Our garden is a sanctuary of sorts. It’s a place to unwind, think, enjoy…..and just be. I love watching the ever-changing sky with clouds of various colors, sizes, and textures as well as the many birds that visit our flowers and feeders. The solitude of this place is definitely good for the soul. Have a lovely weekend!
“Live on The Good Side, The Bright Side, The True Side Of Everything!” ~Christian D. Larson This sunflower is a volunteer in our garden. It sprang up right under the bird feeder which is filled with sunflower seeds. I’ve actually tried numerous times to grow sunflowers in my garden to no avail, but there was no stopping this little upstart. […]
*Pictured are Clover and Hamish. Two of the sweetest sheep ever! 🙂 Acrostic Poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Acceptance” Allowing Circumstances or Conditions to Evolve with Peace and patience in your heart, Taking An opportunity to Notice how a little faith and gratitude Can transform any unfavorable life Event into something better. “Gratitude” Grace Running Abundantly Through every moment and […]
A few months ago, I planned and coordinated a spring client event for my husband’s business. My idea combined four of our interests: historic homes, locally sourced food, wine, and farm animals. The farm animals featured were Scottish Blackface sheep, hence the “Baaah” in the title of the event. The affair was held at Pharsalia, an historic home near Charlottesville, […]
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
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 […]
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle
I love asparagus, not just because it’s delicious and has lots of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I love it, because it’s perennial. No matter how long and cold the winter has been, that dutiful spring vegetable is one of the first signs of life in my kitchen garden every year. And, is it ever welcome! However, I must admit that […]
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ~J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb
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.