Stuck Like Glue

This spring, I’m stuck like glue to my Farm.

And I’m okay with that.

Don’t ask me to go on an overnight hiking trip. Don’t invite me to make a presentation at a conference. Don’t even ask me out to lunch right now.

Because I’m stuck like glue to this Farm. There is so much going on, I can’t slip away even for a little while.

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  1. Brenda says:

    Oh my! I want some chicks! So sweet, love those fuzzy little butts. I have one Black Jersey Giant. She love me and I love her. Her name is Esther. Did I ever tell you, my chickens are named after our, hubs and mine, grand mothers that are living with the Lord. Esther was my rather tall black haired grandmother. We have thousands of tadpoles. Our grands always come and catch a couple to take home and watch them grow legs. Do you get sung to all night by the frogs. My favorite part of spring evenings. Ducks, yeah! I love them. We have a pair of mallards that drop into our pond every morning, I think they eat the tadpoles. Then they go off somewhere else for the rest of the day. The first year I got so excited I went out and bought my hubs binoculars for his birthday so I could get a better look. I’m in heaven for you! I bet you don’t even think about those snakes anymore.

  2. Mike Bryan says:


    Awesome article about your new babies!

    I know you’ll have fun raising and watching them grow – we sure did!

    Blessings to you,

    Mike Bryan
    (From FB)

  3. Debbie says:

    Hey Rebekah! I’d be stuck like glue to yur farm too if I was you! Reading all the directions, takes half the fun out of something new doesn’t it? You are a good farm momma… enjoy all your critters… Oh, I spotted my first toad while out raking the other day…a sure sign of all things spring…!
    love and hugs,
    Deb ( your bloggin’s sis from the beach )

  4. loreta says:

    You have got to be one of the most blessed ladies I know. Just makes me happy reading your blog. I love your little baby chicks.

  5. Darlene says:

    So exciting! I’ll have fun following you along on this Farmgirl adventure. (I have absolutely no chicken wisdom to share… I only read lots of books and dream…) :-))

  6. Carol in NC says:

    Love! I laughed out loud about the brain size. I’m going to remember that, since I tend to overthink everything. Did you find your Harvey Ussery book?
    We have a little ornamental pond/waterfall in our front yard where a very vocal frog lives. We’ve been watching for tadpoles but so far haven’t seen any.

  7. Louise Marie says:

    You precious lady! i wish my mama was here. She would love your post.
    Happy Farmin’.

  8. nicole k says:

    Love reading your blog. I raise about 200 chicks a month. Broilers. But for you and all your readers to know, you shouldn’t use paper as a bedding. It can cause leg problems for them. Put down some shavings, straw or even hay or dirt in a pinch. :)Enjoy the chickies.

  9. Rebecca says:

    Sounds like lots of fun. I got baby chickens last year and we have so many eggs that we didn’t need to get any baby chicks this year but I miss it because it is so much fun to raise them. It really is pretty easy, don’t worry so much! Just have fun.

  10. JoEllen says:

    I love your farm life adventures Rebekah.I can’t wait to read it every month as I feel like I’m living my dream life through your descriptive words and pictures — thank you so much for sharing your family life with all of us!

  11. Adrienne says:

    How exciting! I see a children’s book percolating in your brain complete with instructions on how to handle those chicks.

  12. Cindy says:

    Love those babies!!!

  13. Joan says:

    Oh what a wonderful post to wake up too – we are getting snow with 3"s on the ground so Spring is a bit different for us – which makes your story even the more precious. CHICKS – awwwww love all the other babies on the farm but CHICKS are the ones that you can hold and pet all their lives – great assortment and it sounds like you have provided a very healthy start for them. Peep Peep God Bless

  14. Theresa Bondurant says:

    I would never want to leave that beautiful farm. Chicks, frogs, open space…..what a beautiful place to live. You are a blessed lady!

  15. Deb Esposito says:

    I love my chooks too! Have fun and enjoy. Just wait till you get your first egg-you will feel like a proud mama for sure. From experience, the one they send for "free" is usually a rooster! I fell in love with my free buff orpington rooster last year but after receiving a nasty voice mail from a neighbor telling me to "have a chicken dinner"! I gave him away.Wow. Have fun and enjoy

  16. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness. I’m loving all these new chicken articles I’ve been reading lately. Yours was so exciting! I so wish to have a little farm…it’s been out of my reach but I hope I can one day. I can understand why you would be glued. I could sit and look at the birds outdoors for hours. Imagine if there were ducks and chicks and other animals that needed cared for. Yeah! *smart to buy that second bulb too, just in case!*

  17. Brenda says:

    love the update. enjoy they will grow fast.

