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Life in Evansville Archives · Page 3 of 7 · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
Life in Evansville Archives · Page 3 of 7 · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Life in Evansville

Tater's Shower: reflections on friendship, blessings and learning to let go.

I took a break from the computer for the last few days. I was afraid having interactions via twitter, facebook or through blog comments would only result in my being bitchy to people and unnecessarily hurting feelings. I took a few days to let it all "simmer" and to get some perspective on things. Basically, we are still pretty hurt and pissed. The Arizona baby shower Krystal went though all the trouble of planning...

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They are showering Tater in Phoenix right now!

Thanks to Krystal, a long time buddy (who is practically a sister to me), a baby shower is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona right now in Tater's honor. We are 1800 miles away of course but are attending via video conference to partake in the festivities. Isn't technology great? If you have an AIM account, a web cam and want to take part in the video chat today email me your AIM screen name and if you are online during the shower today (12-2 AZ time) I'll include you in the video chat! Bloggy buddies, family and friends have all been thinking of Tater's arrival and have sent many treasures for her. As we have been receiving stuff we have been documenting it via the digital camera so the gift givers can...

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6 weeks until the baby wait begins…

In 6 short weeks I'll be taking a blog hiatus and enjoying the forest settings at The Farm while I wait for Tater to join us. Can you believe that? 6 weeks! I am feeling pretty good about it all and am still totally ready and excited! If you missed the update on my latest OBGYN appointment from yesterday you can read about it here. Some of you already know, we went thrift store rummaging for baby clothes as did Maiden53 (who is a doll for thinking of us) and we've also received some new clothes from N's family and from my grandparents for Tater. This means we have about 30 outfits in varying sizes and styles ranging from 0-24 months! I succeeded in getting them all laundered at the moldy rental...

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Picture this: Talina washing laundry in the pond out back and balancing a laundry basket on her head…

... don't worry I am just kidding around and feeling a bit cheeky right now. It's N's strange sense of humor influencing me again ;-P Happy Friday to all! This is a prewritten (brain dump) post as we are off at the OBGYN early this morning for the 31 week checkup and more fights about the RhoGam shot. When will this OBGYN care be done? (Oh yeah, we need to fire them already.) We are also finishing up last minute cleaning at the old place this morning in addition to running several loads of laundry over there while we've still got access to the washer and dryer. I am trying to make sure we wash all the baby clothes and anything else we might need to launder now because as soon as...

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So glad the weekend is almost here!

Well, we've officially spent the first week in our new place. We are much happier here, obviously and are so glad that the bulk of the moving process is behind us now. We've still got cleaning to do at the old place and we are trying to nail down a walk though appointment time with the slumloards but all in all the craziest part is over now. During the week N had a meeting with some higher ups about his future at the station. Remember how this job was supposed to be an anchoring/ reporting gig? Since moving here his anchor time has been minimal (it's happen once) so he was eager to hear what they had planned for him and his future. It looks like they are hoping to have him...

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Today marks my 30th week of pregnancy, holy cow I am HUGE!!!

Just took my 30th week pregnancy photo and good lord did I pop! If you visit my online baby shower site you can see what I was looking like during my 26th week of pregnancy while we were out visiting my midwife. In one month I've grown quite a bit and the pictures are major proof, not that I wasn't feeling it already...

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We're moved in… Vlog and chat

As promised I did a vlog and chat at 8pm my time (eastern daylight savings time) right here in this blog post. I am going to leave the chat box in the post. If you see more than one person on the chat list you can chat with them but there is no guaranteeing that someone will also be on the post when you are. If you missed the live chat you can still enjoy the vlog below at anytime. Sorry I didn't dress up for the vlog or clean the house, lol. I know it all looks pretty bad but that is the beauty of it right, lol. Video clips at Ustream If you want to see all the recorded vlogs I've posted you can over on my vlog page. All you...

