Throwing an International Market

Throwing an International Market

How hard can it be, right?   With an artist from London visiting for the month, I decided to throw said, “International Market.”   The artist, known as Angel London, mused, “The international part of the market is me, right?”  Well, yes, but...
Pickin’ and a Grinnin’

Pickin’ and a Grinnin’

I remember the phrase “Pickin’ and Grinnin'” from watching “Hee Haw” when I was a kid. The phrase has changed meanings for me as I’ve become a picker. The newly popular version of the expression means “to select or choose from...
What’s a retreat center?

What’s a retreat center?

When I decided to create a retreat center at Leigh Acres in New Market, Alabama, I had no idea it would be such a foreign concept.  Each time I tell people it’s a retreat center, they look at me with quizzical expressions on their faces.  Clearly, we don’t have enough...
Horses?

Horses?

I heard laughing in my assistant’s office today.  “She is bringing her horses?”  Then I heard more laughing.  Turns out it was horse trailers, not actual horses, but nonetheless we all had a good laugh for how ill-equipped we are to handle livestock,...
How many dogs are enough?

How many dogs are enough?

It was before the next grueling workout at Orange Theory in Huntsville, Alabama, and I was talking about my farm.  I don’t remember who I was talking to, but that morning changed my life forever.  A woman sidles up next to me and says, “You’ve got a farm?  Do you...