Hello, new farmhouse. I missed you so much.
Hello, land that is not flat.
And garden ready for spring.
Hello, chicks under the red heat lamp! (HUGE chicks! How did that happen already?)
Hello, scary ram.
Hello, moody Jester.
Hello, big chickens!
And even you, Mean Rooster.
My sweet Nutmeg!!!!!
And, oh, my CLOVER!!!
How I worried about you while I was gone.
You were worried, too, weren’t you, Annabelle? We don’t like to be apart.
But it’s okay now.
Because I came home to find….
:sun: Nothing better than coming back to the place you love after a road trip! I always miss my own bed soooo much when I am gone. Glad you made it home safely! :snoopy:
On April 23, 2009 at 2:29 am
Welcome home Suzanne! :snoopy:
On April 23, 2009 at 4:07 am
If I’m ever in West Virginia again, I’m looking you up. (No not really..I’m not a serial stalker) But I love your farm and wishwishwish for that in my life. Ahhhhh….. maybe next life.
On April 23, 2009 at 4:30 am
Welcome Home, Suzanne! Clover needed that cookie!!! I’m sure the cookie giver outer was hugely missed! :purpleflower:
On April 23, 2009 at 4:35 am
SO glad your home safley! SHORE missed ya! LOL
On April 23, 2009 at 4:39 am
Wow! Even God welcomed you home with a rainbow!
You are definitely blessed.
Welcome home, Suzanne!
On April 23, 2009 at 4:42 am
Glad you made it home safe and sound. And that you had a good trip. Even though it was super busy from the sounds of it.
I live in PA. And we go South for Vacations sometimes. And its always flat, busy, and well not as green as where I live. I am always happy to get back home. :woof:
On April 23, 2009 at 4:46 am
You can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.
Welcome Home, country girl.
On April 23, 2009 at 5:36 am
I think your farm and your animals are just gorgeous! They make me smile every day. :happyflower:
On April 23, 2009 at 6:00 am
Good morning! I am so happy you are home where you belong. Have a wonderful day!
On April 23, 2009 at 6:18 am
That’s way too beautiful for one person to enjoy! I’m coming over now, k? :happyflower:
On April 23, 2009 at 6:25 am
Oh, wow! What a gorgeous rainbow and great picture?!
And I can’t believe how big Annabelle is getting.
On April 23, 2009 at 6:31 am
Your photos make me so homesick for WV I can hardly stand it. So of course I look forward to my dose of torture every day. :yes:
PS – Please give us an update on how little REFUND is doing.
On April 23, 2009 at 6:37 am
Cyndi Lewis says:
Beautiful! Especially after Detroit! 😆
On April 23, 2009 at 6:42 am
Find me a farm in wv with 100 or so acres and I’m there!!! Hubby and I look but have not found it yet. Right now we are in southwestern pa on a farm but dream of a more secluded one in the wv mountains.
I just love Annabelle!!!!
On April 23, 2009 at 6:44 am
The Retired One says:
What a gorgeous welcome home! You know what they say about rainbows….it is God’s promise of better things to come!!
The Retirement Chronicles
On April 23, 2009 at 6:51 am
We are all glad that you are home. God even sent you a rainbow from Honey!!!
On April 23, 2009 at 6:55 am
Awww, it’s great to come home to the farm! :sheepjump: Welcome back! Beautiful rainbow!
On April 23, 2009 at 6:58 am
Joanna Wilcox says:
your photography and writing are always so great!
On April 23, 2009 at 7:00 am
Sheila Bergeron says:
:heart: So lovely! You are blessed.
On April 23, 2009 at 7:01 am
Almost heaven, west virginia
Blue ridge mountains
Shenandoah river –
Life is old there
Older than the trees
Younger than the mountains
Growin like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
On April 23, 2009 at 7:10 am
Glad your home safe and sound. But did you have a good time at all? I think the rainbow was from Honey too.
On April 23, 2009 at 7:13 am
No place like home!
On April 23, 2009 at 7:18 am
Wasn’t that a beautiful rainbow! We saw it too! Just about the time the well guy got done. I told Pete it was a sign that the worst was behind us! Glad you’re home.
On April 23, 2009 at 7:30 am
Nancy in Atlanta says:
Hello, Suzanne – welcome home!!!
