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it's that time of year
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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee
dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee
Monday, May 3, 2010
after the rain came down...
it's hard to know what to say...so many people...less than 10 miles away lost their homes. we are very blessed here to only have minimal damage...some leaking in the house. gravel driveway needs new gravel. lots of plants beaten up badly by the constant pounding rain. i am praying today for all those that lost everything. homes, livestock, farmers lost fencing, spring plantings, all their hard work washed away. we had a pretty perfect spring until this past weekend.
today the sun is shining and the sky is blue...i pray they feel hope.
things are coming alive around here and it makes think about renewal.
lots of things are blooming for the first time. i thank God
every day for all that i have in this beautiful place i call home.
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." – Marian Wright Edelman
"this life is changing me...a slower pace...a longer look...a simpler taste for things of nature."
I am a happily married woman of 27 years. I lived in Florida for 40 years and moved to Tn in 2000. We lived in the city of Brentwood for 6 years and move to Leiper's Fork in May of 2007. We have been in the country for about six years now on a 7.24 acre farm. We call it Dash Home Farm. Da-for Dave and Sh-for Sharon. We live in a victorian farmhouse made to look old(it acts old). We love the community of Leiper's Fork and the quaintness of the town (no lights).
"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on the trees and flowers and clouds and stars. " ~martin luther~
" The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. "
"whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."