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jenny_janicek
Farmgirl at Heart

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Jennifer
McMinnville Tennessee
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2019 :  06:02:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This July, we celebrated our 6th year on our farm in Middle Tennessee. To mark this occasion, we spoiled ourselves and bought an above ground pool! After years of dreaming of a cooling deep in our own pond ( sadly our clay doesn't retain water and the cost to make it retain outweighs the benefits ) we decided to get a 27' pool! Talk about a huge investment! The pool, which I jokingly call Big Blue, sits beside our barn so I can float and talk to our goats.

Hopewell Farm has come a long way in the 6 years since we bought our little square house on the hill. When we first bought it there was nothing but the house and old falling down barb wire fencing. We have since built a barn, paddock, pastures, garage, flock house and a seedling house, a large kitchen garden beside the house and purchased then modified a shed into a 2 season escape. So much in so little time but we are finally reaching the stage of being able to enjoy our farm! Now the wait begins for our Nubian does to start producing kids so I can enjoy home raised goat milk!

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2019 :  06:07:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jennifer welcome to the Farm from northeast Texas. Loved hearing abut your Hopewell Farm and new pool. Enjoy your life on the hill. I'll be looking for you around the Farm.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2019 :  09:31:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jennifer,
Welcome to the farm! I'm sure you will enjoy it here.
I'm curious what made you choose Hopewell for the name of your farm?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2019 :  5:17:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jennifer,
Welcome!

Would you mind sharing a picture or two? Would love to see your farm.

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1126 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1126 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2019 :  3:35:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goodness, you've been busy! Enjoy your pool!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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jenny_janicek
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Jennifer
McMinnville Tennessee
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2019 :  1:40:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by levisgrammy

Jennifer,
Welcome to the farm! I'm sure you will enjoy it here.
I'm curious what made you choose Hopewell for the name of your farm?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/




The name is a play on words I came up with one morning while having my coffee. I said, jokingly, we do things and hope it all goes well....which then became I hopewell...and finally just Hopewell. It seemed fitting for a farm name as everything we do as farmgirls we do and hope for the best.
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jenny_janicek
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Jennifer
McMinnville Tennessee
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2019 :  1:57:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you everyone! We had a loss today on the farm when our buck died. He was only 1 1/2 yrs old. I suspect barber pole worms as we had a very wet summer but none of our other goats have been effected, thank God.

Heres a few pictures of our farm from this spring/summer.




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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2019 :  2:21:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great Photos Jennifer!
We live in Hopewell Township here so that is why I asked. lol.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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jenny_janicek
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Jennifer
McMinnville Tennessee
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2019 :  4:30:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really? Ha nope nothing to do with your township but a nice coincidence lol
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2019 :  5:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful pictures Jennifer. Sorry though to hear about your buck. Hope none of your other animals get sick.

TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

822 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
822 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2019 :  07:34:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your farm sounds wonderful! And also very beautiful. That is a lot of work in such a short time. I would love to float in the pool and talk to goats. I love goats and talk to mine quite often.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4323 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4323 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2019 :  09:50:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jennifer, congratulations on all of the great work you have done on your farm the past 6 years!! Wow, it all sounds like a lot of work but how wonderful that it is now just the way you love it. The kitchen garden is so pretty and I love the flowers. My daughter raises dairy goats and they do suffer in very wet periods. Hopefully your current wormer will keep all of the other herd healthy too. Enjoy your little paradise!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2445 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2445 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2019 :  11:08:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jennifer. It takes courage and a lot of hard work to be a farmer. You've done it! Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. Enjoy the pool too.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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jenny_janicek
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Jennifer
McMinnville Tennessee
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2019 :  07:24:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes it is hard work to be a farmer. Luckily everyone else is 100% ok.
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