Farmer Franny

Food. Farm. Family.

December 2019 (pre-covid post) life is good.

The Christmas Giggles

Whoa nelly, Christmas wasn’t kidding this year. I have so much to say about this year, I don’t know where to start. 

Well, let’s start by saying how incredibly grateful I am to have what we have. How cliche, huh? I agree. But this time it’s overwhelmingly sincere. I turn __ this January, and I think (ugh)I’ve finally realized that no gift can replace the excitement and glory of family, food, and giggles. 

So we started December off right with Kate’s 3rd birthday. Hello Stress. I met Stress knocking on my door like ICE on a raid at this party. If you know me well, I love parties, especially kiddo parties. I love the joy bouncing off the walls of chaos and high pitched garbled mumbo jumbo- God knows what they’re saying. This thrills me. 
But this time…toddlers…you pick up the toy and sing “clean up” then turn around and there’s either another toy or my favorite –urine– who’s? IDK! Could be Knox, Kate, Jimbo,Pepper, Tricksy, Kevin, IDK…it’s urine and it wasn’t there before. Oh..look..I burnt the nasty pigs in a blanket while I was cleaning up urine. Lovely. So let’s try another appetizer. Oh, I can’t, I still haven’t finished cleaning the toilets. People will think I’m an Exxon pit stop if they see this. So, I grab John and make him put together peanut butter jelly. Oh, he doesn’t want to. Doesn’t feel like it. He doesn’t like PBJ’s, he’d rather …ugh..who cares? Everyone will be here in an hour–it’s CRUNCH TIME PEOPLE!! Where’n falls meltdown 542 of that day. I swear off all parties ever again. 

So, long story short Kevin enjoyed burnt pigs in a blanket and every took down some kind of mystery sandwich, all to say they really loved the party and “thanks for the food”. No one claimed any stomach illness and we all went our separate ways. #devestatedbutgrateful

Just a Girl and Her Chicken

These chicks. When the weather is cool and the days are long, there are chores to do and friends to make. Here’s my confession: I have a bad habit of acquiring (especially chickens) to the farm whenever the occasion arises. This time, I came home with 3 chicks thinking they were going to be for …

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Nacho Average Sheetpan Dinner

Nacho much to do… I’m guilty of occasionally not having time for dinner or sometimes just don’t wanna. I call it a sheet-pan dinner…it’s got all you need lol! Nacho’s consist of all the FDA approved food pyramid-thing. Yeah, right next to margaritas in fruits and vegetable intake. (Psst…it’s funny cause I’m a real life …

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Our Favorite Hamburger

I don’t know what has come over me lately, but I have been longing for some greasy hamburgers. Literally, dreaming for them. Last week I was diagnosed with Covid. I had a fever, congestion, headache, cough, drainage, sore throat, no voice, and was quite miserable for about 3 days. I was so lucky to not …

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