September 17, 2009

Welcome!



About me
Hi, my name is Teresa. Nine years ago, I was a happily settled, cul-de-sac residing, suburban mom. I had Starbucks, shopping malls, and every other convenience known to man at my fingertips. Now I am a country girl living on a small farm 500 miles from the old neighborhood. My husband and I, along with our three boys, decided to leave the rat race behind for a slower pace and a simpler life. It was a leap of faith. My husband is self employed, and we would be leaving a thriving business near a big city for a small town and a brand new start. It was scary and exciting, and God threw open every door in our path. It took me a while to get used to country life. For a year I had a part time retail job in the nearest city just to get my mall fix. That nearest city? It was 50 miles away. I can't believe I drove 100 miles round trip for a minimum wage job. It helped me transition to my new life though, and now my happiest days are the ones spent at home on the farm. I am definitely where I am supposed to be.



About Meadowbrook Farm
For some reason that I can't really remember, we decided we wanted to name our new place. Our property came with a very dilapidated 1902 farmhouse, so even though we had just moved to ranch country, we decided to call our new home a farm. We don't earn our full living on our farm, but we have cows to feed, hay to harvest, fences to fix, and irrigation pipes to move. Actually, in the interest of full disclosure, my husband is the only real farmer as I don't really participate in most or any of the farm related activities. I visit the new baby calves in the spring and that's about it.

I really wanted to name our new home Crabapple Farm. I grew up reading the Trixie Belden books and Trix's home was Crabapple Farm. Great childhood book memories. I even live the same distance from my small town that Trixie lived from hers. It was meant to be! Unfortunately, my husband didn't see it that way. He had never read Trixie and really had no desire to start reading about a thirteen year old girl detective at this point in his life. The fact that we had no crabapple trees on our farm was also an issue for him. Whatever. We did, however, have fields that would soon become meadows, and water in the form of a pond and a creek. Since Meadowpond Farm didn't sound quite right, we turned the creek into a brook and Meadowbrook Farm was born.



About this blog
I have spent a lot of time pondering what kind of blog I would like to have. The prevailing advice is to pick a niche and stick with it so people know what they can expect from you. As I am not an expert on anything but my own life, this blog will be just that. It will include, but not be limited to, faith, family, friends, decorating, cooking, gardening, photography, antiquing, and everyday life. Thanks for stopping in to take a peek.

104 comments:

  1. Oh...my heart is pounding...I found you through A Cottage Nest.... Your place is adorable...Your blog is wonderful...I am spending my day tomorrow looking at your blog...

    I'll be back ...

    More later,
    Kary

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  2. So happy to have found you. Leaped over from the Cottage Nest. I love everything I've seen so far...:o)

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  3. Gorgeous blog! Your home is just beautiful. I also found you through Cottage Nest and can't wait to come back for more. And, by the way, my blog is the same "genre" as yours. ;)

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  4. Found you through the cottage nest I'm over here in VA at "Paper Road Farm" so happy to have found your lovely blog.. And I too know how hard it is to stick to a niche when so much is going on in our worlds. happy to be here. -Sarahlynn

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  5. Hi Teresa.
    I realize it's a done deal, but I wish your husband had embraced the name Crabapple Farm. I am also a Trixie Belden fan, and sometimes read the mysteries in my bathtub after a long day in my vegetable garden. My place is Pinecone Meadow Farm in southwest Michigan, named because the previous people (who might have been related to your previous people) didn't mow the lawn. Between the chest-high grass and the pine cones it was a mower-clogging mess. Fortunately there's a thing called a Brush Hog that keeps things in check.

    Look forward to reading your posts!
    Best,
    Janine

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  6. warmest welcome to blogland!

    xo

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  7. really glad i found your blog, you have beautiful photos. can't wait to see more!

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  8. Best wishes to you and your new lovely blog. I am in love with your kitchen and the stairway. So much work you have accomplished and the love you have for your new country life shines through in your photos.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  9. Your photography is amazing!!! I want to start trying to take some good photos of the things I love but I am just overwhelmed with the camera possibilities...can I ask, what type of Camera you have? I have left numerous comments, your place is too pretty for words!

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  10. Hi,
    I love your blog and your pictures are fab! I've been blogging about the same amount of time. What fun!!!

