Thursday, February 4, 2016

It's been three years, today!

Dear friends,

Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep is driving me crazy!! Last night, it was 12:30. I lay there thinking of crap until 2:00 a.m., got out of bed, got my book, "At Home In Mitford", sat myself down in the rocking chair in the sewing room and read until 3:00 a.m.  

Anyhow, while lying there awake, thinking...it came to me that it was in February of 2013 that Henny Penny Lane came into being. So, just minutes ago, checking to see the date of my first post...and can you believe this...it was February 4th!!

and here is my very first post...

HEREIN I BEGIN MY BLOG



I have wanted a blog for a long time but never believed that I would actually have one. For sure, I am not a writer. However, living on a hobby farm in a log cabin and caring for chickens, ducks, guineas, bantams, dogs, cats, and a couple of funny goats, I am bound to have a few good pictures and stories.


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So, I remember Lynn saying, Mom, all you need to do now is start writing your posts. Like what, I asked. Anything you want to write about, said Lynn, you might start with "herein I begin my blog", and those were my exact first words.  I am real creative! :)

Looking back at that picture of the cabin makes me want those brown logs back. Good gosh! Did we really stain our cabin red and turn the front porch into a dog lot?


yes we did, along about the time Eli was a teenager. 

Blogging has been really really fun. I appreciate you friends so much...the best friends I've ever had, are my blogging friends. Thank you!

Good gosh, I've got to get busy! On my list today is a trip to Henderson to the Tractor Supply store, then on to the grocery store, and I simply must squeeze in a few minutes to run in that old Salvation Army thrift store in Henderson.

Thank you all! Hope you will come back.

Love,
Henny

59 comments:

  1. Congrats on your three year blogversary! I am glad you decided to take the big step, it's been fun reading along:)
    I've got caught up with all your posts. So glad you sorted out how to transfer Rosie to the outside pen. When I read about the first night, my first thought was that you needed to confine her in a small safe area, which you did! She is soooo cute:) But I have to ask, were you constantly cleaning up after her when she was in the house? I'm picturing little wet spots and little goat droppings all over the place....

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    1. Thank you Karen. Hope all is well with you and your family. You know, only once did I pick up three little goat droppings in front of her carrier, and she wet once on the floor. It was luck I guess, that she wet mostly in the carrier...it was a job keeping that carrier clean and the smell down. :)

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  2. You've set me to thinking. I should check and see when I started - I think it was about the same time as you. I do remember voting on whether or not to stain your house. And since I have a vested interest in the well-being of cute, cute Eli, I think fencing in the porch was a great idea.

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    1. I believe we did start our blogs about the same time. Thank you Marty. :)

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  3. I have been reading your blog for only a short time. I enjoy it very much. Please keep writing.

    Shirley H.

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  4. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. I for one am happy you decided to write a blog, I enjoy your photo's and stories so much. Wishing you a lovely day. x

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    1. Thank you very much. You have a good day too!

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  5. Congratulations on three years! I think of blogging as what I would tell my best friend over coffee...AND I also think of it as my very own space to talk about whatever I want!! :)

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    1. Thank you Far Side! That's true. It has been wonderful having friends to talk to.

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  6. Congratulations. Love how you describe the porch as a dog lot, that made me smile.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the whole place is a dog lot! :)

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  7. I'm glad you got talked into it. I, for one, enjoy your blog very much. And...we would have never met Eli. That would be a dog-gone shame.

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    1. I appreciate that Deb. A "dog-gone" shame. :)

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  8. Congrats on your anniversary - that's a huge milestone, three years!! I'm so glad I found your blog - and that photo of your home is charming!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you found me too, which helped me find your blog!

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  9. Congratulations, I love reading what you write and I think I will pop back to the beginning and have a longer read. Boy, I would love to live in a log cabin.

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    1. Pam, thank you. We have enjoyed living here. Poppy and I both dreamed of owning a log home...a small cabin is about all we could afford.

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  10. Happy Blogaversary! I love coming for a visit on your blog!

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    1. And I appreciate your visiting so much! Thank you Linda.

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  11. Congratulations on three years! Love reading about all your animals since I can't have them. Your place is darling. Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The few animals we have are fun, but is a job too! :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary on three years of blogging. Sure glad I discovered your blog. It is a joy to read your posts. : )

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    1. And I am glad I found your blog! Than you Happyone!

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  13. Hello,
    I just found your blog in December. I love it. You are a fun writer. I love your animals and enjoy reading about them.
    And your log home is home sweet home.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Carla, thank you! Most of what I write I can't go back and read because it embarrasses me! :)

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  14. Happy Anniversary to Henny Penny Lane! I'm glad I found my way to your door to visit as you have become a friend and I look forward to the news of your little farm.
    I have the same problem of waking up at night and not being able to turn off the worry part of my brain and go back to sleep. What works for me is to play an audio book that occupies my mind enough to keep from worrying and I drift off back to sleep. Or if I don't, I just enjoy the book I'm listening to. Maybe you could try it.

