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A Central Asian Shepherd Dog – called Ovcharka – huge but so so sweet

According to Wikipedia: This is an ancient breed from the regions of Central Asia. It is not the result of artificial selection: the native breed called alabai historically common among Central Asian peoples. Used by shepherds, as well as to … Continue reading

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A great vegetable soup – everything but the kitchen sink!

Before we went out of town this summer, I had a lot of vegetables in the fridge. So I made up this veggie soup – basically threw in everything I had except potatoes – and used vegetable broth with it. … Continue reading

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Family Retreat 2016 – Such Fun – How Blessed We Are!

We had our annual family retreat at Palm Springs – so much fun – it was HOT HOT HOT (reached 130 degrees one day – felt like Egypt in summer – yes, we were there one August) but we still … Continue reading

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A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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A lemon guava tree – the perfect gift for the Urban farmer – from his kids and grandkids!

Our children and grandchildren gave us the perfect fathers day gift – a Lemon Guava tree to add to the Little Farm! We had a planting ceremony – so adorable! And a lovely weekend together. So much fun!

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Babysitting is the best fun when you are a grandparent!

Here are the four grandsons in the bathtub – only little ones can have so much fun with water! A fair amount arrived on the floor but there was a mass mopping up after the bath – so all was … Continue reading

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Our newest workers at The Little Farm – four little boys! Don’t they look adorable?

I buy my Little Farm shirts and clothes for all our staff at the farm from Lands End – with logos and all. So our newest workers of course must have shirts as they get bigger! Here the four newest … Continue reading

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Great fun! We hosted 6 eight year old boys – our grandson’s friends – for a sleepover to celebrate his 8th birthday! AND WE SURVIVED!

What fun was had by all!  They arrived 11am Saturday and left 3pm Sunday. They were up at 4am Sunday morning – they swam, fed the animals, held the one day old baby goats, played in the bamboo ‘forest’, got … Continue reading

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Family and Holidays

Last night we celebrated with our little ones – and finally got them all to sit on the sofa together for a minute or two! 9 little Segils – 7 boys and 2 girls – how blessed are we! Happy … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – so much fun – especially making their birthday cakes!

Our middle grandson Jonah turned 5 recently and wanted a Candy Cake. Yep! What is THAT? So we went off to the candy store and I gave him a budget and said – any candy that you like. About 10 … Continue reading

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Being over 55 is just beginning the BEST years for fun, cooking with kids, loving and joy! See the best site for grandparents….

I am so excited that my blog has just started on GRANDPARENTS.COM and encourage you to visit their site. Its the BEST destination for insights and fun for  you and your little ones. Below are my youngest grandsons Noah and … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – planting, watering, waiting, growing, picking and eating your food!!!

Source: Uploaded by user via Larraine on Pinterest   What could be better than planting, watering, waiting, growing, picking and eating your food! And snow peas are a wonderful healthy snack. The next best thing is cooking with kids – and … Continue reading

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