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Just another post written in the wee hours of the morning…

Patience is not my best attribute right now! It is 4am. The dog woke me by scratching the door, she is sleeping outside along with one of our cats. You see, we are now living in the new place and we've got white carpets throughout the whole place. The backyard is a swamp since it's been so wet and stormy this week, so that means muddy dog paws to contend with. Plus, both the dog and cat have had some newly developed bathroom/ behavior issues since we've moved from Arizona and basically I don't want ANY animals with house training or behavior issues in the new place, period. I want to keep this place accident free and I am sick of cleaning up messes. That being said we've exiled the dog and one...

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And we're outta here…

We picked up the moving truck and hit some grocery sales today. I am pretty pleased to have gotten a rack of pork ribs, 2 big packages of steak and 3 jars of kraft BBQ sauce all for under $30! I've taken to selectively shopping for what we need. We'll go to one store and get ribs for cheap then we get the milk at another store and so on. Means hitting more stores and longer time spend shopping but when you shave like $100 off the biweekly grocery bill doing this it totally is worth it. I mean Kraft BBQ sauce for .69 cents each and pork ribs for under $2.00 a pound, too good to pass up! Yesterday was my 29 week prenatal appointment. I once again got the pressure...

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Assvice: Lets talk baby play yards for a second…

You guys are so helpful with the mommy assvice advice! I can't call it assvice because really I do appreciate hearing all the good info about those useless things that new parents often get sucked in to buying. My eyes have been opened, thank goodness! Gives me less to stress about, lol. So, we figured since Tater's room is down stairs from our bedroom and since she'll be so small...

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Don't worry, I am not dead- just blog slacking.

Don't worry, I am not dead. Just crazy busy. I survived the tornado warning and am still doing well with Tater. We are still moving stuff in to our new place and I did actually do the video tour of the new house today. The video is kind of a speed demon tour though, lol. I feel like we are going though the days in "fast forward" and the video really illustrates this. Today I took care of fixing the peony bed here at the old place. In the fall I divided a portion of the bed, it looked much more bare and spread out unlike the rest of the bed which was clumpy and overgrown. Peonies like other rhizomes need to be divided and spread out as the years pass....

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Just passing through to leave a quick update or On the move again!

I spent the day trying to get through my feed reader and visit as many of YOUR blogs as I can. I've still got lots of unread stuff and am making my way that direction soon I promise. - Yesterday we signed the paperwork and paid the down payment for our new home. We got the keys and have begun slowly but surely moving stuff in over there. The utilities aren't on there yet but they will be soon and I planned on doing a live video tour of the new place on April 2nd to share it with you. - The video home tour will take place at 3pm Indiana time and will be posted @ http://www.harvestofdailylife.com/webcasts-vlog-live-chat for your viewing and chatting pleasure. It will also be recorded and available for...

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Just more reason why I wont be birthing with my OBGYN in a hospital…

This morning the home phone rings, we are still asleep so we don't answer it. I know my OBGYN's office is supposed to call me today regarding the results of my routine blood glucose screen. I also know I told them to call my cell phone. I fall back asleep and then my cell phone begins to ring and I determine it is the OBGYN office and that I should answer. I drag myself out of bed and sprint to my cell phone to answer the call. The nurse practitioner on the line informs me I've failed the test by 1 point. Their cutoff is 139 and I scored a 140 on my gestational diabetes screen. They want me to come back in for the 3 hour 100 gram test now and...

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Survived the blood draw and am reading like crazy!!

We got up at the butt crack of dawn to get ready for the days prenatal appointment. I wasn't allowed to eat anything after drinking my nasty Glucola. The Glucola had to be started by 8:45am and finished by 8:50am so I had to eat before hand. The thing is I've never been able to eat right after waking up so I had to wake extra early to get something in mah-belly before the Glucola madness was to begin. Let me tell you, that Glucola is something else! My main complaint was the way it made my throat and mouth burn on the way down. I suspect it was the carbonation that burned but either way it was major ouchie! I did feel like vomiting and also was pretty burpy after...

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