Farmer Franny

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After an almost unbearable long summer of endless heat, fall fever can set in exponentially. Cool, tepid winds bring a sigh of relief. Everyone needs a warm, cozy, and EASY CROCK POT soup. This Chipotle Two Bean and Bacon Soup will fill your soul and can be used with staples. When I walk outside, morning …

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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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. Here comes the holiday ho-down. I feel like with the holidays coming fast we are all scrounging to find a regular meal. Really, we crave something fast, easy, LOW-CARB, and yummy. Well folks, here ya have it! Roasted Cauliflower and Gouda soup is not just on the LOW-CARB aisle but also gives you that …

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Sunny days, boats, sunburns, hangovers, and lost sunglasses. This is what 3-day holidays are made of. The best part is the food! This is the time for letting go and enjoy your time. You’ll be able to welcome any crowd with this copycat Jalapeño Ranch recipe. I laugh because while I was working to perfect …

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When Makena started making cookies they were always good. But this time she’s nailed it. True confession: these have become a staple in our house. We love to play with the recipe and make them into “fairy cookies” or “fairy poop”, but at the end of the day, they are perfect the way they are. …

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  love. undefined. This week was our 7th wedding anniversary! I have to say, it does not feel that long. Although we have gone through so many challenges, it has only made for growth and discovery of ourselves and our relationship. I love that our story has had so much growth and that we have …

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Well, I guess Hell has frozen over. Covid Hell that is. Who would have thought it definitely can get worse?! What’s next?! A tsunami? Not funny. Full disclosure, it’s my fault. I’m sorry. I have been praying for snow all December, and, all of January I prayed for a trip to Colorado. So, there it …

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 MUTTS If you’re not a dog person, you don’t understand. It all may seem crazy, but dog-people crazy is definitely normal. What’s not normal is my dog being human. I swear, he’s part-dog, part-human. If he was fully a person, he would be an overweight and lazy dead-beat teenager. Don’t get me wrong, I love …

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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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