Simple Sundays Link Up {#28}

Simple Sunday's Link Up with Girl Raised in the South (Every week opening at 9 am on Walking in High Cotton)

  Welcome to another great week of the Simply Sundays link party! Every week we find the best of the best and add them to our Simply Sundays Pinterest Board, Twitter feed and Facebook page and show them off to our readers before the next link up. It’s here – the end of August. With it comes sending the kids off to school, Labor Day, the end of summer, and the start of everything pumpkin and fall. Let’s celebrate the end of summer, shall we? Share with us your Labor Day creations, your back to school fun, and go ahead … Continue Reading…

The Roof Incident…Life with Coal the Cattle Dog

The roof incident...Life with Coal the Cattle Dog (via Walking in High Cotton)

Mr. Fix-It had to work on the roof this weekend. (Yes, he really can fix anything if he puts his mind to it!) To get to the peak of our roof, you have to go out of one of the bedroom dormer windows, onto the porch roof, and put a ladder against the top slope and climb up. The top peak is scary steep. He asked me to come out and hold the bottom of the ladder for him. I asked him to provide a rock climbing harness. He refused. (Rather ungraciously if you ask me.) So, figuring it was in all … Continue Reading…

Simple Sunday Link Up {#27}

  Welcome to another great week of the Simply Sundays link party! Every week we find the best of the best and add them to our Simply Sundays Pinterest Board, Twitter feed and Facebook page and show them off to our readers before the next link up. Can you believe it’s almost the end of August? Summer is getting ready to close it’s doors and we’ll soon be opening our eyes and tastebuds to all things fall! Are you ready for the onslaught of pumpkin, bonfires, cozy sweaters and crunchy leaves? It’s week 27 of the link party, and we’re … Continue Reading…

Summer is Winding Down…

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I know everyone is in back-to-school mode. We don’t go back until the day after Labor Day, so we’re fighting that a little bit. We did get all our school supply shopping done (except for earbuds, I didn’t find earbuds on sale anywhere) and I’m starting to stock up on lunch supplies and snacks for the first few weeks. But otherwise, we are not going into full-school-prep yet. To underline that, our kiddos have been packing up and heading out on “adventures” every day with the dogs. No explanation of where they’re going, what they’re doing, or when they’ll be … Continue Reading…

Another Birthday for Our Ladybug

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The world was a different place, and I was a different person in it 11 years ago when the Ladybug was born…when we brought her home from the hospital in an old 1970’s blue Ford pick up (which ran out of gas on the way, but don’t you EVER, EVER, tell Mr. Fix-It I told you!!). Without a/c. In Virginia. Smack in the middle of August. {smile} We were so young. We had no idea all the things we didn’t know! I could put a lot of words to this post, but let’s all just enjoy my daughter’s adorable face for … Continue Reading…

Simple Sunday Link Party {#26}

  Welcome to another great week of the Simply Sundays link party! Every week we find the best of the best and add them to our Simply Sundays Pinterest Board, Twitter feed and Facebook page and show them off to our readers before the next link up. It’s week 26 of the Simply Sundays Link Party – are you ready? We’re ready to see your back to school ideas for fun lunches, teacher crafts, first day of school photos, and anything else you’ve come up with! Feel free to dig into your archives to pull out some back to school … Continue Reading…

Simple Sundays Link Up {#25}

Well, Simple Sundays is posting on Monday this week because our internet was acting crazy this weekend! But it’s here and already awesome! Enjoy! Welcome to another great week of the Simply Sundays link party! Every week we find the best of the best and add them to our Simply Sundays Pinterest Board, Twitter feed and Facebook page and show them off to our readers before the next link up. It’s week 25, can you believe it? We have been having a blast seeing everyone link up, and we hope you are too! Have you found new blogs to read? … Continue Reading…

Wet Grass, Wet Dogs…the Daily Farm Adventures {92}

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There is just no way to express how WET the grass is at our place in the morning. The dew is so heavy it drips off our metal outbuildings. If you don’t wear muck boots you’re wet to the knees just going out to the chicken house and back. Dark trails run through the grass where you walk and sometimes when the dogs really take off running, water sprays up to either side as they race through. Since Coal is a lot shorter, he gets a lot wetter. {smile} Penny gets wet on her legs, and up to her belly. … Continue Reading…

Simple Sunday Link Up {24}

  Welcome to another great week of the Simply Sundays link party! Every week we find the best of the best and add them to our Simply Sundays Pinterest Board, Twitter feed and Facebook page and show them off to our readers before the next link up. It’s week 24 and we’re coming at you with SIX favorite posts from last week! Your chances of being featured are so awesome, so keep sharing your posts with us! We’re excited to see what you are creating, and every week we are so impressed! You guys have GREAT recipes and crafts! And … Continue Reading…

Dogs, Bugs, and Muddy Ponds…the Daily Farm Adventures {91}

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How do farm kids and farm dogs spend the hot, dirty Virginia summers? Playing outside getting hotter and dirtier! {smile} When I finally got tired of this… And this… And this… We headed out for a walk. I needed a break by then anyway. Cleaning floors in our house is almost more futile than doing laundry or dishes. I don’t even get a one day reprieve. {sigh} So I took a break to get some fresh air with the dogs. Along the way we made sure to get pictures of this… And this… And this… Because farm kids are crazy about bugs … Continue Reading…