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Herald Times – Harvest Market

It’s not every day you get a feature in the Homes section of the Herald Times – but to get it on Veterans Day? How blessed (and honored) are we!? Please check out the beautiful article (link below) by Jackie Finch while our team is busy getting ready for the Harvest Market this Friday and… View Article

November 13, 2022

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Historic Sanders Store Given New Life

When Kay and Rudy Fields first saw the old Sanders Store, they were captivated by its history and fading beauty. Close since 1968, the once-popular community center also known as the Hays grocery seemed on its last legs. Should they undertake such a huge project, the couple wondered? Could they do it? What might its… View Article

April 21, 2020

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BizNet Feature

On a date night to Rural King, Jeff Lucas and Anne Fields drove past a vintage For Sale sign on Fairfax Road. On a whim, the two decided to look at the country property. What they saw changed their future.“We immediately fell for it,” Anne said. “Even when it was in disarray, it was so… View Article

February 8, 2020

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Summer Update – 2019

What an amazing summer 2019 has been. Sure, here recently there have been days of unbelievable heat and dry crunchy grass, preceded by a smattering of tornadoes and farmers wrestling with the rain to get crops in while our couples wrestled with rain to get outdoor ceremonies in, but that’s what makes it fun, right?… View Article

August 22, 2019

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Beams of History

If you missed the article in the Sunday Herald Times on March 31, 2019, please check out the beautifully written article below! For more information on Whippoorwill Hill or booking your event, please call or email us at (812) 327-4218 or anne@whippoorwill-hill.com.

April 27, 2019

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Good Cause Giveaway – RESULTS!

In late February 2019, we debuted what we hope will be an annual “Good Cause Giveaway”. The giveaway came on the heels of the 2018 holiday season and was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Our objective was to give an… View Article

April 19, 2019

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Sanders Store

Remember the story about Mary? Well, two of the farm’s biggest cheerleaders, also known as Mom & Dad/Grammy & Pop/Kay & Rudy, have done it again. But this endeavor is just a tick bigger than hauling an old farm truck from Ohio to Indiana.  Kay and Rudy have jumped, both feet first, into an endeavor… View Article

March 26, 2019

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Bloom 2019 Wedding Guide

The newest Bloom edition, the 2019 Wedding Guide, is hot off the press!   What a wonderful resource for prospectives brides, grooms, families, friends, and planners to see what’s available for weddings in the Bloomington, Indiana area.    As a fun game, see if you can’t find Whippoorwill Hill and our friends over at Tall +… View Article

February 27, 2019

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Good Cause Giveaway

During the 2018 holiday season, we were reminded at every turn how unbelievably and overwhelmingly blessed we are. Nothing feels better than watching your first-grader give his dollar bills to the sweet man ringing the bell outside of Kroger, or grabbing a child’s name off of a Christmas tree to help bring a bit more holiday… View Article

February 23, 2019

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Update: Summer 2018

2018 has been a big year for Whippoorwill Hill. The inaugural event kicked off last September, and after a few wonderful 2017 weddings and events, a cold winter, and a slow spring that allowed us to enjoy about three full weeks of daffodils, our first “busy season” is in full swing. What we love about… View Article

August 9, 2018

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You Get What You Give

We already have a blog entitled, “Momma Always Said” so this one will don the title of one of her little quotes. My Momma always said, “you get what you give, little girl.” Now, on to one of the many moments when I realized, once again, that Momma’s always right. You know those little league… View Article

June 25, 2018

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Helping or Hoarding?

Jeff and I both are alarmingly effective at fabricating reasons to purchase what we’ll henceforth refer to in this blog as “treasures.” Auctions of all kinds (but especially Dinkey’s), Facebook Marketplace, and that beautiful bulletin board at Rural King with deals ranging from chainsaw sharpening to pygmy goat baby sales are what trips our triggers…. View Article

May 5, 2018

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Rustic Nuptials

In case you missed the article Mary Shown wrote about our farm for the Herald Times back in December, please click on the article below to open a PDF version! For more information on Whippoorwill Hill or booking your event, please call or email us at (812) 327-4218 or anne@whippoorwill-hill.com.

April 7, 2018

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Outstanding Preservation Project

We have very limited experience in this realm, but it turns out that when you receive an award—especially one you weren’t expecting—you spend some time reflecting on how it all came to be. Reflecting and counting our blessings are the two main things Jeff and I have done since we were notified about our upcoming… View Article

March 5, 2018

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Bloom Feature

The October/November issue of Bloom is hot off the press!  Bloom was kind enough to feature our farm and venue in this issue.  A brief history of the farm and how Jeff and I stumbled upon it is captured in our Bloom Feature located here! If you’d like a hard copy of the magazine, please let… View Article

November 4, 2017

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Mary’s Debut

“What is an old farm without an old farm truck?” you say? Well, had you asked us a week ago we would have said “a lot of work.” Ask us today, and the answer is largely the same, but now it’s “a lot of work with a really sweet old truck to look at.” I… View Article

September 21, 2017

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Momma Always Said

My momma always said, “better late than never.” Let’s hope your momma said that too, because by all blogging standards we are failing miserably at keeping you, our loyal readers, up to date with what is going on with our farm on a regular basis. For that we are sorry and will do better! We… View Article

August 13, 2017

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Lights! (Camera and Action Forthcoming)

During the barn reconstruction at Whippoorwill Hill, we noticed that there was no horizontal beam in the center of the barn that would be well-suited for installing a lighting focal point. Upon our request, Indiana Barns installed, leveled, and secured an additional reclaimed 8”x8” hardwood beam specifically for a chandelier in the centermost and highest… View Article

March 28, 2017

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Structural Fortification

One of the very last things we wanted to think about when we elected to undertake moving a barn from Manilla to Bloomington was the diligence required to ensure that the barn was structurally sound enough to house our future guests. I take that back—it was one of the last things I wanted to think… View Article

March 4, 2017

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Bloom 2017 Wedding Guide

The newest Bloom edition, the 2017 Wedding Guide, is hot off the press!   What a wonderful resource for prospectives brides, grooms, families, friends, and planners to see what’s available for weddings in the Bloomington, Indiana area.    As a fun game, see if you can’t find Whippoorwill Hill’s first advertisement! If you’d like a copy of… View Article

February 13, 2017

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Have you ever heard “Deeper Than the Holler” by Randy Travis? If not, stop reading immediately and listen to it! Now, not only do you know how to say “Whippoorwill”, but if you’re anything like us, that song has had some kind of effect on you. Perhaps you’re a lot like us, and the song’s… View Article

February 9, 2017

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Windows and Battens and Doors, Oh My!

The past three days have been huge for Whippoorwill Hill. We successfully prepared for and completed the Bloomington Bridal Show. We measured our success by how many t-shirts we handed out (we like giving away t-shirts to our future guests), how many dynamic, engaging, new blushing brides (and grooms!) we became acquainted with, and how… View Article

January 25, 2017

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2017 – A Year of Firsts

Happy New Year from Whippoorwill Hill!  We couldn’t be more excited for 2017, as this is our first year to share our farm with the Bloomington (and surrounding) community.  Weddings are currently our main focus, but we hope to unveil a few other types of events in the coming months, very much out of the… View Article

January 15, 2017