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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 not all cell phones 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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The creek provides some great trout meals also.  Here is a trout 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.

A few people come stay with us in our…

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two cabins for guests. This is Blackberry cabin.

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Both have feather top mattresses and high thread count…

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

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Blackberry kitchen.

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Blackberry living area.

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.

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Trout and Blackberry.

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Trout cabin.

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The Trout has a secluded forest view on its front and back porch, plus a king size bed.

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The living area also has a sleeper sofa.

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Trout kitchen.

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Trout cabin dining area.

We saved this…

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falling down tobacco shed at the entrance.

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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It’s a great place to be, sun, rain or snow.

Gary