On The Farm- Audrey The Explorer

While Cece and Beatrice prefer to quietly graze, Audrey likes to explore the woods behind our barn. We can’t see what she’s doing, but we can hear her running through the leaves creating her own paths. Audrey’s latest antic is digging. Usually she does this at night and leaves her treasure by the back gate. The loot consists of broken branches, bark with the occasional scraps of paper or plastic bags. One morning I was up early and saw Audrey coming from the woods with something big in her mouth. At first I thought it was a plant with roots. As she got closer, it turned out to be a piece of shag carpet.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

On The Farm- Meet Audrey

Where Beatrice is an aloof donkey, her eight month old foal, Audrey, is the complete antithesis of that. She’s affectionate, not to mention very curious and full of energy. Audrey has never experienced physical abuse like her mother so she’s trusting of people…except for maybe the farrier. She’s not too keen letting him clip her hooves.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

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On The Farm- Meet Beatrice

beatricerescuedonkey-optOut of our three donkeys, nine year old Beatrice is the most difficult to handle. As with animals that have been abused, she carries with her emotional and physical scars. Beatrice was at some point starved. Food is now a HUGE issue. She was also mistreated. This has left her overly fearful and cautious. Taking on a rescue donkey like her is risky. Will Beatrice recover? I honestly don’t know.

(Photo- Martha Browne)

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A New Year

January celebrates the tenth year for Nibs. Hard to imagine that back in 2007 when I started blogging, my son Curtis was so young and now… now he’s off on his own in Europe. Wow! How time flies!


Nibs has proven to be a great refuge these past ten years. I enjoyed escaping for a few hours to explore and create an idea in fashion, decorating or photography. As I start the new year 2017 (and hopefully a new decade) I’m setting a few goals-

1. Return to photographing on a more consistent basis

2. Share about our life on the farm

3. Pursue some fun projects I’ve had on the back burner

4. Continue reading books

Wish I would do something not listed? Leave a comment.

Here’s to wonderful beginnings!

(Photo- Martha Browne)

July/August- Person, Place & Thing

candidportraitWIWonporch-optPerson- A candid portrait of a quiet and honorable man…my dad.

daytriptobrevard01-optPlace- We, along with close friends, scouted out the town of Brevard, NC for the day. If you’re in that area, I recommend making a stop at Underground Salvage, Co. They carry all kinds of hardware, doors, windows, sinks and reclaimed lumber.farmersdiscusspoisiongrass-optThing- Local farmers warn me about the dangers offalse dandelion‘ and its toxic effect on horses.

(Photos- Martha Browne)