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August 20, 2019
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RODAN+FIELDS Independent Consultant 
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Friday’s Egg Letter (8/16/19)

August 19, 2019

Eggs for sale!  Eggs for sale!  Who needs eggs?  I have eggs for sale!

It’s a hot Friday afternoon and I spent too much time bush-jogging this morning!
Let me know if you want eggs!
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Yes, that is a bowl of bacon “grease” on the back of the cooktop – YUM!

FARM NEWS
It’s HOT!  I am sure you are surprised to hear this news, but I just thought you should know.  We have had no rain.  None.  Zip.  Nada.
I am having to refill the water fount for the hens twice a day right now they drinking so much!  They enjoy the over-grown cucumbers I have discovered “un-picked” in DH’s little garden.  I may buy them a watermelon to eat since we didn’t plant any this year.
Mason has a massive ‘hot spot’ on his rear leg, rear end and up his tail. I muzzled him while DH fastened the leash to the deck stair post, then I started clipping long, thick, white fur.  DH did his best to comfort & calm Mason, but growls were coming loud and clear through the muzzle.  I sprayed it with a farm product that caused him to cry out but it should provide a protective barrier to keep awful gnats, etc. away from the wound.  The wound must be sprayed 3 or 4 times a day until it is healed.  He doesn’t like that, but I accomplished the spraying this morning without the muzzle and without DH to hold him.
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I saw the goats this morning for the first time in a week!  We traveled Sunday through midnight Tuesday and I had other things to catch up on so didn’t travel to the pasture until today.
Of course, Sweetie, Sissie and Jolly came running full speed crying all the way to see me, but to my surprise Joy and Dot were running almost as fast!  Wow!  It’s nice to be missed!  Even GG came over to get petted.  But not Heidi.  Never Heidi.
Glad to be home for the next week, but then we are off to Florida again, probably my last trip for a while.

Holler if you need eggs!
T
 Tammi Hollis
RODAN+FIELDS Independent Consultant 
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A Limited-Time Offer from Rodan + Fields!

August 17, 2019

Now through August 31st all Customers can get a Lip Renewing Serum ($58 value) with a purchase of one of these three specials*:
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Dear Husband’s Surprise Gifts

August 16, 2019

While driving through the lovely town of Lynnville, TN to deliver the billy goats to the meat processor, I noticed a sign pointing to a local distillery on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.  OK, that’s nice.  Who knew?

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First things first – get the goats dropped off!  I did & have already told you about that.

Now headed home, I see another sign on the way through town: only 2 miles after a left turn.  Well, why not!  The town is lovely & I have supper ready in the Instant Pot, let’s see what’s 2 miles away on the Whiskey Trail.

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Tenn South Distillery was on the right so I turned in.  A few people were there, some sweet, local young ladies were serving behind the bar when I walked in.  I asked them to excuse my appearance, since I was dirty from wrestling little billy goats, smelled like goats & was wearing my hiking boots with not-to-be-seen ankle socks.  I was a sight!  This was the first time I introduced myself as The Gentlewoman Farmer!

They graciously invited me in & I began the tasting of all their distilled spirits.

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Drink local! Now it is something we can all do!

Yowzaa!  From blended whiskey to single barrel, to gin (wow!) & really smooth vodka, fruit-infused white lightening to FLAMMABLE WHITE LIGHTENING!  Oh my goodness!  What a way to end a difficult afternoon!  But I still had to drive back to the farm, which is why, I guess, they use communion cups for their samples.

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Rather than an herbal Gin, this is a botanical Gin with lemon peel, et al. Delicious!

I texted DH to meet me on the parking pad where we park the pick-up in front of the house so I could surprise him with a gift.  He didn’t know I had found a distillery.

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You can’t see just how dirty I actually am!

I drive up & Mason greets me, hoping I will leave the air-conditioner on in the pick-up for him.

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DH was curious…

DH finally comes outside…

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Liquid is heavy, & I had a lot of liquid in bottles!

…and is he surprised!  I brought him a bottle of each of the spirits I tasted.  Then it was time to conduct a tasting for him, just as it had been done for me…before supper!

