Learning To Fly…

View from Cortona Tuscany, Italy May 2017       “Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” ~Dorothy Thompson   “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.” ~Carol Pearson   “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao-tzu  

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The Weekly Bleat: Boogie With Ewe

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!            

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Falling

I hope you will take a few minutes to read this beautiful and inspiring post from one of my favorite bloggers, Almost Farmgirl. I absolutely loved it! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!! Almost Farmgirl “Oh, I’ve never fallen off…” She thinks she’s bragging, but the little girl, or teen, or grown-ass woman (or perhaps man) who utters those words in […]

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Friday Farm Favorites: The Beginning of a Journey

Green Hill Farm: A Retrospective #2 — Perseverance   “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu (c 604 bc–c 531 bc) Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64 There’s a sign that hangs in our vestibule or small covered porch that reads “PERSEVERANCE,” and it’s been our mantra since moving to Green Hill Farm.  Farmguy and I were in our early 30s when we decided to take on this project. Sometimes when we look back at pictures we say, “WHAT in the world were we thinking? Were we INSANE?!!” Whatever the answer, it was the path taken. This path has lead us on a journey that has been difficult and challenging at times but rewarding and enriching, too. Anyway, we all know that anything worthwhile isn’t easy. Which brings me to the next piece of our story.  The first day we visited the house after construction started was surreal. It was a hot, humid day in June, and the grass was starting to need cutting. I could smell the fragrance of something blooming that I didn’t recognize, and the wrens were singing away–weedeater, weedeater, weedeater, tweet! As I walked toward the house and started to process what I was seeing, I felt sick to my stomach. The large, white columns that had stoically stood sentinel in front of the house had been removed from the front porch; and where they’d majestically once stood, skinny, dark, wooden […]

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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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