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Ginia

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.

In bed.

I’m lying in bed. Again. Attached to me is a pump that is spewing life-saving poison into a main artery in my neck. Also attached to me is an incredible amount of guilt. Now, I am no stranger to mom-guilt but cancer-guilt is a whole different ballgame. I could care […]

Coping

How do you cope with something like this? Cancer. Stage 3c colon cancer. Twenty-eight percent chance I will be alive in five years. Fifty percent chance the cancer will return even with treatment. How do you cope when your oncologist tries to be proactive with testing and then the mammogram […]

Tuesday

As the sedation wore off I immediately sensed a change. Before the procedure began I was just another patient. Nobody spoke to me. I really wasn’t there. I heard all about their lives. Mundane chit chat. But after the procedure all eyes were on me. Solemn eyes peering over masked […]

Always wear boots

All has been rather quiet on the farm lately. Thankfully. Boring is good a lot of times. So rather than lull you to sleep by recounting our recent days, I found a story I wrote back in 2011. Things were much different then in regards to my cattle experience. But […]

A girl and her cats

The other day we had glorious weather. It was the kind of weather that makes you open up all the windows in your house and joyfully clean it from top to bottom. And that is exactly what I was doing when I heard a voice from outside my bedroom window. […]