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Thankful on the farm

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I haven’t been posting my daily reasons I’m thankful. So, because I AM totally grateful, I’ve decided to create “The Top 10 Reasons I’m Thankful this Thanksgiving 2012” blog post.

No. 10 – It appears the strep throat pandemic has left the farm. Thankfully. Local pharmacy: you’re welcome for the GIANT amount of money we’ve spent in there recently! I hope we’re not back for a LONG TIME (yeah right)!

No. 9 – The weather is simply bea-u-ti-ful!

No. 8 – The chickens are laying a ridiculous amount of eggs = $$ in my pocket!

No. 7 – Laughter. I love to laugh at ridiculous things. This video on is the! Enjoy!!! Click here!

No. 6 – On a serious note, I’m super thankful for my parents. My dad’s stroke this past April has distilled the priorities and blessings in my life. We all are here for a very short time. Enjoy life NOW! It can change in an instant.

No. 5 – Kadence (child No. 1) is so sweet and carefree. I’m thankful (most of the time) for the perspective having a child who is so different from me. Our personality differences are a challenge (for both of us) and a blessing.

No. 4 – Rylan (No. 2) is EXACTLY like me. And having a child with some of the same tendencies is awesome because I can see myself in the mirror (not always so great) and we can also relate to each other. We get each other.

No. 3 – Bella (No. 3) is such a (sneakily) quiet gal. She loves to perform and is also the sibling/daughter who does anything for anybody. Quite the mother hen. Love her.

No. 2 – Masen (No. 4) keeps me on my toes. There’s never a dull moment when he’s awake. I love his mighty spirit.

No. 1 – Matt, the husband, is without a doubt the best mate I could have asked for. We are eerily opposite, but it works. He likes the center pieces of brownies; I prefer the edges. He likes a little spaghetti sauce, while I like more sauce than noodles. He’s easy going. I’m wound tighter than most. He shrugs stuff off. I take things very personal and think and dwell and think and stew. He’s awesome.

When we open our eyes and ask God to help us see, there’s more blessings than anybody can count. And that’s the crazy thing about life. Perspective. Life is made out of what we focus on. And that’s our own choice. What will you choose to look for? This Thanksgiving and Christmas season I’m going to CHOOSE to seek the good. The blessings.


-From our crazy farm to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Categories: Life on the farm


My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.

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