Merrily Farms at Little Horse Creek


Merrily Farms at Little Horse Creek is the epitome of Smalltown USA.

Our 252 acre Merrily Farms at Little Horse Creek shows how small business inspiration comes in all forms… from everywhere… every day.

Welcome to Little Horse Creek… where it is…

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always quiet and cell phones do not work… though we do have broadband, fiber optics internet connections.

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Entrance to the farm.

In times that so many perceive as tumultuous, inspiration becomes even more valuable and important in business.  The news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are so filled with negativity that it can be catching. In such eras, those who see positive realities gain an extra edge.

You own small business can help you enjoy a lifestyle of freedom… such as Merri and I have.

Our international micro business allows us to live part time at our remote North Carolina farm on Little Horse Creek.

Here is the creek…

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deep in the forest…

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isolated and with many waterfalls.  The creek becomes a bit swollen in the spring time.

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This water starts on our land… fed by dozens of pure water springs. It feeds the pond below our main house and…

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fills our…

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deep woods…

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Japanese soaking tub that is heated with a wood burning stove and refilled after each soak… so the water never requires chemicals but is always clean.

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The tub sits quietly amidst nature.

The creek provides some great trout meals also. Here is a brookie our daughter Eleanor caught.

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The water refreshes in summer. Here is…

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our son Jake soaking in one of the pools on a hot summer day.

We have a…

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creekside…

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forest office where…

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we can feed everyone on the deck looking over the waters.

Guests turn the office into their home as we have…

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a queen size bedroom that…

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leads to this deck overlooking Little Horse Creek.

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There is also…

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a living area with broadband internet  and…

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a full kitchen.

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In winter our meandering stream becomes part of the wonderland.

This beauty and solitude provide many positive inspirations. There is plenty of space to hike. We have put in over…

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eight miles of road (the blue lines).  Each leads…

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to a place… like our…

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isolated glen labyrinth which has a great…

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view.  Vistas are…

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everywhere. The paths themselves are…

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places of…

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Blue Ridge mystery leading to beauty… year round… summer green, gold in autumn. They are white powder in winter and…

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lead to flaming wild azaleas in spring.

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We grow bold sunflowers and a lot of our own vegetables in the summer.

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and have…

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farm fresh…

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eggs.

Here is my office and…

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my sunrise view on…

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crisp mountain morns.

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In the summer we watch the horses being…

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lethargic.

We invite delegates at our North Carolina courses to come up for an afternoon tea to…

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our house. The horses like to visit also.

Merri gets busy in our teaching kitchen…

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and cooks up the treats when…

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we have seminars.

A few people come stay with us in our…

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seven cabins and farmhouses for guests. This is Blackberry…

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Cabin.  All have feather top mattresses and high thread count…

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sheets and mountain made quilts and Pendleton wool blankets for cool nights.

The blackberry has a great porch and…

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rocking chairs for idle afternoons.  The Trout Cabin…

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is next door. With a…

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big porch for Bar B Qs plus a king…

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size bed.

The Johnny Appleseed Farm House sleeps up to 7 and the Wildflower Cabin is here as well.

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The Wildflower cabin sits right on the creek and has two queen sized beds.

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The Johnny Appleseed farmhouse has a great…

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front porch overlooking the creek.

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This comfortable home was fully renovated in 2013.

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The floors replaced with wood milled at the farm.

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New hand built kitchen cabinets were added.

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We converted this…

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falling down tobacco shed into a great Guest Barn… with all amenities including a pillow top king size bed.

However if you are not into comfort we have a primitive cabin…

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deep in the woods… cold water and a pot bellied stove for heat and cooking… but still a great pillow top king size bed.

The farm gives us the freedom to live part time in the North Carolina mountains and part time in Florida…  yet still earn income.

I can do shamanic exercises  when our son visits us in North Carolina even in the winter.

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Here I am chasing our horses past the primitive cabin during a snow storm.

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Merri and I can walk in this…the entrance to our Farm in January.

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Gary

 


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