Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dreams and Bloopers

My video skills have gone from bad to worse y'all.

A little blooper for your enjoyment...


 
Busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger this week - but it's all good - all so good.
Stay tuned for more adventures, and a real video on getting the honey out of the frames and into the jars.

The girls have been super busy too!


I do want to say this before I sign out today -

Do you know that in May of this year, it will be 23 years that I moved to the country from the city of Chicago?

Do you know the first week I moved here I went to the library and checked out a stack of books on:

Gardening
Chickens
Goats
Beekeeping
Homesteading

I enjoyed my very own honey in my tea this morning.
It only took me 23 years.
My time finally came.
What a sweet moment that was.
It was symbolic to me of never giving up on your dreams.
Never. Ever.
Fairytales do come true - they can happen to you.

You can have everything - maybe just not all at one time.

photo by nuchylee
Now....all I needs me is a goat and me dreams are fulfilled.
I just keep having a feeling it would be more of a nightmare....

70 comments:

  1. Love it!!! You crack me up!! But where is the real video???
    I say it's time for a goat! You've been successful in your other "farm" ventures, so I'm sure goats will be the same! Soon you'll have goat milking vodeos for us!

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  2. I have tears in my eyes. I almost wet my pants laughing. Is it possible to request a blooper every week for good health?

    You goats are my most favorite animal ever. EVER. I have goat stories to share with you sometime.

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  3. Oh sweetie I loved your video! Let's see how to git that honey out! I loved the suckin snot LMAO!!!!! You are an inspiration to me. Never give up, you are soooo right! So make another video!

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  4. Oh my, that was SO funny! Never had anything as good as fresh honey from the comb with a yummy cheese and crusty bread. Oh! And I for one vote on the goat...for sure!

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  5. Sooo funny! You should definitely post the bloopers as well as the actual videos from now on!
    Have a lovely day!
    Velvia

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  6. You snot sucker! That's why I love you...we ALL suck our snot the same way!! Your honey is beautiful, btw! And those eggs...well, I'm going to leave money on the back porch and steel eggs early some morning!
    P.S. You are GLOWING! And you look wonderful!!

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  7. You are the most hilarious person I know and the friend I wished I had my whole life.

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  8. Ah, this post warms me old heart Jayme. About 10 years ago my husband and I made a written list of our goals for the next ten years. Don't know where that list is now, however, I remember one of the goals was "Obtain goat." Well, we live out in the country now (2 years this summer), but still no goat...we could have a goat now, just not sure though...maybe it would be a nightmare!!

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  9. You old snot sucker you! hee hee... I farted on one of my walking videos last year but no one seemed to notice... hee hee

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  10. I truly wish that you would have kept going with that video. I'll be checking back tomorrow. By the way, I had the priveledge of owning a goat for a week last spring. Jethro's mom died and I became his mom. He was the biggest baby and I loved him. It was extremely hard for me to give him up to the local animal auction but I kept thinking of him getting bigger and eating all my vegies and also stinking. In one week I could smell him when I opened the back door.

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  11. That was hysterical! I love when you both are looking directly into the camera. By the way, that is the Cutest apron!!

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  12. First I LOVE your blog...it says so much I would love to say but can't get out of my maze of a brain...second GET A GOAT! I never thought in a million years I would love them as much as I do...they are so much fun...all with their own little personalities...and some will just sit and chat with you...they are great...and really they are not that much work either once you learn how to care for them...maybe you could borrow one from a friend for a week and see if you like being a goat mom...good luck!

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  13. I would record every single episode you produced my girl!! I seriously think you are incredible and this video just made my day!
    You need to be on TV!! SERIOUSLY! I just love you!!
    Gad...now I sound like I'm a stalker...I think I told you once or twice before...I love you!! But I do...

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  14. ROFL...so cute, the "bod o ya"!

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  15. Awesome! I laughed at you and Aaron looking into the camera haha they the snot sucking haha Priceless.

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  16. Hahahahahaha! Mercy....that was awesome! :o)

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  17. You guys crack me up., I LOVE bloopers, I think they are better than the real thing. I need a laugh like this every day so get crackin and make some more...PLEASE!!!!

    Jayme, you are lookin' younger day by day, what on earth are you doin'? What ever it is, bottle or jar some up with some of your bee honey and I will send some money straight way.

    I think you guys are super!
    God Bless you!

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  18. Came over from Michaele's site to say hi and you had me laughing and snorting over here! :)

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  19. Oh forgot to say, Congrats on your anniversary to make that awesome change in your life. We are living our dreams through your blog so keep us posted.

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  20. I was already laughing until you said I sucked my snot. Now I'm screaming! You and Aaron are so cute. law.

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  21. I love your videos, girl you could sell this stuff and you are giving it away!!! The honey is just beautiful and I know how good it must taste after waiting 23 years! Hubby wants goats too but we have to move before we can realize any of these dreams. I'm saying you are doing great, you are clicking it off a book at a time!

