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Welcome to Our Green Acres.

Hi! For about 10 years now, this blog has chronicled our adventures (and sometimes misadventures!) restoring a sweet little farm in rural Alabama, the state where Mike D’Avanzo and I first met — as freshmen at Auburn University. But in addition to keeping family and friends apprised of our part-time life in the country, we wanted to create a “feel-good life blog” where readers could stop by, read a little, smile a little, share some stories of their own on occasion, and go on about their day. It’s kind of like an online Southern front porch…minus the sweet tea. And the picture you see above? Well, that was taken in 1982 on our Papa’s farm — the first time I brought Mike home to meet the family. The Brooks farm brings back so many happy memories for me and my brothers and sisters and was the inspiration for this blog.

Thanks for visiting!

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