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Birthday state of mind

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I popped out of bed to do the chores this morning.  I had more energy for the day than typical because of the adrenaline rush that today was my birthday.  I get very excited for this event because I love cake.  Period.  But also because there is something about the opportunity for a fresh year ahead in which you can accomplish important things like, I don’t know, making lots of mini pies.

It was a great day. From the loose sheep in the orchard this morning to the homemade baguette & wonton soup this evening, I have enjoyed a kaleidoscope collage of activity, birthday and not, and well wishes from friends and family, far and near.

I learned today that I share my birthday with one Ethel Helena Raney in North Bennington, the town next door.  She turned 107 years young and, to quote the Bennington Banner, “the centenarian said she had walked many miles in her life, but “never drove no car.”

Ah, me, guess I’ll be lucky if I make it to 50!

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Peekaboo, Marcia!
Fresh bedding for the chickabiddies!
"Forced Forsythia", five times fast!
Caesar Deviled Eggs - a divine recipe!
Patricia helps to groom Izzy
Char & Ruger Jac, into the sunset
Birthday ride
Birthday dinner -my favorite homemade wonton soup
the gorgeous Schilling and the birthday tulips

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