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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

The author of Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, Susan McCorkindale moved from Manhattan and now resides with her family on a 500-acre beef cattle farm in Upperville, Virginia. Check out her daily blog at http://confessionsofacounterfeitfarmgirl.blogspot.com

Articles By Susan McCorkindale

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My Birthday Means Jack
Jul 02,2009

"You know, Susan, any birthday is preferable to the alternative." This from my mother, (paraphrasing Maurice Chevalier, of all people), when I called her to moan about my upcoming “big day.”

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No Goody Bags at This Girl's Funeral
Jun 25,2009

I have a confession to make. I have my funeral planned down to the most minute detail. I want music. Loud, fun, feel good music like Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine” and Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman.”

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The Cow Poke Wore Prada
Jun 25,2009

I always joke that my husband hates to leave the farm. That he’d rather be here dealing with animals, than “out there” dealing with people who behave like animals. But the truth is that I don’t let him leave the farm. In fact I’ll do anything to keep him here, or at least keep him checking in every few hours or so.


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Get a Load of This
Jun 22,2009

When we lived in the 'burbs, the weirdest things I ever found in the washing machine were earrings, car keys, and the occasional cell phone. Oh, and money. Once I found a hundred dollar bill. You bet I kept it;

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Children of the Cheetos (Doritos, Fritos, and Tostitos, too)
Jun 22,2009

New moms, I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is that your kids will never outgrow the two a.m. feeding. The good news is that eventually they'll ditch the breast for the bag. You'll no longer need to get up. But you will need to keep them stocked up.

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It’s Ok, Phil. You’ll Get My Bill
Mar 05,2009

I have a confession to make. I’m pretty peeved at Punxsutawney Phil. If that damn groundhog had looked left instead of right, I wouldn’t have six more weeks of winter to suffer through.


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The Counterfeit Country Girl comes to the Big City
Jan 16,2009

Susan McCorkindale, the author and columnist who chronicled her adventures relocating from the rough-and-tumble world of New York advertising to a farm in Fauquier County, is paying a visit to us city slickers here in Alexandria.

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Susan McCorkindale's crash course in country-speak
Oct 21,2008

Noah Webster she's not. But if you’ve ever entertained the idea of ditching the city or the suburbs for the sticks, Susan McCorkindale says you'll need to know some farm speak.



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