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  11. My friend Cindy found your blog on the farmchicks blog and kindly forwarded it on to me. Love it, always so glad to see wonderful photos posted. Great story you have of your life.
    0x

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  12. Hello,

    I am a fan of the Farm Chicks and that is how I found out about you. This is the first time on your blog, but I immediately felt "at home" here. I am looking forward to visit you from time to time. Beautiful photos!

    Sanna

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  13. oh i gotta tell you i loved the Trixie Belden books!!! glad to find your lovely blog.

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  14. I, too, found about you on Farm Chicks. I love your blog. Your home and your family are gorgeous.

    I also love the name of your farm, Meadowbrook. The name of my cul-de-sac in the suburbs is Meadowbrook Court. That's too funny.

    It was nice to "meet" you in blogland. I'll be back again, soon!

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  15. Just thought I stop and say hello. Found you a few weeks back. But I love the Trixie Belden books as well, they were and still are a favorite of mine. You would have had my vote for Crabapple Farm too. Have a wonderful day.

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  16. Love your voice! I found you through "cats on my quilts" and will definitely be back! Our "farm" has only cats, dogs and guinea pigs. Oh! And KIDS! But it is our lovely patch of home :o)

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  17. I love your blog. What a neat place you have!!! You photography is unbelieveable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, what type of camera do you use??? I may have to buy one. LOL Thanks, Cheryl

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  18. Love your house, your farm, your garden. love it all. We live on a farm too, and my hubby moves the irrigation pipes, feeds the cows, all that. We also grow christmas trees. great blog I too would like to know how you get your pictures so bright?
    Prudence
    www.avintagemom.blogspot.com

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  19. Your pictures of the little ones are enchanting. I found you through The Farm Chicks.

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  20. i just found your blog through cherry hill cottage and i'm so happy i did! your pictures are beautiful and your life on the farm is a dream. i can't wait to read more:)

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  21. So glad to have found your blog...definately will be treat to return. I'm still brainstorming my blog but you have opened a few doors and planted a few seeds in my noodle about what I would like to strive for in mine when I get it going. Thanks bunches and many blessings.

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  22. Found you last night, and have been catching up! LOOOOOOVE the house redo!! I could move right in! (And don't get the wrong idea, I don't say that to just anyone;))

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  23. Found you today when I googled (that is now an "official" word!)...of all things..."furniture redos!" I poured through your blog like an old friend, only to realize your very beautiful mountains looked like my very beautiful mountains. I had an AHA! moment and then realized we live about 50 miles apart! So welcome to Montana and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your whole farm re-do! P.S. I live in Missoula!

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  24. Came over here from Tidy Mom's blog. What a find you are! Your farm, your work, your garden, your family and your photos are all stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You are listed on my blog links because I never want to forget to come back and visit Meadowbrook Farm.

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  25. Hi, Teresa! Steered this way by Cheryl over at Tidymom. Am falling in love as I read...the photos, the farm life, your lovely home...loving it all. Any way to follow your blog so I don't miss a post? Didn't see a button....

    Jane
    www.janiesporch.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh dear! You are living MY dream. I've bookmarked your blog as a favorite. How I long to leave the city behind and find a farm with a slow pace of life, a pond, nature, and animals... who someone else will take care of. :)

    Love your blog, love your photography. I'll be back.

    Blessings!
    Rachymommy
    www.mommytopics.com

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  27. Hi there! I just found your blog through Tidymom, and let me just tell you, your heading alone had me hooked! I love your house your decorating style, your gardens, your beautiful photography and your way of life. You are living my dream, so I'll be stopping by regularly to live vicariously through you! LOL

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  28. Another Trixie fan here too. I loved those books! Love the blog as well.

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  29. I just found your blog through Tidymom and am having trouble not reading the entire thing right here and now! :) Your home and farm are beautiful! You take wonderful pictures, too! I can't wait to see more!

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  30. I just started my blog a few months ago, but I haven't quite got it off the ground yet.
    I named my blog after my grandparent's farm, and just write about everyday life things that inspire me, and the lessons that have been passed down through my family.
    I'm in love with your blog at first glance, and will visit often!

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  31. I found your blog through 320 * Sycamore. What a beautiful blog you have! I love your views and zinnias, but when you mentioned Trixie Belden, you had me! Huge fan! Have many different editions and always enjoyed reading them!

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  32. I am so glad i found your wonderful blog, what beautiful picture!!! I am a southern girl from Alabama, so anytime you want to trade places let me know!!!:) Cant wait to read and see more.

