Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Today this lady emailed me (sorta out of
the blue) and let me know that she would sell me fresh farm cow milk if
I wanted it.  I have been looking *everywhere* for somebody to
sell me cow milk.  I want to use it to make butter, plus I heard
all about how milk from the grocery store is 'dead milk' because of the
homogenwhatever process.  Guess how much she is going to charge
me?  Just $2 a gallon! good gravy, you can't get it that cheap
anywhere on Earth. 

On a side note, before Coie left for Ca, she and her cousin, Paul
(16 years old) went shopping together with their little sisters (emmiko
and julia).  Coie came home and wanted to tell me about her
day.  She kind of smiled and told me that Paul took them all out
to a nice lunch in a nice restaraunt and insisted on paying (even tho
she wanted to pay her half and Emmi's half), and then she told me, “I
really like Paulie, not only did he insist on paying but after the food
came he led us all in prayer before we ate” and then she added that he
instigated the prayer, not her. It really meant a lot to her.  Gena
may be a cheese-knob, but she and paul are doing a really marvelous job
at bringing up their kids.  It's neat watching them turn into
adults.  Having teenagers is truly a wonderful stage. I will be so sad when they leave… 

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  1. MuckFootMom said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    ha ha ha ha

    cheese knob!!!

    ha ha ha ha!

    that is really funny!


    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:00 pm

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    Who you callin’ a cheese knob, hillbilly?

  3. DandelionSeeds said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:07 pm

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    You’re so funny… so I, of course, was asked a million times today if I’d had that kid yet… I responded as any God-fearing Christian woman would and said (with a smile on my face as well as a look of concern)… “Yes! But I’m a little discouraged about how much weight was still left… I’ve never had that happen before…

    I think I’m probably going to win an award for most excellent overdue pregnant woman… ;alskjf;alsdjf;alsdjf;alsdjf;alshdjf

    Love ya,


    (By the way… I’ll be posting a picture even… later tonight! For your viewing and snikering pleasure of course!)

  4. Amber said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:11 pm

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    I would love to have FRESH Cow’s milk. I keep nagging DH, the next animal we get HAS to be a cow…we got the goats instead, but we didn’t pay for them. I still want a cow and I’m naming her Bessie, just bcz it sounds like a good cow name. I’m sure DH will over rule me and give it an Armenian name though.

    Well, I think I already wished you a Happy Mother’s Day, but Happy Mother’s Day again!!!!

    0:) Amber

    PS~ Coie doesn’t have to go anywhere, you can lock her in her bedroom can’t you?! dksjgfsdhjfgklj

  5. Dell said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:20 pm

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    WOO HOO! That is a HUGE blessing! We SO enjoyed raw goat milk when available. I’m searching for a local source now, and haven’t found one for the moment, but three cheers for wholesome raw milk!

    Maybe share a little butter with the lady who is selling the milk so reasonably?

  6. Stephanie10 said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    Milk and Honey

    I used to buy raw goat milk for $2/gallon–delivered! But Honey had to sell her goats when her family moved into town. And no one else would deliver way out here at any price. (Huh, maybe I put Honey out of business…)

  7. Homeschooling6 said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 6:34 pm

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    Wow!! Fresh cow milk, that is so awsome. Yahoo! Praise the Lord. I buy organic and soy, but it is so expensive!! Do you thin the organic milk is dead? Yikes if it is ;(

    Happy Mothers Day to you to :o) We are so blessed to be mothers. My Dear Hubby was so kind and bought flowers and a card In Memory of my Mom.




    on May 14th, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    Happy Mother's Day!

    You and Gena have some very special teens!

    May the Lord continue to shower His blesings on your families!


  9. HeartnSoul said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 8:26 pm

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    I’ll have to ask Gena if she uses a particular curricula for boy training… but I suppose it is modeled well. sigh….

    happy Mother’s Day! I’m having an impromptu Mom’s Day contest at my blog, come check it out 🙂


    Denise T

  10. peainapod1 said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    Happy Mother's Day!!

