True Beauty

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is one of my all-time favorite books.  I especially love these inspirational and moving lines spoken by Marmee, matriarch of the family: “If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are.  Time erodes all such beauty, but what it […]

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Friday Farm Favorites

A Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889)   I just started reading the next selection for my book club called, Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky, by Connie Lapollo.  This book is based on the true story of the women and children at Jamestown.  The following sublime quotes are found within the first pages of […]

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First Post Challenge

The wonderful and creative Judy, of Edwina’s Episodes has challenged me to take part in this new challenge. I am happy to participate as it’s a look back at my very first post.  I started this blog to share my journey of restoring my family’s ancestral home and the daily happenings on Green Hill Farm.  This includes lots of memories of growing up on my family’s 100-year-old farm as well as the antics of my menagerie of sheep, chickens, cats, and dogs. I first began this blog by sharing three retrospectives.  The first retrospective reflected on my reasons and inspiration for moving back to the place of my youth.  It’s a bit of background history about my family as well as special memories I have of my grandmother.  All in all, I think it was a good starting place. Here are the rules: Copy-paste, link, pingback, etc. your first post. Identify the post:   introduction, story, poem. Explain why it was your first post. Nominate five other bloggers. Here’s my first post: https://fourthgenerationfarmgirl.com/2014/09/22/green-hill-farm-a-retrospective/ My nominees: Beckys Bubbles Blog Joeyfullystated Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall The Wicked Chicken Full Circle Farm

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A Heartfelt Thank You

I’ve had the honor of being nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award by the following lovely and talented ladies:  Melody, of Meals With Mel; Lisa, of Rebirth of Lisa; Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway; and, Momma, of A Momma’s View.  Each of these creative, dynamic, and inspiring women have blogs that are interesting, informative, and a […]

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Freestyle Writing Challenge

The bubbly and sunny-natured Ritu, of the blog But I Smile Anyway, invited me to join in for a freestyle writing challenge. Okay–this is a bit nerve-racking as I’m one who usually finds that words flow most easily when I’m writing about something I’ve pondered and feel emotionally connected to in some way. Also, I’m “edit girl,” enjoying going through […]

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The true cost of an egg

I hope you will read this fantastic article by a fellow farm girl. Almost Farmgirl has a backyard flock of chickens that live in a charming coop called “Cluckingham Palace.” She presents a well-written argument for why those fresh, farm-raised eggs are well worth the price. Enjoy! Almost Farmgirl Out here on the ranch, we are at the peak of […]

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