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Males Showing Off





Get ‘em around one another and all they do is compete to catch a gal’s attention.



“Wait! Come back!!”



Looks like the girls got wise.

April 8, 2009 - 1:28 pm

Fencepost - Great shots, Jennifer!
How come your turkeys are prettier than mine?
Must have something to do with the mountains…

April 8, 2009 - 8:43 pm

Tammy - I love that you got great shots of the males. I try all the time, but never manage to do it. I do have the funniest audio, though, of me gobbling to them, and then them gobbling back to me. It’s hysterical. I guess I should dig it up and put it on my blog, just for grins. At the end my daughter says, “Good night, turkeys!” and they give one last gobble – too funny!

Hey – you might get a kick out of the mischief my 83-year-old mother got into today (sigh):

April 8, 2009 - 9:07 pm

Carin - fun shots you got with those! Now that we moved we have turkeys here, hope the boys get to see some soon.

April 8, 2009 - 9:19 pm

Kath - Hilarious. :)

April 10, 2009 - 7:29 am

Caution - It really is the same across the species, isn’t it?

April 12, 2009 - 10:00 am

Karen - Sooner are later, all girls get wise.


Pregnancy and Gardening


The downside of pregnancy is that you have a huge belly, heartburn and you can’t sleep comfortably. Also, when you accidentally buy underwear that is XXXL you can’t try them on for fear that they will actually fit.

You know… I’m just speaking in general terms here. That’s happened to everyone, right?

The upside is that you can just take pictures in the garden while everyone else works.


They accomplished right much this weekend -








Peas, snaps and onions… we’re still holding off on the tomato, broccoli and cabbage plants though just in case of frost. And well… also because the local feed and seed didn’t have their plants in just yet. That might’ve had something to do with it.

April 6, 2009 - 1:12 pm - Goodness, I miss Virginia!

Those pictures remind me of HOME!

And yes… it is much better to live below the poverty level in the country than in the city where you cannot even attempt to self-sustain.


April 6, 2009 - 1:53 pm

the Cotton Wife - Come visit anytime, Lacy! Although I bet Gaw-ga is gaw-jus this time of year too. :)


April 6, 2009 - 2:29 pm

ann - Did it get cold today? I was already to think about planting and then it got too cold! Loved the photo of the children in the foreground with the sort of menacing tractor bearing down in the back – not only two stories, but two moods – work and play, innocence and not . Lovely

April 6, 2009 - 3:13 pm

kat - I love planting time. Fresh dirt and watching stuff grow; must be the farm girl coming out again. Just how close is that garden to the house!

April 6, 2009 - 3:34 pm

the Cotton Wife - Ann, it didn’t get cold today (although it rained a LOT) but there should be frost tomorrow. We’re throwing a sheet over the azalea bush so that it – hopefully – won’t be harmed.

Kat, it’s pretty close! But just far enough to justify driving the go-cart.

- Jenn

April 6, 2009 - 3:38 pm

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April 6, 2009 - 6:11 pm

Klutzy Mama - Oh girl…the HEARTBURN! I haven’t thought of it in years because the only time in my life that I’ve ever had it was when I was pregnant. I feel for ya.
I’m getting ready to start my first garden (as soon as it stops spitting snow – yes, snow!). I’m pretty nervous about it…I hope it turns out decent and we get at least one or two edible things from it! :-)
You’re garden looks huge – mine’s gonna have to be MUCH smaller than that!

April 6, 2009 - 7:33 pm

Fencepost - Well, it’s a good thing you “decided to wait” on the plants. Cause we got a hard freeze coming. I hope old man winter has mercy on us!

April 6, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Kath - I cant believe you are already planting your garden!!!!!!
Love the pics.

Being its the “family” garden how many families is that huge plot to feed?

Heartburn. :( Isnt the saying that the babe will have lots of hair then?

April 7, 2009 - 5:17 am

the Cotton Wife - Kath,

It’s really just for the five (six) of us – but I freeze or can almost everything.

Of course, we give away a bunch and my parents plan on a big haul.

We’re going to have to do something – I’m the only one who will eat the onions, peppers and tomatoes. The rest of my family is PICKY!

April 7, 2009 - 7:32 am

Carrie T - Walking around without shoes on? It’s so cold here. I had to bring out my winter coat and gloves last week. I thought it was suppose to be spring.

April 7, 2009 - 9:07 pm

Karen - Your pictures make me want to farm.

April 8, 2009 - 7:30 am

Caution - You do have a beautiful family, girl. We’re going to try our first garden this year. It should be about 1/100 the size of yours!

April 8, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Dana - Our wonderful hostess wrote:

Also, when you accidentally buy underwear that is XXXL you can’t try them on for fear that they will actually fit.

You know… I’m just speaking in general terms here. That’s happened to everyone, right?

Well, no, not to me. Of course, it’s not like I could get pregnant! :)

April 8, 2009 - 3:46 pm

Dana - Carrie T, it snowed here today. :(


Busy Weekend




The baby was awake at 12:30 am… and then from 2:30-5:30 am. Which worked out well because my oldest woke up at 5:10 to go turkey hunting.

Then I had to get them all out of the house by 8-something to even TRY to be on time for their baseball games.

Sweetpea played in a different town yesterday so I had to pack everyone up again – and drive 45 minutes – to make it to her game (not on time).

We spent 25 minutes in Wendy’s waiting for three Frostys.

I had people dropping by at 12:30… the girls had to be at a birthday party at 2 (again, NOT on time) and then I had a photo shoot at 2:30.

Y’all know how my slogan is “life on the farm is kinda laid back”? Yesterday wasn’t one bit like that. No ma’am. Not one bit.

I like things slow, lazy, boring and most importantly – I like being at home.

I think today will be spent hanging laundry on the line, planting the garden, cooking and maybe – if the baby cooperates – a little sleeping.

And maybe gazing at our forsythia bush a little.



April 5, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Tammy - Oh my gosh – I know days just like that! They’re CRAZY! I hope the baby cooperated (do they ever do that???) and you got your nap in today. Your forsythia is lovely, as are your photos of it. Ours are past their peak, but take a look at the flowers that are looking spectacular right now in our gardens:

April 5, 2009 - 9:52 pm

Dianne - I do remember those days…now they’re all grown and I wish I could have them all back for a while and do it all again…*sigh*

I always love your pictures!

April 6, 2009 - 7:30 am

Kath - We were to have a Saturday like that til the snowstorm put a stop to most of it!!!

Of course the lack of sleep was due to teenagers/bad roads/waiting up kind of thing!!

Thanks for some bright beautiful color!!!! I need it today!!