From the monthly archives:

August 2008

I just killed a COPPERHEAD!!

by Julie Kohl on August 25, 2008

ALL BY MYSELF!  I went out to water my chickens.  I was pulling the hose out and turned around and noticed something moving about 6 INCHES FROM MY FEET! It was a Copperhead!  I must have stepped right over it it was so close.  Thankfully it was facing the other direction! I was afraid to let the thing go though because then I would always wonder where it was when I went out there.  It was moving towards the pasture so I knew I didn’t have much time to react or it would be gone.  I had to RUN to the barn and grab a shovel.  I snuck up behind it and smashed into the back of its head with the blade of the shovel.  I saw it’s mouth open and venom actually squirted out of it’s fangs a little!  It was SOOOOOOOO creepy!  Eventually it was dead.  I put it on the shovel and walked over to my MIL’s house where my hubby was. I went to the door and yelled to them to come see what I had got.  They both came out assuming I had found a barn kitten or something and couldn’t believe I had killed a snake all on my own!  Richie was SO proud of me!  My mother in law looked at me and said “Well, you really are a farmgirl!”

I wish I had taken a picture of it but I forgot and Richie had already thrown it into the woods!  Bummer!


A day at the Spa

by Julie Kohl on August 23, 2008

I turned 30 almost a month ago.  My mom and dad sent me a certificate for a day at the spa!  Well, today was the day!  School started back on Monday and the first week of teaching is always pretty special so I decided to go ahead and book my appointment for the weekend after.  This morning I went to the Serenity Day Spa in Searcy to enjoy my treatment.  The morning began with a 30 minute hot oil scalp treatment.  My head was massaged with yummy smelling Nutmeg oil and then wrapped in moist, hot towels.  While the towels set, I was given a foot massage.  After my scalp treatment I was treated to an hour long swedish massage.  It was so relaxing. It made me so sleepy, which I fought, for fear of missing even a second of the massage.  After the massafe I got a brow wax, a manicure and a pedicure.  I was there from about 9:45 until 1:30! Wow it was great.  I still have a facial remaining but the girl who does that had a family emergancy and needed to be out of town. I have scheduled that for later.  It was a great day and a welcome relief after a stressful week!


8 for 8!

August 16, 2008

Congratulations Michael Phelps! Michael Phelps just won his 8th gold medal during the 2008 Beijing China Olympics! Congrats also to Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hanson and Jason Lezak! For all kinds of photos visit!

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My cat snorts like a pig!

August 11, 2008

We found four kittens in the barn.  Richiedecided to bring one into the house the other night.  Eggnog was happily minding his own business eating his dinner.  He sauntered into the living room where he would likely give himself a bath and then sleep for 326 hours before eating again.  About halfway into the room Eggnog […]

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Back to School

August 11, 2008

School started back last week for the teachers!  The kids will join us on the 18th!  I apologize to those of you who frequently stop by that I haven’t updated in the last week.  I have a couple posts in the works and just need to get the finishing touches on them.  When I haven’t […]

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It’s HOT!

August 4, 2008

We are in our 7th day of temperatures over 100º!  We also have that nasty humidity which contributes to the heat index which has been over 105º everyday for the last seven days and even as high as 115º!  This is nuts!  Even my husband, who loves the heat, has been complaining.  I’ve been living […]

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Christmas in July

August 2, 2008

I did a Christmas in July gift exchange on  I got paired up with StarMeadow from Michigan.  We emailed and exchanged ideas about what we might like but decided we would basically surprise eachother with a box full of stuff.  My box came from StarMeadow earlier this week.  All I can say is WOW!!! Here […]

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July Reading List

August 1, 2008

Well this was an interesting month for reading.  I had some bummer books and some really fabulous reads!  After some reader suggestions, in this months reading list you will see a few changes.  First, I will give a little blurb about what each book is about.  Secondly, I will rate each book on a scale […]

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