The Old Farm Bell


The farm bell pictured in my post introducing Farm Bell Recipes is not a “stranger” to me–this old farm bell sits beside the old farmhouse where I lived for a couple years after I first moved to West Virginia. I love that old bell. I think it wants to hop in my pocket, too, along with those blue jars!

I chose Farm Bell as the name of my new site as a fitting emblem of the atmosphere I love surrounding good food and good people and the good life that attracts us all to country living–even if your home is in the city!


  1. SkippyMom says:

    I didn’t know you were getting a new site, but what a wonderful and fitting new title [and mascot?] with many ties to your life – new and old.

    congratulations on the new endeavour.

  2. Julie says:

    There’s nothing quite like the toll of a bell calling folks to gather together. I’m looking forward to your new site!

  3. NorthCountryGirl says:

    I have a bell mounted on my deck. I love farm bells, too. You just can’t beat living in the country. AND, I really love the new recipe site. Sue, you add so much to our lives. Thanks so much.

  4. CindyP says:

    I WANT A FARM BELL! Actually it’s been on my list for a while….I have my sister on the look out (she’s so good at finding treasures on the cheap!)

    And I will ring it, even though I live in town…all the neighbors will know it’s supper time! 😆

  5. I Wanna Farm says:

    I love the sound of a bell. I found two great antique bells at a local ‘junk’ shop. They are VERY expensive! I think that would make a great gift to you from 52, an old farm bell. 😉 I love your new site, excited about the giveaways, too.

  6. Paulette says:

    I love it.

    The only thing better would have been “Farm Belle”. 🙂

  7. Barbee' says:

    I grew up on a farm. Yes, there was a bell, but the adults in my family called it “the dinner bell”. “Dinner” was the mid-day meal, and in the evening we had “supper”. I remember the bell being rung at noon, calling the workers to break and come for “dinner” – which was a large plateful of a good hot meal, usually including buttered cornbread, and a jar (canning jar) of sweet iced tea. Child that I was, my job during the day, usually, was taking water to the people who were doing the actual work. I thought I was being “so put-upon!”, but it was fun running barefoot through the fields.

  8. cake says:

    my grandparents had a dinner bell used to summon the men from the field at meal time. I would LOVE to have one. They are hard to find & expensive! Often too large or cracked or permanently fixed on a post….Maybe some day…….and I will ring it often, birthdays, holidays, when I am feeling good, when the grandchildren come to visit or just when I went to remember simpler times.

  9. Shelly says:

    I really like the name. Cool bell too! :sheepjump: :sheepjump:

  10. Jenny says:

    Farm Bells initiate the coming home/community feeling. We’ve always had one to ring. Nice touch.

  11. Miss Becky says:

    I LOVE this!!! :purpleflower:

  12. SuzieQ says:

    The new site is wonderful!! :dancingmonster:

  13. CherShots says:

    I love that old farm bell. You’re already ‘ringing’ me in to your new site!

  14. lward says:

    My grandmother used to call us in to eat with her farm bell. when my husband and I bought our log home, it had a farm bell attached to the deck. I call my kids in with it. Cool. I also checked out your beer bread recipe and I am going to try it. I might even make the gift bags, I am having a party later this month. Thanks again for your wonderful ideas.

  15. Grandmatotwochicks says:

    Suzanne, LOVE THE FARM BELL! Love the new site! THANK YOU! :woof:

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