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My 10 reasons to exercise

Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

1. It helps you get stronger. 2.It burns more calories than not working out. 3. I want to feel good in my clothes. 4. My body was made to move. 5. It reduces backpain. 6. It makes me feel accomplished. 7. Dieting only works so much.... Read more

10% Solution

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      11 comments

I read this article this morning and ooooooooooo so true...the average dieter expects to lose 39% of their body weight and if we don't after a certain time, then we become disappointed and sometimes quit the diet and exercise. How many times hav... Read more

The Ice Man

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      5 comments

I'm old enough to remember the "ice man"...even though I grew up in a home that always had a refrigerator, we would sometimes go downtown to the iceman and buy big block ice t... Read more

Past Future Present

Monday, July 02, 2012      3 comments

This is so true. We don't need to beat ourselves up over what is in the past or worry about tomorrow. Today this moment, this time, this second is all you have to live so ma... Read more

Updates on happenings around Gnomes Home

Sunday, July 01, 2012      2 comments

Well a few updates.. We still have the stray dog and really need to find him a home. I feel so bad for him as he is so sweet and minds so well. Wildfires were put out but it burned 450 homes but 2 barns were burned. Started f... Read more

Stray Dog

Saturday, June 30, 2012      5 comments

There is a story that a long time ago if a hobo or homeless person came upon a house that had a certain mark somewhere they could see, that they realized a good hearted person... Read more


Friday, June 29, 2012      3 comments

My biggest fear is wild fire or forest fire in our area. We are such a rural state and where I live is really wild with low mountains, lots of trees, rivers and lakes..but ... Read more

Busy Last 2 days

Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

We have been so busy these last 2 days. First I've picked blueberries every morning now for many least 2 gallons a day...but the blueberries are done. Hubby has been picking the butterbeans each day..So yesterday not only did I pick th... Read more

Photos from around the farm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      6 comments

I thought I would share some photos from around the place. First I wanted to show you 2 gallons of blueberries I picked this morning. We are in such a drought right now and the heat is here (100+temps) that they are not getting big and they... Read more


Tuesday, June 26, 2012      11 comments

Ok here are 2 pictures we took last night...whatever it is, it is so fast that it doesn't trip the camera until it is already in the bucket. You can see the level of the pl... Read more

The Mystery Deepens!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012      5 comments

I think I need to write some on my personal blog about the mystery that is going on with our missing is just so so strange...we put out about 1/4th full small bucke... Read more

Mystery Thief

Sunday, June 24, 2012      7 comments

Well we still aren't sure what our mystery thief is. They hit again last night and wouldn't you know the camera didn't we have reset the camera and made sure it woul... Read more

Strange happenings

Saturday, June 23, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday hubby picked a bushel of plums...we had them in 3 buckets completely full to almost overflowing and left them sit on our patio table under the gazebo overnight to... Read more

Landscape Rug

Friday, June 22, 2012      5 comments

Well I finished the binding and blocking last night on the new rug. I'm pretty proud of this one..It is the largest one I've attempted. Even Hubby loves it...but hey he doesn'... Read more

New Table runner

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      7 comments

I have been admiring the burlap table runners shown in pinterest and have wanted to make one..well I have some old old coffee and oyster bags but really didn't like the stai... Read more

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