Monday, November 26, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 26

Tonight I'm thankful for chiropractic care. Quite frankly I don't know what I'd do without it!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

gratitude challenge -day 25

This may seem an odd thing to be thankful for but after just polishing off the worlds best garlic fries with a garlic ailoi that I made, I am thankful for garlic. It's a love affair that I have with garlic and I'd be lost without it...

Good news!

We now have an online store where you can pick up some of our goat milk soap or yarn from our herd! We just got the yarn listed last night! Go check it out!

Thanks for supporting small farms!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 24

Tonight I'm thankful for the blessings of new friendships and the and the fellowship of like-minded folks. I'm thankful for my husbands computer savvy mind and the time he puts onto our website. ♥

Friday, November 23, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 23

Happy Plaid Friday! We delivered our products to North Parish Tree Farm mid day (let me say this place is everything you could imagine a Christmas Tree farm being. If you get a fresh tree please check these fine folks out!) sporting our plaid shirts and came back to work in the shop. Thank you to those of you who sent in orders today and supported not only my business but other local businesses. I am SO thankful for that. I am also thankful for my hard working kiddos! They are a huge part of the reason I do any of this. <3 kids="kids" love="love" p="p" these="these">

Thursday, November 22, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 22

I am thankful for freedom, salvation and manna!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

gratitude challenge day 21

I'm thankful I have barn full of good listeners...

gratitude challenge -day 20 (a day late, again)

I'm thankful that 5 years ago when my sister and I got together and decided to try making soap that, 1. we didn't blow up the kitchen 2. we didn't burn ourselves 3. that we had a good time and 4. that I have kept making it and it's blossomed into what I've got now. That first time we made two scents and at last count I now have over 50!

And you can get them here: 

Monday, November 19, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 19

Tonight I am thankful for the New Gloucester Farmers' Market At Connemara Farm. I have made wonderful friends, had some of the best food and met some fabulous people. Oh and sold some soap and I'm also thankful for that!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

gratitude challenge- day 18

Tonight I am thankful for the people who understand that "life happens" and roll with it. Oftentimes I think that the world needs more people who get that, understand that, live that and less that don't, less drama. So thank you understanding folks, I appreciate that!

gratitude challenge - day 17 (but a day late...)

I posted this in facebook last night from my phone but the computer was out in the shop and I was too tired to go get it, that and I was about as frozen as an icecube! I'd returned home from a bonfire and potluck at a friends house and the electric mattress pad was more comforting that a piece of my grandmothers garlic bread and a bowl of spaghetti so there I stayed. But I did post that lat night I was  thankful for the fellowship of good friends and new ones made around campfires! Thanks Cathy a fun evening! Our turn will be summer 2013!

Friday, November 16, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 16

Tonight I am thankful for quiet moments in the pasture with my girls.

good quote

This is exactly why I farm!

Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: "Love. They must do it for love." Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. T
hey love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed to live at least a part of their lives without a boss.” ― Wendell Berry

Thursday, November 15, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 15

Tonight I'm thankful for gobsmackingly stunning sunsets and the ability to drink them in. Tonight's was especially breathtaking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

gratitude challenge day - 14

Tonight I am thankful for my husband, the years we've spent together, the trials we've faced and the memories we share. I love you Ron. ♥

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

gratitude challenge day 13

Tonight I am thankful for the wonderful mechanic I have who is worth his weight in gold and then some and who has had both our vehicles in his shop this week. ::Sigh:: He's fair, trustworthy and dependable and does excellent work. I'm also thankful tonight to have just 3 minutes ago reconnected with an old and dear friend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

gratitude challenge day - 12

Tonight I am thankful for wind blowing through the pine trees and starry night skies.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 11

It's here! It's HERE!!!!! Finally, our online shopping is open! Check it out at:

It will have new products added when they are ready but for now you can get our soap shipped directly to you or a loved one!

This is what I'm thankful for tonight because a HUGE pressure has been lifted from my shoulders and I am thankful. I am also thankful for the wonderful news a friend shared with me today and I could not be more happy for her.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 10

I am eternally thankful for dreams that have come true.

Friday, November 9, 2012

gratitude challange day 9

I am pleased to announce that our soap and gift sets will be carried at North Parish Christmas Tree Farm in Turner starting the day after Thanksgiving! This makes the third store we are in and for this I am thankful!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

gratitude challenge - day 8

I am thankful for everything about this photo!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

gratitude challenge day 7

Tonight I am thankful for my heated mattress pad and blanket, after an honest days work I look forward to crawling into bed and being warm so I can fall asleep quickly and be well rested for the next day. May sound silly, but I am thankful for these simple things.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

gratitude challenge day 6

Tonight I am thankful for the ability to have an impact with the choices we make. I am thankful that I can vote with my dollars to support a local farmer or a big corporation. I am thankful that I am part of a movement that supports the local people I know, the local economy and has a direct impact on those places I shop. I am thankful that I am part of a community that supports farmers markets and that I am part of a farmers market with a leader who is fearless, determined, motivated, kindhearted, motivated to see this market not only survive but THRIVE!!! Thank you Anne M. for your tireless dedication to the community and your vendors. We couldn't do this without YOU!

Monday, November 5, 2012

gratitude challenge day 5

Today I'm thankful for YOU! I'm thankful for each and every customer because without you I couldn't do what I love to do. I love tending the animals here on the farm, making amazing things with what they produce, educating those willing to learn and giving a hands on experience to those who visit the animals. Thank YOU!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

gratitude challenge day 4

Today I am thankful for family. Those that live immediately within the walls of this home, and those who are related by blood and those who are not but are family just the same. Thankful the lessons learned and passed on from generation to generation, for the wonderful things we learn together and the strength and love that surrounds us in hard times. So thankful for family.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

gratitude challenge day 3

Today I'm thankful for my goats, for the joy and delight they bring me each and every single day. For the creamy milk they produce and the silky soft fiber they grow. I'm also especially thankful that my girls just love Dealer! ;-) Especially Strawberry!

Friday, November 2, 2012

gratitude challenge day 2

Today I am thankful for wool, from my herd and already in the form of sweaters and wood heat. I don't know how I'd make it through a Maine winter without either one! What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

gratitude challenge

Today I am thankful for my farm, each day I wake up and can face the day starting here on the farm is a day I count a blessing. Thank you God for this farm.