Goings on…

Fall has arrived…I did get my little memory garden area decorated a bit and Jai and Skylar were excited to have big sister Jayda home for the weekend before Halloween. She invited a friend to come home with her and they had a lot of fun here around the farm.

One thing they did was carve pumpkins…they used them to light the way to their Dad’s annual celebratory bond fire with many friends and family. This is the 22nd year of celebrating life after ‘the accident’ in 1997. Was very nice hearing people congratulating him on another year of moving forward…he is having issues with his shoulder and the healing from his big hernia surgery of last March isn’t healing as well as he hoped. But he keeps plugging on.


 

Another bit of excitement… no, a great bit of excitement, has happened with granddaughter Logan…first off the seniors on her soccer team were all recognized at their last home game…proud Mom and Dad with her in the photo on the left.

Next came the big day when she officially signed on to the University of Albany to play basketball the next four years, beginning with the 2020 season. She had numerous offers but was determined to play in Albany after visiting their campus and meeting the coaches. She said she felt that it was a better fit for her even though other offers came from numerous colleges with good basketball programs, too. There seemed no swaying her decision once she got the Albany offer…honestly, I am extremely thankful she is staying closer to home so I can attend some of her games. Something to look forward to.


 

Ed's Xmas tree

Next came the first snow of the season…one of my Farmer’s last creations came to life with some white lights thanks to Skylar. I am hoping to locate some solar colored lights or at least some more white ones…but for now it looks just fine with Ed’s version of ornaments—keys, bridle bit, metal thimbles,pretty shaped metal pieces and of course the tree topper. Just love it!

I truly treasure being here with all that the Farmer represented surrounding me. His unique way of molding ‘junk’ into some of the best ever gifts anyone could receive is evident throughout the farm.

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On Wednesday Ed would have been 67…a challenging day for us but a day full of memories like any other day, only those memories were of past birthday celebrations and the happiness they brought him.

He so loved his children and grandchildren….especially when they were all here at once. I know he had wishes for each of them individually…words from the wise old farmer is the way I like to think of it.

miss him

I certainly cling to photos such as this one… my Farmer wasn’t much for showing his emotions. Over the last few months we were treated to more of those moments…and in some way I think he was making up for the times he held them in.

He always hugged the kids, young and old. And I know they , too, cherish those moments.

My Farmer is always on my mind and forever in my heart…crows and butterflies are my support system!


Birthday baby

This sweet little girl was born on his birthday…thus named Eddna (yes, two d’s) by Jai and Skylar. But Momma wouldn’t care for her so she was moved inside for the winter. I think Jeremy has a good start on his mini-beef herd. Eddna joins 3 other smaller ladies.

Next to freshen will be Jai’s Milking Shorthorn, Vera…around Thanksgiving.


 

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I wish all of our friends and family a very blessed holiday!!!

Until next time…

Love you Farmer.

 

 

16 Comments

  1. Great to hear from and about you, Carol. The picture of you and Ed is priceless… what a treasure. Wishing your family a happy holiday season… –Anne (California)

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  2. I am so glad to read your latest posting. Life does go on and the memories help us. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  3. So lovely to hear from you again and catch up with all that’s been going on. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving and in case we don’t hear from you again a very Happy Christmas too. Much love from England xxx

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  4. Carol,Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and if you can’t write again before Christmas Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. I hope the new year is good to you. Congrats on your granddaughter going to Albany and congrats on Eddna.

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  5. I am so happy to see that you’ve posted! Congratulations on your Granddaughter’s scholarship – all of your grans are doing well. I love that the calf Eddna was born on Ed’s Birthday. I’ll bet your farmer loves that! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of yours. Blessings!

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  6. Just pulled this up..great update on all the news..Eddna is adorable..love your little garden and Ed’s tree…it is special, as are you…love, my friend…

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  7. Thank you so much for posting! Congratulations for your granddaughter going to Albany. Please keep posting. Linda Russell Illinois

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  8. So wonderful to see your post and have you sharing so much wonderful news. Eddna , I have a feeling that little girl has something special to bring into the circle… so stinkin’ cute !
    Wishing you and the family a bountiful Thanksgiving filled with great foods , loving family conversations of today and days gone by.
    Keep an eye out the window as I feel strongly that there will be a crow close by watching over all that he loved.
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  9. It’s so nice to see your photos and read all the family news. I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Carol. I know your Farmer will be there in spirit as always. Congrats on the new arrival, Eddna!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I love the tree and wish you and your fabulous family a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year

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  11. Happy thanksgiving to you and family. Love seeing all your amazing grandkids and their accomplishments. Wishing you a joyous holiday season. All the best, Susie

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  12. It’s wonderful to hear from you, Carol. How good it is to have such a special Christmas tree! It’s one of a kind, and I’m sure it will endure and bring many smiles and good memories to your family members. The Farmer was quite the artist! I think of him every time Jon Katz posts an outdoor photo of Bedlam Farm that includes the Scarecrow.

    Congrats on your basketball phenom! You’ll love going to her games. Having been a widow for many, many years, I know from experience how grandchildren (and your adult kids, too, of course) have a way of filling those lonely moments.

    I very much look forward to reading about the goings-on at Bejosh Farm. Please write more when time permits.

    All the best from Alexandria, Virginia.

    Linda Coleman

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  13. Carol, I’m rushing off to work. Want to respond…so good to hear from you about life and the good developments in the family. My heart still has a pang thinking of your Farmer. The longing remains for you as it should. Need to go. May your Thanksgiving be blessed in every way.

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