Author Archives: Sharon L. Clemens

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.


  Life can change suddenly.  We are still in transition since my father’s death in so many areas.  The property he left behind became an immediate concern.   His estate included a house, 2-story double garage and workshop, old machine shed, … Continue reading

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Fantasy Backyard Farm

I keep telling myself I do not need any critter responsibilities.  But my fantasy farm, the one in my fertile imagination, always includes lambs and chickens, with perhaps a cat or two. A recent issue of Country Garden magazine had … Continue reading

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When the Lamb Stands

After an autumn trip to Israel, the land to which Christ will return in glory, I set my hand to finishing a forty-year commitment.  I began teaching prophecy in my early 20’s and have probably taught the Revelation a hundred … Continue reading

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An Introvert in an Extrovert World

Are you an introvert?  Do you find your energy renewed in solitude?  I am an introvert with learned extrovert capabilities, as my daughter defined it. Life necessitates participation.  Like the picture above, my world is not confined to one emotional location.  There … Continue reading

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To combat the darker days of January, I am leaving out strands of LED seed lights and burning more candles.  Now all I need is a cup of coffee and The Gilmore Girls original series on NETFLIX.  We are on Season … Continue reading

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The piano in the great room is decked with candles and garland.  My favorite Christmas carol book is open to Silent Night.  A stack of carefully-gathered sheet music waits its turn underneath:  White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, Rudolph, … Continue reading

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We went to Israel to witness where Jesus walked and where He will return to reign.  Archeology saturates this ancient land.  One can scarcely plant a tree in Israel without striking another level of antiquity. The landscape in Israel is intriguing, … Continue reading

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