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One Man's Trash

If I learned, one thing about growing up on a farm and marrying a farmer, it would be farmers are very resourceful. It seems like every time my Mom would throw something out of the littlest use, it always ended up in my Dad's shop. He seems to think that there would be a need for it someday or that would be able to tinker with it to find a need it for later.

That all came in handy a month or so ago when we up at my mom's house, we noticed a stray kitten wandering around the acreage. My parents hadn't had a cat for over 10 years. The last dog had to be put down a year ago. But sure enough, we went in the shop and there was a cat food bowl and water bowls, too. We even found some old dog bones, which our dog at home was very happy about.


My husband and I had been talking about getting chickens soon. We always had them growing up but it had been 20 years or so since the chicken house was tore down and the chickens all disappeared. I was wondering through my Dad's shop a f…

Country Christmas


I once again decided this year to participate in the Country Christmas exchange. I participated last year and it was fun to connect with new agriculture advocates. Getting to know other bloggers in the agriculture industry is exciting to see what drives others and how they continue doing it year after year. Helpful tips and tricks of trade help me to continue on this path.

 



When my package arrived I was so excited. My secret Santa came all the way from Nebraska. Naomi blogs over at Circle L Ranch. She really did her homework and found some great stuff for me.

 

First off, she gave me a packet of chili seasoning and ladle perfect for dishing out homemade chili. Well in the winter I pretty much make chili about once a week, in fact I made it for dinner last night. Needless to say these have already been put to good use.


Next up, She gave me a great gratitude devotion journal. My 2017 was filled with faith testing life challenges so I really needed this. I've already used the first two weeks and I'm loving this! It keeps me accountable and thinking of my blessings more.


Then, there was a great wallet with a cell charger inside! I don't know how I have never seen these before, but this may be my go to gift for 2018. When I find something practical and stylish, you better believe I'm going to share the find with others.


To round off the basket was a great go to snack of beef sticks and no farmer is complete without a good hat. Oh ya, and you know how I know she did her homework and stalked me pretty well? A Starbucks card was also included, my pocket book thanks you for helping out with my Starbucks addiction. Just in time too, because my local Starbucks grand opening is in just a few weeks.

 


Almost as fun as getting a secret Santa package in the mail is giving one. I also had the opportunity to buy a special gift for Nicole of MichiganFarm Girl. I of course had to send her some almonds to keep her snacking happy on the dairy. Almonds, coffee and coffee accessories are always a good idea when you are talking about farmHers who are just trying to keep up with life on the farm.

 

I was so happy with my package and my secret Santa, I am already looking forward to participating again next year.

Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny

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