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About the Farm               Check back again soon to see new photos.


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.


Visit the Our Little Long Ears page to enjoy pictures of 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!


01/26/2014 - Dan tried clearing the driveway with the tractor.  Within a few hours, it was covered over again.


01/26/2014 -


01/26/2014 - Back Yard


01/26/2014 - View of House from Barn


01/26/2014 - Side Yard


Bed & Breakfast


Occasionally we 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 England.


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.  Today, 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!




Sitting Room


Sitting Room - 1829 Log House




Guest Room


Guest Room - 1829 Log House




Farm Fun Photos


12/31/2010 - Walking in the Winter  SunThere 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.




12/31/2010 - Along the Old Railroad Bed

                     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 flowers.

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 e-mail....


Deer - photograph by Don Marsh

Deer Grazing - photo by Don Marsh



Happily, I am so busy trying to keep this website 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 longtimeagofarm@yahoo.com.


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


 Horses, Donkeys & Mules

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"

Detailed Woodcut :: Shire, "Naomi"


Alpaca & Llama

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"

Wood Silhouette :: Llama, "Se Llama"



Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer

Wood Silhouette :: Miniature Schnauzer



Homemade Soap

Homemade Soap :: All-Natural Selection

All-Natural Soap Selection


Lotion Bars

Lotion Bars :: Lotion without a Bottle!

Lotion without a Bottle!


Hand-painted Pottery

Hand-painted Mini-Dish :: Monkey Business

Mini-Dish, "Monkey Business"



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