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  22. I agree....you need to post ALL the bloopers as well....rotflol....love it.

    I can see your eyes glaze over with excitement when you are talking about your very first jar of honey....hahahahaha

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  23. Oh my God Jayme, you are so funny. You brighten up an otherwise dreary day every time!

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  24. OMG, Jayme! Full of joy!! That video is somethin', I'll say!! Get a goat--female--have to get two at least cause they get lonely. The females don't smell and weathers don't either. I loved my goats--way too smart!!!!!! You can walk them on a leash. They are gentle and lovely animals! Our problem is that they would get out and romp around when I was riding my horse and I was afraid they would get in the road and cause an accident. So we gave them to another farm to eat weeds. Did I mention that you are hysterical?? Love your blog!! xo

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  25. You can't suck snot around honey, everything gets very sticky!!! Love, the video, love the honey, and really love that cute apron. Laughing still and going to hit play and watch again.
    ~G~

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  26. Isnt it great when you life long dreams come true...

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  27. ps. I love you video, brought a smile to my face & I LOL!

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  28. You made my day with this video. Hubby wondered what the heck I was laughing about while looking at the screen!

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  29. Just make sure you get a kid and bottle feed it and handle it... teach it to left you groom it, clean its hoofs, walk it, teach it to stand and stay so later you can milk it, play, have fun... do those things when it is a kid and growing up and you can end up with a goat that is a pleasure to own. A nightmare would be getting a kid raised on its mother, that had not been handled. Congratulation on becoming a beekeeper!

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  30. Your Canadian FriendMarch 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    I'm glad I popped over and saw this video. Just taking a little break from work and this made me laugh! You and Aaron crack me up, and every time I hear Aaron speak I'm blown away by how deep his voice has become. Way different that the first time I met him! Hugs to you girlfriend and you look FABULOUS!

    Chris

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  31. I wish we lived next door to each other! You make life fun and exciting! Loved your hair by the way!
    Lisa from NC

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  32. I love it! Everybody else would have just started from scratch, but you show us the blooper and not the actual how to clip. :-)
    Lucky you, all those eggs and now your own honey!

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  33. Your blooper. How great we got a close up of you and the boy! Jayme I do not want bees but I do want goats. Have not talked the hubs into it though.

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  34. Jayme it is time for you to meet Suzanne:http://chickensintheroad.com/dailyfarm/gathering-spot/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SuzanneMcMinn+%28Chickens+in+the+Road+-+Author+Suzanne+McMinn%29
    Whom by the way has baby goats for sale!!!
    I think you and she would make perfect friends...
    Check her blog out...and thank me later :)
    ~~HUGS~~

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  35. Goats are awesome, they're clowns! I say go for it!!.. have you seen the blog Bee Haven Acres? They are having baby goats as I type!! You should see baby Einstein.. or BERT as they call him. .you know, for Albert.

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  36. Is it really a blooper if someone doesn't get caught in a trampoline or get hit in the privates with a nerf bat?

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  37. How has Hollywood made it this long without you, Keeper?
    I so hope you get a goat, just because I can imagine the shenanigans and stories that will result.
    p.s. I want some of your gorgeous eggs. Preferably made into French toast batter and served up hot in a hotel room. With homemade syrup.

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  38. I've always liked goats. But then I still don't have a chicken.
    Brenda

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  39. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Oh Jayme! Lollllllllllllllllllll!! I can't wait for the video where you actually show us how you got it out of those frames and into the jar without an extractor!!!

    Love your apron by the way!
    Oh, and I'm still dreaming of goats! I just need a barn! Yes, I'm praying for that one. Do you think God might be partial to answering that one?

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  40. Jayme why is it when I see you and Aaron together I get the impression you two are more partners in crime than aunt and nephew? LOL. nancy settel @sheepishgrin92@yahoo.com

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  41. OMG! I laughed so hard! You and Aaron peering into the lens! GRAND!
    Where's the rest of the video!!?? I wish you had kept going! How does one get honey from that comb (too big for the pan!!) into the jar?
    I'll look for the rest of the video tomorrow! Please surprise us!
    Marianne N.

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  42. OMG...hilarious! I love that "the boy" turned and glared into the camera....you are too funny! Thank you for sharing and I assume the battery died and that you will post another video?

    Michelle

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  43. Jayme - That was hilarious. I think it's unanimous...you gotta post the bloopers too from now on! We all need to laugh. It's good for the soul. I've played this twice and gettin' ready to play it again! Cindy Bee

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  44. Just found your blog yesterday, what a lucky find! You made me want to get a bee hive, I just got chickens last fall so glad that happened! Can't wait to see the next video.....

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  45. You are too funny...and cute! Both of you peering right into the camera and then realizing it's just fine. You've made my day!

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  46. I so love my goats...but they are a lot of work and can be finicky.....love your videos, they make me laugh!

