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...
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,...
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...
It’s my favorite place to shop these days, the Salvation Army Thrift Store. The store is packed with donated furniture and cast-off bric-a-brac of all kinds. Recently I scored an artist’s easel and a pair of seventies platform heels for a theme party. You...
A Halloween costume party, our first official event at Leigh Acres! This October marks the first Halloween event at Leigh Acres. I know there will be many more parties for Halloween and every occasion since the lodge is available to rent. Yet, this one will be the...
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