For those of you who follow this blog, you may remember our dog, Maud. Maud is our 10-year-old blue tick hound and beloved family member. I haven’t written a formal update post on her health and progress in a while as there hasn’t been much to report. Since Maud’s initial onset of an autoimmune disorder affecting her platelets and red […]
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? A few weeks ago, I decided to coax cuttings of a flowering cherry tree into an early performance in order to speed up spring. Persuading plants to flower out of season is known as forcing. You can either trim branches from your yard or buy them from a florist. There are a number…
Happy Easter Siena, Italy
Farmguy and I are in Tuscany and having a lovely time. So far, we’ve had a wonderful experience sightseeing, learning about the art and history of Florence, visiting museums, wine tasting, and just soaking up the beautiful sun and scenery. From the Ponte Vecchio to baked pears in Barolo as well as Michelangelo’s David to Dolce & Gabbana, it’s truly been a treat. So much of our enjoyment during this visit is due to our good fortune in learning about a fantastic tour company called, Sunny Tuscany. These private tour guides certainly have made our time here memorable. Many thanks to Amy, Monika, and Riccardo for their helpfulness, warmth, and attention to detail. Here are a few photos from our time in Florence. I hope you enjoy! More pictures and adventures to come. 🙂
“Chicken” ~Tonya R. Hengerer Charming creatures Housed in a coop, Including Chicks and hens–plus, a rooster, too… Keeping watch with a to-do, while lovely Eggs in a Nest accrue.
Farmgirl with Scottish Blackface sheep after a morning of vaccinating, de-worming, and hoof trimming. A while ago, I wrote a post about having the “winter blahs” and various methods that help lift my mood. A couple of these mood enhancing strategies included music and dancing. I even joked that I may have to install a disco ball in our […]
“Daffodils” ~William Wordsworth (1770-1850) I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch’d in […]
Happy Birthday, Farmguy! Sending special birthday wishes as well as lots of love and thanks to my husband, Scott, a.k.a. “Farmguy.” Farmguy celebrated his birthday earlier this week with a cake from all of us here on Green Hill Farm. *A special thank you to my talented cousin, Teresa for making such a lovely and delicious cake. […]
“Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object. Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same. It’s Now Time to let […]
Since spring is almost here, I’m sharing this helpful post from the FACE foundation. It’s full of dog-friendly landscaping ideas and wonderful tips to keep your pets happy and healthy.