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Bachelorette Becca: Episode 3

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It’s raining outside the mansion.  Eggs are being scrambled.  Shade is being thrown.  Bromances are forming. Chris shows up to tell the guys what this week looks like.  Two “fantastic” group dates and a one-on-one. Group Date: Wills, Colton, Jason, Jean-Blanc,  Jordan, David “It’s time to Relax” The guys load up on the bus excited to go hang with Becca… and her girlfriends.  A bunch of the ladies from last season are here to hang […]

Bachelorette Becca: Episode 2

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Papa Chris gathers the dudes to lecture them about Becca’s intentions.  She’s serious.  Use your time wisely, men. Group Date- Clay, Nick, Chris R, David, Jean-Blanc, Jordan, Lincoln “I’m ready for my big day” The boys get to try on tuxedos and shoes while drinking champagne.  She made a big show of pretending to cover her eyes, but not really.  Jordan shows the others how to walk four steps professionally. Evidently the guys are going […]

The Bachelorette Becca: Episode 1

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Not to worry, y’all.  I’m here to recap the bachelorette this season again. We have to start out with the reminder of who this Becca chick is.  Remember? She went on the Bachelor with Arie and got picked at the end.  It was her happily ever after… until Arie realized that he just couldn’t live with someone who wasn’t a blonde so he ended it to run off and get Lauren.  The heartbroken Becca didn’t […]

City Girl Walks a Country Mile

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Today was a special day for me.  I was down at a friend’s farm this morning and a mama piggy was giving birth to piglets.  She had given birth to 6 (2 were stillborn) and was working on pushing the seventh baby out.  She was struggling for quite a while and I was starting to get nervous.  For a first time piggy mama, they can get startled easily when the babies are out and grunting […]

Remember the House on the Hill

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A little thought for today. I live up on a hill (or up on a mountain as Carter describes it).  Down at the base of the hill is a river.  There are some fancy big houses right on the river, of course.  But up just a bit is a main road and most houses across the road have a river view as well. Well, there is a very modest little 1500 square foot, two bedroom, one […]

Dancing with the Stars, Athletes: Episode 3

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By the end of this episode we will be down to THREE.  Three will go on next week to dance for the mirror ball.  Guest judge this week is David Ross, lovingly known as grandpa around the ballroom.  He was runner up a couple seasons ago with Lindsay. Nastia Luken, Meryl Davis and Von Miller are in the ballroom dancing this week and mentoring competitors.  They can all still dance. We’re going to learn about […]

New Trees, Bitch Chicken & the Great Egg Mystery

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I have a few little updates to share with y’all.  Let’s talk about what’s new on our little farm.  It was orchard pickup last week.  We have found a great family-run business who sell gorgeous bushes and trees that all have something edible, whether it is a berry, a flower, or root.  We love to order from them and we went last week to pickup our order. This meant over the weekend Carter and Tom […]

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, Episode 2

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Keep in mind this is a FOUR WEEK season.  The eliminations are crazy and the competition is tight! Tonight each athlete will perform an individual dance as well as being a part of a team dance.  Eliminations are based on judges scores combined with viewer votes.  Week two: here we go! Oh, there’s a guest judge this week.  Mr. Rashad Jennings himself! I love Rashad.  Everyone loves Rashad. Josh Norman & Sharna- Paso Doble They […]

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, Episode 1

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Black and gold sequins, rhinestones and glitter are the theme of this opening number.  We meet the referees for the season: Len, Carrie Ann, and Bruno in short-short-I-cant-believe-how-short-they-are-black-glitter-shorts. Val is in the audience, which is wrong, wrong, WRONG. DISCLAIMER:  I’m all about honesty.  Gay figure skater who performs to music for a living is not exactly comparable to baseball or football player.  Let’s not be confused and think that they are on the same ‘playing […]

My New Chicken Barn

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The week of Valentine’s day Tom and I made a down payment on a fantastic little barn with the understanding that we would pay the second half once the owners helped us disassemble the barn, move it to our house, and reassemble it on our property.  A few weeks ago we completed the project and moved the chickens into their new mansion.  They are quite happy in their new home. I put together a few […]