I was surfing around the Internet today and stumbled across an old website I created at least 10 years ago on Yahoo’s Geocities. The web hosting site went defunct several years ago and I assumed my site was lost. Then I found it a year or so later. It had been captured by a web crawling service and archived. Now the site’s turned up again! It’s on Bravenet, a web hosting service. When I created the site, I used a free guestbook powered by Bravenet. I guess that gave them the right to save my site. That’s ok, I like seeing it again. Unfortunately, I can’t access the site to manage it. In order to get customer support from Bravenet you have to pay $100 per year. I’ve posted a question looking for help from Bravenet members on how to reactive my site, but I don’t hold out much hope. I’m not sure the site is worth $100 per year. But, it was fun to create. My first venture into World Wide Web land.
Here is the first page of the site. It appears the links inside the webpage also work!
Welcome to Phoenix Farm
Our Hillside Home in Central Maine
|Welcome to Phoenix Farm, our home in Central Maine. The farm was started in 1969 and was originally part of a larger farm. The stone walls have trees growing through them that are at least 150 years old, probably older. This land has some of the best plant growing soil found in Maine.The farm covers 75 acres of fields and woods on the southeast side of a small hill. At the base of the hill a little river called Martin Stream passes through the farm. There is a maple orchard on the north side of the farm. Two fields were planted to apple orchards. Over the years many of the trees have died, whittling the orchards down from 800 trees to about 200. A small vineyard of purple, red and white grapes grows near the house. Just north of the house is a home orchard of sour cherry and pear trees. Below this orchard is a patch of 400 highbush blueberry plants.The barn lies downhill and to the north of the house. Directly downhill from the house is a 50’X 50’garden space. Pastures and a half-acre farm pond fill the long plateau below the garden. South of the pond, beyond an ancient tree-lined stone wall is a large hayfield. From there the land drops down into woodlands that run along both sides of Martin Stream. From the farm a panorama opens across a valley of fields and forests to an opposing ridge of trees, fields and scattered homes a mile away.
Some of the produce from Phoenix Farm includes: pure maple syrup, organic apples, pears, sour cherries, grapes and highbush blueberries, jams and jellies, garden vegetables, autumn decorations like gourds and indian corn, hay, firewood, beef, angora rabbits, angora fiber and yarn, araucana and ameraucana chickens and blue eggs.
Seasons on the Farm
Life on the Farm
By the Farm Pond
To feel the wind, sun and rain,
Not sure why the fonts change in the body, must be something to do with the way I wrote the program or who knows. I learned how to write in basic html when I created this site. A real stroll down memory lane!
Here is the link to the old site: http://www.geocities.ws/phoenixfarm270/index-2.html