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[ 3 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
Good shoes and hay don't mix, says blogger Meg B.

By MEG B.
Blogger
Welcome back!  Oh, wait, that’s my fault.  In any case, here is a list that will begin a new series of blog posts simply titled: “10 Things No One Tells You About.”  Enjoy!
10 Things No One Tells You About:  FARMLIFE

Poop stinks.  There is a lot of poop both from your own animals and from other sources.  Neighbors love to share around these parts and that includes the ripe smell of fresh liquid cow crap on the field right beside your house.
Poop isn’t fun to step in.  I have …

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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
One of blogger Meg. B's new chicks.

By MEG B.
Blogger
Hello all!  It’s been awhile because….well, I really don’t have a great excuse except for life became a bit busy and I don’t deal well with winter weather.  I tend to hibernate and I’m sure you don’t want to hear about me getting caught up on my DVR list.
In order to get you caught back up, here are a few updates from around The Farm:
Dead Groundhog – I really didn’t want to do it but it had to be done.  A groundhog literally tried knocking on the door …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Sisyphean toil

By MELISSA STEINOUR
Blogger
Life is a funny thing.  It can throw you a curveball when you least expect it.  That happened to me 14-years-ago.  My husband and I were finally building the home we dreamed about, and I had just had my second child.   I was happy, very happy, but suddenly – the curveball came – my health began to fall apart.
I had developed my first-ever bladder infection and even though the infection was treated, over and over I might add, the pain never went away and actually became more and more …

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[ 11 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Glory and Spirit graze at The Farm. (Photo courtesy of Meg B.)

By MEG B
Blogger
Every few weeks, I receive beautifully organized and photographed catalogs from various horse related companies – SmartPak, Dover, State Line Tack, etc…. I drool, circle, plot ways to buy a pair of Dubarry boots, compare various horse blankets, and become obsessed with the latest horse and rider gear.  But alas, the true costs of owning horses doesn’t really allow for many of these luxuries.  Except for new horse blankets – I do try to make those a priority.  I was inspired to write this blog post after another …

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[ 29 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]

By MELISSA STEINOUR
Blogger
Yesterday I stopped at Starbucks with my son.  He had just had mouth surgery and I promised him a milkshake afterwards.  I thought he would pick a McDonald’s milkshake but his idea was a Starbucks double-chocolate frappuccino. While waiting in line behind an older gentleman who just ordered a simple decaf coffee, I witnessed something that warmed my heart and I thought I’d share it.
Just as the older gentleman was reaching for his wallet to pay for his coffee, a well-dressed businessman, who was sitting at a table behind …

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[ 20 Jan 2014 | No Comment ]
Buck standing by the Farm Show butter statue. Photo courtesy of Meg B.

By MEG B.
Blogger
Two weeks ago, the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show came upon us and I had the distinct pleasure of taking Buck for the first time.  I was super excited while he was not.  How could someone not be excited for farm animals, milk shakes and a butter statue?
And new to the Farm Show was the rabbit-hopping contest – ironically followed by the rabbit meat auction, although no hoppers were featured in the meat auction.  Again, I was excited and hoped that my enthusiasm would rub off onto Buck.  Again, …

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[ 22 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Meg B. makes this homemade treat for her horses. Photo courtesy of Meg B.

By MEG B.
Blogger
Every year, I take it upon myself to create and make a healthy horse treat to give during the holidays.  Don’t judge me – I also give my dogs presents on Christmas Day.  With scary recalls and unknown products being manufactured in disguise of “natural” treats (for both horses and pups), I prefer to make treats for both beloved groups of animals.  Below is my favorite and ridiculously easy horse treat recipe but PLEASE check with your veterinarian to make sure that your horse is able to gobble …

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[ 17 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Blogger Melissa talks about her gift for the season

By MELISSA STEINOUR
Blogger
One of my most memorable Christmas gifts was back in 1982 when I was just 11-years-old.  I had asked my parents for a puppy.
On Christmas morning, my sisters and I woke my parents early to open our presents.  As we gathered around the tree to begin devouring into them, I heard a funny noise outside our front door.  I stood and excitedly exclaimed, “YOU GOT US A PUPPY!!!!!“   I proceeded to run to the door, fling it open, screamed, slammed the door shut, and yelled, “It’s a BIG …

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[ 9 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Some of the delicious food (Photo courtesy of Meg B.)

By MEG B.
Blogger
…ends up on my blog.  This past weekend was the annual Girls Cookie Weekend at the cabin.  This isn’t my cabin but I may have already claimed a bed in the loft.  The Professor is a dear friend and fellow teacher who also worked for NASA because she’s that stinking smart.
Her family owns the cabin, which really should double as the setting for an L.L. Bean photo shoot.  We are currently working on matching jammies – the lab puppies and fuzzy slippers are next.  This trifecta of cabin …

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[ 13 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
The cold weather is not blogger Meg B.'s favorite season. Here she is petting "Big." (Courtesy)

By MEG B.
Blogger
A friend of mine summed these past few weeks up perfectly “It’s like we went straight from summer into winter!”.  I just want to let Mother Nature know that I do not approve of this change.  As a matter of fact, I would really appreciate a little bit of Fall before I have to break out the water heaters.  They have since been broken out.
And with the heaters installed and the troughs filled to the brim with water, it was at that moment we discovered that either the …