Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Year Upon Us

Looking back over 2010 we are thankful for the happiness and blessings we’ve experienced this past year at Verde Farm. Our foray into farm living has provided us inspiration and purpose. We wish you all a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous 2011 and fulfillment in your life’s journey.  

Here is a sampling of some of our blessings this past year.



New Year’s Reflections
Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

And when we ponder those who do,
We immediately think of you.

Thanks for being one of the reasons We’ll have a Happy New Year!
By Joanna Fuchs

49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

You and your blog have been a favorite stop of mine since I discovered you! Your happiness and love of your place is very apparent and I look forward to sharing more of 2011 with you!

peggy said...

You and your blog are one of the nice things that came my way in 2010. I appreciate visiting you and wish you all the best, so Happy New Year all!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

I couldn't have said it better myself Amy! Blogging has really been alot of fun this year and getting to "know" people from far away has been fantastic! Comments can really brighten a day and often make me smile or giggle. We're all fortunate that "blogger land" is full of people like YOU!

Happy New Year,
Chris

PS I LOVE that picture of Shep and Porter... it's priceless!

cottage garden farmer said...

Love the photos, sounds like you've had a wonderful year!

Farm Girl said...

Have a glorious New Year I hope it is filled to the brim with joy, blessings and hope. Thank you so much for letting us share in your farm life this year.

Pondside said...

Happy New Year to you and to all the creatures at Verde Farm!

Judy said...

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

Rural Rambler said...

Happy New Year Verde Farm! May you have a wonderful in ALL ways New Year. I am looking forward to visiting the Verde Farm Blog in 2011!

Missouri Gal said...

Happy New Year! Hope 2011 is the best year, for all of us, so far!

Rebecca said...

How could things not be good with all those wonderful faces staring back at you! Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

Love the collage of Blessings!

2010 has been a mixed year for us here on the Hill, some joy, some sorrow, some gain, some loss. I do my best to look on the brighter side and I thank God that he gave me a sense of humor!

May we all enjoy a New Year of health, peace and joy!

Happy New Year!!!!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Thank you Amy for such thoughtful sentiments. Looking forward to 2011 farm living via your blog. Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

I love that picture of your donkies.....do you think you could make me a picture of them? I can send you some cash for postage...

I would like to put it up on my wall...I just LOVE THEM.

Happy New Year to you and your animals!

Unknown said...

All the best to you in 2011 Amy!

~Andrea~

John Going Gently said...

happy new year sweetie

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a new year of your blog posts and all the animals on Verde Farm!

thendralsaravanan said...

Lovely post!
nice poem to think about the past!
greeting to have a very bright NEW YEAR!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

meeting you this year had been a gift to me....

i enjoy our visits and look forward to a continued friendship in 2011...you make me HAPPY :-)

wishing you a Happy New Year, my friend...

love
love
kary and teddy
xxx

Cindy said...

Joanna..I have been so blessed by your post in such a short time of knowing you..so looking forward to spending time chatting with you a whole year!!

From one farmgirl to another..Hugs and Happy New year..Cindy at Rick-Rack and Gingham

Melodie said...

What great pictures of your critters! Happy New Year!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

And "thank you" for being part of my world too, Amy!...:)JP

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Amy, you and your blog have been one of my blessings this year! Have a wonderful New Year and continued love and success!! May the joy you spread with your blog come back to you ten fold!! Love always, Lisa Sall

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Wishing you many coins in your cabbage roll sauce! I love traditions like that...sweet memories to pass along. Happy New Year...it's been a delight to have visited your blog!
-Mary

Patrice said...

Happy happy New Year!

Mom L said...

You've introduced me to Pansy and Porter, among many other delightful critters! Thank you for bringing sunshine even on a wintery day!

A very Happy 2011 to all of you.

Nancy in Iowa

Angela said...

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Hope you have a Happy New Year!
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Gracie and Bobbi said...

So glad to have found your blog... may you have a wonderful and prosperous 2011. Blessings to you and yours... bobbi and gracie.

Terry said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Amy.
I love the brown ram in the photo.

Beth said...

Happy New Year, Amy!

Ginny said...

Happy New Year Farm Friends!
with love from Crab Meadow
May 2011 be filled with love, happiness, health and wealth. Love Ginny

Michelle said...

I have enjoyed your blog this year and look forward to more in 2011! Happy New Year!

Country Whispers said...

Happy New Year and may this new year be just as full of happiness (or more) than last year!

Mary said...

Love the photos (especially the magpie duck - don't you love them?) -- and the poem is so appropriate.

I've so enjoyed your posts these past months, as well as your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog.

Happy New Year Amy -- may you enjoy health and happiness this year and always. :)

Anonymous said...

A wonderful way to start the new year! Love the poem and the pictures. Wishing you many joys in 2011.

V.L. Locey said...

Happy 2011 from our farm to yours!

Bee Lady said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to another year enjoying you and your farm!

Cindy

Deb said...

great photos...

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Your site is as beautiful as your farm and animals!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! ~Cheryl

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Happy New Year to you and Richie and the critters Amy...I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for Verde Farm. All the best....Maura :)

*Susycottage* said...

How wonderful your farm!
It would be my dream.
Thank you and I to you and your family
....... and your animals all the good of the world!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
susy

FarmHouse Style said...

I hope 2011 holds many blessings and much happiness for you, your family and all of your darling farm critters.

Rhonda

Jen said...

Happy New Year Verde Farm...

Teri said...

Hi Amy,
Happy New Year to you too.
May you, your family and all your farm friends be blessed in the comming year.
Teri♥♥♥

Velva said...

Happy new Year to you! I am planning to enjoy your blog this year. I am glad I discovered it.

Cheers.
Velva

Inger said...

That's a lovely sentiment. Your blog brings me so much joy. I'm sorry I live so far away or I would come and visit Verde Farms, meet you and your critters, and see all that you have accomplished with my own eyes. All the best to you and your family in the New Year.--Inger

matty said...

Happy New Year! Glad to have a new friend in 2011!

Rainy Day Farm said...

I am so glad you decided to share your beautiful life with us. It brings everyone so much joy.
I also wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my latest post. Stop by and check it out.

Janice Grinyer said...

Thank you Amy for blogging - the web-world would be lonely without your pictures, stories, insights!!!