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    1. Cynthia thank you. I truly think of you as a friend too. Feels like I've been with you on several of your many trips to different places. :) I've learned a lot! I used to listen to audio books, driving to and from work. That is a good idea!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Your blog is a real favorite! Teeny tiny farm looks very nice, it's a pretty place.

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  16. Ah, the 3AM wandering mind! Such a common complaint among certain women of words, we just can't seem to turn off the thinking. I am very glad that you started your blog, I must have found it right away, directed over to it by Lynn. I often mention one of your animal postings, or some other tidbit to my family or a girlfriend, with the preface, "You remember my friend with the little farm in North Carolina?" So you are well known, even outside of your blog!

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    1. Pam, that is such a compliment. Thank you for speaking of me as your friend in North Carolina. You have been a good friend, not only to me but to Lynn also. I mentioned you to Poppy just this morning. I was putting eggs in the cartons and the different colors reminded me of that picture I posted of eggs, the one you liked. Thank you Pam!

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  17. Congrats on your blog anniversary.. It is fun and motivating, I find.. I read also when I can't sleep.. smile..
    God bless.xo

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  18. Well happy blogaverssary!
    Always enjoy your posts, say hello to Rosie and Eli.

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    1. Thank you Janet! I sure will tell them! :)

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  19. Let me add my congrats to those of others. So glad you decided to blog.

    Isn't it crazy what you think of when you can't sleep? Talking to my sister today and she said she was trying to picture the floor plan of a house that I lived in 40 some years ago. No special reason.... at 2 A.M.

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    1. I can relate to that! It makes me so mad to get something like that on my mind in the middle of the night. I will go over and over the same thoughts...trying to figure out something, that the next morning is not even worth thinking about. :) Thank you!

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  20. Happy Blogversary ! I to really enjoy blogging and all the wonderful friends I have made and the fact that I can travel the world through them from the comfort of my chair and see what others have been up to , the support tricks and tips in blog land are awesome bloggers rock ! I am glad I came across your blog cause I love it ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Thank you. You're exactly right. It's visiting all these places and talking to friends from right here at home.

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  21. I am so glad I have bumped into you and are blog friends....congratulations on your blogiversary!

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    1. Thank you Rose. I'm glad to have found your blog too!

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  22. Congratulations on three years. Lynn is right , you do write a good blog. You make your daily life sound very realistic. Keep on blogging.

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    1. Red, thank you so much! This is a real compliment coming from a retired teacher. You have a great blog!

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  23. Congratulations on the three years! Time really does flies. I love to stop by whenever I see you have a new post and catch up on the activities of your little farmlet. I would surely miss Eli, Poppy, Rosie, the chickens and all your various visitors, but mostly I would miss your sweet words and unstoppable devotion to the tribe (including we fellow bloggers) that makes up your world.

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    1. Sharon, thank you so much! I appreciate your friendship and now think about you every time I see the pretty teacups. Thank you!

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  24. Dear Henny, Thanks so much for sharing your very first post! How fun! Your cabin looked wonderful back then too....and I loved seeing Eli as a teeny bopper! You have such a fun blog to visit..I look forward to it every day! Hope you get a better night's sleep tonight, although I loved reading all the Mitford books!!!! :o) (I didn't read them in the middle of the night, though!)

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    1. Thank you Diane! I did sleep last night! :) Normally, I don't read in the middle of the night, but thought I would give it a try. That was better than lying there listening to Poppy snore. :) I've just about finished the book.

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  25. Congratulations, Henny! I love how you said your blogging friends were the best ones you had. I have found the same thing to be true for me. I enjoy reading what you write. I do wake up sometimes like that too but usually am able to fall back to sleep. Glad you were reminded about your bloggeversary!

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    1. Thank you Debby. It amazing how nice the blogging friends are. Waking up is not too bad if you can fall back to sleep. :)

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  26. Isn't it lovely to have a record, a lovely reminder to go back through our posts and remember moments xx

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    1. Yes, it really is. I have enjoyed keeping a blog. Thank you!

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  27. Congratulations! The time does fly by.
    I really enjoy all the Mitford books too.
    Did you manage to slip in a trip to the thrift store? I haven't visited one in a couple months!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you. I can not keep up anymore! :) Could it be age?? I did go in a thrift store and even found a few things.

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  28. Dear Henny,
    Well you can be so proud of your blog! Because it brings so much joy to so many people. I love visiting your blog. On days that are challenging and perhaps a little blue, I will visit you and hear a cute funny story about Eli or one of your many beautiful pets and it just brightens my day! And I know you realize that bloggie friends are here to love and support you when you have a need for that. I have a bloggie friend that had a wonderful blog that just got dissolutioned with life and just one day removed her blog. And I'm thinking didn't she realize her bloggie friends were there for her thru thick and thin? Always ready to offer a prayer or words of incourgement? It made me so sad because even if she didn't want to blog anymore people could still visit her blog and enjoy it. I feel like she didn't value our friendship. I guess my point is, one can sure meet some wonderful people through blogging! I would love to start a blog myself someday.
    Take care and have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Darlene

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    1. Thank you Starzie. You are so right. I would be sad and disappointed is any of the blogging friends stopped and never came back. I've really grown to love you all, and would miss you...would even worry that something bad had happened.

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