Welcome to Our Green Acres.

Hi! For 12 years now, this blog has chronicled our adventures (and often misadventures!) restoring a sweet little horse 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 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 my grandparents’ farm — the first time I brought Mike home to meet the family. The Brooks farm is rooted in me deeper than I probably ever realized, and brings back so many happy memories for me and my brothers and sisters. Papa’s old farm bell now rings at Cerakko Farm.

Thanks for visiting!


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