    I just wanted to thank you for always making me feel welcome at homeschool blogger. I have really enjoyed blogging and getting to know you and some other really great people. I know in my heart that God looks at you and is so proud of you and how your raising your little chicks farmer Jen.

    Have a great week!


    P.S. If you are in need of a chocolate fix check out javamama blog.

  11. HeartnSoul said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 9:05 pm

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    Jen… pickles and chapstick…? Luuucy? D’you have some ‘splainin’ to do?? teehee thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Denise T

  12. drewsfamilytx said,

    on May 14th, 2006 at 9:45 pm

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    Don’t fret, my friend– those teenagers will ALWAYS come home to casa de Igarashi! It sounds like too fun to be away from home for too long…

    And yes, it seems that are doing a fabuloso job with the kiddos, huh? And so are you!




  13. gabalot said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 1:07 am

    Don't you love the simple things.

    I love these precious moments the Lord let’s us have to remind us of the hope we have. Happy Mother’s Day.

  14. heartmatters said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 1:24 am


    Happy Mother’s Day you cheese door.

    I think we’re one step closer to owning a goat now.

  15. Garrisongang said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 6:40 am

    Another Paulie accolade

    I’m glad to hear that Paulie is upholding his role as an honorary UK dude. (Coie recently received her status as honorary UK dudette. I can only think that she is immensely proud.) He was “the proof in the pudding” for his parents while he was in our fair land. Very cool.

    Mrs. Ig, oh great etymological one, can we please have a working definition of “cheese knob”? And you’re not allowed to say, “See Gena Suarez”.

  16. DandelionSeeds said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 10:46 am

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    I posted my picture for your viewing (laughing) pleasure…

    Also… I have to say that I like “nutpickle” better than “cheese knob”… Thanks for being so gracious to me!

    Love ya,


  17. SuperAngel said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    I wish……

    Hey Mrs. Ig

    HAPPY belated MOTHER’S DAY. Is Coie still in CA? She missed Mother’s Day. AAWW……

    I wish that I had cousins my age. But alas I don’t. They are all way younger than me. sniff…… and we dont live close anyway.

    My mom and Myrtle want a goat. No thanks too much work. but they are going to get them this next week i think.

    Anyway I am also having a contest, here is the link


    Kryptonite Angel SuperAngel

    *Rosie-Posie Iris Hardbottle* ~Luthien Alatariel Elanesse~


  18. mamaduso said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 4:11 pm

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    Well, I hope you are raising your little males the same way because I do need to good suitable marriage material for my little darlings! And the way I see it, I’m going to need to pick them out in advance. Although I don’t like much the idea of them moving to Tenn so forget it. LOL


  19. SandBetweenMyToes said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 5:20 pm

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    We were discussing having teens at Mom’s Night last week. I LOVE the teen years. I was reminded that not everyone has the same experience as me, though. Homeschooling does not guarantee Godly and wonderful teens. You (and I) are so blessed with the ones God has let us borrow. I, too, dread the day they leave, but I know it will be on to some wonderful work the Lord has called them to.


  20. AiBoon said,

    on May 15th, 2006 at 8:25 pm

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    Hi. Amy is having her baby tonight. Pray. Pass the word around. Thanks.


    Ai Boon

  21. Buckeyeblog said,

    on May 16th, 2006 at 10:29 am

    Country milk

    I LOVE farm milk! So glad you found someone to get it from. I get ours from an Old Order Minnonite family (they live like the Amish) for $2 a gallon. They also sell brown eggs for $1 dozen and Jersey cow butter ( ! ) for $3. They have a shed that runs the refrigerators by generator, you just walk in, get what you want and put your money in a bucket! How COOL is THAT?!

    Jen…if you will EVER get your little behind up here with Gena sometime, I’ll tak you! You need to make the trip, I’ll treat you like a queen. 🙂

    Blessings from Ohio, Kim Wolf<><
    P.S. Did you read my blog about Jasper’s Senior recognition night?

  22. Leigh2 said,

    on May 17th, 2006 at 8:12 am

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    Wow…those are some great kids that you and Gena have! Teenagers are wonderful, aren’t they?

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