About Me

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{photo credit abarefootgal.wordpress.com, edited by me}

Hi there, I’m Allison, the girl behind the blog! I’m a Christian, homeschooler, photographer, reader, crafter, and blogger. I also enjoy working with polymer clay, baking, writing, art, and… well, lots of things. 😀

farmI live on a farm (in case you haven’t noticed), with my wonderful family and a mini-menagerie of pets.

Here are a few more facts about me:

1.  I call myself a farm girl simply because I live on a farm and love it. I love all of the wonderful space to explore and play on, I love watching the crops grow and get harvested, and I love the many wonderful farm traditions that I get to participate in every year.

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2. Our farm is about 450 acres + rented land.

3.  Pretty much my only farm chore is gathering eggs. That may sound easy until you hear that we have twenty-four thousand chickens! (No kidding!) To learn more about our eggs and how we gather them, see this post and this post.

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4.  I have loved the color purple for practically my whole life. I also like mint, blue, and green.

5. I have two younger brothers, Logan and Jefferson, and two younger sisters, Megan and Carmen. Megan has a blog as well.

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6. We have 7 pets: one dog, Maggie; one cat, Jinx; and six bunnies: Willow and Lily, (my bunnies), Olaf and Snickers (Jeff’s bunnies), Clementine (Megan’s bunny), and Diamond (Carmen’s bunny).

Oh, one more thing –  I love reading your comments! (Who wouldn’t?!)

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

***Allison***

141 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Alison! If you’re still interested in the ATC challenge this August you should sign up soon! Go to this page: http://horsemorsels.biz/atc-summer-challenge-2015/ to get all the information you need. And to make it easier for you to sign up email ourswapshop(at)outlook(dot)com. We’ll just need to know 4 simple things:

    1. Your first name

    2. Your age

    3. If you’re a boy or a girl

    4. Your parent’s email address. (If you’re 13 or older and would like us to correspond with you directly, you may send us your email address.)

    (the font and odor was different because I took it right off the page 🙂 )

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    1. Ok! I’m not sure that I am going to do it because these next few weeks are really busy because we’re going on vacation in about a week, and before then we need to get caught up with the garden, but thank you for taking the time to tell me! ☺☺☺
      P.S I do really enjoy making ATC’s though – I have almost 50!

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  2. Hi Allison, I couldn’t find the comment button for your woodland party post, but I want to let you know that I love the pear hedgehog! It’s cute! Did you come up with that idea? I love it. Looking forward to reading more of your creative projects!

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    1. I know, it seems crazy! But we do have that many. It takes a long time to gather all the eggs, but not as long as you might think because the eggs come out on conveyor belts and we just pick them off of the belt instead of walking through the chicken house and finding them all. It still takes a long time, though! Thankfully we have help, so we don’t have to gather them all by ourselves. Aww, I bet your chicks are so cute!

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  3. My name is Kara, I am 8 years old, and I live on a farm as well. My family lives and farms 2,000 acres in the Pacific NW. I am not home schooled, but go to a private religious school. I love the farm way of life and look forward to sharing experiences with you and reading your blog! -Kara-https://hellodollieblog.wordpress.com/ My blog I just started!

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    1. XD Yeah, I know. We just get the same number of chickens every year, but some die along the way. 😦 We get a new set of chickens about once a year.
      Yeah! GO PURPLE! XD

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  4. I’m a Christian, too! I also wish I lived on a farm! it’s one of my dreams…:)
    It’s so cool that you love taking pictures! (It’s not exactly something I’m a fan of, but a good picture is always nice!)
    Can’t wait to read more on your blog!
    -Kezia

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  5. Hi, I started following your blog. 🙂 I like finding other blogs with photography, so I think I’ll enjoy yours!
    I used to sort of be a farm girl… we had a 40 acre hobby farm in Minnesota, with cows, sometimes chickens, and a few other animals on occasion. I didn’t do much though. We moved, so now I’m just a country girl. 😉
    I use lots of smiley faces too! 😀

    tashahphotography.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey Allison! I think you should update this!!! 😀 Casey isn’t mentioned in your animals! :O Sorry, I don’t mean that in a rude way… 😉 😀 😛 I love SMILEYS TOO!!!!!!!!!! 😛 🙂 XD 😀 😛 😛 :F 😀 🙂 😐 😥 :/ 😉 😀 😛 😀 XD

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  7. Your blog is so cute! I sort of live on a farm, because it used to be a farm but then loads of houses were built on it, but I can still go walking in the fields near by! I love it 🙂
    Simi ~ simizat.wordpress.com

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  8. Randomness alert… Your picture is gorgeous!! I don’t know what it is, but whenever I look at that picture I’m like, “Pretty…” Great blog, too! Weird, I thought I commented on this, but it must have been in my head. I do that a lot!!! ~Bella ❤

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        1. Okay! Ahem.
          Go to your WordPress admin Dashboard. (Just add /wp-admin/ to the end of your blog URL.) Find the “Users” tab, and select “My Profile.” The page that pops up will have a square that says “Current Gravatar” or something like that. Click change your Gravatar, and it will open a new page and lead you through how to upload a picture. After that just click “Update Profile” on your Users page.
          Sorry if that was kind of confusing! If you have any more questions about that, please ask!

