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                                  NEWS from the FARMHOUSE 

                                                          August 2017                                                                                                            


Where is summer going?  We've hardly noticed it this year with all the rain and overcast days, everyone is complaining of the gardens this year not being as good as they should be......oh well, thmy favorite time of year is fast approaching and I will be so happy for the cooler days and beautiful autumn colors.

So here I am on the eve of cataract surgery, not looking forward to it but thinking of what I'll be able to do when my sight is better.  More drawing and painting maybe?  More reading?  Lord knows I have so many books I haven't cracked yet.


It'll be nice not to trip over things in the garden anymore. I've gone "ass over tea kettle" more than once!   Isn't that old iron bed frame the perfect garden gate for the old arbor?  My friend from Maine brought it over, one of the many treasures she finds on her flea market jaunts, and she hits some good ones all over New England!  I just love it....  I've left the Independence Day decorations up awhile longer too.    




                                              So has the town.....

My elderly neighbor is home, and I've taken to checking in on her several times daily, as are other neighbors....she has a grandson living there, but he's rarely home....Buster the kitty seems to think he lives on both sides of the road now.  Why do I get the sneaky feeling he may end up here permanently?   I don't know how that would go over with our three spoiled brats!  Hopefully my neighbor will be around for a long time yet.  She sure loves her two kitties.  The other one is 17 years old.


Will post more a few days from now, if all goes well tomorrow...guess I'll know how my first husband felt having only one eye.  They will give me a patch of sorts to wear for a couple of days, more like an eye cup I guess, and dark glasses....I mean...REALLY dark ones too!   The eyedrops alone cost me $330 out of much for "Medicare"....what's in those things anyway....liquid gold??

More to come soon.....stay posted and check out our soaps and vintage goodies....I may be reopening the ETSY shop after all....sometime in the coming weeks.





I'm still moving items from the Etsy shop to this website....

 70,000 or more shops on Etsy have either been suspended or have voluntarily closed, including mine, because many of us don't care for the new payment policies and changes Etsy has made creating greater security risks, and which also will eliminate taking Paypal payments and require us to give banking and other personal info to Etsy.  Many sellers were upset about this newest change.  Our shop pages say "taking a short break" but in fact we have been suspended by Etsy and no items are shown for sale.  I'd like to thank my Etsy customers for their support for the past seven years and hope you make your way here to my website to find the soaps and vintage items you love.

More updates coming soon!


    WE LOVE TALK RADIO and think everyone should shut off the boob tube and listen to some great conservative radio hosts. Sadly there are those who have the tv on all day where "fake news" and the most stupid excuse for comedy is shown hour after hour.  NO wonder the country is a mess...we have a population of mind numbed robots absorbing all that mindless dribble like a dry sponge.  TURN IT OFF!!  Get that radio on, tune it in to one of the better conservative talk show hosts!  You'll finally get a decent education and enjoy some REAL humor at the same time.

Here are a few of our favorites:                                                                                                                                                                EXCELLENT radio talk show hosts we listen to regularly include Jeff Kuhner (the Kuhner report), Mike Siegel,  Laura Ingrahm, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage (the Savage Nation), Alex Jones (he's often right though many consider him a "conspiracy theorist")   Rush Limbaugh,  Howie Carr, Mark Levin, sometimes there's a good radio host on Philly's 1210 am radio,  here on the seacoast we get the Mike Gallagher show...1270 am 10 am   We also sometimes tune in to shortwave radio at night.... Very good!

Frankly...there is NO conspiracy theories...the Left Wing loonies are not trying to hide a thing's all pure, unadulterated "in your face" GLOBALISM, ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, BIG BROTHER LUCIFERIAN AGENDAS and people are finally wising up to the FAR LEFT'S attempted take over of our great country.

We are not going to take it anymore!

If you like talk about UFO's, Yetti's, "other worldy" experiences...check out late night radio to go sleep by:  Ground Zero with host Clyde Lewis.  And for a lark.....repeat shows of ART BELL are very interesting too

  If you want to learn the truth and hear REAL NEWS.....shut off the tv and listen to conservative talk radio!

              We are praying for Trump and our Country!

                                          GOD BLESS AMERICA



                            CAT TALES from Cats in the Cradle.....

Sometime in Augustof 2016, a beautiful feral kitty gave birth to some beautiful kittens under my neighbor's old barn........we were feeding her for nearly a year, seeing her come and go across the busy road on bitter cold snowy days and in the summer heat, fearful she would be hit, never able to get near to her while she ate on our porch...watching as her tummy swelled and then watching as she grew thin and gaunt, knowing she now had a family to feed.........One day in late September she brought her little family to our barn instead....


We called her "Boston Blackie" or Blackie for short.....        

She was a good mother and kept close watch on her children, sleeping upstairs in the barn with them in the little hut I'd made years ago, the one that had sheltered countless feral cats over the years...........of course I gave her fresh bedding!


The babies were precious but very skiddish, not willing to come to me but staying a distance, even when I got them to play.


One day, not long after, I managed to capture the 2 black ones in a cat carrier and put them upstairs in a spare room where I knew they would be safe.  They had started to run near the busy road, and sometimes would be lost in the woods for 1-2 days, with mother frantically looking for them.  I had to do something.  Capturing the little grey kitty was harder, I ended up using a dead mouse that momma had caught to give him, placing it on the end of a string and enticing him into the carrier with it.  It worked.......


   But now we are so

  happy that the kittens

have a wonderful home  and momma has gone to a nice home in Wolfeboro, after being in my workshop for close to two weeks.  She went to her new home Nov. 2nd, it was hard to say goodbye.


After a year I guess I figured she would become one of our own house kitties...but she seemed alittle too clingy and we were afraid our 2 boys would be jealous. To make matters worse, our dear Look A Like had surgery to remove a large tumor from his tongue, and in the midst of all the commotion over Blackie and her babies, we had to deal with the possiblity of losing one of the best cats we've ever had.

Blackie seemed to be content in the workshop though I knew she wanted to go out badly. Our biggest fear was that she'd get pregnant yet again!




She's became so affectionate and was really such a love!  So when her new owner came to collect her, a nice lady and her 15 yr. old son, I had to be sure she would be getting a good home.  I miss her and the other 2 kittens but it's comforting to know they are living in warm homes.  Momma kitty "Blackie" was renamed Isabelle.  Chloe looks just like her.


The little grey kitten looked alot like our "ET" when he was a baby, many years ago.


And this is Chloe, when she was just a few months old.  She is the spitting image of her mom

And below is a Look A Like while still in that dreadful Elizabethan collar which he had to wear after his surgery. We called him our little "conehead" for Halloween!  Our prayers were answered when the pathology report came back negative for cancer.  We were thrilled but continue to monitor his tongue for growths.



                                     TRUMP RALLY  Fall 2015







        Our darling baby boy helps Mother by just being cute...








"The Tree of Liberty must oft times be watered with the Blood of Patriots"

                                                                    Thomas Jefferson




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