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An Adventure!

Engaged in two weeks Got married within six months, What an adventure! Tonya R. Hengerer Acrostic Poem: Kiss Knot-tying requires an Initiation of a Sweet Smooch Tonya R. Hengerer **A special thank you to my Farm Guy for helping to keep everything shipshape and beautiful on Green Hill Farm! _________________________________________________________________________________________ Day 5 of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which […]

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Rose Petals

Climbing rose on the garden fence. Fallen rose petals Decorate the blades of grass, Beauty perseveres Tonya R. Hengerer _____________________________________________________________________________________ Day 4 of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which I was nominated by the talented Prajakta.  Her thoughtful stories and creative poems are a delight.  Please make sure to visit her blog! My fourth nomination for this challenge is […]

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Hamish Humor

Hamish in the corral on shearing day. This is Hamish, one of Green Hill Farm’s most entertaining and beloved sheep, just after he’s been sheared: “OMG Farm girl!!  WHAT HAPPENED to my other ear?!” No worries, Hamish.  It’s just tucked behind your right horn. 😉 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Day 3 of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which I was nominated by […]

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EGGS

Acrostic Poem: Eggs Easy and economic way to Get lots of Good nutrition.  A Super food containing almost every vitamin and mineral. by Tonya R. Hengerer **Farm eggs are fresher, more nutritious, and taste better than store-bought eggs. ___________________________________________________________________________ Day 2 of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which I was nominated by the lovely Prajakta.  Her way with words […]

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Waiting

“Why is it taking SO long for Mommy to make my dinner??” Acrostic Poem: Waiting Wondering And Imagining what’s Taking so long, while feeling a little Irked that the Necessary action to Get something accomplished has been stalled. by Tonya R. Hengerer __________________________________________________________________________________ Day 1 of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which I was nominated by the lovely […]

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Love/Hate Challenge

I was nominated by the lovely Judy, author of Edwina’s Episodes, to take part in this fun challenge.  Please take time to visit her fantastic blog.  It’s always fresh and original and full of lots of humor and wit. This challenge consists of listing ten things that I love and ten things that I hate, and nominating ten bloggers to do the same. Things I love: 1.  Quiet mornings with my husband and menagerie of pets and farm animals. 2.  The singing and chirping sounds of wrens and mockingbirds coming from my garden. 3.  Making a true connection with another person. 4.  Gracious and kindhearted people. 5.  Those first little, yellow blooms on a tomato plant that turn into wonderful, juicy tomatoes. 6.  Creating something:  a poem, a sketch, a story, a new dish or recipe, or something crafty. 7.  When the lilacs, peonies, irises, and roses are all blooming at the same time in my garden–so beautiful. 8.  Watching a thunderstorm from my front porch. 9.  The sound of my dad’s old tractor and the smell of freshly cut hay. 10. A glass of Champagne and the view of my sheep grazing in the pasture. Things I hate: 1.  Abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of humans or animals. 2.  When one of my animals is hurt or not feeling well. 3.  Worry and anxiety—SIGH. 4.  Being TOO busy. 5.  Disrespectful behavior. 6.  Stink bugs–especially when they dive bomb me while […]

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“The Weekly Bleat: Stillness”

“In stillness the world is restored.” ~Lao Tzu Just BEING….not doing.  Now, that’s the challenge!  To lay down our distractions and truly embrace our innermost sense of self or the “I AM” that lives inside of each of us.  Busyness and constant outward focus distract us from our true selves.  Through stillness or going within, we create an environment for […]

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Clementine and Contentment

I’ve been challenged by Michelle Cook, author of Putting my Feet in the Dirt, to write about the subject, “more happy than not.” Michelle is a fantastic writer and poet.  Her posts are always interesting and inspirational.  If you’re not familiar with her blog, please take time to visit. These are the official rules for this challenge: 1.  Answer the […]

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