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Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #202

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Debbie Tegart, Sister #4393

Welcome to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #202 AND Happy 4th of July!

This photograph from Deb’s blog today was so beautiful that I just had to “steal” it and share it. It really screams out celebration doesn’t it?

We are visiting our youngest for the holiday. We will be swimming, eating, watching fireworks and probably competing in a mean game of putt putt. What are your plans? ... Read more →

FarmGirl Friday Post Six: Getting Stuck

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Ginger Harman, Sister #6451

Getting StuckFarmGirl Friday Post Six

Well, here we are another Friday and all sorts of things are going on. A bunch of things have been changing in my life this past year and I feel a bit stuck at times. Almost unsure what to do. Yet, I remember the wonderful words:

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. ~Eckhart Tolle

Yes, new opportunities are opening up in my life. I received an author contract yesterday in the mail for my first published short story, I am using my voice for the first time, I am trying new things, and healthy friendships are developing. So where am I stuck? Hanging head now, my third attempt at the digital detox! Silly, I have attended weekend silent meditation retreats. Silly how I have not achieved what seems so easy. Yet, I am determined to not get stuck with this badge! Truth is we all get stuck at one time or another ... Read more →

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Jennifer Black, Sister #6039

The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is one of my all-time favorites. The sweetness of the strawberries mellows the tartness of the rhubarb, yet there is still enough tartness in this crisp to make it bright and lively. I love this recipe because it is so simple, so easy, and it allows the fresh flavors of the fruits to really shine. There is just enough brown sugar to sweeten the fruit filling without overpowering it.

It is lovely here in northern Michigan, and I am thankful to have the chance to spend a few days here at my family’s place, where we can walk to the beach and the town, with a beautiful view of the water in almost every direction. After an extremely busy spring, it is so nice to have some time to recharge and slow down, soaking in the absolute beauty of this area. Just like at home, I like to use food that is in season, and right now strawberries and rhubarb are easy to come by up here at farmers markets and produce stands ... Read more →

using the scythe

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Judy Torola, Sister #599

{this moment} ... Read more →

Happy Independence Day 2015!

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Rosemarie Thompson, Sister #6055

On this special day, let’s not only celebrate time with our families, cookouts, and summer fun. Let’s also take a moment to be thankful for the country we live in – to remember the sacrifices made to create this great nation of freedom and liberty, as well as the sacrifices made over the centuries to keep those freedoms and liberties. Take some time to read the Declaration of Independence today, out loud, to your children. Explain what it means. Teach them that freedom isn’t free. It comes with a price. May we all be willing to pay that price – as those who went before us were willing to do – so that our children’s children’s children will still celebrate this great blessing of a nation, the United States of America! ... Read more →

Dinner and a Gift

Posted on July 3, 2015 by Sherone Taylor, Sister #1682

Let's face it! There are days when you have a little extra time. They are few and far between. In fact, they are so rare that one might be tempted to just sit and wonder that it is actually happening. Most days, it is just crazy!

It was just one of those days when I came up with the "Dinner and a Gift" concept. I actually found myself with nothing pressing my time. I knew I needed to make dinner and decided that I would make dinner for a family who had just had a new baby.

I wanted to make Stuffed Peppers. However, I didn't have enough peppers for both families. Therefore, the following recipe was developed. It allows for two dinners out of one cooking session. Enjoy!

Stuffed Peppers and Beefy Spanish Rice ... Read more →

Friday's Fabulous Five #44

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Tracy Fredrychowski, Sister #2523

One of the great things about blogging is how much time I get to spend reading other blogs. I learn new things, laugh, cry and save so many that my computer and Pinterest boards are bursting! Every week I collect a list of my favorites, and want to share them all, but instead I have found a way to highlight those five that have interested me the most.

Here are this week’s “Fabulous Five” ... Read more →

Sky Watch

Posted on July 2, 2015 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

Venus and Jupiter two shining planets visible to the naked eye and no zooming with the camera ... Read more →

Deja Vu Boy, A Novel by Tom Myers

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

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Deja Vu Boy
A Novel by Tom MyersHenry is 150 years old or so he claims. No one believes him, except Spangle Rollins, the young woman who is writing his outlandish tales for publication. Henry has no idea where he came from, or how he ended up in the park where he was found so many years ago ... Read more →

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 202 and Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Debbie Bosworth, Sister #1199

An American Bouquet! Red dahlias, with blue and white hydrangea. Welcome back to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a festive FARMGIRL 4th of July? What do you and your family enjoy doing for the 4th? We enjoy a traditional American holiday with all the fixins'. We usually do a cook out, and I make my strawberry/blueberry shortcake for desert. This year both kids are working on the actual holiday so we will celebrate early when we can all be together. We will find a place to ooh and ah over the fireworks and take a moment to appreciate our freedom ... Read more →