. I was just comforting myself this morning about how cold it is, by thinking how lucky I am that I don’t have to tromp though snow in the mornings to get her to school. I am such a baby. I despise cold! I would hibernate all winter if I could.

February 20, 2009 - 8:33 am

cathy - Is there any other kind?
20′s this morning in northeast Georgia.

February 20, 2009 - 8:36 am

Nicole - I just started following your wonderful blog the past few weeks. As the mother of twin girls, congrats on getting your boy! :-)

I live in PA, and have never heard of Duke’s… I’ll definitely keep my eye out for it!

The weather here is cold and windy… as it has been for months on end. I am SO ready for the ground to thaw and get things in the ground.

My love and I are splurging and going to the symphony Saturday night. We so rarely get the chance to dress up and spend a night out together.

February 20, 2009 - 8:49 am

Clover - Just saw your link under PW comments… not that I need another blog to follow! :-) I’m always up for trying mayonnaise. I keep thinking I’m going to get ambitious and make my own, like I did pre-kids, but I usually just grab the Hellman’s for our tuna fish sandwiches!

Congratulations on the upcoming addition to the family!

February 20, 2009 - 8:51 am

Anne Harp - Okay, I have to admit to a serious addiction to mayonnaise. I even eat it on French Fries, so please let me try Duke’s!

February 20, 2009 - 8:53 am

Charlotte - Not familar with Duke’s – not on the grocery shelves here in Louisiana. I’m a Hellman’s fan. I’m got most of my family away from that nasty Kraft and Blue Plate. Weather here today is beautiful – cold this morning but expecting mid 60′s with sun – rain tomorrow.

February 20, 2009 - 8:54 am

Lee - I live in southern NJ and I am a Helman’s user but I would be willing to give it the test! It feels colder here today then it has felt all winter to me. (it’s not) I think I just have spring on the brain.
I am going to a surprise 60th on Sat!

February 20, 2009 - 9:05 am

Debra - Its windy and not too cold, maybe a slight chance of snow flurries tomorrow night. Staying in not doing much this weekend. I’ve never tried Dukes but my son loves it. Personally I’m a Bama light fan and I think Kraft and Hellman’s are disgusting.

February 20, 2009 - 9:07 am

Dana - Being weaned off of Kraft MW has never been an issue. I grew up on Best Food’s mayo. I also really like Hellman’s mayo. How does Duke’s compare and where is it sold?

February 20, 2009 - 9:12 am

the Cotton Wife - Duke’s seems richer and creamier to me. I have some Heavy Duty Restaurant-Grade Duke’s that I haven’t tried yet… mostly because it’s in a gallon jar. :)

Duke’s is a southern product (for the most part)… I’m not sure exactly where it’s distributed but there are several online purveyors of it. On Monday, I’ll list a few to make ordering easy!

February 20, 2009 - 9:12 am

Theresa - HI–Just popped over from PW website. I have never heard of Duke’s. They weather in NW Kansas is pretty nice. Supposed to be in the 60′s today and then tomorrow the 40′s. No snow or rain although we REALLY need some.
This weekend–I will probably do some house cleaning and hope to do some cross stitching!
Need to wash my Tahoe too!!

February 20, 2009 - 9:14 am

Julia - The weather here is too cold – low 30s. Where is spring?

I’ve never heard of Duke’s, but I’ll give it a try.

February 20, 2009 - 9:14 am

Media - cold, snow, cold, snow, cold, wind, snow!
I am so done with this winter. Dukes? Never heard of it, (sorry), but can it really beat Hellmans? I am a true mayo junkie and only eat Hellmans, but I’d like to win so I can compare the two.

February 20, 2009 - 9:35 am

Peggy in TN - Sunny and cold here in central TN with rain/snow mix tomorrow. I have to say I am on the “never heard of Duke’s” bandwagon so you have a HUGE mission ahead of you to convert all of us. Giving some away is a good first step! :)

February 20, 2009 - 9:41 am

Susan K - Snow tonight, don’t know how much, but “it’s coming!!”
Yeah, right it’s February-tell me something new.

I guess Dukes is a regional thing? Never heard of it.

