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Ellen Durrer
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Sharing the Magic of the Season - with Elfie
It's that time of year, and Elfie has returned once again! Elfie is our Elf on the Shelf, our personal "Santa spy" elf that comes the morning after Thanksgiving and stays through Christmas Eve. Elfie silently takes in the events that take place throughout t...

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30 Day Series: Day 18 - This Guy!
I am thankful for This Guy!                He is my world. The father of our children. My love.              It is hard to believe that it's been nearly 14 years since our first date, and that our 10 year wedding anniversary is quickly approaching.         ...

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30 Day Series: Day 15 - Country Sunsets
I am thankful for Country Sunsets.     After a long week, it was nice to put my feet up and enjoy this. I don't think this post requires much more explanation than this.     I am also Thankful for... Day 14 - The Holstein Cow Day 13 - Our Party Day! Day 12 ...

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30 Day Series: Day 14 - The Holstein Cow
I am thankful for the Holstein Cow. This incredible creature has provided for our family for many generations. I am a 5th generation California dairy farmer, and my husband is a 4th generation California dairy farmer. Each of our families have raised Holste...

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30 Day Series: Day 8 - The Army Guys
This post contributed by our 6-year-old.   I am Thankful for the Army Guys.   {Google image} The majority of the time, "I am thankful for the Army guys" is the first response I get when I ask our son what he is thankful for. In all honesty, "Army guys" to...

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Get your Mustache on with Movember Dairy!
 {Progressive Dairyman} In the mail this week, we received the latest issue of Progressive Dairyman magazine, with the story about Ted and Hans Johnson , father and son dairymen from Wisconsin.   About 8 years ago, Ted was diagnosed with prostate cancer, d...

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30 Day Series: Day 6 - To be a Stay at Home Mom
I am Thankful to be a Stay at Home Mom. Life is definitely a bit different than it was when I was working full-time, when our littlest guy was born we decided that the best thing for our family was for me to stay home. And what a gift it has been.   I get t...

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30 Day Series: Day 2 - Firepit Fridays
I am Thankful for Firepit Fridays - and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Thursdays...     After a year of pinning DIY firepit projects on Pinterest, my husband surprised me on Mother's Day with this awesome firepit, complete with a landscape! He's awesome like...

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30 Day Series: Day 4
 Today I am thankful for modern medicine. Sure, it sounds a bit cheezy, but after the challenges we encountered during the month of September, modern medicine, doctors, nurses and positive health reports are definitely not to be taken for granted any longer...

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Hunk of Meat Monday: "Grandma's" Chili
  With the cooler weather arriving, it's high time for some soups, stews and chili!   This chili is super easy, and is one of my favorites. My grandmother used to make it - hence, "Grandma's Chili" - and my mom makes it, and now I've started to make it. It'...
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