You like us… You really like us

24/06/12 5:43 PM

Okay this isn’t the Oscars and I am a far cry from Sally Fields. But today we hit a milestone that well to be honest, we are overwhelmed by. Today we hit 1,000 followers on our blog. Brett and I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to both of us! It is an honor to have each and every one of you along on this journey with us.

We never thought when we started writing this blog that so many would see our passion and want to take this journey with us.

We are just getting started. There is so much more history to tell you about and so much more things we have to do before we open.

We are just so excited and can’t wait to really share this historic plantation with everyone!

Thank you to each of you that have given us words of encouragement, your well wishes, your advice and your likes.

Hurley says that he appreciates it too!

Tonight.. A new post about the outbuilding on Belle Grove Plantation!

We have a SURPRISE that we plan to post on Monday! 

If you are thinking about coming to see us at the plantation, you will want to read this post!

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 39 Comments »

39 Comments on “You like us… You really like us”

  1. Congrats on such a great milestone! We all strive to be widely read (and maybe even loved) and you guys definitely deliver!

  2. Thank you! It is all because of people like you that we made it!

  3. RobynG Says:

    Can’t wait to read the new post. Wish I lived closer and could stop by and see your progress and give a helping hand.

  4. Aw thank you! I will be working on the new posting after dinner so it may be later this evening before I get it posted!

  5. Well done!

  6. Thank you! It is all because of people like you! We really appreciate it!

  7. Dianna Says:

    Congrats on the thousand followers! That’s quite impressive. Can’t wait for the surprise!

  8. Thank you! It is all because of people like you who have been so supportive and helped us get the word out! The surprise is coming soon!

  9. spicerack Says:


  10. Thank you! And thank you for following us on this journey!

  11. thebeadden Says:

    Congratulations! I mentioned you on my blog today!

  12. Thank you so much! We really appreciate you sharing our blog with your readers! It will really help us make this plantation something special!

  13. thefishwifey Says:

    Congrats! Keep up the good work.

  14. Thank you! We really appreciate people like you!

  15. lifehomemade Says:

    I think beginnings are always the most interesting part of anything. My hat is off to you for your courage, integrity in preserving such an important part of the past, and your humour. Thank you!

  16. Thank you! We have enjoyed sharing this experience and can’t wait to share it for real!

  17. Yeah!

  18. Thank you!!

  19. eclegein Says:

    Hearty Congratulations and good luck in your endeavors!

  20. Thank you so much! We hope you will come back and enjoy future posts!

  21. brissiemaz Says:

    Amazing! 1,000 is a figure I can only dream about. I started up about 10 days ago and I have all my toes and fingers crossed! You have a wonderful site and a magnificent property. I’ll bet it takes a lot of work and dedication. Best of luck with it all.

  22. Thank you! We hope yours will goes just as well! It is a lot of work, but it is a passion which makes it less work and more love.

  23. angloswiss Says:

    Of course I would love to visit, but being in another continent and another country (Switzerland) with a large pond in between, it just will not be possible. Keep up the good work, very interesting to read.

  24. Thank you! It is because of people like you that we reached this milestone! Never say never! You could one day find your way to us! 😉 Though I think Switzerland would be just as equally beautiful as Virginia.

  25. Congratulations, guys! Keep up the good work, which we enjoy reading!

  26. Thank you! We enjoy bring it to you!

  27. That’s amazing! Congratulations.
    I’m still in Florida helping watch the grandguys and set up house during their move to Naples. It’s been exciting–Hurricane Debby, tornados, wind, and LOTS of rain!!

  28. Thank you! Wow, hold down the furniture! We have been through a few of those here in Chesapeake!

  29. Amazing! I know you guys will have plenty more followers to come. Excited to see the video! Keep all the hard work going it’s always soooo worth it! 😀

  30. Thank you! We have the video as of the morning, but I am having some issues in getting it to load. I hope to have that issue solved by tonight!

  31. chrisstov Says:

    Congratulations on reaching the thousand mark and wish you well for the future.

  32. Thank you! Please consider visiting our Indiegogo site and see the video of the house! You can see the resident osprey Dolley flying over the house. If you can, please leave us a comment on that site. It will help us save the outbuildings that date to 1790!

  33. baconbiscuit212 Says:


  34. Thank you! But could have done it without people like you!

  35. 🙂

  36. Nader Nazemi Says:

    Great blog.

  37. Thank you! We try 🙂

  38. It’s true, we really do! Congratulations.

  39. Thank you! 🙂