On April 23, 2009 at 7:47 am
It is almost garden time…Let my boys (alpacas & llama) into my garden spot to “manicure” any weeds…but of course that means my lower branches of my apple tree will also be “manicured”…Glad you are back home safely…enjoy the good life. :ladybug:
On April 23, 2009 at 7:48 am
Claudia W. says:
Aw…a rainbow to welcome you home again! All the animals look happy to see you back!
On April 23, 2009 at 7:56 am
Lynda Dunham-Watkins says:
Pure delight…coming home and your post!
On April 23, 2009 at 7:58 am
On April 23, 2009 at 7:59 am
There’s no place like home! :snoopy:
On April 23, 2009 at 8:22 am
north, south, east, west, home is always best
On April 23, 2009 at 8:34 am
I got tears in my eyes over the thought that Honey sent the rainbow. What a lovely thought!!!
Welcome home and thank you for not abandoning us while you were away!!!
I will be reading High Stakes Homecoming over the next two days. I’ll let you know how I like it.
On April 23, 2009 at 9:19 am
The photos of Annabelle and the rainbow are my favorites. Great job.
On April 23, 2009 at 9:37 am
No hello for Coco? The giant puppy and Annabelle are my daughter’s favorite. She can’t talk yet, but whenever I open your site, she signs, “Dog, lamb.”
On April 23, 2009 at 9:43 am
I Love It that I’ve been following your blog long enough to see everything in this post happen. Just goes to show that our dreams happen one step at a time,and sometimes there’s even a Rainbow at the end! :happyfeet:
On April 23, 2009 at 10:15 am
Brenda Kula says:
I adore that photo of Annabelle! She looks like she’s got plenty of personality. What a fun place you have to come home to.
On April 23, 2009 at 10:35 am
Little miss lambkins is growing up so fast! But we’ll always remember the 1st baby lamb on your farm. Welcome home! I love the rainbow. Always a good sign.
On April 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Debbie in PA says:
And wow-that picture of the rainbow was really amazing!
On April 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm
A rainbow is a great welcome home!
On April 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Awwwwwwww and wow with the rainbow.
On April 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Hi Suzanne- i have followed you blog for awhile, since i found out about it on the NPR story. today’s post was too much for me not to say hi…we have some things in common. i am a country lady living in wv, too, but i only have dogs, cats and horses. but my sister in michigan raises jacob sheep. maybe someday i’ll have a little flock.. they are very cool, and you are right that they are more like goats than sheep. she has an amazing ram that she got from an island off the coast of maine, where the flock had lived for years in a pretty much wild state. he’s my favorite. it’s lambing time and they will have around 40 lambs this yera. we have a great pyr, a male, to protect our critters from the coyotes that are really getting to be a problem. he is a pet, though, and we are the flock. your self cleaning post made me laugh out loud because it IS TRUE! none of my other dogs are like him. and sometimes the dirt falls off when he is napping inside…what a mess. and his double dew claws…he looks like he has snow shoes in the winter. anyway, keep writing…it is always enjoyable. your site is great, and your photography is the best. enjoy our wv spring. oh yea…i had a rainbow yesterday, too! my photos weren’t as good, though…the rainbow’s color aren’t as rich as yours.
On April 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Awwwwe, that is so sweet! And, it was all right there waiting for you when you got home. Welcome home, there is no place in the world like it!
On April 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm
Welcome HOME Suzanne!!
On April 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm
HOME SWEET HOME!! :sheep: :sheepjump: :woof: :snuggle:
On April 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm
Uh hum, are you forgetting someone? Coco, I hope Mama hasn’t forgotten she missed you too!
On April 24, 2009 at 2:57 am
These are wonderful photos! Love the farm animals and this blog.
On April 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Sarah Brewer says:
How I live coming home! :snoopy:
Looks like the chick in the picture is going to be a rooster. Hope for you it’s not, but whenever I have a young chick with a comb that grows so big so fast it’s always turned out to be a roo. :chicken:
On April 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Beautiful pics as always!
:yes: I needed to back track a bit. I was sick on the couch for a good part of last week. Trust me: no one wants it! :no: :shocked: :hole:.
But now almost to feeling like :shimmy: , but not quite.
On April 25, 2009 at 8:00 pm