Saturday, January 14

Daily Farm Photo: 1/14/06

Patience Is Not One Of Their Virtues

But hopefully it is one of yours. Regular readers know that Farmgirl Fare usually consists of more than just my Daily Farm Photos. And new readers (welcome!) are probably wondering why there has been no food on this food blog lately. Everything (including my mind) has been discombobulated during these past three weeks--and that's putting it mildly.

I am still deeply mourning the sudden loss of my brother. I am behind on everything from blogging to baking. Tears take up a lot of my time. At least I have been seeing photographs again, and for that I am grateful. I am doing my best to respond to comments, and I plan to post a few recipes soon, along with one or two of the memes I have been tagged for recently.

I appreciate your patience, and certainly hope you'll stick around. I invite new readers to scroll through the monthly archives (located in the sidebar) if you'd like to get a better idea of what Farmgirl Fare is all about. I'm sure 2006 is going to be anything but boring on the farm, and I look forward to sharing it with you. Thanks so much for all your kind words and comments. I love my blog, and it certainly wouldn't be the same without you.


  1. Oh Girl,
    We can NEVER forget or leave you!

    *Huge Hug*

    We will be waiting when you are ready. The sooner the better of course ;)
    I am so glad you are starting to see photos though.

    I just want to make sure you EAT YOUR VEGGIES ;)


  2. why should i leave you???
    PS I have downloaded yr cup cakes recipe you know.
    Easy..... the pictures themselves tell stories.


  3. So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.

    Just found you through the Friday Ark - love your pictures.

    Karen (Rurality)

  4. Susan,

    Sometimes this damned Internet makes me mad. I want to put my arm around your shoulder and say, "there, there," but I can't because we're 800 miles apart -- however close we sometimes seem.

    Keep warm, my friend.

  5. Susan, please take care of yourself, do whatever feels right to you, and rest assured, we will still be here reading whenever you are ready to start cooking again. I really think you are keeping up remarkably well, and I agree with Kevin, if only there was some way to give you a big hug over the internet. Consider yourself hugged.

  6. So sorry to hear about your brother. How sad.

    Love the photos!!

  7. Anything we can do to help?

    Maybe send a few recipes?


  8. ((Hug))
    Need I say more? When you're ready, you're ready. No use trying to fake feeling normal.

  9. it's OK farmgirl, don't you worry. we love looking at your photos either way. :) they're so lovely, i forgot about the recipe thing. ;)
    hang in there, and thanks for the daily uplift.

    xo, from austin, TX

  10. really sorry about your loss. may you find peace in your memories and know that many of us out here are thinking of you. we'll be patiently (unlike those sheep) waiting for your return whenever you feel like it.

  11. Whenever you are ready FG, one step at the time. I for me am happy to see the photo's, it makes me think you will feel connected. Hang in there. HfH (Hugs from Holland).

  12. *smiles at the post and sends hugs too* I agree with others here -- take your time and when you are ready you will know. We all do so love your pictures.

    Have a blessed day FG.

    From Center Point, Texas

  13. Your photos are therapeutic, for both your readers and (I assume) yourself. No one feels like eating or cooking much when they are sad. No need to appologize. We, your readers, are still checking in, recipes or no recipes.

    By the way, thanks for the "welcome" to the farm!

  14. Hi, Susan, and a big hug for you. It all takes time, as several people have already said, and seeing your pics lets us know you're hanging in there.

    Rest easy. We're not going anywhere.

  15. *Big bear hugs* from all of us including the kitties. Take your time as I know I did not feel like doing anything when my dad passed on too.

  16. You know, your daily photos, besides being lovely onto themselves, have been an excellent connection, during this time, when you are feeling too "discombobulated" to post much.

    It is good to know that you are behind the camera. No one really expects you to natter along as usual during times of trouble. All the same,it can be quite scary when an internet presence you are fond of disappears. I'm glad to see the pictures, and know you are there, on the farm.

    Take care of yourself-those chickens need you, no matter how tough they talk.

  17. I'm just glad to hear you are seeing photographs again. Healing starts with many different things, some of which may be shutter clicks.


  18. Of course you are distracted! How could you not be? And yet, your photos, as always, are stunningly beautiful.

    To everything there is a season [...] a time to weep and a time to laugh [...]

    Take your time. We'll be here.

    In deepest sympathy,

  19. We'll always be here. I check in on your blog every day and have enjoyed your pictures so much. So don't worry about not posting on food for now. Everyone grieves at their own pace. And remember that there are a lot of us out there who are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  20. I can't cook worth a darn, so the food part on your blog is of little help to me. (I'm not even allowed to help with Thanksgiving dinner...something about a small fire-I forget.) I have always dropped in for the pictures. They make lovely wallpaper on my computer. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Thank you all so very, very much.

    (There should probably be about 40 more 'very's in there.)

    And a hearty farm welcome to all you new readers!


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