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The Roots of my life go back as far as my Great Grandfather.  Gardening is a gene that has been passed down in my family from generation to generation.  It serves as a metaphor for life.  Deep strong roots keep you firmly grounded in tradition, passion and happiness!

For years, I have served as a helpful role to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. In 2020,  I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our society. I founded A farm girls life! with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and it has been a wild success ever since.

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Smoked Turkey!

Hey my friend's! How are all of you? Did you survive the craziness of Thanksgiving, such as it was? We had our dinner on Friday evening and it was fun. My son was there for the first time in years with his new girlfriend. My daughter's boyfriend, who we think the world of, was there and of course our little guys. Then their Mom called and everyone else scattered to the wind. Oh well we tried! We did get a family photo 📷 before we ate! Anyway, we smoked our turkey this year for the first time! It was delicious! I brined it for 24 hours then rubbed it with butter and lemon pepper and stuffed it with apples and onions. Then I injected it with more marinade and rubbed the outside with Garlic. We smoked it for 7 hours at about 250%. I didn't know what to expect. We took it out when the inside temp reached 165% the outside was black so I was thinking oh no I burnt it but when we cut into it, the meat was perfect! It was juicey and quite honestly the best turkey I have ever cooked! Then of course we enjoyed a weekend of leftovers. I didn't have to cook until Monday! So we started our week and settled back into our routine, sort of. I had a meeting at school 🏫 on Monday about Izaiah's behavior! He refuses to do what the teacher's ask of him. He throws things, kicks, bites and yes sometimes cusses at his teacher's. We are working with a child behaviorist. She is giving the teachers 💡 ideas on how to handle him. To be honest I think he's playing them! The teacher's can't even put him in time out so there are no real consequences for his behavior! This is an ongoing issue and who knows what the future will bring? Anyway I hadn't been home with the boys very long and the school called to tell me that someone there had tested positive for Covid and they were going to have to close for several weeks! My heart sunk! Not only do the boys need the structure and routine of getting up and going to school but this is the only time that I have to write ✍ my blog, do books for the farm ect. These boys need constant supervision and they crave our attention! Then on Tuesday afternoon I got a call from the health department 🏬. The lady told me both boys had been exposed to Covid and they are quarantined for 14 days! It's Christmas 🎄 time! I'm trying to think of things to keep them busy. Fortunately we shipped 🦃 birds this week. So the boys can go out with their Papa and he will have more time to spend with them! Thank goodness we live on a farm 🚜! They can go outside and run and yell and scream to their hearts content. No masked required! However, I have told them they better not scream unless their dying. Because if they scare me like that I will kill them both, lol! So today I'm going to get rid of all things fall and make way for Christmas 🎄. Talk to you later my friend's! The guys were messing with each other while we were taking pictures.

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