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Friday, February 4, 2011


During the ugliest storm of the year, I managed to catch a just-as-ugly case of the flu! I felt so bad leaving my farm chores to my husband and son-in-law, which meant tending to my calves for me, all of which are outside!! This can be a daunting task during a storm, since the little huts they live in are VERY exposed to the elements and blowing snow needs to be shoveled so they can move around and get outside. Folks who don't live on a farm usually don't understand why we keep our calves outside, but they do so much better than in a closed-in barn because of the ventilation and bacteria-inhibiting environment. They do much better than their feeder, I'm afraid!! But, looking back, I think God did me a favor, since being sick and in bed was much easier than all that shoveling!
Well, after a couple days, I am glad to say that I am feeling much better. Still a little stiff and achey, but able to go about my normal activities. I also managed to get a few more things in my Etsy shop and work on more jewelry. I received my keyholes in the mail and have been playing with them. I have the necklace pictured above listed now, and will be adding items as I get them done.

I decided to part with some of my favorite buttons and have added a few to my shop. I even sold one set already!
It's a little slow going, but have made several sales and am very pleased and excited!!

I'm glad to be back and hope that everyone else who was affected by storms this week is doing alright and have been shoveled out! Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. So sorry you've been sick, Julie...seems like everyone is right now! Glad you are on the mend...take care, friend! XO

  2. Sorry to hear you've not been well, but glad to know you're feeling better. Flu can really take it out of you. xx

  3. Glad you are feeling better. The flu is really spreading fast down here in the south too. I hope you little baby calves are doing okay. My last name is Steers, so I am partial. Visit my blog at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com. I have a story about Steers collectibles. Follow & share a comment. Tiff

  4. Sorry to read that you were sick! Glad you're feeling better. Very pretty necklace! I love old keyholes and it looks great on your necklace.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Julie I am so sorry you have been ill. I am
    glad you are feeling better. You have now
    sold the other set of buttons cause I just
    bought them. They are just what I need for
    some purses I am making. So Thanks a lot.

  6. Glad you are on the mend. Strange how being sick makes us realize all the responsibilities we have, not to mention the farm.

  7. So sorry you were ill, hope your feeling great soon!

    Shoot, just read that the other set of buttons are gone, I had high hopes for those!

    Take care,
    Donna Lynn

  8. Glad to hear that you're feeling better. Sometimes that's the only way we can get any rest:(
    Love the necklace and those buttons are shining right through my screen.

  9. Glad you're feeling better and are already in the 'studio' making jewelry! Looking forward to seeing your new designs. :)

  10. Hi Julie. I am glad you are feeling better now. I love what you have added to your etsy shop. I did a post today showing off the beautiful pieces you sent me. I love them!


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