February 20, 2009 - 9:45 am

Thespian Libby - Fortunately I live in SC, where Duke’s is abundant. It breaks my heart when I read stories of those for whom Hellman’s is mayonnaise. It is to weep. God bless you for your work in waking people up to the goodness of Duke’s!

February 20, 2009 - 9:45 am

Ambulance Mommy - I found you through PW too! I’ve never heard of Duke’s either…but I’m up in CT. But I LOVE potato salad, and it would be yummy to try it with something new! :)

Today’s weather is really the calm before the storm. It’s 22 degrees right now, but with the wind chill, it feels like 10. Which is just frankly too cold. I like living in New England because of the really distinct 4 seasons, but I’m getting a big sick of this winter. It’s going to snow AGAIN this weekend, and I just want my tulips and crocus plants to come out, and spring to have sprung!

February 20, 2009 - 9:48 am

Bobbie - Its sunny and beautiful this morning! High suppose to be in the 70′s isn’t that fantastic.
This weekend its time to restock on the cause the pantry is low. Maybe I can get my DH to put up the can crusher, doesn’t it sound like fun??
As for Dukes I have never seen it. Maybe it never made it to the west?

February 20, 2009 - 9:49 am

Sheila Z - Followed you here from Pioneer Woman’s blog. Never seen Duke’s mayo before. I live in upstate NY. They have Kraft, Hellmans and store brands of mayo as choices here. I buy Hellmans. Grew up on Kraft Miracle Whip, that is some evil stuff.

February 20, 2009 - 9:54 am

amber - Well, I just spoke to my mother, and it looks like I will be going to a funeral this weekend, :( along with having my mother and some of her family up from North Carolina.

February 20, 2009 - 10:10 am

the Cotton Wife - Amber, I am so sorry. Even though you’ll probably (if your family is anything like mine) see people you haven’t seen in ages – nothing changes the fact that you just lost someone you care about.

You’ll be in my thoughts!

February 20, 2009 - 10:10 am

Farmgirl - I followed you over from The Pioneer Woman. Great site! :)
Today it is sunny and snowy, about 28 degrees. The wind is a bit nippy, though, so we’re keeping ourselves bundled up. This weekend, we are putting new tile in our 1/2 bath (luckily it’s a very small space). My 2 1/2 year old has attempted to flush the entire roll of toilet paper three times now (I watch him, I swear) and the old flooring is soggy, stinky and in need of replacement. So, thanks to my son, I get tile. Husband isn’t happy, but I’m secretly thrilled! :)

February 20, 2009 - 11:16 am

Julie - I’ve never heard of Dukes, but I just LOVE mayo and I love potato salad too. The weather here is cold and snowy as usual.

February 20, 2009 - 11:46 am

elliek - I love Dukes, it is available here in Florida. Today it is cool here but that won’t last long. I am keeping my grandchildren tomorrow so that is the best week end I can think of. That gallon of Dukes won’t last long when summer starts and there are picnics and lots of fresh veggies to make dips for.

February 20, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Christy - I’ve never heard of Duke’s…but hey, you’ve sold it…I need to look and see if our stores carry it! By looking outside, it looks beautiful and sunny. But it’s only 40 degrees. The weekend will be spent cleaning house (fun fun), going to my daughter’s piano recital, and church activities on Sunday. Have a great weekend!!!! ;)

February 20, 2009 - 12:11 pm

dtr3 - I’ve read about Duke’s, but it’s not available in this area so I’ve never tried it.

February 20, 2009 - 12:59 pm

Suzanne - I’m another one who had to check you out from PW’s site! I’m in SW Florida and it’s nice…cool and clear. We’re going on a bird walk at the beach tomorrow morning, the cool weather should be perfect for it.

February 20, 2009 - 1:04 pm

pam - Well being a native California girl I have never heard of Duke’s but man I am willing to learn! The Bay Area is overcast and getting ready for a little storm this weekend, thank goodness we need the water so badly.
Pam

February 20, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Cheri - I now live in California but grew up back East, where I was “raised” first on Hellman’s, and then when my mother decided Miracle Whip was the future, I had to sneak Hellman’s in for myself. In CA (at least where I live), Hellman’s is Best Foods (same product, different name according to every grocery store), so if I buy mayo, it’s now Best Foods.
In the Bay Area today it is SUNNY for the second day in weeks of rain and fog. A brief respite as tomorrow will begin another round of several days or rain and stormy weather.
It would be perfect weather for staying inside and trying some Duke’s… if only I had some!

