Whoa! How'd We Get Here?

This is a a big day, y'all - and it completely snuck up on me.  This is my 1000th blog post, and it's only about a week to the day from the 6th anniversary of Blog Post #1.  Now, if you scan the archives, you'll see that some years were more chatty than other years, and I think I blew off 2008 completely.  

But on these pages, we've managed to document and live through the entire history of this farm to date, beginning with the arrival of our very first sheep, the history of the Little Red Barn, the comings and goings of so many of our sweet critters, the passing through of so many people who enjoy learning about fiber and farming, the development over the years of our amazing Community, and lots, lots more.  That was a sobering, but encouraging saunter down memory lane.  Sometimes we forget how far we've come until we get a chance to pull out the dusty photos and remember.

Reminiscing is great fun, but I want to focus on the future.  As I scan through the years of posts, it's clear that what makes this blog worth your time is the deep sharing... telling the stories that bring out the common joys, struggles, and victories of all of us.  When we can join hearts through these pages and say, "hey, I know exactly how that feels"...  that's what makes our time together on the blog really meaningful.  That, and cute animal pictures.  Those are good, too.  

Remember when Ruthie was a house dog?

So these are the things you can expect from this blog in the next 1000 posts... I invite you to come along, share your own story with us, and prepare to really, really live.


I saw this quote in Emma's school counselor's office, and I just love the practical and encouraging advice:

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
~ Arthur Ashe

I promise, this is what you can expect from me and Jacob's Reward Farm in the coming years...


  1. That's great advice. Congratulations and best wishes (and plenty of subject matter) for the next 1000 posts.


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