Motivation {Don’t Postpone It}

 

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Motivation isn’t always pretty… usually its sweat pouring off my red face!

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With so many things having been postponed in 2020 I made a vow to myself way back in April “do not postpone motivation… keep moving no matter what”.   And I am so thankful that through the months of worry and stress and concern… I kept physically motivated and finally I came to the place that I could say “I love running”!  And it was the pandemic that did that for me… running was something that I’ve been struggling through for three years.  It became such an outlet over the last 8 months and now I look so forward to my runs.

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When Flower Season Ends

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I think I’ve written here numerous times about how Summer is my favorite season and when it comes to an end I always struggle with a little bit of sadness.  I love sunshine, green grass, flowers and summer rain more than just about anything!  But mostly I really love the fresh cut flower business that my daughter and I have and even though I am exhausted from the last four months of hard work, it is hard to tell our garden goodbye for the season.

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My Quarantine Quilt!

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Hello Farmgirl friends!  Here is hoping that everyone is feeling a little back to normal… I know a lot of that has to do with where you live.  But here in Middle Tennessee things are feeling a bit like old times!

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Not Every Year Is A Tomato Year!

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

How are your gardens growing?  We’ve had some hot, dry days and my tomatoes have been going crazy!  I am swimming in tomatoes and I’m so happy.  Keeping cherry tomatoes on my counter top in my favorite vintage Pyrex bowl makes snacking on them so much fun! What is it about cherry tomatoes that just taste SO good?

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The Best Time for Girlfriend Time!

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Hello Farmgirl friends!

Is this a good time to meet up with your closest life-long girlfriends?  That’s a question that was heavy on my heart for two months this spring.  Let me explain why.

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Finding Joy!

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!

It’s hard to fathom that we have all just spent the last 8 – 10 weeks in “stay at home” mode isn’t it?  I think about the people I know that live in large cities in a condo or an apartment and literally have had no time outside.  I’ve never been so thankful for living in the country on our own farm where we could get all the outdoor time we needed and never leave our property.

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Keeping In Touch!

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Hello Farmgirl friends!

When we were first issued the “stay at home” order back in March, I thought to myself that this would be a really good time to focus on staying in touch with friends and family in the old fashioned way.

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Things We Can Learn From A Dog

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Hello Friends!

Amongst all the unsettled feelings and emotions going on in the world today, we are faithfully practicing some “self isolation” here on our farm.  Which is not a hardship for me, as staying home is my favorite thing to do!  But I’ve been watching our sweet dog, Belle, and thinking what a great thing it must be to just trust in your master enough that you have no worries or fears of the day!  Obviously, we humans can’t quite be like that (don’t you wish we could?) but it did get me thinking that there are things I could learn from my dog!

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Feeding Creativity {And a Giveaway!}

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A little creative quilt holding going on here!.

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Happy February to my Farmgirl Friends!

I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity.  What fuels it, what keeps it burning, what helps me to keep creating.  I decided to share a few things with you that I find really helpful!  I realize that we are all different and are inspired and motivated by different things but I’m excited to share what helps me!

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Hugs Come In Many Forms

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Hello Farmgirl friends!

Grab some kleenex and get in a comfy seat.  Yes… this post is one of those.

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Last March my dear friend Kathleen lost her husband Jerry suddenly and tragically to a brain tumor that had only just been diagnosed.  Hardly time to even grasp the diagnosis and he was gone.  You just can’t put into words the magnitude of grief that we all felt.  He was young, active, incredibly fit, and full of life.  And then he was gone.

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