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Recent Happenings On Sunnydell Flower Farm

January 26, 2021

Friends, today I am sending you a big thank you and a virtual bouquet for the uplifting words of encouragement and enthusiasm on my most recent post.

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While our Flower Farm venture has been a long time in coming and often times it seems to me that we have gone about this all backwards. I am reminded that we are truly only limited by our mindset. Without a doubt a negative mindset gets us nowhere. Today I am embracing positivity!


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Our Mission Statement for Sunnydell Flower Farms is to Bee in Nature.

Sunnydell Farms truly is founded in the gentle love of community, with the hope to ignite and instill a passion for Nature through education, encouragement and empowerment that will last throughout the decades of life.

A refuge from the world, where honey bees buzz, butterflies flitter and peace remains among all.


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Our plan for Sunnydell~A Sanctuary

1-Creating a retreat for artists to write, recite and paint.

2-Using the Meal On Wheels concept we will create a delivery system of delivering flowers to 
shut-ins throughout Hinds County. 

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3- Keeping in mind that our youth is our future, our second goal is to collaborate with the local 4-H chapter in providing hands on training from seed to harvest.

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There has to be a method to our madness for the Flower Farm to produce quality plants. Although certainly I would like nothing better than to dive right in, we must begin at the beginning and that is collecting a soil sample.

But who is to say that I won't be scattering seeds for my own enjoyment, because you know I will and you would too!

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I am currently working with this great gal- Sara from Moonsteam Design . She is building a new Website/Blog on WordPress for Sunnydell Flower Farm. Once the site is up and running I will be an advocate for Flower Farmers, Chickens and Bees!


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Big shout out goes to a longtime blogging friend, Maria,  from Simple Nature Decor  who encouraged me to reach out to Sara and I am so glad that I did!  Sara is genuinely interested, highly qualified and super creative. 

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Since no Farm is truly complete without a Farmhouse for the Farmers to live in, this is our house plan. We anticipate about 8 months for it to be completed.


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On a final note, we are saying goodbye to our Florida cottage today, as brief as it was, we embraced the beauty of the Salt Life, but our true heart belongs to the soil.

We sold our home about 4 weeks ago to a lovely family of six from Washington D.C., they are thrilled to be moving to here.

Dave is heading on to Madison Mississippi. I will be staying here for the academic semester to hang out with the grands while Rebecca continues on with Nursing School.


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Easton and Kennedy

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Molly and Kennedy Gulf side after face painting.


XO
Jemma



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  1. JEMMA! Good news my friend! This is a brave move and the quote you shared is so optimistic and right along the lines of the nature of God's love. We must live and try and fail and start again and hope and dream and so all the things that make for an astonishing testimony to the power of faith. HUGS to you and I'm so excited for you!

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    1. Good Morning Lovely Friend!
      Well, what a journey this life is! We seem to have two options and I know for a fact that you agree. We can stay on the train and live life with gratitude and all the possibilities that are present or we stay in the gloom of a corner! Thank you for the love and support. Let's chat this coming week!

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  2. Congratulations again! Are you moving to Mississippi? Wishing you much success in your venture and how fun that you are building a new house!

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! Yes we are moving to five acres in Clinton Mississippi and building our Country Farmhouse. I get my Flower Farm and Dave gets to move home. This move will put us between our Florida Kids and Texas Kids. An easy drive 6 hours either way. Our Tahoe kids will give us our Western fix!

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  3. You are going home this time, Jemma!! It's all been an adventure but this was the plan all along. Love you and can't wait to see what happens.

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  4. This is so exciting and I love your focus, pulling in 4H is genius. Both of our kiddos did 4H when we lived in Colorado and the program was always a favorite. Was a great resource for homeschooling and offered a neat mix of kids. You are way ahead of me when it comes to planning, I just finished that book I was telling you about and I'm still undecided about what I will be doing. The designer in me says grow for creating but I just don't know. Looking forward to the season of summer when I hope Robert and I can finally rescue a good 10 acres further east to call home. Chat later and looking forward to your new site.
    Hugs,
    Carole

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    1. Growing up in Idaho I was in 4-H too and I sure do have fond memories.
      I certainly understand how incorporating 4-H into a homeschooling curriculum would be a great educational tool.

      Sounds as though we are on a similiar quest my friend. Looking forward to your book and your journey through the Good Earth as well.
      Hugs,
      Jemma

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  5. Wow! I can’t wait to watch this exciting endeavor unfold! I’m cheering you on every step of the way! ❤️

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    1. Sweet Laura! I know you are, I feel the empowerment and positive vibes!

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  6. Oh Jemma you are truly living life to the fullest. New adventures that not only benefit you and your loving spirit but also others. This is truly wonderful. I am excited to follow along with you and live vicariously through you lol! Good luck sweet friend. Can't wait to see and hear more. xoxo

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    1. Dearest Kris,
      You are the best cheerleader ever and I appreciate you and our longtime friendship.
      Thank you SO much!
      XOXO

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  7. Dearest Jemma, Your energy and your positive attitude surely inspire me more than you know. I love it that you are willing to embrace new things and that your outlook is so joyous, And girl...once you get that dirt under those nails...life is never the same is it? LOVE IT! Love you and that you embrace life to the fullest. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Dear Cindy,
      I feel the same exact way about you. When you share the word and I see photos of you with your grands, family and hunting you inspire me more than you know. Our Faith is strong and our bodies and spirits are too! We are blessed. Thank you and I love you too!

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  8. You are truly an inspiration Jemma, living your life in the best way possible...helping others while feeding your spirit and love for the earth and all the wonders it produces. This is YOUR time. And I couldn’t possibly be more happy and proud!!

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    1. Dearest Doreen,
      You are an inspiration to me! I still am in awe of you and your RV travels, the move and new home. I suppose we are both striving to be our best selves and keep going even when the going isn't easy. Thank you!

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  9. You are truly an inspiration Jemma, living your dream while helping others to grow and appreciate Mother Earth and all the wonders she possesses . This is where you belong, and I couldn’t be more happy and proud!

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  10. Jemma,

    This is so exciting and your following your dream. At the same time you are planning to give back and how beautiful is that.

    Your home will be beautiful too.

    Cindy

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    1. Cindy,
      Thank you for this most thoughtful note as well as the positive energy. I know I will be needing as much of that as possible!

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  11. So happy they you are following your joy!

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  12. So happy they you are following your joy!

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  13. So brave and adventurous, you are! Go for it!

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    1. Good Morning Rita,
      Thank you! You are a true inspiration to me!

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  14. So happy for you, Jemma. We really always know deep in our hearts where we belong, and you are just following your heart, so good for you. I have felt the same way about the mountains. City life is not for me, and the mountains were calling my name, so hopefully this will be my last move. I wish you well in this adventure, and it is something that you will relate to, as you grew up tending the dirt and soil and those beautiful flowers. I absolutely love your words....... I am reminded that we are truly only limited by our mindset. Without a doubt a negative mindset gets us nowhere. Today I am embracing positivity! That is so true, and my brother said similar words to me when I moved to the mountains. Your house plans look wonderful. May God be with you throughout this sweet journey, dear Jemma.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri,
      I read your post and saw those wonderful photos of the gorgeous mountains and pine trees!
      I am so thankful that you are living in your happy place now and that life is treating you well.
      Thank you for the note of encouragement. This has been a bit of a journey, but I do think we are finally making progress!
      Can't wait to get into our new home and begin the next episode in life.
      Love to you.

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