Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Loss of a Neighbor

The passing of a neighbor is an event that can happen and barely create a ripple in the worlds that revolve in the houses surrounding it. Not so the death of Sue Smith, puppy grower extraordinaire. Sue’s death was a … Continue reading

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What is a Cowboy?

a cowboy is man with guts and a horse. — will james. Everyone has their own opinion. To some, a cowboy is the man riding a horse in a Marlboro cigarette ad. To others, a cowboy is someone who mistreats … Continue reading

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In Which My Mom Tells Me I Need to Wear a Bow

Dear Mom,I understand that when you tell me that I need to get rid of my huge, clunky shoes and wear some Crocs and put a bow in my hair, you’re only trying to help me. I apologize for the … Continue reading

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Chicken Processing at MTBar

*If this is going to upset you please don’t read it and please don’t look at the pictures, some of them are graphic.*All of our home processing is done in accordance with North Carolina State Law. Today we processed our … Continue reading

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Martina and the Deering Banjo

This video is a few months old, Thanksgiving maybe? Martina has learned a few rolls on my Deering banjo and is showing off for her big brother, Randall.

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Popping In Quickly, with Gnomes

From MTBar Farm Martina plays a lot under our willow tree. Last night the fairies visited and left a little gift for the loving care of Grandmother Willow…gnome hats. It is amazing to me watching the full blown innocence and purity … Continue reading

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