My daughter said once that we have lots of adventures...so grew New Leaf Nickie, the blog intended to capture most of our adventures. If you've landed here, welcome to life with New Leaf Nickie on Havoc Hill Farm.







Thursday, August 30, 2012

Things I've Learned Thursday

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I've written.  Where does the time go?  In this year, so much has happened.  I've changed jobs (sort of), my son caught up with me in the height department, I can now share shoes with my daughter, we've diassembled our mini farm (still miss those donkeys), and I've confronted and am beating a great fear.  That's just a little taste of where I've been this year.  But in this year, I've learned a lot...about myself and about the world in which I live.  So, I thought I'd bring back "Things I've Learned Thursday" as a sort of memorial.

1.  The dark places in your heart can be filled with sunshine if you just let it in.

2.  Miniature donkeys stay in your heart long after they leave your barn.

3.  According to Kenny Chesney, we're not supposed to blink.  He's right.


4.  "You can't let your fear decide your fate."  -- AWOL Nation. 


5.  A little bit of uncomfortable-ness is just an opportunity for growth.


Hopefully, I can post a little more often than once a year.  Thanks Amy for the reminder!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Things I've Learned Thursday

Look at me!  Can it really be over 10 months since my last post?  Where has the time gone?  Nevertheless, it appears that it's time for another round of Things I've Learned Thursday...

  1. Ten year old girls (mine anyway) are fascinated with miniature donkey parts -- especially when they have an interest in a future of veterinary school.  My daughter literally sat on the ground and watched as our miniature donkey, Chumley, was castrated.  I didn't even watch.  I couldn't.  It was too much for me...but Lainey?  Nope...she may as well have had a bowl of popcorn and a Dr. Pepper.
  2. I think I dated Poseidon in an earlier life.  I hear the ocean call my name on a daily basis.
  3. "You are what you eat" applies to dogs, too.  Spend the extra money and get the good food.
  4. Adrenaline pools in your lower extremities when you're sitting down.
  5. There's something wrong with the people at the gas station where I buy my Powerball tickets; they keep giving me the wrong numbers.
  6. The Honey Badger?  He don't care! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Things I've Learned The Day After Thursday

Look at that!  I missed A LOT of "Things I've Learned Thursdays," but I AM NOT BEHIND!  I'm just picking up where I left off.

  1. When you read that you should have six months of paychecks in the bank "just in case," believe it.
  2. A crabby hen sitting on a nest is called "broody," and they are NOT nice.
  3. Driving through the backroads of the southeast/central eastern part of Missouri with the top and doors off the Jeep is amazing.  It's a beautiful part of the country.
  4. Miniature donkey babies are C-U-T-E. [pictures coming soon]
  5. The landmark Tower Rock near Altenburg, Missouri, is so neat.  Check out the link.
  6. Since restarting my Tupperware business, I sense I've become more motivated, and, dare I say, organized.
That's it for now.  I'm missing my bloggy days...hopefully, I can make time for a little more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Things I've Learned Thursday

  1. Blogging is easy.
  2. Blogging is hard.
  3. The fruits of your labor taste so, so good.  I'll post about our ROI in our chickens soon!  It's so awesome!!!  Even though I've only eaten one egg so far, it just love sharing the eggs with others.  And I still love the chickens!
  4. Drama begins early in girls....seriously, what kind of drama can you have in your life when you're 10?

To Be Continued...


I've taken a bit of a break from blogging, as you may or may not have noticed.  I'm still really searching for my niche in this blogosphere. 

I love to write and blog, and I love to share my adventures; however, I'm still looking for my ROI.  As we all know, getting something out of what you do makes it all worth it, right? 

So, as I continue to search for my direction, please bear with me.  I've got lots of new things to share and will begin posting again soon...especially since school has restarted and control of my schedule has returned.

(well, sort of.)