February 20, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Lynda P - Hi, Here in Arizona it is a beautiful day! Temp about 73 right now and looks like another wonderful weekend in Arizona. We don’t have Duke’s here but would certainly love to try it. Thanks for the give aways.

February 20, 2009 - 1:39 pm

Susan Marie - I’m up for trying Duke’s – I haven’t seen it here in my neck of the woods in Texas. If I get some, I promise to make my sweetie one of his favorites – tater salad!

I’m clocked out at work, but now goofing around on the computer before I go home and just enjoy having a weekend with nothing definite planned, other than the usual lick-and-a-promise housecleaning, and Sunday morning piano-playin’… :)

February 20, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Valerie - I have never even heard of Duke’s. My family and I are going to the Nascar Race in California this weekend.

February 20, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Robynn's Ravings - You will be horrified and depressed but I have never even HEARD of Duke’s mayo and we can’t get it in my part of the world – California. (We’re probably afraid a chicken egg might be harmed in the making!) But I don’t care. Harm me some chicken eggs and sign me up!

Found you through Pioneer Woman’s site. I’m an addict and after reading what she has to say, sometimes I troll around looking for other fun sites. Glad I found you! Blessings!

February 20, 2009 - 3:45 pm

ML - Us Georgia girls couldn’t live without our Duke’s.
I lived in California for a while & had my mom send me a few jars.

February 20, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Shari - It’s sunny and about 50 degrees here in Idaho, and that Duke’s mayo would have to be really, really good to beat Best Foods Mayonnaise. Also known as Hellman’s east of the Mississippi. And why is that? I have no idea.

February 20, 2009 - 6:28 pm

kat - I will never again look at a jar of Duke’s without you coming to mind! Saw that ginormous jar like you got for Christmas and had to relate the story to my husband. I’m sure all of your children are born wanting something made with Duke’s mayo.:}

February 20, 2009 - 6:48 pm

M. K. - Duke’s should get you to advertise it for them as you sure have me wanting to try some! Sad how most of folks never get to enjoy delicious things made by smaller companies.

We’re having typical southern Missouri winter yo-yo weather today was lovely in 60′s tomorrow they want more snow and a high around 30.

Like your site. Keep up the good work!

February 20, 2009 - 6:59 pm

the Cotton Wife - Ok y’all – I was curious so I looked up the ingredients of Hellmann’s, Best Foods and Dukes…

Hellmann’s: The Hellmann’s Mayonnaise ingredients label shows that it contains the following ingredients, which are listed in the quantity order in which they occur:

Soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, egg yolks, salt, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA (used to protect quality).

Best Foods contains the same ingredients but Hellmann’s contains more sugar and less lemon juice… thereby making Best Foods more “tangy”

And now…. Duke’s: Soybean oil, eggs, water, distilled and cider vinegar, salt, oleoresin paprika, natural flavors, calcium disodium EDTA added to protect flavor

So there ya go!

- Jennifer

February 20, 2009 - 10:21 pm

PA Wild Woman - DUKES for meeeeee!

February 21, 2009 - 1:01 am

Ruth - So Duke’s has no sugar in it? Interesting. I do not care for Hellman’s, and utterly despise Miracle Whip. I currently use Kraft mayo in my potato salad. My potato salad simply cannot be made with Hellman’s or Miracle Whip. I’d gag. But if Duke’s is better than Kraft, I’m curious to try it.

February 21, 2009 - 10:51 am

Adriana - Central AZ here-Highs supposed to be 78 today, partly cloudy.
Weekend Plans-I’m catching up on my blog reading, found you through PW. Go for a hike.
I’ve got to check out this Duke stuff. Don’t use mayo often, but when I do, minds well use the best right?

