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Like I need an excuse to eat cake...

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I didn't feel any different when I woke up this morning, but according to the calender I'm now 42. *Sigh*

Funny..... this one kinda crept up on me. Do birthdays get sneakier the more you have of them? Hmmm...
Oh well, there aren't any wrinkles a little piece of cake won't smooth over.   :)

I'll be spending the day drying some apples and cleaning up my sewing room... as for a celebration, that will have to wait until tomorrow- Hubby is taking off from work and we're taking a little day trip with Lily to enjoy the fall colors and do some shopping along the way.

Speaking of Lily, I think she's finally recovered from her Birthday celebration a couple of weekends ago... Here is a picture of her right before her big night began-

The tiara didn't even make it to the car, but once we got into town she had a couple of chicken nuggets from Chik-Fil-A, her favorite restaurant.... (okay, actually it's mine but I'm pretty sure she likes it too...)
And gots l…

Friday Funny: Farm Fotos that didn't make the cut

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Last week I bought a new external hard drive to store all the important files on my computer... it was something I have been needing to do for a while. The last time I tried to back-up my computer, it said the drive I was using didn't have enough memory- in other words, the folders containing all my pictures, videos and documents are too big to fit on there now. This could be because while going through some of my files I had no idea how many pictures I've saved over the last 5 years....
The camera I am using now was a Christmas present back in 2006 and I have taken literally thousands of pictures with it. Not to mention the pictures I haven't kept- for every good picture I take, I've probably taken 15 not-so-good-ones. I usually delete the dark, blurry, or random ones off the card before they ever get to the computer. 

Some have fallen through the cracks along the way, though...




For example-



Silkie, exit stage left.



Mockingbird, exit stage right. 

Apparently I saved …

Honey crop 2011

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I've been working in a sticky (but sweet) situation for the past couple of days- we helped dad with his bees and now I'm in the process of draining the honey from two large containers into quart and pint jars. In between fillings I've been trying to make the rounds and catch up on my blog friends... This years' honey crop is about half of last years- 5 gallons compared to 9 last year. Dad seemed to think the dry hot summer left the bees with little to work with. But I still think it's beautiful... *Sigh* If you are as fascinated by the interesting little honey bee as much I am, or know nothing about them and would like to know more- click on these links to go to some of my older honey bee posts.

Want to see a video of me "feeding" a honey bee some sugar water? Click here.
Want to learn some interesting and cool facts about bees you might not know? Click here.
Want to learn more about the process of "taking off" the honey from the hive? Click here.

Friday Farm Fotos: Whole lotta paintin' goin' on

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After several rainy days in a row, it's nice to see the sunrise this morning! And then of course, the fog moves in...
Instead of "Gorillas in the Mist", this is "Sheep in the Fog."



Lily poses in front of my Fall decorations.



The pumpkins have now been test-licked for freshness.


Remember back in the March when we built the bovine barrier?
We finally got around to painting it.


We liked the color so much, we got a few more gallons and...



Painted the big barn....



Painted the sheep barn.....




Painted Hubby's tractor shed....





And painted the chicken coop.


The Silkies are especially thrilled with the new paint job!
Really, they are.... they just have a funny way of showing it...

The house is next, but we won't be painting it- it just needs a fresh coat of stain and we're using same color that's on it now.

Wordless Wednesday: The grass is always greener.....

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The Wedding and the Winner

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The winner of my pumpkin giveaway will be announced at the bottom of this post, but first I wanted to share some pictures of my nephew's wedding, which was this past Saturday. The setting was a wonderful farm with a gorgeous view of the Smoky Mountains in the background, and even though it was a chilly fall-like day, an outdoor wedding in a place like this couldn't have been more perfect.

This is the building where the reception was held.... isn't it beautiful?




Down the hill from the reception hall is where the ceremony would take place....



Here come the guys.....



The parents, grandparents, and bridesmaids were brought down the hill by carriage.



My brother walking my sister-in-law to her seat...


My cousin's precious little boy, Aiden, waiting for the girls to arrive from their carriage.



This is Georgia, the adorable little flower girl.


The bride and her Dad also arrived in a beautiful carriage......






As soon as Shelby and her Dad started their walk down the aisle, the sun c…