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I love that local farmers are growing grains for local distillers to produce locally sourced spirits.  Local!  Eat local!  Buy local!  When we support local businesses, local farmers, local anything, we support our communities!  Instead of sending money to the mega-giant-gargantuan enterprises, we put money in the pocket of the guy who lives down the road, who sends his kids to the local school, whose kids take piano lessons from the lady at church…on & on…

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Yeah, Walmart & Starbuck’s & every other national/international name we have heard of is right there & possibly a little cheaper than the local store, but Holland’s Pharmacy over there & Tallgrass Meats on Main Street & Mule Town Coffee on the Square – they are local people doing the best they can to provide great service, great products for local folks every single day.

Please, support your local businesses!

Oh, yeah.  DH loved the Single Barrel Whisky & the White Lightening which actually has a flammable sticker on it – it’s 140 proof!  Don’t anybody light a match!

GO FOR THE GLOW!

August 15, 2019

PopSugar highlighted Radiant Defense as their go-to for achieving a natural glow!

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No makeup is the new makeup, but even the beauty experts at PopSugar won’t refuse some light coverage to help even things out.

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Check out why they dubbed Radiant Defense the perfect product for a natural glow.

No Fear!

August 14, 2019

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As Rachel Hollis, no relation…that I know of…yet,  would say, stop apologizing and do something for YOU! When I first started my business, I had to let go of my fears. But had I known what I would gain in return, I would’ve taken that leap a lot sooner!

I love being a Rodan + Fields Consultant!  I love helping people find the best skin of their life while growing my business & earning residual income!

I am truly excited that Rachel Hollis is speaking at our annual Convention which is, can you believe it, in Nashville this year!  It’s going to be a great time!

Off To The Processor

August 13, 2019

The day had arrived.  It was time to take this year’s billies to the processor to change them from goats to chevon.

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I have caught billies to take them to the sale barn & it was an adventure because they were in the front pasture, space not restricted & I ran myself to death!

This time the billies were in the small pen near our house & being quite shy, their mothers didn’t let me get near them when they were little, plus I was caring for the bottle-babies & didn’t try to give the newbies a lot of attention.

When approached for the past month since I moved them up from the pasture, they run to the shelter even when I am in the pen feeding them.  I assumed, correctly, that they would head to the pen this time, too.

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Hair has to go up into my ball cap before the capture begins.

I should have grabbed the white one first since he is larger & was going to be more difficult, but the little black & white fainted immediately when I stepped inside the shelter so I grabbed his back legs to gently pull him across the yard to the pick-up.

DH lowered the turned-off electric fence section of mesh for me to get him nearer the truck then reset the fence so the white billy could not escape.  DH opened the doors of the truck for me & Dixon Great Pyrenees stepped right up preparing to jump into the truck for a joyride in the air-conditioning.  “NO!”  I raised my voice at pupster, grabbed his collar while hanging onto the goat with the other arm.  DH stopped taking photos & videos to grab Dix, whose feelings had been hurt by my yelling & slowly walked up to the garage with his tail tucked.

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1st goat loaded, now to catch the last one.

Instead of running to the shelter to get away from me, smart-aleck goat ran down into the high weeds where the two have been eating the past month.  The good news – they have eaten almost all the briars & blackberry canes!  Hurrah!  No scratches!  The bad news: rocks, holes, stumps, ticks, low tree branches.

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Mason & Dixon love to ride in the pick-up as long as the air-conditioner is on ‘high’!

It took me a few times of walking behind him as he made the circuit before DH stepped into the pen & made white billy stop running away & take refuge in the shelter.  Whew!  Sheesh!  I approach speaking quietly to him reaching my hands out slowly.  He was having none of it!  Running back & forth inside the shelter trying to see a way of escape, he comes close enough for me to attempt to grab his horns.  That did it!  He fainted…sort of…  I was able to grab his back legs & hang on!  He did not stay still or quiet!  He was loud & wiggly & tried everything he could to escape my grasp, but I hung on!  Hefted him up & breathed a big sigh of relief.

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You can’t see him, but the goat is in front of me & to the right!