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  33. So glad I found your blog. I look forward to your new posts everyday.

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  34. I think, after reading the comments, that a Trixie Belden fan club is in order! I collected those books like crazy and love them and never heard anyone ever mention them.
    Your blog is wonderful and can't wait to keep visiting.

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  35. Hi,
    I'm Jessica's Aunt and those pics of her and John are absolutely breathtaking and made me cry...You see she is really like a daughter to me and I miss them soooo much. Thanks for capturing those precious moments and now that Zailey Rae has safely made her appearance, I can't wait to see what you come up with for her. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    Lorri Frandsen

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  36. Just when I think I can't possibly find another blog to newly inspire-- your blog walks into my life. Amazing photographs! Truly crisp and beautiful. I'm speechless and that's usually not my issue. I will visit often. God bless you richly. (p.s. people who say they aren't good at writing-usually are! :)

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  37. Wow, I'm also amazed! Found you through Jinky Art photography and think you are so my sister-soul mate! Have a country place that we can't spend nearly enough time at, love quilts, barns, flowers, fields, country things (all!), photography of course...and Trixie Belden - OMG!! Did you also read Mallory Towers?! I want to live your life, full-time not just part, as I do...thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to read your blog more...Lisa

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  38. You blog and farm are absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to read more:)!


    ~Julia

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  39. Do you have a place where you share about your photography equipment? I would be interested to see what type of camera, lenses, etc., you use. Of course, good photography is all about the photographer. And you are an excellent photographer.

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  40. I was blog hopping and I wish I could remember how I found your blog. I am intrigued by your beautiful photos so I added you to my blog roll and now I am a regular visitor. Nice to meet you, Teresa! Thanks for brightening my days.

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  41. Trixie Belden! What a good memory! I have to find some of those books.

    Your farm looks so sweet and wonderful. But I'm sure you already knew that. ;)

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  42. what a beautiful blog... so happy to find you!

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  43. I found your blog through another photographer who came to you home for a workshop. You are an AMAZING photographer and you have taste that has been making me drool at my first click! Just wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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  44. I loved, Trixie and wanted to be named Honey, I am also a townie married to a farmer. I visit the farm when the calves and lambs drop...and have raked my fair share of hay. In town we have 5 acres where I have beds much like yours and a potting shed. Oh, and 2 bee hives. We are entering fall and I rejoice to hear I am not the only sloth who let the petunias languish...fertilizer...who knew...lol! come visit via FB

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  45. How fun! My wife and I have been chuckling most of this evening reading some of your junk. Remember, in today's vernacular, junk is a good thing!

    garth

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  46. Isn't wonderful when you find a new blog that makes you feel at home...this is just what I found when I stumbled upon your blog! I had the same reservation about blogging not to long ago and find myself entertaining my family and friends with the stories and adventures of my household. Thanks for letting me into your life.

    Angee at homemakingmerryhearts@blogspot.com

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  47. I'm not even sure where I came across your blog, but I can't get enough of the gorgeous photography! I love your farm & wow the flowers are out of this world. I am truly enjoying reading each section & ohhing & ahhhing over your photos :D My favorite so far I think is the most recent one of the sun coming through the fog. I still have many more to look at though, so that may change.

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  48. Hi there, I'm hearing you loud and clear....You have just become one of my most inspirational Bloggers. Thanks for sharing and for making me feel right at home...

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  49. I've been having a blast going through your blog! It's really lovely! I'm another Trixie Belden fan and I grew up on Crabapple Road so I really had an affinity for Trixie! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

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  50. Oh my goodness when I see the transformation of the "Junk House" it really inspires me! What a beautiful, inviting home! Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Oh, oh the Red Trailer Mystery. I remember learning the word "macadam" from Trixie. How weird am I that I remember what books I learned words from??

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  52. Call me a technophobe or some such silly term, but I can't seem to figure out how to "follow" you or subscribe thru a reader crazy, I know...after all I have a son who is a web developer and another who is a software engineer!

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  53. Just found your blog and have had fun peeking around : ) I just love your story and your lovely blog!

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  54. Hi Teresa!
    So happy to have found you...How great to be living in the country!!
    IM your newest follower (purehunnybee)
    and Im looking forward to getting to know you!
    Come and visit with me!

    Deborah :)

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  55. Wow, what a gorgeous blog and a great story! I'm looking forward to spending some time here getting to know you!

