Category: Farm


Time…a special gift I am learning to appreciate more each day! As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, find out what @TheFarmatCrowdersCreek is up to this December!


timber picture

As October comes to a close, we are in the middle of a large-scale timber project here at The Farm at Crowders Creek.


I enjoy being fifty-one, going gray and sharing what I have learned along the way. We all have “things” in our lives we have been through or can share that might help someone else.

Positively Positive

What comes to your mind when you think about the word positive? I think about being certain of something, like I am absolutely 100% positive that I do not like snakes, especially when they are in the chicken coop! Or, I think about being… Continue Reading “Positively Positive”

pickles and perspective

Yesterday was Pickle Day here at The Farm. Refrigerator pickles are one of my favorite treats of summer! I started making this summer staple of the Long household years ago when Carl’s Aunt Sherry shared her recipe with me. It is simple, easy to… Continue Reading “pickles and perspective”


Hello from The Farm at Crowders Creek. I hope that you are having a great week and that you are enjoying these first few official days of summer! Last week I posted a short video on Instagram in which I promised that I would… Continue Reading “Blackberries!”



Hello from The Farm at Crowders Creek! In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 school year came to a close last week for us here in Gaston County. One of my favorite things about summer vacation is the opportunity I have to… Continue Reading “weeding”


Inside the She-Shed

On a chilly December 2019 afternoon, my she-shed was delivered to The Farm at Crowders Creek. Carl found this building on Facebook Marketplace, most likely thinking of all the ways he could use it. Nevertheless, it happily became mine! Armed with Pinterest inspiration galore,… Continue Reading “Renewal”

Under Construction

As one project comes to an end here at The Farm, there is always another one in the works. The bathroom renovation is complete and I happily said, “Good-bye” to the fifty-year-old blue tile! Here’s a quick look at the before and after: The… Continue Reading “Under Construction”

Sometimes You Just Have to Dig In!

Sunday at The Farm…a chicken coop renovation, garden prep and God’s plan!

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