The Weekly Bleat

A number of years ago, Farmguy and I hosted a “shepherd day” for his clients and their families at Braeburn Farm.  Braeburn Farm is a local farm, and the place where we learned about Scottish Blackface sheep.  After participating in a shepherds’ weekend class nine years ago, we bought ten sheep of our own.  And, because we so enjoyed our […]

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Friday Farm Favorites

I’m truly grateful for this place…Green Hill Farm.  And, what I’ve come to realize is that no matter the challenges of living here, my love for this farm is constant and irreplaceable.  I love it for its enduring ability to lift my spirits, fill my heart, and give my life direction.  The very thought of it…is joyful.   I hope […]

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Waterbound

  I recently discovered a unique band–a quartet of musicians from Vancouver Island, Canada called, The Fretless.  Each member plays the violin, viola, and cello, transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, and high energy arrangements of the Celtic traditions.  A number of their upbeat and spirited songs just may inspire you to kick up your heels.  In […]

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Snowed In On Green Hill Farm

Originally posted on fourth generation farmgirl:
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…

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In the Garden

A short, fictional story inspired by a Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer challenge with a photo prompt of sunflowers. Unfortunately, my story went a bit over the 175 word limit.  So, not so much flash, but just fiction. 🙂 As she sat looking out of the window, her gaze settled on the sunflowers blooming in the garden below her […]

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Attracting Bees

“The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; a clover; anytime, to him, is aristocracy.” ~Emily Dickinson These photographs are courtesy of our friend and photographer, Doug Frassa.  Many thanks to Doug for graciously sharing his lovely photographs with Fourth Generation Farmgirl.

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