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  1. Marylyn says:

    I would name her Jerusa, and with her thick, rich milk, I would prepare clabbered milk, maybe you would call it clotted cream. It is my husbands favorite.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Such a lovely path to walk or bike on with the spring green bursting out everywhere!

  3. Karlyne says:

    We have some rocks at the bottom of our property that the previous owner collected. Now all I need is expertise! And a strong back and arms and maybe legs wouldn’t hurt, either.

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Whoop!!! USPS dropped off THE CUTEST EVER TRACTOR Journal! Honestly, just when I have had this cloud hanging over my head today, out of the blue came the most unexpected treat. Thank-you Mary Jane for thinking about me and taking the time to send off this adorable journal. Next will be the fun of deciding how to use the journal and then getting some colored pens to match the tractors for writing in it. I can’t wait to get started!! You sure know how to make this Farmgirl happy!!

    • Karlyne says:

      Cloud, Winnie? Everything OK?

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        Everything is really OK, Karlyne. Thank-you for asking! You know how sometimes you just have a huge list of worries that have no answers and so you just wonder and worry some more? Maybe this new journal should be about listing worries and then closing the book because most things you don’t have control over anyway!!

        • Karlyne says:

          Well, just remember that “worry is interest you’re paying on a loan that will probably never come due”. Says I, who often forget my own advice… I hope you dream of tractors tonight!

    • Probably Tulip withdrawal, and a touch of jet lag. That journal gift from MJ will help I am sure. nothing like writing to get out of a blue funk, and into a red tractor mode!

  5. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hahaha!! Lisa and Karlyne, you made my day this morning!! I love that saying about worry and interest on a loan. Brother, is that ever the truth and I should write that up in bold letters and put it in my desk. I did come down with a nasty cold as soon as I got home, which did not help with the jet lag and made my head feel like it was going to explode. It is much better and today we are off to Baltimore to watch the Preakness. California Chrome, Derby winner, has such a compelling story with his humble beginnings and I cannot wait to just se him in person!

    • Ah yes, the Preakness! Growing up for a time in MD,in an area where everyone was “horsey”, we went every year, and the parties were bigtime. I love the underdog story of California Chrome and wish him the very best of luck. I envy you your trip.
      Karlyne, that quote is the best , I am putting it on my fridge this morning, where all my favorite life affirming quotes live. Thanks for sharing that wise knowledge!

  6. Karlyne says:

    The 3 year old grandkidlet has come down with the soupiest cold ever, and although he’s amazing at keeping it wiped and we’ve gone through boxes of extra-soft Kleenex (the rest of the year, it’s TP, folks!), I know that there’s no way the rest of us are going to come out of it unscathed. I tend to be a Typhoid Mary, and just get mild symptoms, so I hope that’s the case here. Haha! See, not worrying… I hope you recover speedily, Winnie, and enjoy the Preakness and win tons of money! Have a great weekend, too, Lisa!

  7. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Farmgirls, the Preakness was beautiful and California Chrome was a sensational horse to watch! The way he came around the last turn and thundered down the stretch gave me goose bumps. All that power and determination taking him right to the winner’s circle. I was located on the rail, close to the finish line, and joining all of the other fans screaming as loud as we could to stay strong. It is a few moments in time that you are suspended in total fascination and excitement of being swept up in thousands of screaming fans and seeing your pick come in first. California Chrome is beautiful and majestic. Godspeed to him for the upcoming Belmont Stakes. He is so deserving of this title! What a story, what a horse!!

  8. Karlyne says:

    My favorite race of all time is National Velvet: The Pie, The Pie! Or is it The Pi, The Pi? Either way, it’s the most exciting race I’ve ever seen!

  9. Karlyne says:

    I forgot to mention my envy, Winnie….

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