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family Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
family Archives · 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?
Southern Illinois produce, farm, CSA, Goat Milk, Soap, Eggs, meat, local food
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Thoughts on struggle and peaceful garden photos

To me the hardest thing is to watch a loved one go through trying times and to not be able to help them. My brother is dealing with some heavy stuff right now. He had a child with a girlfriend and they have just come to terms with the idea that they can't be together as a couple. His daughter and now ex-girlfriend just left his house to be on their own. He is not on his daughters birth certificate because his pregnant girlfriend was a minor when she gave birth. Ugh, it is a whole slew of drama that I don't want to bore you with. Basically sitting by and watching him make his choices and watching him struggle is killing me. As outsiders to the situation we can see...

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Where is your family tree?

I spent most of today piecing bits and pieces of information together to form my own family tree. Recently an aunt of mine found me from my father's side of the family. I haven't heard from anyone on that side of the family in 17 years and I realized how little I actually know about my family. Researching your genealogy can be expensive, time consuming and frustrating for those who have an interest in knowing where they came from. Also, just because you have no interest in your heritage doesn't mean your children or their children wont! Everyone should make up a family tree, it's entertaining and it will help your relatives, besides there is nothing worse than feeling like you don't know anything about your family! I found a very good/ free...

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How close are you to your family?

The term "family" means something differnt to everyone. For me my family has always been basically just the immediate family. My real father was out of the picture when I was just about 8 years old. My mother raised us alone for a few years and then remarried. For us family has been who ever was present at the time. On my mom's side I have an aunt, grandmother, grandfather and two uncles that are discussed and who make an appearance every now and then. On my real fathers side I knew of a grandmother, grandfather and two uncles but haven't seen or heard from them since I was very young. I think that knowing about your family is important. Different situations and circumstances may not allow you to be close to...

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