About the Farm
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In 1994, we bought an
original 1829 log home located in southeast Ohio. It fulfilled a life-long
dream to live in a real log cabin. Yes, that is it pictured
i\n the header
above. It seems appropriate to call the place "Long Time Ago Farm" as it certainly was
established a long time ago.
Our Little Long Ears page to enjoy
friends and visitors to Long Time Ago Farm. Petting and brushing
the miniature donkeys are
certainly favorite activities of most. Sighting deer as they graze
or walk down the hill to the creek is another.
Step Back in Time
It feels like
time has stood still here. Leave the TV behind and enjoy the beautiful
foothills. We would say, 'enjoy the peace and quiet', but the donkeys bray,
the cats purr, the crickets chirr, and the frogs peep, so it's actually kind of
noisy around here!
Bed & Breakfast
open the house up as a
Bed & Breakfast. It has been our
pleasure to have visitors from all over the United States as well as Canada and
We are making some changes here
- adding a bathroom on the main floor and necessary updates to the
kitchen. We hope to finish up a few
things before we welcome guests again. If we are not able to have you as
our guest at this time, we will be pleased to help you find other accommodations
nearby. Please call for information.
Loss by Fire
In January 1996, two teenage boys acted
stupidly when they decided to smoke cigarettes in a 170-year old hay barn. It took less than two hours to fall to the ground yet it burned
for days. We cleared away the remains and started anew. The new barn
isn't grand like the original but it is more practical for our time.
Our Little Long Ears call it
home. Meet the miniature
Mediterranean and Poitou donkeys - Nettie, Sage, Mullie Girl and Rocket Man.
Learn about the care and feeding of donkeys, why they're called Desert Canaries,
and why donkeys are not stubborn!
Farm Fun Photos
There are always things to see and do on a
farm. Beautiful sunrises in the morning, fluffy clouds during the
day, stunning sunsets at evening. Looking for constellations while
sitting on a blanket outside under the star-filled night sky.
It is always a treat to watch deer nibbling
at something they find in the grass. Why is it they evoke in us
such an awe? If you take a stroll around the property you will
surely see groundhog, chipmunk, squirrel, rabbit, hawks and more.
Take a walk down the railroad bed which has
been converted to a walking trail to the two covered bridges that are
within two miles of the house. Throw rocks into the creek or wear
your old tennis shoes and go wading.
Along the Old Railroad Bed
At the End of the Day
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I
look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I head towards the
garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I picked up from the post
man earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box
under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full. So, I
decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling
first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the post-box when I
take out the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my cheque book off the table, and notice there is only one cheque
left. My extra cheques are in my desk in the study. So, I go
inside the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been
drinking. I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push
the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The coffee
is getting cold and I decide to make another cup.
As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on
the worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water. I put the coffee
on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching
for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first
I'm going to water the flowers.
I put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water
and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen
table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking
for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so
I decide to put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the
I pour some water in the flowers but quite a bit of it spills on the
floor. So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe
up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was
planning to do.
At the end of the day...
The car isn't washed.
The bills aren't paid.
There is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the counter.
The flowers don't have enough water.
There is still only one cheque in my cheque book.
I can't find the remote.
I can't find my glasses.
And, I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
When I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really
baffled. I know I was busy all day and I'm really tired. This is
a serious problem and I'll try to get some help, but first I'll check my
Deer Grazing - photo by Don Marsh
Happily, I am so busy trying to keep this web site updated, focusing on the
artisans - Lis Smith,
Louise Hawkins, Tina Wozniak and Susan
Sherman - that I have neglected some parts of it, namely, this page
and a few others. Please excuse me; if you have any questions,
feel free to call me at (740) 743-0099 or send an email to me at
In addition, having launched DonkeyHonk.com, I've been busy contacting
people who provide goods and services to the people of southeast Ohio.
So, yes, I do still make the aprons, dolls and quilted items but do so by
request or special order. Thank you for your patience. ----- Kimber
The Things We Make
Animal Patterns &
Matching Designs in Wood
Donkeys & Mules
Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"
Alpaca & Llama
Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"
Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer
All-Natural Soap Selection
Lotion without a Bottle!
Mini-Dish, "Monkey Business"
Long Time Ago Farm on
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