Monday, February 14, 2011

Love, Love, Hooray For Love


Happy Valentine’s Day farm friends. This is the day couples celebrate their love and romance with cards, candies, gifts and flowers. "One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome,” aaccording to History.com. "When Emperor Claudius II decided single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death."

Many legends and stories have sprung from this special day, but one thing common to all is a romantic Saint named Valentine who was willing to put himself at risk for love. I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly glad he did. Valentine’s Day and romance are not only for humans, in fact we have many romances here at Verde Farm each day. So, in honor of love and romance everywhere, I give you the affairs of the heart at Verde Farm...


“For it was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
-Judy Garland


“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone-but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.” -Unknown


“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” -Unknown


“Love is not blind; it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.”-Unknown



“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
 -Roy Croft

Today we are linking with Mary at Little Red House. Check-out all the beautiful mosaics there, you won’t be disappointed. 

Thank you, St. Valentine.

54 comments:

Bee Lady said...

Sweet post. What kind of pigs are those? Love their hair! And the peacocks are beautiful....I would just love to visit your farm someday.

Cindy Bee

Lynn said...

How fun-Happy Valentine's Day! I've never seen "hairy" pigs before, cute:@)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a wonderful post. I love all the animal pictures. Have a Happy Valentine's Day !!

Gail said...

Wonderful post, Happy Valentine's Day!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Amy, what a great Valentines Day gift to all of us!...:)JP

V.L. Locey said...

What a sweet post! Happy Valentine`s Day to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Very Sweet!

Melodie said...

Happy Valentines Day! What a sweet post!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Loved all the animal photos paired up with such great quotes. Very cute!

Jen said...

Happy Valentines Day... this post is so sweet & cute. Love Pansy & Porter!

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Awwwww...ok that has to be my fave Vday post EVER and I am still chuckling at the last pic...That song is on like the top 10 play list in our house hehe.

Blessings and Vday love Kelsie

Judy said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!

TexWisGirl said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet...

Donna said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love all the photos, lovely quotes too!

Hugs,
Donna

Nancy K. said...

What a sweet post!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours...

Maggie said...

What a delightful post for this special day.
Love all your quotes & images, the kissing pigs are just adorable!
Wishing you both a simply wonderful Valentines Day.

Pondside said...

Now those are all gorgeous couples! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you at Verde Farm.

brokenteepee said...

Love is surely in the air at the farm

Lori Skoog said...

Outstanding quotes for this special day. Love to all your critters from Skoog Farm.

Julie Marie said...

What a precious post for Valentines Day, and I love all of the quotes with the photos!... Happy Valentines to all at Verde Farm!... xoxo Julie Marie

Farm Girl said...

Oh happy day to you too. I love the picture of you. What a nice picture.
I love all of the pictures of your sweet animals.

Dreaming said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, too.
The pictures are wonderful. I am especially fond of Porter and Pansy - they are so cute. Thanks for the pictures and the great quotes.
I love the "Farmer Takes a Wife" title - so apt!
Have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

I love this!
I need a hairy pig ❤

Glenda said...

Oh how I wish Pansy and Porter lived in my back yard. Happy Valentine's Day!
~G~

Jill said...

Happy Valentines Day. Porter is growing up!

Tete said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Great post!
Hugs- Tete

Deb said...

Love it....Happy Hearts day...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

A great post and wonderful photos, Amy! Especially love the sweet little pigs. Cute! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Happy Valentine's day!!!
That was a great post and enjoyed all the critter pictures!

Toni aka irishlas said...

I love the photo's!

Happy Valentine's Day.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Love reading your blog!
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!
:)

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

So sweet!! Love all the pictures and the sayings.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Courtney

Danni said...

Ohmygosh...Pansy and Porter....sighhhhh...SO cute!
They look like they have quite the personalities, too.
Fun post!

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

Amy, what a sweet post for Valentines Day!! Love to see romance is going strong at Verde Farm, maybe it will be a productive spring? Happy Valentines Day to you all!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What a wonderful post filled with lovin' couples but non as stinkin' cute as the last!!!

God bless and have a marvelous Valentine's Day!!!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Oh Amy this is a beautiful post. I love what you did to your photo's ..how sweet! Love at Verde Farm...yes I think Verde Farm is a very loving farm and all your animals are very lucky to have you to care for them. I hope you and Richie and all your critters have a wonderful Valentines Day.
Maura :) PS...love that picture of the two of you!

Mom L said...

I was so happy to finally see a photo of Pansy and Porter together! Porter is really growing up, too.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and your critters...

Nancy in Iowa

Country Whispers said...

What a cute Valentine's post! Love the pics of all the animals.

Sharon said...

Finally a picture of Pansy and Porter! I have been waiting, LOL! They make a most adorable couple!
Love it!

Sharon said...

Beautiful post, Amy! Love it!

Michelle said...

Perfect post!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Amy glad to hear romance is alive and well in the barnyard, such happy good looking couples....especially the farmer and his wife! Happy Valentine's Day!

Angela said...

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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY PINK SATURDAY *

Hugs,
Angela

Teresa said...

What a wonderful romantic post!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

What sweet love at Verde! Porter and Pansy are a cute pair for sure.

Suzan said...

I've never seen hairy pigs!! They're adorable!!
My Granddad always kept a peacock in the chicken yard and it was our job to catch him spreading his tail feathers so we could take a picture. Hahahaha - with our black and white camera. But we always came home from summer vacation on Granddad's farm with a hand full of feathers :-}}with "eyes"!!

Mary said...

Very creative post, Amy. I LOVE it! :)

Heritage Farm Village said...

happy valentines day to you amy. porter and pansy are perfect together. what lovely designs you have put together, you should be a digital designer! jill

Mary said...

I love all the pictures!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a great post! I love looking at all the animals! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day! I enjoyed my visit today!

Mary

Country Gal said...

Lovely post, Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day !
I did hehe !

Anonymous said...

What great captures of them all! =)

Paula said...

Awwww! Love these pictures!!

Janet, said...

I just love your pictures and the sweet quotes. I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day.