Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Farm Photo 1/9/08:
I've Been Adding To My Heart Rock Collection


In A Big Way

At 5-1/2 inches high, this behemoth is now the second biggest heart rock in my collection. (The ladybug that crawled into the photo shoot helps to give you an idea of its size.) I found it while we were out enjoying a walk around a neglected section of our property on Christmas Day. I can't think of a more perfect gift from the farm.

Want to see more?
You find several other photos of my collection of found heart rocks
here, along with a few stories that help explain why a bunch of old rocks holds such a special place in my heart. One of the very first photos I posted on Farmgirl Fare back in June 2005 was of my heart rocks. I think it's an interesting sign that since then, nearly 200 more have joined them on the little stone ledge that hangs on the front of The Shack.

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21 comments:

  1. Hi, Susan. I have been lurking around for a few days. You have such great food advice and I love your farm photos:)

    Thought you might be interested in a book a fellow blogger recommended called "Heart Stones." She collects heart rocks as well, her name is Linda and her site is somewhereintyme@blogspot.com

    Thanks for the inspiration, I'll be dropping in regularly.

    Rhonda

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  2. congrats on the NY Post mention! How very cool!

    xoxo, jaden

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  3. Cool -- I collect heart rocks too. I keep them in my bay window over my kitchen sink. Fun memories.

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  4. you find rock hearts like my sister-in-law finds four leaf clovers. It is amazing...

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  5. Will you move the heart rocks to your new spot or do they belong with the shack?

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  6. Hi Susan, Rhonda at Farmhose Style told me about your blog and your rock collection...I'm so glad she did.
    Your collection is so wonderful. I've gone back and looked at several of your posts and loved reading your rock stories. The Christmas rock is a treaures as all of them are. I have a small collection and love each one for the special story they hold.
    I'll be back to enjoy more of your posts...I want to read your recipes too.This visit has been great. Linda

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  7. Yellow Dog Farms1/10/2008 9:17 AM

    Am i the only one who sees 2 eyes, a nose and a sly smile?!!

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  8. what an marvelous thing your collection is, it made my day.

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  9. Fantastic rocks. My brother who lives in Wooster, Ohio recommended your blog. I'm a faithful reader now. Cheers!

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  10. Love your heart rocks and love the idea of the new one as a christmas present. I have a few heart shaped rocks, but don't think I will ever catch up with you :)
    Nice mention in NY Post as well !

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  11. Ah...the herat rocks would make a good calendar, too. :) Well, there's always shutterfly. Although my family prefers Walgreens for our personal photo calendar.

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  12. I love your heart rock collection. I wish I could find as many as you do!

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  13. Love 'em. So does my daughter. And I really love the lady bug size reference!

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  14. I see the face too!!!!

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  15. Since starting to read your blog a couple of years ago I have begun to notice "heart rocks". I have them in a special place and think of your farm when I find one. My favorite is from Mount Edith Cavell in Canada.

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  16. You have such a wonderful hobby! Your collection put a smile on my face :) Thank you!

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  17. What an amazing collection!! I'm an avid heart rock collector too. Would you mind if I added your blog post to my blog, The Heart Rock Collective? Check it out...
    http://heartrocks.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi there! I love the pics of your heart rock collection. I began collecting heart rocks about three years ago. The day my dad passed away, I was walking back to the limo at the funeral and looked down and there was a perfect, beautiful heart. It made me feel a tiny bit of happiness to think that my dad sent that rock to me. I've been collecting them ever since and with each new "find" I always say, "Thanks Dad. I'm thinking of you, too!"

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  19. Hi! I'm a new heart rock collector too! It all started about three years ago when we bought this land in southern Oregon. I find heart rocks of all shapes, colors and sizes too. Maybe up to a couple dozen now. They're accumulating on window ledges and in rock colonies. We've just named our place Heart Rock Ranch, and I am going to try my hand at a blog site very soon, to share our stories of this move from city to country, and the house we are going to build using natural building methods. Thanks for an inspiring blog site! Love it (I heart it!)!

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