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circlebfarms10

circlebfarms10
Date Joined: February 15, 2016
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: December 9
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, I am a homeschooling mom of 10 children. We live on a 115 acre farm and want to make the farm more productive each year.

I read to my school aged children every school day-- I have been in education for 25 years...I love teaching history and science--however, lately I have been teaching so much algebra!

I love reading, writing, hiking, bird watching, doing bible study, and making my own soap and cleaning products etc. I just started learning about essential oils and I am studying up on them.

I love to travel when possible.

I am a 4h leader for 20 years and we are quite involved with 4 H. We show animals at the fair and we go out to the PA Farm Show and m children compete in square dancing.

I am looking forward to the Downton Abbey tea that I am attending this weekend with my 2 daughters.

Giving back to the community is very important to me and our family. We are trying to do better in this area . 4H helps us to give back to the community and being involved in our church also helps us to reach out to make a difference!

One goal of mine is that when the children leave the nest and BEFORE that--I really feel a heart for disabled veterans and wanting to help those active in the military.. I have 2 sons in Civil Air Patrol and I want to volunteer more when they have events that reach out to veterans.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays---I also like celebrating the patriotic holidays and encouraging my children to appreciate (in tangible ways) our country and the sacrifice made by so many.

We live on a 115 acre farm that we are trying to get more and more into production (as a side business). We have goats and pigs and chickens (at different seasons).....our goal is to get a few cows this spring. We have raised produce to sell at farm markets, and we have sold baked goods at markets.

LIKES: I love fall and winter ALOT... In fact I get a little sad when late spring comes because I know it will get hot and humid and that is just not my kind of weather at all!!

I love do it yourself small projects such as laundry detergent, fabric softener, deodorant, skin care products, antibacterial ointments, antibacterial sprays etc.

I just saw a few posts for making rag rugs/ homemade totes and I hope to begin that this spring. I have also done several beginners quilts and I always say when my last child leaves I plan to get back into quilting classes (still a beginner)... I also like cross stitch.

I am a BIG planner user. I live by my planner--and just recently saw sites where people really decorate their planners (kind of in the Creative Memories tradition)--well my planner needs to be very functional and not very decorative- but I did find a few things I will incorporate. Like washi tape--a new thing for me---and using more stickers in my planner book.

I love hippos, owls, birds, and other things in nature. I really enjoy rocks and learning about geology.

I also like stamps and very loosely collect them (not an official collector)

I really enjoy weather---and learning about it and following weather. Rain Storms and snowstorms are my favorite weather events. I love learning about the stars and watching for meteors.

I enjoy Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Call the Midwives, NCIS, Castle, Forensics, The Middle, When Calls the Heart,and Reign.....

Books: I love reading history books and books about true events such as the history of salt, history of the railroad, history of prohibition, history of ANYTHING! . A somewhat strange thing is I love reading books about the history of diseases and its impact on a community/culture/ etc.
I also read some true crime, and books on true weather events.

I am not much of a fluff book reader--no romance or 'beach' reads.

Strange but true---I LOVE to throw things away and purge things from my house! You would think my house would be empty--but with 10 children (7 still at home) I dont live in an empty house.

I love donuts!! but I limit myself to only 1 or 2 a month esp since my daughter is about to get her degree in dietetics and nutrition and we have gotten rid of alot of the "good" stuff like donuts/brownies/cookies.... (sniff sniff)....

DISLIKES: hhmmm I am not sure what I don't like---I dont like summer heat at all!

I do not like flea markets or estate sales...

I love drinking tea and coffee---but I am not a plain tea fan---I love flavors of tea.

I love walking the beach (we visit my snow bird parents in FL) but I dont enjoy sitting in the sun

I like walking and hiking alot---but do not like to jog or run at all!!.

We love playing games but I dont like Monopoly at all.

MUSIC: I am not a big music person---I think mostly because with 10 children in the house I have enough noise going on that I do not put music on. However, I do enjoy listening to contemporary Christian music. I like Elvis . Oh and my 2 daughters took me to a Train concert this past June and we had a blast and I love their songs!!

MOVIES: Its a Wonderful Life; The Money Pit, Gone with the Wind, North and South (British Version!!), Cheaper by the Dozen; Yours, Mine, and Ours; Braveheart; The Patriot; Last of the Mohicans; JANE AUSTEN movies.....DORIS DAY movies!!

Ok :) I think I have now expounded on my previous profile that seemed to be a little skimpy. I look forward to being involved with swap bot.

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Comment: Sent you a message bout the weird Twilight Zone arrival ^_^
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Funkyrunt rated for Book Of The Month May on May 16, 2018
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TrishaLSmith rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #3 on May 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard.
vlhafer54 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #3 on May 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Mothers Day card. Hope you have a great Mothers Day as well. All the best :)
amyduff rated for Happy Mother's Day Greetings! on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my Mother’s Day card and goodies! Happy Mother’s Day!
junemoon rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 17 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your chatty letter; you are really involved with family and a very busy person. You asked me about spring and gardening. Cape Cod has very off-and-on spring, it's very pretty right now. I don't enjoy gardening and do none of it.
MichelleKemper rated for Living for God Bible Study on May 5, 2018
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SpredSmiles rated for Bible Study ~ Friendship on May 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you and happy mom's day to you too!
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Comment: I loved the letter and admire u! Awesome info ! Ty
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Comment: What a fabulous package, thank you! I love those cookies and love everything you sent! Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! Enjoy your stay in Grand Rapids. My son goes to Kettering in Flint, and my daughter graduated from Oakland University in December and will graduate from the academy in 2 weeks from Livonia Police. We are proud parents!
ArtsyEm rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap April #13 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: I am simply in AWE that you have home-schooled ten children !! wowowow
Lablauri57 rated for Theme: Birds on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: I loved my swap, what a nice thing to send. I am putting it on my front door. I just came in from filling my squirrel and bird feeder. They have to share. I just saw a scrub blue jay. Can’t wait to open my shades and enjoy my little friends.
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Comment: I got this the other day! Sorry for the late rate! I loved it! So cute!
ellie rated for Theme: Easter on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks. Happy Easter.
marhod5 rated for List Pad Letter 2018 #1 on Mar 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter. Your life sounds busy! Thanks for the stickers. I can use them in my bullet journal.
Ramya rated for St. Patrick's Day Greeting Cards on Mar 9, 2018
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Comment: Such a sweet card and love the stickers. Have a great time on St Pats Day! Safe travels☘️ Thanks for the swap!
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Comment: Thank you! I loved the card! The notecard and stickers were so cute! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Comments

ChrisAnne on Feb 7, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home functioning under the title The Christian Homestead. Feel free to jump right in.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 11, 2017:

Thanks again for the fantastic swap write_on 3 the mitt holder came in very handy, I am using it to store my writing supplies, it look so pretty filled with all the goodies i have in there.

I love it I am putting together an oven mitt for a friend filled with goodies.

joybells2426 on Oct 3, 2016:

Hello! Just wondering if you received my notecard for Brighten My Week Notecard September #3. I am starting to worry that it didn't make it to you. Let me know😬🙂

bbbhill6 on Aug 31, 2016:

I sent you a message and still haven't heard anything back. I'm getting worried that you did not received tour swap. I'll resend again and put it in the mail tomorrow. Have to take my son to a Dr's appointment and it's over a two hour drive one way. Thank you.

jaimierandolph on Jul 23, 2016:

Profile Check for Pick 3 Dollar Tree items. Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy swapping, Jaimie Randolph

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