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[Previous Rural Farmgirl, June 2010 – January 2012]

Welcome, welcome to the new year — full of good times, challenging times, and wonderful things yet to be…

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  1. Vickie says:

    2011 taught me the value of friends both old and new and the joy of family. It also taught me to be a farmgirl as I started farm life with family on a small farm and have animals to love and care for. 2012 is the year to gain more knowledge – to grow strong seedlings and a better garden and to learn to be more frugal while making time always for family and friends. I can’t believe how busy you are when you are no longer working a full time, out of the home job! With all of the hardships in the world today it is a blessing to have a home, people to love, and things to do each day. Life is good!

  2. Gretchen says:

    thank you Libbie. I agree so much with you! Simplicity is the key–and a large open space 🙂 Happy 2012!

  3. Gretchen says:

    I love what you shared Libbie! All one needs is wide-open spaces and time with the family 🙂 blessings in 2012!

  4. Judy Pitford says:

    Thanks for sharing your spirit, Libbie. Here in MO fewer and fewer young people can afford the farm life. The sacrifices are too big. Being frugal seems too much. After 41 years of marriage and 37 of them on the farm I know it’s so worth it. How blessed we are. Thank you for reassuring those who are living LARGE on the farm.

  5. Susabelle says:

    What did I learn?

    That giving up is pointless.
    That hard work brings its own reward.
    That there is no such thing as "luck," there is opportunity that we take or not take.
    That the death of one thing often leads to the beginning of something wonderful.
    That life is short and we should never forget to enjoy ourselves!

  6. Brenda says:

    That my own home with what I already have, my little community, the library, grocery and local shop owners, the family I’ve been blessed with, the animals I get to take care of, the gardens that are abundant and the love of God are all that I need.

  7. Rose says:

    First time blogger here…
    It’s rewarding to read such enthusiastic entries from everyone! Libbie you are indeed fortunate. What a lovely and rewarding life you have so vividly put into view for all of us. Yes, indeed it is the simple things in life that should bring us the most joy, void of the fast pace world’s complexities and anxieties. This last year, 2011, has been a rough one for me. I am making all efforts to positively and productively embrace 2012. I too make out-of-reach expectancies of myself as new years enter and old years fade. In fact I have outdone myself for 2012’s resolutions! I will ease the tension I have placed on myself and take your advice Libbie by adding, "more often than not" to those over-zealous demands.

  8. Shery says:

    Yes, the best good times are simple pleasures I think and not all that hard to find. I love the photo of you and your family’s shadows on the rock-face behind.

  9. Doris says:

    Good job

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