to Vicki’s (2 Bags Full) Grow Your Blog Party; I’m so glad you’re here! It’s all
pleasure to help Vicki with her party; she’s a fantastic woman and
has blessed my life greatly. On an update, Vicki said there are 596 bloggers participating, possibly more by now, so it’s going to be a grand party…again, welcome to Grow Your Blog Party and Thistle Cove Farm.
Sandra and live at Thistle Cove Farm in the beautiful Appalachian
Mountains of southwest Virginia. Dave, my husband, and I renovated
this old farm house and farm, bred and raised rare breed American
Curly horses, rare breed Shetland sheep along with Merino and Romney
sheep and now have alpacas. Dave passed away in November 2011 and
the resulting time has been spent getting my bearings, learning about
finances and remembering to breath. It’s been an incredible learning experience, the curve has been enormously difficult but I think, perhaps, I’m doing better. Thank God.
For a short period of time I stepped away but am now back to writing a book, click here to see the beginnings, explaining to others how best to prepare for their own, or a loved one’s, demise. There’s so much one can do now to lessen the burden on whomever is left behind. It’s a book everyone can use – marrieds or singles, those with children, those without, because someone is going to have to deal with aftermath. Do you really want a government employee deciding where your toddler or child is going to live or, even worse in my opinion, having to go into foster care? Have you thought about where your pets will live? God forbid they be dumped at an “animal shelter”! There are many ways to decrease the financial impact at a time when money is, possibly, scarce because of huge burial bills. Yes, it’s a subject perhaps most would rather deny, but taking care of business now ensures your loved ones will have fewer burdens later.
Thistle Cove Farm is on the cover of the movie, Lassie Come Home and was filmed in this valley in 1994. Above, the farm can be seen between Lassie and the yellow sub-title.
I have two gifts to give away, one international and the other
domestic, please leave a comment and a way for me to
contact you should you win. The first domestic gift (photo later) is a Bagallini Bag which is
great for travel. It can be used as a purse or as a carry-all and
unfolds from a smaller bag into a larger. The color is brown, trimmed
with red, and is unobtrusive…a decided plus while traveling, I think.
second international gift is a Thomas Joseph coaster, purchased in Dublin, The
Republic of Ireland. It’s delightful (click on coaster) and shows a sheep, driving a
cart pushed by a donkey in harness, with the caption, “Form-ewe-la One”…, it’s a pun on car racing in the USA. I
adore puns, don’t you?
Winners will be announced 15 February at noon; please visit then to see the names of the two people who’ll receive the gifts.
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Blessings ~ Vicki and her Grow Your Blog party ~ my animals ~ Thistle Cove Farm ~ visitors…YOU! ~