Gratitude

Double rainbow on Green Hill Farm “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson     Enjoy your day!

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Green Hill Farm: A Retrospective #2 — Perseverance

  *This post originally appeared in September 2014. ¬†Farmguy and I were celebrating ten years of living on Green Hill Farm after the restoration of my family’s homeplace, and it seemed like a good way to start my blog, Fourth Generation¬†Farmgirl. ¬†Every May, I like to re-publish this post for new readers. ¬†It’s an introduction to this blog, but even more, it’s a nice reminder for me of the importance of continuity. ¬†For those of you who may have already read this post, I apologize for its repetition; however, if you choose to read it again, you have my thanks. ūüôā There’s a sign that hangs in our vestibule or small covered porch that reads “PERSEVERANCE,” and it’s been our mantra since moving to Green Hill Farm. My husband and I were in our early 30s when we decided to take on this project. Sometimes when we look back at pictures we say, “WHAT in the world were we thinking? Were we INSANE?!!” Whatever the answer, it was the path taken. This path has lead us on a journey that has been difficult and challenging at times but rewarding and enriching, too. Anyway, we all know that anything worthwhile isn’t easy. Which brings me to the next piece of our story. The first day we visited the house after construction had started was surreal. It was a hot, humid day in June, and the grass was starting to need cutting. […]

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Above and Beyond: An Everyday Hero

BANG! BOOM! WHOOSH! ¬†These are sounds no homeowner ever wants to hear, especially late on a snowy, Saturday evening when your house is over 200-years-old. Farmguy and I were finally relaxing last night, after spending all day studying and making flashcards for our WSET sommelier exam, when suddenly, we heard a crashing sound that sent us both into a heart […]

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Snow Day

Acrostic poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Snow” Softly falling– Not a sound, Only Whirling, whirling to the ground.   “Winter” When Icy, cold weather Naturally interrupts The warmth Enjoyed upon Earth Radiated by the sun.   “Shovel” Something with which one Heaves snow Out of the way; a Very useful, Everyday tool–mostly Languishing in a shed until winter.  

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A Surprise and an Honor

I started my blog, Fourth Generation Farmgirl about 2 1/2 years ago. ¬†It was the tenth anniversary of moving back to my ancestral home at Green Hill Farm. ¬†Green Hill Farm: A Retrospective¬†¬†Green Hill Farm includes the main house, a cottage, a big barn, pastures, and many outbuildings. ¬†After some research at our local county courthouse and public library, Farmguy […]

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