I jumped into the pickup, flipped the thing into 4-wheel drive & headed up to the driveway.  DH went inside to grab my water bottle for me when I remembered I had put supper in the Instant Pot which should be almost ready for me to add the final touches for when I returned home.  I set the water bottle in the cup-holder, turn the AC up & told the little billies I would be back in just a bit.

Last year I gave #3 son & DIL an Instant Pot for Christmas.  I had heard they were wonderful for quick meal prep.  Well, Amazon Prime Days, otherwise known as Christmas in July, offered an excellent price so I bought one for myself!  Along with Maria  Emmerich’s Keto Instant Pot Cookbook.  Oh my goodness!  Low carb/ketogenic recipes that can be prepared so quickly with this little pressure cooker that doesn’t heat up the house.  Did you hear me?  IT DOES NOT HEAT UP THE KITCHEN NOR THE HOUSE!  I use my pressure cooker to ‘can‘ salsa, pickles, everything & I assure you it heats up the house!  I have to bring it up to pressure on the cooktop & wait for the pressure to build & then maintain the pressure, then cool it down…

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The Instant Pot comes to pressure without the exterior heat!  I LOVE IT!  By the way, every recipe I have made from Maria’s book is delicious!  The leftovers are delicious!  She has delicious recipes!  …I digress…

The billies waited for me, cooled down & calmed down.  We started our journey to Lynnville, TN, about 20 miles south of us.  We had an uneventful drive, praise the Lord!

I talked to them.  Of course,  I did!  I sang to them.  Of course, I did!  We made our way to Waco Rd, turned left, drove through a lovely little town (more about it later), headed out of town & found our way to Light Hill Meats.  Only one problem – their sign said “Stone’s Meat Processing.”  No worries.  I pulled in, walked inside & asked if this was Light Hill Meats.  “Yes!”  Good.  I apologized for being so dirty & explained that I am The Gentlewoman Farmer.  The office manager was gracious & kind & non-judgmental.  She asked me to back into the unloading area, when I explained that the billies were inside the truck, not in the back.  She called two guys who were working inside the cool room, there were a number of guys processing numerous animals in there, who came to unload the billies for me. Thanks!  Funny how big men can man-handle critters with ease, yet I sweat (yes, I don’t glow, I sweat!) & strain & use my weightlifting muscles…

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Anyway, the goats were unloaded & tagged with numbers placed in their fur on their backs.  Then all the people went inside to make plans.  “How do you want them prepared?”  “I’m not sure.”  “Well, do you want any ground meat?”  “I don’t think so.  I know that with lamb, there are shoulders & ribs & chops.  Maybe that’s the way these should be prepared.”  “Good idea.  OK, so do you want stew meat?”  “Yes.”  “How much?”   “I have no idea!”

Fortunately one unloading guy who raises Tennessee Fainting Goats stepped in.  “How about 1 shoulder roast & the other cut into stew meat?”  “Excellent!”  “They are very lean so there is no reason to cut ribs.”  “OK.”  “Are there any other special cuts you want?”  “Yes.  I want the liver, kidneys, fat atop the kidneys, testicles & brains.  Also, can you save their skins?  I was told there is a tanner near us who can work with the skins if you can freeze them for me.”  “Sure, we can save them.”

Anything else?  Nope!  Time for me to leave.  They will call me when the chevon is ready. One chevon has been purchase & will be flash-frozen & shipped to Dallas, TX.  The other is being sold piecemeal.  If you are in the market for fresh, locally raised chevon, give me a holler!

I jump into the pick-up heading home.  Until I made a detour, but that is another Post.

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I did, however, find a tick imbedded in my scalp the next morning.  When I arrived home I undressed & showered but obviously did not do the thorough tick check I should have.

After farm work the following morning, I showered & scrubbed my hair when I found…uh oh…whatever that is, it should not be on my head.  Jump out of the shower, throw on a robe, grab a cotton swab (Q-Tip) & find DH!  He dabs coconut oil on my scalp & begins twirling the tick, clockwise, counter-clockwise, over & over until the horrible parasite backs out.  No blood – so even though it was in my scalp, it had not accessed my blood supply.  ICK!

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Until next time!