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The Little Ponderosa Zoo in Anderson County is asking for financial help with extra expenses brought on by this week's winter weather.
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After a break in performances pending the release of its new EP, Maryville rock quintet Indie LAgone is prepared to make another surge.
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Nope. It's NOT Depression.

Sometimes Winter can become valuable as an assistant to helping me sort myself.  Some would tend to claim it is depression I’m going through.  But I know too differently.  It is a series of events that has me in the place where I am at this day.  And the…
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I just have this feeling... this little fart is gonna give me a run for my patience today! No more Pre-school after today.  Amos moves on to Elementary School now!
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A New "Moo" Goin' On Around Here

I think I must have been a bear in a past life.  When it comes to Winter… all I wanna do is dig a hole – make a nest – crawl inside – and wait it out! It’s been a life here at our place.  Stuff happens.  And you have to get ready and be […]
I think I must have been a bear in a past life.  When it comes to Winter… all I wanna do is dig a hole – make a nest – crawl inside – and wait it out! It’s been a life here at our place.  Stuff hap...
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Bloomberg Business news thinks Jeb Bush is looking a lot like Mitt Romney.....lots of offshore money from dubious sources.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2014-12-11/jeb-bush-has-a-mitt-romney-problem?hootPostID=c2b5ae99706ee7797a8137592d035ab1
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Please HELP THIS TENNESSEE FARM WIN !!!
Take a look at Sequatchie Cove Creamery’s profile in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.
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Damn!  These guys are.... friggin' good.
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It's just common sense.  Sad, that people outside the industry anchor themselves onto the first thought that blips through their mind.
This the last two weeks I've had some "interesting," for lack of a better word, comments on Twitter. I'm not the only one, either, as Heim Dairy's apt put Farmers Are People blog post states. One of the "facts" that I got hit...
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There's Always That One Brat in The Classroom!

Dwayne chose the name for Anna’s little bull calf.    We call him ‘ Amos’.  I don’t think he realizes an apparent fetish that seems to be developing around here with names beginning with the letter ‘A’. Artist – April – Anna – Aon – Amos…. We’re still not…
Dwayne chose the name for Anna’s little bull calf.    We call him ‘ Amos’.  I don’t think he realizes an apparent fetish that seems to be developing around here with names beginning with the letter...
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THIS is what they're all REALLY worried about.  THIS is why they're so hard at it with redirecting attention and pumping trash into gullible minds that are too lazy to get off the wagon and walk on their own two feet to see what in Hell is going on around their country!!

They know... if the majority of American people start doing the math and...finally.... seeing the truth about who's been doing the nasty... it'll be the Bush-Cheney Gang that WILL go down.

NO.  All their torturing crap was NOT necessary.  Obama's proving that fact right now.  Flip a switch.  Watch North Korea squirm.  (Okay, so we all have to imagine.  But it's simple math... for some of us.)  Anyway...
The Editorial Board of the NY Times today is calling for the President to investigate and prosecute those responsible for torture, and they're naming names.
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You've never had a real Hamburger, until you've had one made from Irish Dexter Beef!!
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If you take the time to add me as a friend at Google+, you can take a photo journey from my page… to see our story up to this point in time. 

We bought this place in East Tennessee.  Moved in on November 1, 2008.  Among all the funny moments – crazy moments – moments of… ‘ huh?’ – and everything else, you’ll find those ‘Before – and – After’ shots of all the things we’ve done around this place since we moved in.  Looking back, myself – it’s been quite a bit of an accomplishment for 2 people with their own full-time jobs. 

And yes.  I have a full-time job.  In fact – it’s a job that holds a multitude of side-jobs that never end.  My job is at home – wearing many hats – including Vegetable Gardener, Harvest Preservationist (like that one? Lol) – Sewer – Needle Arts Enthusiast – occasional Quilter – Baker – the Cook – The Laundry Maid – The House Cleaner – The Rug Shampooer – The Dog Groomer – The Accountant – The Grocery Shopper – The Errand Gofer – and I can’t remember all the others right now.  LOL!!  But you get the picture.  Many women get up and hold the same job as me – including raising the kids!  Been there.  Done that, already! 

My husband has a full-time job that he’s held for over 20 years with the same company.  He commutes a couple counties over to work a really crazy job schedule.  He works four 12-hour shifts… followed by 4 days off.  BUT…. That schedule rolls on the calendar – meaning he never has the same days off each week.  Nor does he have weekends off.  The icing on that muffin… They throw in 3-4 months of Graveyard Shift every year. 

And THEN we decide to utilize our 10 acres… by raising Irish Dexter Cattle.  My own Cartoon Imagination sees it as this vision of still changing cloth diapers on full-grown children.  Stop the imagination there. 

“Yes, Morey… we eat our children!”   NOT.  But… well… in a way… I guess we do!  We eat our 4-legged children.  There!  Feet back on the ground! 

We brought our very first Herd Sire and his Steer Buddy home to live with us on April 19, 2012.  By then – Dwayne had torn down the dilapidated backside of the Tobacco Barn and refurbished the remaining portion to provide 2 stalls and a tack room below the hay loft.  The front side of the barn houses our Baler and provides a shelter for the single paddock we managed to construct before bringing Artist and Bruce home. 

Buy cows.  Fence more paddocks.  Bring ‘em home.  Babies.  More fence.  Butcher.  Buy a freezer.  Pregnant cows.  More fence.  Wean the babies.  More fence.  Mean cow.  Butcher!  Where’s the Hay!  It never ends! 

