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In Memory of Augusta Cheyenne

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Augusta came to us as a stray when she was about a year old. Mom and Dad tried to find her previous owner, but no one claimed her. To the great satisfaction of the older kids (we younger girls weren’t old enough to remember it), we kept the beagle, and named her Augusta Cheyenne.

 

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She was a great dog, especially for us little kids, because she never bit or even growled at us. We girls usually walked her, because our short strides matched her short legs.

 

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Augusta loved a good rabbit trail; Nate remembers trying to hunt rabbits with her, but she liked following the trail better than catching them. We have so many wonderful memories of her time here with us.

 

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When we got General as a puppy, Augusta was his first animal friend on our farm. They became good friends, although Augusta would never let him near her food! As Augusta started to fail in the past few months, General kept watch over her and let us know whenever she would begin to wander away following her nose (as beagles always do!).

We miss her so much. So so so much!

 

Thank you for visiting a Homespun Country Life!

~The Family

 

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Big Buck in the Big Woods

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One night just before Thanksgiving, the little trail camera’s cousin (who lives at the edge of an open field) had an especially dignified visitor. A massive whitetail buck with split brow tines was passing through the area and stopped by for a quick chat.

 

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He stayed a few minutes before heading down the field to find some supper.

 

Thanks for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle

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In the Big Woods of Wisconsin

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Once upon a time, there was a little trail camera in the Big Woods of a farm in Wisconsin. It lived beside a busy deer trail, and every morning, it saw groups of deer heading to work in the Big Cornfield. At the end of a long day of gleaning in the field, the deer would head home along the same path, but they would often stop to stare at the camera for a few minutes.

 

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Sometimes they would come very close, and the little trail camera could see their breath coming in moist, puffy clouds from their big, wet noses.

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle

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Salted Caramel Swirl Marshmallows

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Earlier this month I made a pan of caramel swirl marshmallows. After they had cured over night, I started to cutting them into smaller pieces, and I couldn’t help but take a picture of the lovely swirl in them! Later I dipped all the sticky edges into a cornstarch/powdered sugar mixture to keep them from sticking to each other.

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These taste AMAZING in hot cocoa! You can find the recipe in Shauna Sever’s book Marshmallow Madness.

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Kerstin