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  56. Wonderfully inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. My husband and I recently retired and moved to Misssoula from Nashville, Tennessee. What a change!!! I am loving your blog (which I found thru Southern Hospitality), and enjoy your photos. I would love to begin a new "photography" hobby...looking forward to reading more...

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  58. Found you through Southern Hospitality! Nice to meet you! Look forward to reading your blog....Beth

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  59. I love your blog. I'm a native Montana girl, so your pictures evoke lots of great memories of home, especially the snow. Thank you!

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  60. Hello,
    I am new to your blog but adore your pictures I am looking to purchase a digital slr camera and wondered what kind you have. YOur pictures are so colorful and sharp. My email is natnatteacher@yahoo.com

    Thank you,
    Natalie

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  61. I found your blog via Lettered Cottage and absolutely LOOOOOVE your kitchen! But this evening as I've had time to read more of your blog, I'm lovin' more than your kitchen :) Your photos are lovely and your writing style is fun! I'll be back -- often!
    I was a Trixie Belden fan too! Our library didn't carry them but I saved my allowance and baby sitting money to buy them all (or at least the ones that were out at the time...I guess there are more now).

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  62. OMGoodness! I just spent the better part of the last day and a half reading and re-reading this absolutely WONDERFUL blog! I haven't been a blog reader until recently and found you though Grass Stains. This Mississippi girl is completely envious of your life in Montana! A photo-shooting trip there would be a dream trip....

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  63. I love your blog! How do I follow you ?

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  64. very happy to have found your blog! i will be reading up on your photography lessons...
    you have such a sweet farm!!

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  65. Hola Teresa, it´s been very nice meeting you and knowing about the change you made in your life. I also live outside of the city in the Los Andes mountains in Chile, and god, this is a good and exciting life!!!
    sending you hugs
    maria cecilia

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  66. lovely just lovely.. I especially love the fact that you left both the front doors.. as an old neighborhood dweller of 20+ years I have watched with sadness as the "extra" front doors have disappeared.. stupid people.. totally mess up the character of the house...i have pics on flickr under redkim62.... love the blog! kim

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  67. HI Teresa, So nice to meet you!...& your farm!....I just found your blog & am tickled pink to do so!....We share many of the same ideas,.... with I also blogging about my everyday life.
    You have a lovely blog & I am really looking forward to visiting often!...Your friend, Heidi XO

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  68. A friend of mine, Barbie, sent me your address. I am a "brand new, novice, puppy" blogger. In fact, making comments is "brand new" to me too!

    What a fabulous way to get my feet wet . . . to meet you! I opened your blog and now an hour or so later I am "over the moon" inspired to read more and "take the leap" to create my own little space in the world in "blogdom!"

    Your decorating at Christmas reminds me of my decorating for many years.

    Hopefully I can stay in touch with you . . .
    Lynne

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  69. I'm in love. I found you through Censational Girl.

    I have big dreams to move my life and future-family to a farmhouse quite similar to yours.

    Just a quick peak around and I am drooling over your garden............ I want that garden.

    Looking forward to following!

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  70. However it was that I found you, your blog, and amazing photos... I feel blessed. Thank you for opening your world and life and photos to all of us! It reminds me of Monet planting a garden so that he could paint! You are planting a life, so that you can photograph! Do you sell your photos? There are soooooo many lovely images captured here in your blog. I can't get enough. It's not just the images, but the energy captured in them that is absolutely deLIGHTful.

    May you be blessed with many years of sight, insight, and guidance!

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  71. I stumbled across your blog tonight and fell in love with your little corner of the world. And ohhh, such beautiful photography! What kind of camera are you using? I am a novice photographer and shoot with a Nikon D90. Just seeing your beautiful images provides me with such inspiration!

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  72. Oh my word, your photographs blow me away. Glad I dropped by.

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  73. Trixie Belden? What a wonderful memory you evoked for me!

    Sally Kelly, whom I follow on Twitter, has been tweeting about your blog and asking folks to vote for you so I hopped on over to take a look. I will be back; you have a delightful blog!

