Family

Catching up before we get caught up

Hello, y’all…it’s been a while. After a long blogging hiatus attributed primarily to my preference to nap during meal breaks rather than type away on my old, slow desktop computer, I’m back to let you know what’s been happening on Gilmer Dairy Farm a…

Catching up before we get caught up

Hello, y’all…it’s been a while. After a long blogging hiatus attributed primarily to my preference to nap during meal breaks rather than type away on my old, slow desktop computer, I’m back to let you know what’s been happening on Gilmer Dairy Farm a…

Birthdays, Legacies

Today marks 85 years that my dad has celebrated on Earth. Much of what’s possible is from our parents. It’s where I learned to persist, keep pushing, life isn’t always fair but find the best way through problems that you can. Family matters. Some aren’t always as close as we like but it doesn’t go […]

An Invitation to a Date

My maternal grandmother died a few years ago and at the time my mother was still a busy choir teacher. She’s since retired and has begun the task of going through her mother’s things.  Two weeks ago, she found a box, full of treasures.  You see, Grandma never threw much away. Okay, I think she […]

Pause to Reflect

It’d been one of those days. Long. From 7 a.m. it was busy with check ins, check outs, paperwork, dealing with people and all the things that went in to running an RV park in summer. It was warm, no real break for lunch as eating on the run was common. 8 pm the busy […]

Story Behind the Meme – Small Farms

Some time ago I made a couple of photo memes that I share from time to time. I thought I’d take a few minutes to share why it was made, as some are offended by it. It’s a slam on large farms, or it’s a negative. It’s reality. The first one is one intended to […]

The Official Family Photo

I shared the unofficial one here, because it was the last photo ever taken with my beloved “Boo boo” or Higgins, the Papillon. But I realized I never shared the “real” one – the one that will soon be hanging on our wall. From L-R: Jake the Cow-Dog, Myself, The Cowboy (Zach), his son Ty, […]

5 Unique Baby Shower Gifts

Many baby showers bring the commonly thought gifts of baby blankets, diapers and other items that are definitely useful, but what do you get to stand apart? Some useful and unique baby shower gifts come with varying costs. 1. Give a certificate for private CPR class for the parents and family. The Red Cross or […]

Moments In Time

I recently read it takes roughly $1,000 per child per month for raising a child. I can’t help think that’s wrong. Of course, what area of the country one lives in is a factor. At $1,000 per month, it’s roughly $198,000 invested in Connor so far. If only it was so clear cut as a […]