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Doctor’s Trip Tuesday – May 19 Guest Blog Featuring Wendy Marcum

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WHY????? Why must I be so klutzy at exactly the wrong time???

The pain meds make me dizzy and light-headed, and I lost my balance after standing up too fast, going around the end of the bed.

Yup, caught myself with THAT hand…heard and felt something snap.  So I had to go back on Tuesday to see the orthopedic doctor who did my surgery…hoping it wasn’t serious!

Fortunately, as it turned out, no fractures and no disruption of the reconstructive surgery–instead, I “only” sprained my wrist and have significant bruising and swelling in my wrist all around the surgery site. 🙁  After all the poking, prodding, positioning for new x-rays, and getting wrapped  up with a new splint and air cast, I was in too much pain last night to finish this blog post I had started.

 

So, anyway, after that sidetracked outburst, I’ll continue with Tuesday’s now belated post. I just wanted to mention again that I am in a small “mastermind” blog group on Facebook and we have been promoting one another’s blogs with a Q & A type format, making it possible for me to primarily copy/paste content. This is my final scheduled guest blog, for now; Tuesday’s post featured Wendy Marcum and her blog, 10 Acres and 6 Chicks.

 

Wendy Marcum
Wendy Marcum

 

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Q. Tell us a little about yourself.

A. I married my high school sweetheart 18 years ago and we have three kids and three dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and doing crafts.

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Q. Why did you want to start blogging?

A. I am passionate about homesteading and enjoy sharing what I have learned and what has worked for us. Also, as a stay at home mom, this is the first project that I’ve taken the time to do that is just for me. It’s rewarding to be contributing to a community of like- minded people, both bloggers and homesteaders alike.

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Q. How did you name your blog?

A. The name I originally wanted was taken already, so I was sitting at the computer trying to think of domain names and finally came up with 10 Acres And 6 Chicks. Our name is our starting point, we moved to this house which has 10 acres and we brought our 6 chicks with us.

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Q. What goals do you have for your homestead this year?

A. Our main goal is to expand our garden and can our produce. We’d like to install a wood burning stove to heat our home and install rain barrels to help water the garden this summer. Then we’d like to add goats, pigs and rabbits to our homestead, but we’ll see how the year goes!

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Thanks, Wendy! 🙂  Love your blog’s creative, fun title!

Readers, you can connect with Wendy at her various social media sites:

10 Acres and 6 Chicks Blog

10 Acres and 6 Chicks Facebook

10 Acres and 6 Chicks Pinterest

 

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

What do you think of Wendy’s blog name and the idea of homesteading?

Do you wonder what you might plant on a homestead? Here’s Wendy’s list: What We Will Be Planting

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Remember that you can still read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings. AND you have an opportunity to put compassion into action–whether through praying, sharing the linked causes, and/or donating.

 

5 Comments

  1. Kimberly

    Love it! I’d like to be her neighbor, only there is no way I would stop at 6 chicks. . . Ha!
    Kimberly
    http://FiftyJewels.com

    20 . May . 2015
    • Wendy

      Well Kimberly, we have done a little chicken math around here lately and we now have 12 hens and a rooster (a.k.a. Duke)! 🙂

      20 . May . 2015
  2. Francene Stanley

    Great interview. Wendy sounds like a great person to know.

    As to you, Karen, you should stop forcing yourself to follow a schedule. There’s no need to push yourself. We readers don’t want to know how you can’t keep up. The most important thing is your further injury. Take a deep breath and step back. You have nobody to answer to.

    20 . May . 2015
  3. Carol Cassara

    Homesteading is so different from my life, it’s interesting to consider.

    20 . May . 2015
  4. Sandy SK

    I love her blog name. It speaks volume as a starting point for blog. Better than the names I have came up with.

    20 . May . 2015

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