  18. Marji says:

    My dear, you are an inspiration to all us farm girls. Your joy brings back so many emotions and feelings for my farm life then and today. Blessings to you and your new family. I eagerly await more news of the chicks. :)))

  19. Shery says:

    Awwwww, your peeps are darling. The pompom head is a Polish. She’ll one day have a hat fancy enough to go to the Derby. Baby chicks are so much fun. The more you handle them, the tamer they will be. Yea, it all takes tame, but these are simple pleasures in life that make you smile from soul to marrow.

    I had kinda talked myself out of chicks this year, but you’re pushing my TEMPTATION button hard :o)

    Your farm is gettin’ pretty darn downhomey!! Chickens in the house. Yeee-up!!

    Call Ducks are tiny. They can also fly. OhMyGosh…you have Wood ducks. They are so pretty. If you make a still-water puddle-pond, it will attract water fowl. They much prefer that to moving water.

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You Can't Never Tell

You just can’t never tell.

That’s a southern saying I’ve heard my whole life. I hadn’t used it very much until I moved out to the country. Now I rather like it. It just fits some things. Like…

Spring has really sprung around here.

I find myself basking in the warm sunlight, thinking of where to plant a garden, NOT MISSING the SNOW!

What?! Me? NOT missing the snow?! That’s crazy talk.

But true. I’m not. It was wonderful while it lasted. But I’m okay with the arrival of warm spring weather. Even my daughter and Blue, the dog, were out in the front meadow spinning and dancing with joy on our first warm, sunny day. (Can you see the flower headband around her head? My flower, hippy farm child.)

See? You just can’t never tell. We loved our first winter here at the farm. But looks like we’re going to love our spring too!

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  1. Nicole White says:

    Love you Rebekah. Glad you’re feeling better and you are smiling with the spring flowers.

  2. diana henretty says:

    Yum, your bread is beautiful, you can almost taste it from the Ozarks!
    Just recovered myself from some kind of virus, thought I was going to be behind planting our gardens, but come to find out our temps will drop tomorrow 50 degrees, from the 80’s to the 30’s, with severe weather coming too!
    So, getting sick was actually a blessing in a way, I would have planted and lost
    my plants in one night!
    Sourdough bread is what has been baking here at our house in Noel, 2 loaves a week, from a simple starter that can be made with whole wheat, it is yummy.
    Your "flower hippie farm child" looks as free as the wind, she is one blessed girl to grow up on the farm!
    Keep smiling, hugs from the Ozarks! Diana

  3. Joan says:

    Nope You can’t never tell. We had a few days of Spring and starting last night we have 65-70 mph wind and way below 0. Had much damage to the area and supposed to still get snow – eweeee you say DRIFTS. SO your message has warmed the cold corner of computer area and my heart is hopeful that we too will see the beautiful flowers blooming and children playing in the fields. Ain’t it JUST to have that wonderful experience for your daughter – ahhhh. Sorry you got the flu – I had it too – not sure where it came from but sure was no fun. Thanks again for the visit. God Bless

  4. Adrienne says:

    I’m glad to hear the horses are recovering and so are you. Now you can share the taste of the lovely rosemary bread!

  5. Cindy Bee says:

    Hey Lady, glad you are feeling better. I had the weirdest stomach flu earlier in the winter. I won’t go into details in case you are eating breakfast, but it was weird! I’m thinking when "you can’t never tell" was invented, people didn’t know about double negatives. But…who knows… You can’t never tell about where those sayings first came from. I was thinking the other day..why is, "why did the chicken cross the road?" Such a popular saying. And I wonder who first said it and if they knew it would be around forever when they said it. I know…weird I would think that, huh? I’m with you on the blood and such. I don’t even watch a person get a shot on TV without closing my eyes! But…when my little Oscar (mini-dach God rest his soul) had to be in the hospital for several days, and I was single and poor, after day five I said I was going to have to bring him home and tend to him myself, IV and all, they were going to let me. I used to put gel on a dog I had with a skin condition too. You know what they say "Love conquers all."Hmmm wonder who ever said that first…..

    Cindy Bee

    Ps. I have been way too busy lately getting house in town ready to sell, but I’m going to go get my shower now so I can be ready to dance in my bee yard when the sun comes up. Yay for spring weather! My favorite!

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