Music is The Story of My Life by the Piano Guys. Thank you, Carson.


We adopted Vivien on December 5. When I saw her photo on the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA website, it was love at first sight. Her name then was Pretty Girl, and I was smitten.


She came to Charlottesville through the Best Friends Animal Society from a shelter in Houston established for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

As is the case with many of the dogs rescued from Houston, Vivien tested positive for heart worm. She went back to the Charlottesville SPCA later in December for her last treatments.

She was still pretty sleepy when I brought her home the afternoon of December 21:


For the past month, Viv’s been spending lots of time being a couch potato:


And loving on Kike:



Being a city girl from Houston, we’re pretty sure Vivien had never seen cows or donkeys, heard coyotes, and most likely, never experienced snow before coming to Morning Bray Farm.


She’s settled in quite nicely, is learning the ins and outs of being a country girl, and is definitely finding her way into all of our hearts.


We’re all especially looking forward to this Thursday, when her post-treatment restricted activity period ends.

Viva la Viv! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

From April’s Full Moon marks the arrival of the Pink Moon. Named by the American Indians for the little pink flowers that appear in the meadows at this time of the year.


Just like that. Enzi is 15 years old today.


She had tuna for breakfast. Shrimp for lunch. She’ll have tuna again for dinner. What Enzi wants, Enzi will get today.


Well, it is her birthday and she is the Diva of all Divas.


Impossible to believe that it was 15 years ago. She rescued me.


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

winter 2016

winter 2016

winter 2016


From all of us at Morning Bray Farm, wishing you peace, hope and love.

New Year Card 2016

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”  ~Henry Beston

We had a good summer at Morning Bray Farm.

Summer pastures

The herd loves their new farrier. Pedicures long ago stopped being an inconvenience for Ellsworth:

Ellsworth pedi

Grace did extremely well with her first pedicures this summer:

Grace pedi

We had the occasional peeping Moo:

Peeping Moo

We enjoyed many beautiful early mornings:

Early summer morning

…and the summer storms fondly remembered from my youth:


Pineapple weed

I had the gardens I’ve always dreamed of:

Summer garden

Butterfly bush

And, now…

“It is a delightful pastime to sit in the pleasant sunshine of autumn, and gazing from this little spot of free earth over such a landscape, let the imagination luxuriate amid the thrilling associations of the scene!” ~H.T. Tuckerman, San Marino


We hope all is well in your world. ♥

We’ve been here for six weeks and it has felt like home since day one.

First day

We now have a porch goat:

Moo on her porch

Rain or shine, the gardens are lovely:

Garden after the rain

The herd has the farm’s best view:

Our first rainbow

Our snail races are exciting:

Snail races

Mornings are my favorite:


MBF Herd1

MBF Herd2

Morning walk

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