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  74. I stopping in via the Country Living link. I can't wait to get back there and vote for you! I am also a sort of 'misplaced' farmgirl. I'm in Tennessee, so no place around here is really the 'city', but I live in Knoxville and am close to the University of Tennessee campus. That's about as big city as it gets in these parts. My husband owns an independent garden center right outside of town, so we kind of have a farm....at least the state considers us farmers, and I guess that's what matters. I grew up gardening with my grandmother and was dragged, kicking and screaming, back into playing in the dirt. Anyway....sorry to be so long-winded. I can't wait to sit down and read your blog. Now, I'm off to vote!!!

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  75. I love this post - what a wonderful adventure it must have been, and I'm sure a little scary too! I've popped over from the Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger site, so congrats on that and good luck!

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  76. Teresa, your farm is ab1solutely beautiful. i enjoyed reading more about you.
    ps. i gave you an award today on my blog in case you're interested. i realize that a lot of blogs are award free so please don't feel obligated to pass it on.

    http://bet1975.blogspot.com/2011/09/awe-thanks-guys-you-shouldnt-have.html

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  77. Teresa- You are living the dream!!! I love blogs like this since I can live vicariously through them. It has been my life long wish to say "Asta la vista!" to the suburban way of living and throw it all to the wind. (I'm still working on that with the hubs, so please wish me luck!) In the meantime, I appreciate your blog and helping to keep the dream alive. :)

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  78. I found your blog through Pinterest and have to say I am loving it and have been visiting daily for about a week. What a blessed and exceptional writer you are! Thank you!

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  79. Hello!

    I just found your blog while visiting Rhona on Southern Hospitality!

    She is right you do take amazing photos! Boy do I have a lot to learn. I began blogging last year and it's very time consuming after working a full time job and taking classes in the evening. I love looking at beautiful photographs and lovely homes so I'll definitely be back!

    Have a wonderful Friday!

    Sandy

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  80. I stumbled upon your blog some months back and thought I had listed it as a "favorite" so I could quietly stalk your life now and again. Alas, when I did return, or try to, it wasn't there. Panic! It was no longer listed on the "history"...more panic. Off and on I think of some way that I might redescover you by googling greenhouse, garden wedding and a plethora of other labels of things that I remember reading about on your blog. Tonight, at 11 p.m. I had an epiphany. Running (literally) to the computer, I pulled up Google and typed "1000 Zinnia seeds blog" and there you were. First on the list. Isn't modern technology wonderful? Glad I found you. I find your blog delightful. Thank you for sharing.
    Cherylann

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  81. Hi Theresa, Nice to "meet" you! I came via Manuela at "A Cultivated Nest". Love the blog- you are delightfully funny. I would like to come to the next blob session, k? Just kidding- I'll keep my blobbing confined to my home, but I'll be back virtually to visit often. ((hugs))

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  82. Hello Theresa! Love your blog! I discovered you when you were featured on Rhoda's Southern Hospitality blog! I took a look then (a couple months ago) and now I'm back. Love, love, love your space, the things you write about, and your photography and labor of love, your home. It's 12:20 a.m. in Michigan and I've got to get up at 6:00 a.m. for work!

    I'll be back this weekend to look around some more! Thanks for expressing yourself so creatively in blog land so the rest of us can look at such beauty!

    ~Sandy

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  83. I just found this blog via pinterest and I'm addicted already! I love the way your write...it is almost like talking to you face to face. My husband thinks I'm crazy because I am laughing and shaking my head! LOVE IT!
    You really could write a wonderful book!!

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  84. I found you through pinterest too! Really cute blog. I appreciate people who have a "green thumb" because I for sure dont. And I live in the desert. Go figure. But there's always hope that I will develop a green thumb one day!! Thanks for sharing your talents and life with us. :) I agree with the last comment. You should write a book!

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  85. Hi Teresa,
    I found your beautiful blog through "Urban Farmgirl", and quickly became your newest follower.
    Your story sounds similar to the journey I have just undertaken with my family. Hubby, three boys and all our animals moved from our home town, to a new place where we know nobody, ready for a new adventure.
    We are certainly getting one and loving every moment. Pop over a take a peek if you like, thequinlivanfamily.blogspot.com.au
    I am looking forward to more beautiful photographs of your 'subjects' and your lovely garden, even in the grey of winter! They are not sad at all!
    Have a great day.
    x Jode

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  86. I'm french and I see your blog with joy
    Thank you
    josiane

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  87. Oh what joy to have stumbled on to your blog via Pinterest! (I pinned a fabulous little raised bed garden photo stuffed with flowers from your site) I am going to do that instead of veggies this year. Can't wait to come back this weekend and poke around some more! Cheers! Jeannie

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  88. Oh my goodness, I am so happy to have come by your blog. I'm genuinely excited about it! Everything is beautiful and peaceful here. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of coffee when I have more time and really get into it. I just felt that I had to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am to have found your blog.

