Farmer Fannie

Family, Food, and Farm.

Every year I plan December: I have gifts bought, menus planned and the lists checked off by the beginning of the month. Could you imagine how ugly this would get if it wasn’t organized? Ha! Probably just fine, and just as much fun.  Yet, no matter how well l plan or how much I’ve saved, …

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Our Blended Family In case you missed my first blog post about soup, I’m Mary Ann (aka Grammy Ann), married to Lisa’s dad, Bob.  Lisa and I talked about me writing a blog post about our blended family from my perspective. Here are a couple of things we’ve learned along the way about navigating this …

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  Oooohhh Fall! Fall is one of my favorite and most serene seasons. It’s also a season that we spend gettin’ ready for winter. The trees are adorning and peaceful. The air is crisp and dry. It excites me to wake up to gold and red falling leaves. Then, Texas’ winter weather…well, is similar to …

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  One day, my Mom was over at the house and said, “I was talking to you and looked over next to me thinking it was you, and…it was you but like I was talking to at 8 years old again.” She thought Phoenix was me, we are so much alike. All these kids have …

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Your first clue to this article should be that you won’t be listening to much. You’re reading it. Second clue is don’t ever assume anyone with 5 kids has this thing down pat. What does pat have to do with it anyway? I’ve learned a lot over the years about these young animals called children. …

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Like any property, it’s always busy especially the mornin’s. We are bustling with children, their activities, and a growing farm. Every kid has their chores, which rotates every 3 months and includes laundry, dishes, animals, sweeping the porch, trash, and their own rooms and bathrooms. I’d have to say the dishes chore or laundry is …

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When we first moved to the country, it was a mess. Unbeknownst to us, the barn was full of fleas. There was no central air and heat, just one lonely window unit in the kitchen, then several fans throughout the house. There was rotting wood at several parts of the house where drainage wasn’t guided. …

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  Occasionally I luck out and am able to get all 5 kids a dentist appointment. When this happens I feel like I strike it rich in the appointment world. This ultimately means I only have to make 1 trip this 6 months. How great is that?! Then there’s the fact that I’m taking 5 …

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Want to see the farm-aily (my farm-family) life? This is my favorite place on earth. Let me show you around! We moved from the suburbs of Dallas to a town about 45 minutes east of the Dallas area over 3 years ago now. Seems like we have been out here a lot longer. We bought …

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