Quick Update and Breakdown

I was on a roll for a time and now and broke down.  I downloaded something to my computer on Monday a week ago to be able to work from home and now I’m eat up with a virus!!  I’m furious!!  I have a tech coming to the house this weekend to see if it’s fixable and if so will get back to blogging as soon as possible.  I’ll miss all of you until it’s fixed and in the meantime pray for me that it won’t take too long or cost too much!!


Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

3 thoughts on “Quick Update and Breakdown”

  1. My problem started with a connection to my job site and working from home. Living out the country I have a very, very slow connection and don’t download anything from Facebook or any social media to my computer. I also am very lucky that I have friends that are computer geeks and will truly take care of my communication needs very reasonably, usually through the barter system. Hunting or fishing at the farm or produce from the farm.


    1. I keep my Microsoft updates updated (sounds redundant) and the Adobe Acrobat because I use those a lot. Other updated are usually ignored as you do. Glad it’s back and got lots to talk about just have to find the time. Have a great week!


  2. Hi Rita
    Well that accounts for your “absence”.
    I was thinking the Virginian blizzards had snowed
    you completely under or you got stuck to the maple
    tree in your “maple sapping enterprise”.

    You have to be so careful with this downloading caper.
    Never download or copy from facebook – you do so at
    your peril and “COST”.

    I hope “IT” people in your state don’t charge the fees
    that we get here – mileage is taken into the factor.
    It cost me $80.00 (Aus) – now again lower than the US $,
    to have one come, then when he started up the stairs the
    fee started – the time factor! And this was a fellow, I am
    friendly with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yikes, I’d hate to get someone
    you don’t know.

    I hope your husband has not appeared and found you in
    a faint after reading this??? Good luck etc etc.


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