Spring on the Farm

Spring on the Farm

Spring on the farm is not usually my favorite time of year. I have insane elm tree pollen allergies, and since my house is surrounded by elm trees … well, you can imagine my springtime trauma. But this year, even though I’m already sneezing and wheezing, I am excited about spring. Can you blame me??   For the first time in several years, my old-fashioned lilac bushes didn’t get caught in a late killing freeze, Continue Reading

People Who Love Spring …

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015Clearly, those people do not live in the country. Oh sure, it’s ‘nature’s rebirth’, a renewal of life … blah, blah, blah. To those of us in red dirt country, spring means one thing – mud.  At least it normally does. For the past several years, this part of the country has been in a terrible drought.  The last time it rained with any accumulation and Continue Reading

Farm Mama’s View Finder

farm mamas view finder

This post was most recently updated on April 21st, 2018 I bought a fancy ‘grown up’ camera last summer.  It was on QVC as the ‘Today’s Special Value’, and it was a deal I couldn’t pass up.  (Don’t judge – QVC is awesome and awesome people like me shop there.)  Since then I’ve been taking pictures of pretty much everything around The Farm – kids, animals, scenery, dirt.  In an effort to be able to Continue Reading

Date Night and Dirty Leftovers

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015Well, I didn’t post an update to The Farm Mama yesterday like usual, but I swear I have a very good reason. *Insert anticipation-building musical intro*  … It was … Date Night! I know, I know – it was SUPER exciting for me, too! It was the first actual date night Sexy Hubby and I have had in about 14 years.  That’s coincidentally right about the Continue Reading

Bargain Hunting in the Digital Age

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015It’s no secret that I get really excited about saving money.  I don’t think of myself as cheap per say, just really discerning about how I spend money.  I’ll buy things I don’t need, but I want to find the best possible deal on those things.  It’s how I roll. To further my money-saving efforts I’ve done a lot of different things. I’ve clipped coupons, made Continue Reading

Odor Guard in the Water Closet

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015Well, it seems I just cannot stay away from y’all! I’ve got another fun and super helpful tip for you from the Farm … You know how when someone “goes to the bathroom” in your house and even though you might have air fresheners or sprays or incense or what-have-you in there, the stink just sort of … lingers? Yeah, me, too. It’s nothing to be Continue Reading

Just a Note About Dirt

This post was most recently updated on July 23rd, 2015Okay, I know I said I was on a break with the blog, but I found something so exciting this past week that I just have to share. Where I live, the red dirt is a nightmare for white clothes.  It’s so hard to get out that I stopped even buying my family white clothing to wear years ago.  No white t-shirts except for pajama shirts. Continue Reading