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  47. Oh my gosh!!! sooo funny :D I really needed that laugh!! Thank you :) I vote for goats also, Ive heard the fainting goats are easier to handle, makes sense if they get loose pop open a umbrella and down they go LOL

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  48. Oh my Lord-you even had my daughter-who usually shuns my blogging friends laughing hysterically! Love this post and am hooked on you!! We kept bees for several years-till I became allergic-then extremely allergic-then my husband had to chose between me or the bees--it was close--but I'm still here-barely hanging onto first place!! Have a great weekend!!

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  49. I loved your video - a good laugh to start my day! I think it is wonderful that you have gone after your dreams and succeeded. Now you must get a goat. Even though we live in the country, I have not been able to convince my husband we need other animals besides the chickens. He's such a poop!

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  50. "When you're young at heart..." I was just finishing your song about fairy tales... God Bless you girl, may all your dreams come true and then some. Love, Penny

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  51. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the blooper!! I am cracking up! You are so fun!!

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  52. Every time you post a video I feel like I'm watching Saturday Night Live... only you are way more funny than anything they could do. Check out the goat cam on the Fabuous Beekman Boys website to get your goat fix http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/the-fabulous-beekman-boys/watch-the-beekman-farm-goat-cam.html
    ... and if you haven't watched the show, you must. Farmer John and his goats are precious. And Polka Spot the Llama is a something else. Maybe you should do a coop cam on your blog!
    -- Jeanne

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  53. I watched this with my two year old granddaughter on my lap and she cracked up when you sucked your not! So, even two year olds think you're funny! You got more laughs than Dora!

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  54. I think I wanna...

    May I? I need to hit REPLAY, to that video, maybe at least three times.

    Girl - I've said it before, you are balm for the soul. Too funny.

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  55. How funny!! I have watched the video over and over about 5 or 6 times and each time is funnier than the first!
    I can't wait to see you and the goats, because I KNOW you will get some. The little ones are hilarious to watch....yes I had goats once, a million years ago.
    Waiting with bated breath for the next video!

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  56. You are so much fun! I say yes to the goat...we have two Nubians..very cute and funny.

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  57. You must tell me about your APRON! Love it!

    Thanks for the laughs! You two are wonderful together!

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  58. we enjoyed a visit to a honey farm last week while my kids were on their spring break from school and I thought about your blog and your new love of beekeeping. We all loved it! I've linked to their website on my blog if you are interested. I can't believe all the medical treatments that are also available. Truly a wonder.

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  59. I spent the last half an hour looking over your posts and have to tell you that your house, garden and animal friends warm my heart so much. You are one hard working lady to have all of those treasures!

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  60. Loved it! And congrats on the fulfillment of your dream - I can almost taste that honey when I see the jars. Yum :p Enjoy. -Tammy

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  61. I love you!! I want to come over and have tea with you! I'm a new 48 year old farmgirl in OH...after 25 years of schlepping around the world with my USAF hubby with bought a 10 acre farm. Just came in from 32 degrees and putting in fence posts - felt like whack a mole out there! Keep the videos coming -you're an inspiration!

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  62. Just lovin the video of you and the boy child. You must come over one day soon. Hugs, Cyn

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  63. Jayme,
    I know that you have moved on to honey, but I am still baking bread! I have to tell you that I was baking your bread every day! We went to the beach for my son's spring break and I taught he and his roommate (who was visiting) how to bake bread, too. They loved it. Unfortunately, I have been on a gluten-free diet for two weeks (may have a wheat allergy), so I am still baking your bread and giving it away. I am addicted! I wanted you to know that I am currently (right now, as a matter of fact), testing a gluten-free version of your recipe and method. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  64. did you know i've become a chicken activist? there are very strict, cumbersome regulations regaurding foul here in the mile high. so i've taken to signing petitions and writing letters to mayors fighting for the right to keep the little cluckers in me yard. bees are still out of the picture in my homesteading dream though...i'm just not ready to give my life for honey :(

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  65. I just giggle and giggled through your blooper video....looked like you were peering right into our house from your kitchen. Too funny! And "I just sucked my snot"...hysterical! Love real people, saying real things. :-D

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  66. I love your blooper video, especially when you both came and stared at me sitting here at my computer... hey, goats are fun, they really are. They can be pets. Virtually no work with a goat--were you going to milk them or what? We had two goats when I was a kid, they would follow me and my brothers all over our 2 acres.

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  67. Love you and your blog so much! You make me feel right at home!! I just started beekeeping as well. Can't wait til the fall to collect some honey perhaps!

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  68. LOVED the video. You're great! Thanks for the little pump up talk at the end there. Our goal is to be out of debt in 5 years and to move back to our little farm and live the good life! Somedays it seems so far away, but I know it'll come!

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  69. I just found your blog and I love you! When I had first moved to the country myself, I bought books on beekeeping and gardening! We're well on our way to building our small farm and I dream of it daily! Your such and inspiration! Thank You!

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