What Will You Leave Behind?

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Two weeks ago, I lost my precious Dad.  I really am struggling to process that he is gone; even though we’ve known for the last month that the end was near.  I’m here in New Mexico with my Momma for a few weeks at the home place where I was raised, and I’m so thankful for the time together.

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It’s All About The Mud!

 

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

It has been so hot here in Tennessee that when I had the opportunity to participate in a fun “mud” run with my daughter and her girls and some of their friends, no way was I going to pass it up!  I’ve done a couple of these Mud Girl runs in the past and they are always fun!

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My daughter and I and her precious girls – before mud!                                                    

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Have you ever participated in a mud run of any sort?  The Mud Girl Run is 3 miles with a total of 22 obstacles.  It’s not a race or a competition; everyone gets a finisher medal.  It’s all about coming together as women and helping each other through the obstacles and up and out of the mud!  It’s all outdoors of course and just such fun to be with other females of all ages and fitness abilities.  As one of the gals in our group said, “It’s a hot day, but it’s so beautiful and I’m just so happy to be alive and enjoying being together”.  Honestly that has stuck with me so much because I think that is what it’s all about.   Being together.

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The five girls in our group came up with the name of Southern Sows for our team!  And one of the mom’s designed our shirts.  Aren’t they so much fun?  I think they came out absolutely adorable!  (Obviously very fitting since we were definitely piggies in our happy mud place!)

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These five girls were so much fun! They ranged in age from 10 – 15 and incredibly good sports and cheerful and laughing the whole time!

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And the three moms plus me.  They were super sweet to invite me along!  (Take note of those adorable hot pink socks!)

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And now, here are some mud pictures!

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My grand-girl Rosetta!  She absolutely had the best time in the mud! 

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It was a lot harder getting to the top of this mud hill than you would think!  We were slipping, sliding and falling back into the mud pit trying to get to the top.  Once there, it was a challenge to hang on until our whole team got to the top!  (I know it looks like Rosetta was just lounging there in the front, but two of us were hanging on to her to keep her from sliding!)  And then….

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…sliding off a muddy hill into a total pig pen of mud!  Why in the world is that so much fun?  HaHa!!    

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Southern Sows at their muddy happiest!  (Notice those adorable hot pink socks now!)

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Swimming/crawling in mud under a “ceiling” of webbing!

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And then my daughter and I trying to climb out of it at the other end was a whole other obstacle in itself!

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And all too soon the 3 miles were over and the finish line was in sight.  We joined arms and ran through the finish…

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…laughing to the very end!

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So very muddy and worn out… but happy! 

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I couldn’t help but zoom in on my hair – dried mud at it’s best!!!  HaHaHa!!!

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If you EVER get the opportunity to participate in a Mud Girl Run say YES!!!

Until our gravel roads cross again… so long.

Dori

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Gifting Words of Encouragement!

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Hello Friends!!

I hope you’re doing well and enjoying this amazing month of May!  By the time you read this blog post I will be in New Mexico for some time with my precious parents… and I’m planning to eat all the Mexican food! I’m really in need of some time to just sit and visit with my Dad as he hasn’t been feeling too strong and discouragement has started to set in.  You know when you are a hard working rancher that never quits… and suddenly you are forced to slow WAAAAY down, it is very hard.  I plan to make him laugh!  Smile!

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Self-Care {And A Giveaway}

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

This is one of those posts where I’ve had this thought on my mind that won’t go away… so like I’ve done many times in the past, I’m going to blog about it!

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Liberty of London… and a Quilt!

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Hello Friends!

Today I’m going to talk about something that I really don’t know that much about!  Well… that’s with all things I guess.  But this one I REALLY don’t know much.  But I’ve been asking questions and reading history and here it is.

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Wintertime Reading… and Bookmarkers!

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Hello Friends!

I don’t know about where you are but winter is still here in Tennessee!  We are heading into our rainy season now.  My favorite thing to do this time of year is to read!  (Well, next to quilting anyway!)  How about you?  Are you a reader?

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Spring in Fabric Art!

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Hello Friends!

Before I get started on this post today I just want to thank all of you that left comments on my blog post last month; the one that was written by my grand-daughter Rosetta.  If you all could have heard her excitement about the comments.  It just made her week!  Thank you so much.

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My Life On The Farm by Rosetta

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Hi!  My name is Rosetta, I am Dori’s granddaughter.   I am ten years old and I live with my mommy and daddy in our house on their farm.  Today I asked my Gram if I could take pictures of my favorite things on the farm and tell you about them!

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Potholder Gift Set {Tutorial}

 

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

I’ve been working on some home sewn gifts and suddenly it occurred to me that I don’t think I’ve ever done a potholder tutorial for you on this blog.  This seemed like the perfect time!

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Just Keep Smiling!

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

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I want to thank all of you so much for all your emails and comments to me after my post in October about losing my dear friend Patti.  I can’t even describe how much they meant to me.

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In thinking about this blog post the last few days, I decided what I really wanted to write about is just a simple little post on how the last month has gone for me and the few things I’ve learned through it all.
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