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    Zoe girl, is NOT contacting them going to...

    Zoe girl, is NOT contacting them going to increase the odds of a hire?

    i have been much more aggressive in communicating what I want to my administration this year. It is working out pretty well....
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    Cathy A, i don’t know if you are serious, or...

    Cathy A, i don’t know if you are serious, or sarcastic, or teasing? No tone.
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    Ordered whole grain cereal online. Wanted to...

    Ordered whole grain cereal online. Wanted to order the bulk cardboard box of 25lbs (400 ounces) but the place offers free shipping on all orders over $50 except those containing “bulk” items. So I...
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    I think working on your own land is just as earth...

    I think working on your own land is just as earth friendly as joining a public project. Probably more, because you don’t drive.

    Zoe girl, hopefully many of the things you send to goodwill will...
  5. Spent most of the day planting trees. 10.

    Spent most of the day planting trees.
    10.
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    We are clearing out non native invasive and...

    We are clearing out non native invasive and poison ivy and replanting with native understory trees. We are also marking native trees we find in the process. Dh brush hogs everywhere else to keep...
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    Has anyone used biodegradable marking tape? This...

    Has anyone used biodegradable marking tape? This plastic stuff is upsetting me. The biodegradable stuff says it completely breaks down in 6-24 months, and 6 months is too fast. I guess I could...
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    My trees came from the soil and water...

    My trees came from the soil and water conservation district. They are native and selected for the locations we wish to tree.
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    Earth day!

    I am in a mental place where this feels more solemn than celebratory this year. So if you are doing something to celebrate, or if you are making an environmentally positive change, or if you want...
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    And then sometimes there is clarity. i think I...

    And then sometimes there is clarity.

    i think I have mentioned that my heart daughter and I work at the same place?

    there is an event happening with administration that is both an honor and a...
  11. Haven’t touched the photos or scrapbooks. the...

    Haven’t touched the photos or scrapbooks.
    the studio in the barn has been up and down and i’m not really sure if it’s better or worse.
    one side of the basement is better, the other is worse.

    i...
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    Yesterday I got called in to sub and the pool was...

    Yesterday I got called in to sub and the pool was finally fixed, so two big rocks of teaching and a middle sized rock of swimming. Fit in two small errands and no housework, just routine farm...
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    Xmac, I appreciate the thought, and I have turned...

    Xmac, I appreciate the thought, and I have turned it over, but it doesn’t feel like what was going on in this situation. It was more “woman creating obstacles for herself who happens to be sitting...
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    We are using and loving the space - the subfloor...

    We are using and loving the space - the subfloor is hard on my socks though. We have picked out a floor, but it will be beams first (dh talked to the guy, but he has a supplier issue he is trying to...
  15. Weather was ok, so I skipped swimming and started...

    Weather was ok, so I skipped swimming and started raking out an old strawberry bed (no strawberries left, but I ordered new ones this year.)

    9 days.
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    I would love to have the addition finished and...

    I would love to have the addition finished and let year 5 focus on cleanout and organizing, decorating, but it’s a big maybe. Cost and finances are the big questions.
  17. Well, if I never get to 20, the place will...

    Well, if I never get to 20, the place will collapse.

    one of the things that works for me about the monthly goals is the ability to call them “one and done” I set the goal, I do my best at it, and...
  18. Yesterday I took a few minutes to open up a...

    Yesterday I took a few minutes to open up a drainage area a little more. Baby step, but it was great to see the water suddenly start flowing fast. Big payback on that one.

    8 days. I don’t think...
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    So, on reflection yesterday, my day can be...

    So, on reflection yesterday, my day can be partitioned into two big rocks and a middle sized rock, or one big rock and two middle sized rocks with more space for “ small rocks”

    my plans tend to...
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    Summer, that is cool that you got to have your...

    Summer, that is cool that you got to have your dish.

    i am still “managing” my too many things.

    dh made me clean all my unfinished projects out of the new room yesterday. It made me grumpy. I...
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    It is a problem. It is stressful every year. ...

    It is a problem. It is stressful every year. Ugly truth - bucklings are far more fragile than doelings and more prone to genetic illness. The first sign of a parasite problem is often a sick...
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    Year 4 of the elephant

    Technically, year 4 started February 27th, but we’ve had a long break.

    dh found a local mill that will cut boards to cover the exposed 2x8 double ties in the ceiling so that they will look like...
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    Lol Zoe. My children were raised with constant...

    Lol Zoe. My children were raised with constant encouragement to follow the Jewish teaching that we are here to help god fix the world. They were also encouraged to think for themselves and find...
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    I definitely want the clippers, but I have to...

    I definitely want the clippers, but I have to save up for them. They are more than my car payment. They will cost me three days of substituting pay - so there is a very clear time trade off. And...
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    Well, putting information in my head doesn’t have...

    Well, putting information in my head doesn’t have much direct effect on the farm. I have to actually use it. And twins and the breeding arrangements I was discussing just make more work. I did...
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