Category Archives: Family Time

A different side of me,maybe

I have been blogging less and living more in 2013 and I don’t know if this is good or bad. I go to meetings like the TN Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Ranchers young leaders conference like I am at … Continue reading

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Pictures from a day of preparation

Today has been a long day for us. We started at 600 AM getting ready. Them off to the vet for health papers for our Hogs. Then to Murfreesboro for the show. Next came bathing three hogs and clipping them. … Continue reading

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Pigs, Practice, and Patience (for Mom)

I thought that I knew what living in rural America was all about. I mean, I grew up in a rural county of 18,000 or so. Lived in a small home just off my grandfather’s farm. Watched my grandfather as … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

Well, for those of you that have read my blog, you realize that I have been remarkably silent for the last two months. It’s not that I have run out of things to say. It’s just that with building the … Continue reading

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Family Photos

Well, fall is here. The weather was in the fifties here in Tennessee and there was quite a bite to the wind, so naturally my family decided that today was a perfect day to get a family photo. I am … Continue reading

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Generations unload together

Back from Florida, and back to work for my crew. This weekend is our church’s fall hay ride, so not only is it back to school, but it’s back to house building and time to clean up the farm for … Continue reading

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Stacks, cups, kids and stuff

Well, we are nearing the end of our vacation here in Florida, and I proud to say I have learned a few things. 1: the best things in life are not the things that you buy with money. For example, … Continue reading

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Why I try…

Today is fall break, vacation day number one for me. So, naturally spent it doing something fun and relaxing for me right – no wrong. I braved the crowds at Universal Islands of Adventure with thousands of others and spent … Continue reading

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Breakfast at 1842 Inn

Having a great first morning breakfast at the 1842 Inn in Macon Georgia. The Bed and Breakfast was an unplanned stop, but since my middle daughter had her appendix out on Friday before we left, we are traveling slower than … Continue reading

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Fall break

Well, it’s October now. Leaves are turning. Days are getting shorter. It’s all carnival time again at school. Time to figure out what to morph my three kiddos into for Halloween. Time for flu shots and hay rides. And time … Continue reading

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