February 21, 2009 - 11:57 am

Kandra - Never heard of Duke’s but I’ll try it! I just discovered your site, so I’ll try it, too!

February 21, 2009 - 1:32 pm

Linda - We don’t have Duke’s here in Colorado. Today, it is 41 degrees but sunny. So, it loooks like you can go out and enjoy it, but it’s still cold.

February 21, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Kris - Just found you today through PW, too!!! Here in Utah it’s actually 48 degrees…snow’s melting and nice after soooooo much of the white stuff this winter!!!

February 21, 2009 - 3:03 pm

Faye Lewis - 27 degrees in middle Georgia early this morning. We had a high of 51 degrees. Clear skies. Today I made pattern weights from pretty ribbons and large heavy metal washers. Thinking about starting a new sewing project this afternoon. Tomorrow I’ll attend the Bronner Brothers annual hair show – job requirement.

February 21, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Marti - Cold….it’s time for Spring in my eyes!

February 21, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Jenny - Today was HOT! Mid 70′s. I might appreciate the temperature more if I had more then 3 weeks of “winter” but geezy! At this rate it will be 150 this summer. Remind me what is good about Arizona again? Oh, it is almost time for our cotton to go in! That means “cotton days” and fun in the park. That is a good thing.
We spent today geocaching and drinking lots of water. Stopped by a fast food place and shared a chicken salad sandwich with my handsome prince. Wasn’t impressed with it, maybe it needed some Duke’s to fix it? I have never heard of Duke’s so now I shall investigate!

February 21, 2009 - 10:34 pm

Dawn - Here in South Texas it is windy and chilly today.. have been at a volleyball tournament all day…You think the mayo is better than Hellmans? Maybe I will find out-have never seen that brand in Texas.
Dawn

February 22, 2009 - 6:40 am

Melissa - Brrr cold in the mountains of PA.

February 22, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Kathy - We don’t have that brand of mayo here in Ohio, at least I’ve never seen it before! I am willing to try it though! It is cold here too, with just a bit of snow. Can’t wait for Spring!

February 22, 2009 - 3:18 pm

Patty Hall - Well, I happen to think Dukes is the best also. My dh has a different opinion, tho. He likes JFG.
The weather here is cold, blustery, blowing snow, and is suppose to stay cold thru Tuesday, I think then be in the 50′s. I’m so ready for spring.
thanks
Patty H.

February 22, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Quinna - It is like Spring today……rain….sunshine…..more rain….

Never have heard of Dukes Mayo…..

February 22, 2009 - 6:29 pm

Lisha - I must say we don’t have Dukes here in Australia and have only heard of it through blogland.

We just spent our weekend in Canberra, our nations capital visiting the War Memorial, Parliament House and The Australian Mint (where our Aussie dollars are made). Lovely weekend away from Sydney.

As for our weather, it’s a lovely sunny day, a slight breeze and the temp is 29 deg C or in your world about 84 deg F. It’s getting to the end of summer here, warm days and cooler nights.

February 23, 2009 - 4:37 am

yvonne - Dukes? don’t know it!
ah, it’s kind of dark out right now, just a minute…
bitter cold, slight wind, the stars are out so it should be a clear day.

February 23, 2009 - 10:47 am

Karen - So….if I am not a big mayonaise fan, will Duke’s convert me?

This weekend was full of cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. I have no idea what the weather was like. That is so sad.

February 23, 2009 - 11:01 am

the Cotton Wife - Karen,

Funny that you ask that… I just had a friend email me this morning to say that her new favorite weekend treat is a tomato sandwich with Duke’s. And she hated mayo before.

So there’s hope for you yet!

- Jennifer

February 23, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Kath - Weather has been cold again. While we were having our spring-like weather I was attached to the computer 12 hours straight working. Ugh. Now my work load went back to normal and its cold again. Some day soon spring will arrive in SD.

But I heard a woodpecker yesterday that was music to me in so many ways!

February 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Joy - 60 and sunny in a suburb of Dallas. Never heard of Duke brand.

February 23, 2009 - 3:19 pm

dtr3 - I’d love to try it.

March 11, 2009 - 10:15 am

Misti Furr - Is there really any other kind of mayo? :-)

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