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Goat Milk Soap

Here’s a photo of my first shot at trying my hand at soap-making! Handmade soap made from goat milk. It was an interesting process … from getting my hands on some lye (well, not really, ’cause that would burn) to stirring and stirring and stirring to waiting for it to cure.  This batch is lightly …

Coke Zero vs. Coca Cola Classic

Okay, what are they smoking? Coke Zero does NOT taste like Coca Cola Classic.  It has the same artificial sweetner-induced aftertaste (that’s the aspartame) that’s often found in the knock-offs.  No matter the occasionally clever and more often corny commercials with the silly “da da dun da dun dun” jingle, Coke Zero is not as …

E-Reading!

I know the Kindle, the Nook, and other e-readers have been all the rage for awhile now but I was a little late to the party.  As is typical with me, I avoided them because I “just knew” I wouldn’t like reading on “one of those things.”  It’s called being stubborn.  It’s the very reason …

Bunnies!

When the Girl got Boots, a tort Dutch rabbit, back in the Fall, the plan was to get a second one, a Dutch doe, as soon as we could find one, so that we could breed them.  Yes, I know, and have rabbits everywhere.  We didn’t know the wait would be so long, thinking that …

Fashion Sense

There’s a new show on Disney Channel called Shake It Up.  It’s focused on two tween best friends, CeCe and Rocky who get gigs as back up dancers on their favorite TV show, Shake It Up Chicago. That’s CeCe on the left, Rocky on the right.  CeCe clearly has a style all her own, often …

Update from the farm

This is likely to be a very dry and very long post to catch up on all that’s gone down on the farm in the last few months … so I’ll try to make it bearable with pictures. 🙂 Since the state fair in October (I still can’t believe that was my last post. Sheesh!), …

It’s a Wonderful Life (My Old Blog)

I’ve been a blogger since November 2008 and a writer for longer than I can remember.  I started out with a personal blog on Blogger:  It’s a Wonderful Life, borrowing its name from Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the blog was meant to contain my thoughts – mostly random – about my blessed life.  I spent a …

Success (circa June 1992)

Beneath the starry night I see you in the lime-light You’re so happy and carefree What everyone wants to be You deserve all you’ve received All you thought you needed was someone who believed But everyone stood behind you Solid to see you through And now you’ve reached your summit Yes, you’ve really done it …