Irises

  “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggles, known loss, and found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen.”     ~Elisabeth […]

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The Weekly Bleat

Life can be challenging sometimes, but I’m always grateful for each year on this earth.  Since I’m celebrating a birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite quotes about attitude, youth, joy, and the sweetness of life.   Black and white photo: Florence, Italy–circa 1993–college semester abroad; Color photo:  Florence, Italy–circa 2016–visiting Tuscany with Farmguy.   “Promise […]

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An Opportunity To Know One Another Better

It’s a true delight to be recognized by one’s peers, especially when nominated by someone as lovely and effervescent as Ritu, author of But I Smile Anyway.  Many thanks to Ritu for including Fourth Generation Farmgirl with such a wonderful group of bloggers for the nomination of the Miranda Sings Award.  This fun and upbeat award was created by Claudia’s Thoughts to […]

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Quote of the Day Challenge: Day 3

I have been nominated by the lovely Judy of Edwina’s Episodes to take part in this fun challenge.  Be sure to visit her eclectic blog.  It’s full of humor, wit, wonderful poetry, and much more.  Many thanks for the nomination, Judy. The rules for this challenge are as follows: 1  –  Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2 –  Share one new […]

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Keep Believing—Quote Challenge

I would like to thank Karen, author of Fill Your Own Glass, for nominating me as well as A Momma’s View for choosing the theme, “Keep Believing” for this challenge.  I happily accept this activity of inspiration; however, I do so with a slight modification.  Due to commitments and general busyness on the farm, I am going to post all three quotes at […]

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STARLIGHT Blogger Award

The joyful and effervescent Ritu of the blog, But I Smile Anyway, has nominated me for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award! Thank you so very much, Ritu!  Please take time to visit her blog, if you haven’t already!!! This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers. Nominations Rules: Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! When nominating others for this award, please consider how these blogs truly touch your soul with their work, like light emanating from the stars.  These bloggers who inspire with their internal light are considered a true STARLIGHT Blogger. The rules: 1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post. 2. Answer the 3 questions given to you. 3. Please pass the award on to 6 or more bloggers and notify them of their nominations. 4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog, and never alter the logo or change the rules. Questions to answer: 1.  Do you believe in the Afterlife? Yes, I do believe in the Afterlife. 2.  Which “star” is your inspiration? Katharine Hepburn for her modern and independent spirit as well as her wit, tenacity, and drive. 3.  Which song would you use as the soundtrack to your life? I don’t know if I could narrow it down to just one song.  I’d probably choose a couple from the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album called, Anthology: Through the Years, namely:  “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and […]

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Friday Farm Favorites

A Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889)   I just started reading the next selection for my book club called, Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky, by Connie Lapollo.  This book is based on the true story of the women and children at Jamestown.  The following sublime quotes are found within the first pages of […]

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