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  89. Hi! I'm from the small and cold country, Sweden! :) I love your blog, and your pictures! I live by the ocean here in Sweden and enjoy the country side of things.

    / Mikaela

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  90. Teresa, I recently found your blog through a Pinterest picture of your greenhouse. I am in love!!! You and I have a related tale of how we came to be on a farm. I, like you don't do any of the farming...except take pictures of the new calves. I am love the greenhouse, and you need to put more pictures up with dimensions so we can copy it!!!!!!!!

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  91. Recently found your blog and have it bookmarked on mine! We also have a "farm" of sorts. Not much livestock these days now that the kids have moved on.

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  92. Teresa - I, too, found you through a Pinterest posting. You are a brilliant photographer. I am in awe of your captures of color, lighting and souls. What equipment do you use? I will definitely return to your blog for that peaceful, easy feeling!

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  93. does fifi (romantic prairie style) know about your blog? well she should and i'm off to tell her. forgive me if you've already been included in her magazine or book.

    xo
    elyse

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  94. Having left our country life to live in Los Angeles (due to my husband's job), I was drawn to your blog through Pinterest with much nostalgia. I will live vicariously through you. It's amazing how your pictures depict serenity. Just beautiful!

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  95. Hi Teresa! I can't tell you how much I L O V E reading your blog and looking at your pretty pics! I found my way here thru Southern Hospitality. I have my own blog called Fittin' In the Nest. I've featured your guest room today and linked my blog with yours. I hope you don't mind too much :) Please continue providing me with reasons to stay up late at nite gazing thru your pics of your whimsical abode under the covers of my dreamy and whimsical bed. Hope I can some day speak with you!

    Cheri

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  96. Hello.

    I think you have a lovely blog that I really like, and I absolutely LOVE your greenhouse :-) Do you mind if I pin a picture of it on Pinterest??

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  97. I just love your site. I just found it. I will say, I find myself at a cross road and have some time to be able to look at blogs now. I lost my job last month due to budget cuts and downsizing and I am looking to move, not in your direction, I don't want to move to a farm. I do want a simple life style. I think I can learn a lot from you. Thank you for sharing your life on the farm and letting us (me) remember God has the plans and I may not see it right now, but I will. Thank you.

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  98. Teresa - Hi, my name is Natalie and I am an editor with a magazine. I would be very interested in using a photo from your blog in an upcoming issue. If you would be interested, please send me an email at NMcConnell@creatingkeepsakes.com I really look forward to hearing from you and discussing the possibility of publication. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Thanks,
    Natalie McConnell

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  99. It's 3:21 am and I really couldn't tell you how I got to your blog, but I sure am glad I found it! Your blog is like that favorite magazine that you keep to just look at all of the photos over and over again! Your photography is outstanding and your words are warm. Thank you for a wonderful 2 or so hours! I'll be back for more! Also, please thank your son for me. My son is military too!

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  100. Hello, I came across your blog though pinterest. Surfing for holiday picture ideas and their you were. The picture of one of your sons with his beautiful girlfriend. And now I'm hooked. I love all the pictures and the way you write your story warms my heart.

    Still having trouble understanding how to follow blogs. Any advice would be nice. Anyway I'm subscribing by email. Can't wait to see and read more. Merry Christmas. Judy

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  101. Hi, thank you for your inspirational diary. I love your decorating and I'm looking forward to trying a recipe. I also love aqua!

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  102. Hi Teresa,

    What are the lovely blue flowers at the top of your blog?

    We're in a new house that my husband built and our garden isn't done yet, and I don't like that

    Bye
    Maree Plane

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  103. I am a Malaysian and have loved following your blog, so interesting and with lovely pictures. But you have been quiet for a while now. Hope you are in good health?

    My email: gemsforlife@gmail.com

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  104. I just recently found your blog through a link on Pinterest, and it is lovely!! The photographs are beautiful, and I so enjoy reading about life on the farm. The beautiful pictures of the lovely lady in holiday attire in the snow were breathtaking. Your clients are very lovely. My prayers are with you as you battle cancer.

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