Yesterday I participated in the #AgChat about Social Media in Agriculture. It was a super interesting 2 hours of conversation. I got to see how other agvocates make use of social media for their brands, causes, and general ag awareness. What really struck home for me in this conversation is that we all share our…

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Here at MouseInMyPocket, I’m always trying to decide what topics to write about.  I have a bit of erratic personality – so I tend to write posts about lots of different topics.  That’s everything from agriculture to crafting, from food to fashion, to the adventures in my daily life.  For those of you that read…

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Yesterday was the first day of spring, and 80 degrees, so I no longer feel bad about the fact that I spent my Sunday doing a little gardening. The first thing I did was take a trip into town.  I needed some new pots and I wanted to pick up a few seeds before they…

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post – this beautiful weather makes me want to start my garden. I’m pretty sure that it’s a bit early for my veggie garden, but it’s not too early for the flower garden is it? I’ve already noticed a few green shoots popping up from my lilies along the parking…

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The last 2 days have been beautiful here in Southern Indiana. It’s been a balmy 70 degrees with bright sunny skies. It makes the best time for people to sort their gardens out. In other areas they may be more focused on saving their furniture and decks from termites or other pests. Probably a job…

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Last weekend was GCAMA’s Annual NATPA Pull.  Wow!  That’s a lot of acronyms – but it’s much faster than saying Gibson County Antique Machinery Association’s Annual National Antique Tractor Puller’s Association Pull.   We host our NATPA sanctioned pull each February. Each year since the building was completed, the club has hosted their pulls inside the…

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The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns…

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This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards). …

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This week, we’re going to cover Chapter #5 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  It is, at 64 pages, the longest chapter in the book.  This chapter is all about animals, covering: animal terms parts of a rooster comb styles chicken breeds fresh eggs duck and goose breeds heritage turkeys parts of a beef animal…

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