But I have a feeling things will slow down quite a bit for all the construction by the end of next year.  We’ve hit the final goal of having 5 cows for Artist, as of October 18, 2014.  We get to stop there – for the time being – while we focus on preparations for dividing our Hay field into rotational grazing areas for everyone.

After that – we get to begin focusing on projects around the inside and outside of our home – preparing it for selling. 

I’ve had to update this page, as of October 30, 2014.  Life takes twists and turns, like a river.  And when we live with trusting in God – we follow, wherever He guides us. 

Yep.  We’re going to sell.  This was supposed to be our Dream Home.  Our Retirement Home.  Sadly – the location and a few other factors restrict us from being able to expand.  We need more land.  I need less house! 

As it is – I take care of keeping up with the barn – as well as handling the cattle 90 percent of the time.  Dwayne takes care of stripping the floors of the barn during days off – when he’s not working on something else around here – or – cutting / raking / baling / loading / storing hay.  During Graveyards shifts – he helps me feed cattle after he gets home from work.  He makes sure I have plenty of hay bales and feed stocked in the tack room.  We feed morning and evenings – dividing measured rations to our cattle.  We feel it helps develop even structure on their carcasses.  And we’ve been very pleased with the rewards!  And Dwayne helps me feed at both times during his days off – unless – he’s in the middle of building something – fixing something – or dealing with harvesting Hay. 

So for me – it’s like taking care of 2 houses.  I need less house!  And then we, both, want barns and facilities that are set up more efficiently and appropriately for our cattle.  At the same time – Dwayne is due for retirement.  And we’re not feeling too secure about the company he works for remaining in this area beyond 2020. 

Raising these cattle has been our choice for life after Retirement.  And considering the toll that this venture has taken on the 2 of us – I’ve laid my foot 3 feet deep into the ground.  Help - that will inherit when we’re gone – will be moving with us!

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My best skill is Problem Solving with Improvisation and a willingness that holds hands with flexibility. While others sit at a table in a conference room ' brainstorming' , I'm out there trying one thing after another until I find what works - and getting something accomplished!
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Dairy Farmers And Bull Calves
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The Dairy Mom: Farm Animal Treatment & the See It? Stop It! Program
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The Dairy Mom blog is my perspective as a dairy producer and mom. Information about dairy farming, dairy products, cows and milk.

The Dairy Mom: Visit our Dairy Farm this Fall
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The Dairy Mom blog is my perspective as a dairy producer and mom. Information about dairy farming, dairy products, cows and milk.

A Different Perspective on Milking My Dexter
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A Photo Essay Starring Siobhan and Introducing Macree Photos by Jennifer Lea Captions by Susan Lea Milking Demonstration by Jean-Marc Wallim

Alvin PD sporting uniform body cameras
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The Alvin Police Department might be small but it's thinking big with new equipment. Last month, they purchased officer body cameras.

The Dairy Mom: How is U.S. Milk Used?
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The Dairy Mom blog is my perspective as a dairy producer and mom. Information about dairy farming, dairy products, cows and milk.

PETA Takes It One Step Too Far | Protect the Harvest
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This Week in Insanity Ep. 12. PETA issued a press release targeting the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY making baseless

The Dairy Mom: Antibiotic-Free and Responsibly Raised?
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The Dairy Mom blog is my perspective as a dairy producer and mom. Information about dairy farming, dairy products, cows and milk.

2 'Real Housewives of NJ' stars charged with fraud
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges, accused of exaggerating

Tim Allen Discusses Deen's Use Of N-Word
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As Paula Deen continues to catch heat for her numerous alleged racist remarks, comedian Tim Allen has offered up his own views regarding the

homeroad: A Tip for Hulling Strawberries
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My daughter sent me a picture while I was at work and I didn't think anything of it until I watched her do it at. breakfast this morning....

Five year old Tennessee Walker horse for sale
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Duchess is a beautiful all black mare with a sweet disposition. She has been boarded on our farm for a month and a half, but the owner needs

Wildfire Season: How to Prepare Your Farm for Wildfires - Grains of Know...
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Flames in the Western U.S. indicate the arrival of a dreaded, annual weather condition—wildfire season. On June 2, 2013, a Southern Californ

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm: Dealing with a Laying Worker
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These are the sure signs of a laying worker. If a hive becomes queenless for several weeks, a worker can take it upon herself to begin layin

The Udder Side: 2013 Bovine Stakes
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While horses get most of the glory when it comes to animal racing, there is a more civilized animal you could be watching going down the tra

Powering our Finnish data center with Swedish wind energy
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What do a Swedish wind farm developer, a German insurance company and Google’s Finnish data center have in common? As of today, a lot. We’ve

Best Break-Up Letter Ever: Ask 'Kelsi' Where Your Stuff Is
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What's scarier than a really nasty break-up note? A really nice break-up note. You better watch your back if you get caught cheating and the

US Mom Held in Mexico on Drug Charge
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An Arizona woman is jailed in Mexico on accusations that she tried to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of marijuana into the United States. A court

FABIO’S BURGERS AND DOGS
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Fabio takes on hamburgers and hot dogs with spectacular results and shows easy tips on how to set up your charcoal grill for awesome summer

AMBER Alert (missing child) for Texas
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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - Luke Towner - Male, 18months Last seen May 20, 2013 in Houston, TX Tan 1998 Ford F150 #57