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    1. Oh, bummer. 😦 Hmm, for some reason your email isn’t showing up… Yeah, it’s a little too late now, but tomorrow night would be good! What about… 7:30 pm? Or maybe in the afternoon at 4? Which would work better for you?

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      1. I hadn’t arranged a date for it, but I am fine with whatever. If you would like I can let you know what the questions are and you can just let me know the answers?

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          1. Here are the questions:

            How long have you been blogging for?

            Do you think that you would make your photography a career?

            What is it like having 24,000 chickens?

            What is you favorite thing(s) to photograph?

            What has been your biggest achievement on your blog?

            As a Christian, how do you want to inspire your followers to shine the light of God every day?

            What inspired you to start a blog?

            Thanks so much, Allison, for letting me do this with you. 🙂

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            1. Alrighty.
              1. I’ve been blogging for about two years – ever since May 2014.
              2. I think it would be a lot of fun to start a photography Etsy shop, but I already have one (Wee Little Crafts), so I’ll have to think about that. But yes, I would love to do that!
              3. A lot of work. XD We have a full-time employee who does most of the egg gathering, but we have to help on weekends and at the beginning of the flock when we have to weigh the eggs. It’s also fun to watch how surprised people are when we tell them how many chickens we have. XD
              4. I love photographing most anything, but especially nature and close-up things. I enjoy opening up the often unnoticed world of small details through photography. 🙂
              5. My biggest achievement has definitely been being featured (twice!) on WordPress Discover. That has been a huge honor for me!
              6. I like showing through my nature photographs what a wonderful, wonderful world our God has created. I mean, how could all of that just happen? It would be amazing if my God used my nature photos to help my readers to become more aware and observant of God’s beautiful world, and to be ready to point that out to others.
              7. I’m pretty sure the main reason I started this blog was that my sister had one before me and it looked like too much fun to miss out on. 🙂
              You’re quite welcome, Grace! It was really fun to answer your questions!

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  9. Hi Allison 🙂
    Reading your blog makes me smile and happy. I just discovered your blog and have already read quite a few posts 🙂
    I love ur blog because it is original, neat, creative and written with love ❤
    I live on the complete extreme end of ur home and it makes me curious to know about life there. I'll be pinned to ur blog.
    Love ❤
    Komal

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  10. I just found out about your blog and wow, I am impressed that even someone in the farm could create such awesome things, makes me want to be a farm girl too! Keep up your good work, Allison! 😀

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  11. Wow Allison, I love your intro page so much.its so well organised.
    Being an Indian, don’t know much about farms. May be through you, I may come to know about your farm and culture.
    But homeschooling…..do you enjoy?

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Mary! Yes, I hope you find the farm posts interesting!
      I do enjoy being homeschooled! I love the flexibility and the fact that we can choose our own curriculum. Thanks for commenting!

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        1. Nope, it’s not that hard – we go to co-op (where we do things like Art and Spanish) every Friday with our friends, and we meet friends at church each week. Also, our cousins live just down the lane, so we play with them often too. 🙂

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  12. Allison, just a quick note to let you know how impressed I am with you and your blog. It is awesome that a girl (or should I say woman?) as young as you does this so well. Who you are and what you are doing is quite astonishing.

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  13. Hi, Allison! My name is KateLyn. I love reading your blog posts! I am a homeschooled Christian as well. And, if I could live in a farm… I would in a heart beat. 😉 Can’t wait to see more of what the Lord had in store for your blog.

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  14. Hello, Allison. It is good to meet you. 🙂 I also am a Christian, a grandmother of four and mother of two grown girls. I enjoyed see and reading about your pets, and farm life, and also Lilly. My daughter used to have rabbits when they were little. We have a dog named, Maggie too. She is part Chou and part Australian cattle dog, and a real sweetheart. 🙂 My son-in-law has just started a farmer job, farming in WY., near Lingle and Torrington. It is a passion he has and a dream he’s always had; to farm and own some farming land. I wish you and your family all the best in your farming there in Virginia. You take good pictures and have a very nice blog. Blessings to you and yours.

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  15. Good for you! What a great thing to be doing with your time. I am so glad I found your blog. My sister homeschooled both of her children and they are smarter, more well-traveled and socialized than the rest of us. 🙂 I am a Christian and an animal advocate (that is what my blog is about) and I have a huge problem with factory farms. I am glad to hear about your family farm.

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  16. Hey Allison! You have a lovely blog and I can’t wait to see more of your work! Congrats on 1k followers! 😀

    Faith
    theeadventurette.wordpress.com

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    1. YES PURPLE! Ha ha, yes! Thank you so much, Liz! I’m enjoying your comments. 😀
      P. S. Ha ha, well it does have some definitely modern improvements, but we also have some ancient farm equipment. XD So some of both, I guess!

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