WELCOME TO METEOR RIDGE FARM! IT'S NAME COMES FROM THE STORY ABOUT A METEOR THAT FELL ONTO MY GRANDPARENTS YARD NOT FAR FROM MY HOME. THE METEORITE IS NOW OUR FAMILY HEADSTONE IN THE VILLAGE CEMETERY; I THOUGHT MY ANCESTORS WOULD LOVE THE NAME.

ORIGINALLY MY HOME WAS KNOWN AS 'THE PLANTATION', AND WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1859 AND 1860. THIS OLD PLACE IS ONE OF OUR HERITAGE TRUST HOMES HERE IN MICHIGAN, AND IT USED TO BE A PART OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. THE HOUSE SITS ON THE CREST OF A SMALL HILL WITH MY DRIVEWAY RESTING JUST ON THE EDGE OF UNION CITY, THE SMALL VILLAGE THAT I CALL HOME.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN STOPPED HERE AT METEOR RIDGE ON HIS WAY TO BURLINGTON MICHIGAN TO MAKE A SPEECH. HE DIDN'T ACTUALLY STAY HERE , BUT HE WALKED THROUGH THE HOUSE WHILE THE HORSES WERE BEING REFRESHED. SOMETIMES I WALK THROUGH THE HOUSE AND WONDER WHICH DOORWAY HE MIGHT HAVE TOUCHED, OR WHAT ROOM COULD HE HAVE STOOD IN.....

I LIVE IN THIS WONDERFUL PLACE WITH TWO WONDERFUL CATS, MISS CHIFF AND LITTLE GRAY THING.

ON THE GROUNDS I HAVE A HUGE OLD BARN. IN THE BARN ARE THREE OF MY OTHER COMPANIONS, MY GOAT, WILLIAM. MY PYGMY GOAT, CHERATTIE MAE AND MY SUFFOLK LAMB, BUNDLES. I TAKE THE THREE OF THEM FOR LONG WALKS ON LEASHES WHEN THE WEATHER IS GOOD...IT MAKES MY NEIGHBORS LAUGH OUT LOUD!

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I HAVE A SMALL WADING POND AND INTEND ON BUILDING A VERY LARGE POND TO ATTRACT CANADA GEESE...I'M HOPING THAT THIS PLACE WILL BE A REFUGE FOR ANIMALS AND PEOPLE ALIKE.

I LOVE THIS PLACE BECAUSE OF ALL THE WONDERFUL TREES...WHAT GLORY TO WATCH THEM DURING THE SEASONS...I HAD FORGOTTEN THE MANY VARIETIES OF BIRDS THAT LIVE HERE IN MICHIGAN. EVERY MORNING I AWAKEN TO THEIR BEAUTIFUL SINGING. IN THE SUMMER I PLANT A LARGE VEGETABLE GARDEN. I GROW MY OWN TOMATOES,SQUASH,MELONS AND RHUBARB...YUM!

I LOVE HAVING FRIENDS COME AND STAY WITH ME. I LOVE TO COOK FOR THEM AND OFFER A QUIET RETREAT AWAY FROM THEIR BUSY LIVES..