Freelance writer & proofreader

I write about the happy things in life: pets, food, home, family, and gardening. I also cover history, rural life, and horses, and I'm the author of 10 books. Drop me a line at: miraclewelsh@gmail.com

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Ancestry.com

Charlie Chaplin's Most Touching Film - Ancestry Blog

Charlie Chaplin. The name is synonymous with the earliest Hollywood motion pictures. Everyone recognizes the mustache-sporting, bowler-wearing character that Chaplin so frequently portrayed. But fewer people associate Chaplin with a different description: that of an immigrant. Let’s take a look at Sir Charles Chaplin’s rags-to-riches life and the memorable 1917...

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horsechannel.com

REAL COWBOYS: Illustrations of the Old West

Oct 24, 2016 ... Illustrator Jonathan Bean shares the story behind the distinctive art in the new children's book, REAL COWBOYS. By Samantha Johnson ......

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horsechannel.com

12 Fun Facts About Black Horses

There's a reason black horses capture the imaginations of writers, artists, and equestrians. By Samantha Johnson | October 13, 2016. Tweet · Printer Friendly....

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Bed, Bath & Beyond

Your Checklist For Less Stressful Mornings - Above & Beyond

Mornings can bring a whirlwind of activity that generates a lot of stress. This checklist can help reduce the craziness....

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acreagelife.com

Pick An Apple - Beyond Apple Pie

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON
It’s apple season. And if your farm is home to a small orchard or if you’ve made a recent trip to the local U-pick orchard, it’s quite possible that you have bushels upon bushels of delicious apples that are waiting for you to use....

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hobbyfarms.com

The Open-Pollinated Vegetables Of Tomorrow - Hobby Farms

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON
Plant breeders work with our favorite open-pollinated vegetables to create varieties that are easier to grow and more interesting to look at....

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horsechannel.com

Why I Love Barn Chores

Aug 9, 2016 ... Why I Love Barn Chores. The daily rhythm of caring for horses can be oddly comforting in an unpredictable world. By Samantha Johnson ......

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acreagelife.com

Can You Bee-lieve It?

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON
Here’s something interesting about honey bees: They are one of the few "crops" that can simply vanish when you’re not looking. How do I know this?...

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horsechannel.com

5 Extra Things to Add to Your Foaling Kit

... Things to Add to Your Foaling Kit. Be ready for your foal's arrival with some items you might not have thought of yet. By Samantha Johnson | August 24, 2016  ......

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JSOnline

How Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs became créme de la créme

By Samantha Johnson
You’ll have to wait until Thursday to take a bite of a Wisconsin State Fair cream puff, but in the meantime, sink your teeth into some cream puff history....

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hobbyfarms.com

Alpacas And Llamas: What They Are & Why You Should Keep Them - Hobby Farms

Cousins of the camel, alpacas and llamas are long-necked animals that can add a dose of fiber and fun to your farm....

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community.petco.com

What to Do When Your Dog Snores

I have a confession to make. My dog snores. Yes, it’s true. My adorable and energetic Peaches the Corgi has an undeniable propensity to snore. Not every single night, but it’s usually quite obvious when Miss Peaches has fallen asleep for the evening. Regular, repetitive purring sounds float through ......

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hobbyfarms.com

Meet The Nightshades - Hobby Farms

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON
You’re likely already growing plants in this crop family—but it never hurts to plant a few more nightshades....

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horsechannel.com

10 Fun Facts About Gray Horses

... About Gray Horses. Everyone loves a gray horse. Here are some things you might not know about this coat color. By Samantha Johnson | September 9, 2016  ......

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acreagelife.com

What To Read This Summer

 By Samantha Johnson  
I always want to read in the summertime....