Farmgirl with Scottish Blackface sheep 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 about installing a disco ball in our sheep shed, especially since I enjoy bee-bopping to radio tunes as I do farm chores. Well, Farmguy surprised me last week with not one, but two disco balls: one for the the sheep shed and one for the house. 🙂 Here’s the thing: Feeling down? Sometimes all you need to do is “get down.” So, go ahead, put on your boogie shoes and come on over to Green Hill Farm. Because, the disco ball is up, and this farmgirl is ready to dance her way right into spring!
It’s been so warm and sunny here lately that daffodils are blooming and the pastures are turning from dull brown to vibrant green. So, this past weekend, Farmguy and I decided it was a good time to gather our sheep to administer their yearly vaccines and attend to other routine care practices like trimming hooves and de-worming. After we finished, […]
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 […]
I really don’t know if I can take one. more. day. of winter. As I sit here writing, rain is sprinkling against the windows. It’s solid gray outside, and the ground is so soggy due to snow and rain that water squishes around my boots when I walk to the barn and chicken coop. The yard is like a marsh […]
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Farmgirl Circa 1974 “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie Ten Boom
Originally posted on fourth generation farmgirl:
When I think of old houses or antiques, I’m reminded of the Japanese philosophy called wabi-sabi. Loosely translated, it’s the art of finding beauty in imperfection, revering authenticity above all. It celebrates cracks and scratches and all other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. Some of the things that I love…