Monday, October 4, 2010

Prairie Feature: Anne Marie...

this month on the prairie is none other than...

anne marie with na-da farm...

she is one who listens to the prairie whispers...

she is one who feels the pull of her heritage; of what once was...

she is one who this prairie girl finds a kindred spirit in, a spirit of peace, strength, and inspiration...

may i introduce anne marie...




Dear Kristin, and anyone who happens to stop here today,

i hope this post finds you all in good health and happy spirits...

it is my total pleasure to be here today, and post at Kristin's fabulous place!!







okay...so we're getting deep...past the surface
(i love it when you go further than the surface of something...you find out so much!)


the only exception of having a completely fulfilled life is to not have that deep connection with where you live...





i try to keep a straight face most of the time...there is a lot to do on the farm...







there is a lot of responsibility here...a lot of work...





but when I enter into my prairie...an inner smile grows and grows until my soul soars into the clean air that surrounds me on the farm







maybe i know somewhere is better...but i am comfortable here



comfortable with my loneliness on the farm



if you are missing that deep connection to yourself, take a walk along the creek...let your skirt drag amongst the fallen leaves and feel the autumn breeze...





my life is so very busy most of the time loving my husband, raising our five children and growing one inside (yes...that makes six!...i can't believe it either - lol )





i'm on my way to believing that 37 years of age is just perfect, at least, until i turn 38...or 59...





i home school our children, raise heritage and rare chickens, garden in my certified naturally grown (equivalent to organic) potager (kitchen garden) and i absolutely have to keep my sanity





i sew









i cook








i love








i write





i love making connections with people and listening to my vinyl records i like collect






don't you just want to just be loved? and accepted?





feel that warmth??





i do......and I find it everyday feeling my husband's embrace and holding my children





what makes you...YOU??





the prairie makes me who i am...living on the farm...has made me who i am...(well, that and listening for years to my wonderful grandparent's stories of their Hungarian farm life)





you can close your eyes instantly and be miles away from that stress you have...


you can be in that prairie in spirit









and Bridgette...well, she whispered to me one day while in the prairie...







and I wrote all about her





and now, the sale in October is based on her story





if you come to the sale, you won't have read the story, but can relate to her ability to make good of what she has...and be inspired by nature and the memories that


tug at her heart and have made her the women


she has become





it's the way i think...it's the way i believe





always listen to what's not there


it will change your life







xo+blessings,




anne marie~

*thank you* dear girl for being here on the prairie this month...

for your simple, heart searching post...

i cannot tell you how much i wish i could join you and bridgette this weekend...

my heart will be there on the prairie breezes though...

listening...




21 comments:

paige said...

what a lovely post anne marie
i truly enjoy YOU!!!

thank you kristin. what fun to connect with two of my favorite bloggers in one visit

blessings to you both today

xo

traci said...

what a pleasant surprise to find anne marie at your place this morning. she is such a beautiful person - inside and out. i love any time i get to spend with her. in fact, i get to see her tomorrow. lucky me. thanks for featuring her. have a great day.

Tammy said...

I love this post!
It's so dreamy!...I could totally get into living the prarie life...
You girls are so lucky!
Thanks Anne Marie and Kristin!!
Tammy :-)

Anne Marie said...

good morning kristin! i am actually drinking a cup of coffee this morning...oh man do i need it today!...
right now the prairie is covered in a dense fog and the sunlight is streaming through - it's just beautiful - and i love how it's none of my doing!! i can just enjoy

coyotes were so close last night and kept me up - hence, the coffee...

i feel so honored and blessed to be your prairie girl...my kids totally cracked up btw when i told them this morning !! ha!!

xo+blessings,
anne marie

Sherri said...

Anne Marie what a glorious post! My husband and I (and 2 daughters) had a 13-acre farm in NJ and we raised sheep. We sold our farm about 8 yrs. ago and I can honestly say I miss it. Thanks for what you do!! :)

jeanette said...

Very beautiful.

Lolo said...

Gorgeous post from two lovely prairie girls....makes the rest of us dream of open fields, chickens and dirt on the hems of our skirts!
XOX

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Oh my, I LOVE Anne Marie each day more and more.
Such a good soul, such a good person.
Thanks for this wonderful post.
Francesca

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Truly lovely~*~

Glenda said...

Wish, oh wish, I had a prairie to lose myself in. The both of you write with such purity, love it.
~G~

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So I think I was just in dream land for the last 10 minutes :) Thank you for such a wonderful post :)
XO

Deborah said...

Be still my heart...my heart longs even pants for the country..
the quiet winds,
the smell of the earth,
and the stillness...
oh the whispers in the stillness..

Beautiful post!

With all my heart...Deborah xo

freckled laundry said...

Thank you for the introduction to Anne Marie, kristin. What a beautiful post at just the right time, echoing my recent thoughts..."always listen to what's not there. It will change your life." Off to visit her.

Hugs,
Jami

hometown girl said...

this is lovely, i wish i could go too! have a wonderful week! susan

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a great person to introduce on your blog, Kristin... I just LOVE Anne Marie and her inspiring blog!! She is such a talented and kind person!

How wonderful it is to read more about you, Anne Marie, and get to know you a little better. The more I know about you, the more you inspire me. :)

Big prairie hugs to both of you fabulous gals!!
~ Jo :)

Martha said...

what a fantastic post Anne Marie and Kristin ~ so glad you shared her!
xo

bella said...

Hi Kristen
I have "known " Anne Marie since I started blogging :) She is an amazing woman. I have to believe she does not require any sleep to accomplish all that she does.
Of course I have thought the same thing about you :)
Sue
ps Tomorrow I am going on a box hunt. Thats a BIG vent - it looked so much smaller sitting up on a shelf. lol

Ann said...

What a beautiful post...

Toodie said...

You are inspiring. Wonderful post. It is harder to live rural with an empty nest. It takes adjusting, and more animals :-)

Ormolulu said...

Twice blessed . . . two gems sharing the same page! I feel like I can face anything today . . . I've had MY coffee and my inspiration too. Thanks bunches for the lovely post!!

Debi

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Anne Marie is a wonderful woman. She started off as just an inspiration for me but quickly became my "Bestie" -ha! It's a word we both detest!

She is "prairie" that is for sure. Subtle, strong and always revealing new beauty.

-Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl

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