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Ticks suck. Up to number 8 on this farmer. It’s gross, disgusting and yes- ticks suck your blood. Edward and Bella from the movie, “Twilight” got nothing on this family. Me 8, dog 2, rabbit 1, spouse 1. Kids ZERO!

Pausing for a pizza snack and another tick shows up. Really? Like I was about to wipe my mouth w that napkin!

How we don’t have Lyme’s disease is beyond me. Annual tests say no, thank you God. What? We should stay inside? Eff that. It’s what we do, grow food, garden, plant, raise animals.

You are welcome.

Some son of a bugger at the gas statio asked where we were on vacation bc we are all tan. Replied, “on a tractor.” Get a life. Some work in an office and we are blessed- our office is on the farm.

Really tho- a tick on my effn napkin? A tick that has ticked me off. DISGUSTING.

Burn baby, burn.

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Yes, it looks like our apple trees survived the frost. The grapes- well, we’ll have to wait and see.

Just another day as a farmer.

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Caught the possum, finally! Something has been digging up under the footer of our house. The steps have started caving in that’s how much digging this bugger has done. We were expecting a groundhog. Put apples w peanut butter, cherries but it was the cantaloupe that the possum could not resist. This thing hissed like no tomorrow, showing teeth and salivating all gross.

So now what? Kill it? Thinking as a marsupial it’s got babies. Shit. What are the possum rules? Sure as hell not going to eat it.

Called a farmer friend said we could release it in the middle of his 1000’s of acres. Ha, I wanted to spray paint his ass orange so if it came back we’d know it was the same possum. Figures no paint.

Anyway, it’s getting a truck ride this morning. Now someone has to fix my steps and a whole lot of holes around the house. That would be me. Ugh.

Adios possum.

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A peaceful start of the day until this goose starts making a racket. We snuck up her nest and was none to happy. Ah nature on a farm.

Oh and check out the clematis- full of blooms!

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It is an absoduckinglutely gorgeous sky today. Perfectly blue, light, fluffy floating clouds. Not one chemtrail. Not one contrail.

Where are all the airplanes?

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Right now there is calm before the storm on the farm, but it’s not going to last long by the looks of the sky. Rumbling noises abound and a wallop of a thunderstorm is imminent.

We need the rain though, May has brought only one inch so far. Much to our dismay weather forecast is calling for a chance of frost. The other farms have one inch high corn and while we’ve held off planting, they have to be nervous. Our fruit trees are blooming and flower beds planted. Pray no frost!

Can’t imagine those folks in Oklahoma what the sky must have looked like. Might head to the basement just in case. Stay safe friends.

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May 23, 2013

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The Clematis (KLEma-tis) is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, and they are finally blooming on the farm. It’s official no more frost!

Pretty purple flower discovered while painting the fence. Happy weekend!

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