Sunday, October 26, 2014

7 years today


7 years ago today, October 26, 2007, I wrote my first blog post.  I titled it: Country Girl Trapped in a City Girl's Life .  I wrote ten paragraphs about how much I wanted to leave my (then) current life and what I really wanted to do with myself.
I posted no pictures. 

7 years later, I live much of the life I dreamed of 7 years ago... a life with more wonderful animals than I ever could have hoped for and a beautiful piece of land to grow all the things I ever wanted to.


I also have backup hard drives with thousands and thousands of pictures stored on them that tell the story of my life since I became a farm girl - all the good *and* the bad.  This blog will never be without pictures again.

Despite all the time that has gone by and all the changes  - some incredibly challenging - that have happened, I still wake up every single day feeling so fortunate to be where I am.  I don't know what the next 7 years will bring, but I hope that I will continue to be able to post a few pictures on my blog every now and then, and share a story about my critters that made me smile.


















I just wanted to mark today with a post because 7 years suddenly feels like a long time to me.
Bippity and Thumper (who have grown up on this blog and are now 6 1/2 years old) think so, too. :-)

30 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see a post from you, Danni! Congratulations on the 7th anniversary of your splendid blog, and thank you so much for your message and these wonderful new photos.

    May the next 7 years bring you more of the fortunate and less of the incredibly challenging. In the meantime, I (and the rest of your readers, I'm sure) look forward to whatever you're able to post, whenever.

    Please kiss your beautiful critters for me! <3

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  2. And we'll be right here to see them!!!

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  3. It's good to hear from you again! I hope life is starting to settle down again for you.

    Julia

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  4. HEY!!!! So good to see Critter Farm on my screen. Have a wonderful day. Happy farm birthday :-)

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  5. congratulations on your blogaversary. Love what you share with us. Oma Linda

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  6. 7 years! Makes me wonder how long I've been blogging. Now I have to go look. :)
    I love the old lady chickens. Their upper eyelids droop and they walk around with such quiet purpose. They know how each day is supposed to go.

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  7. Farm Girl, Congratulations on your 7th anniversary of The Plunge. How well it worked out for you! It is interesting that you knew your nature at an early age and remembered to go toward it as an adult.

    When my dad went into partial retirement, he bought land and had a house custom built and bought three horses to care for. I thought he was nuts. He had had dogs before. But horses? Long story short, tending to those horses made him healthier than he had ever been as an adult, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    So sudden moves in new but deeply rooted directions can work out beyond expectation.

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  8. If life is what you want it to be, Dani, you are truly blessed. Glad you posted this so we know you are..

    Luck,
    Regds,

    Reamus

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  9. yay!!!! a post!!! i miss you. i miss all the critters too! please post more?

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  10. Nice to see some Critter Farm faces. Happy blogiversery:)

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  11. Happy bloggiversy! Pretty neat that those dreams of seven years ago are right in your backyard now!

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  12. Welcome back, have missed you. I wish you only days of sunshine and happiness, joy and laughter So glad you are back.

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  13. What Eleftheria said, every word of it. All the best to you, always!
    A greatbigole fan in Frankfurt (you know, near Eschborn), Irmgard

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  14. Not sure, but I think it was on your blog that I read a couple of years ago one of the most amusing stories which I still remember. A couple of llamas weren't friendly to the burro so he got his revenge when he followed you into the barn, then shut the gate so they couldn't get in. That still tickles my funny bone.

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  15. Danni, any time you post it is a super treat. So wonderful to hear from you and see the photos.

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  16. Gosh how I miss your posts. No pressure...

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  17. Welcome back and happy anniversary! And ditto what everyone else said. I hope your life has settled into a mostly calm, peaceful and happy place. It was nice to see you at Carson's place. Your pie looked amazing.

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  18. So glad to hear from you after all this time and that all is well and good. I have really missed reading your blog and hearing about all your animals. Congrats on your 7 year anniversary

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  19. Happy Anniversary!
    I still remember when you wrote about how unhappy you were in the city and that you were so longig for a life in the country.
    I am very happy for your that your dream has come true!
    Best wishes, Monika

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  20. So, so happy to see a post from you again! Missed seeing all your critters.

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  21. An American in TokyoOctober 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Congratulations!!

    Looking forward to more pictures and stories whenever you have the time! =)

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  22. So glad to see you back. Missed you posts and all the stories about you animals. congratulations on your 7 year anniversary.

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  23. I've missed your posts but it was very nice to see you when you visited 7MSN. We all go through these changes, mine is happening in less than 2 weeks. Hope to see more of you and your critters.

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  24. I'm late to the party, but...Woohoo a Danni post!!!

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  25. Congrats, and happy 7th anniversary.

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  26. So good to 'see' you! Congratulations on 7 years. Yours was the first blog I started following a few years ago and I greatly enjoy the pics :)

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  27. So happy to see your posts & pictures! Missed you & the wonderful critters.

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  28. Hi Danni
    I thought I wiould check to see if you had posted anything and boy was I surprised! Not one but two posts! So happy to see you and your precious critters.
    Hugs
    Deb in Viola

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  29. Was wondering where you went! Hope life is getting better for you and the sun is coming out again. Keep posting, you clearly have many fans!

    Kim x

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