BFF’s 100th Post

This is my 100th post. I have been anticipating this milestone for a long time. As I wondered about the 100th post and possible topics, my mind would fill with ideas. I wanted it to be moving, meaningful, and inspiring. The 100th post idea started to develop a pressure-filled voice of its own. “It’s got to be big—balloon-big, band-big, knock-their-socks-off meaningful. This type of voice can stop all forward motion. Ideas can get so big they leave the realm of reality and attainability.

Luckily, before this could happen, my brother, David, gave me a gift—a fun, loving, knock-your-socks-off meaningful gift, that also provided me with my 100th post. Thanks, David.

The gift is a large green ceramic frog—a garden frog, a Barking Frog Farm frog. He looks to be the perfect mascot for this place I call home and the ideas I share with all who will listen. David bought this incredible frog at Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer that “provides sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries.” A wonderful shop and company. Check them out.

So, this new resident of Barking Frog Farm needs a name, and I would like some help with naming him or her. Take a look at the photos in this post, maybe his or her personality will shine through and a name will come to mind. I’d love to hear from you. You can post name suggestions in the comment area of this blog, on Facebook, or email me at Here are some pictures to help you get to know this frog.

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9 Responses to BFF’s 100th Post

  1. David says:

    Thanks for a good laugh this morning!!!

    As a helpful link for your other readers, here’s the Ten Thousand Villages store locator:

    (I’m sticking with my original vote…Herrrrbert, although Lissa has come up with a VERY strong contender!)

  2. Lissa says:

    B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o….. perhaps a good name for a “barking” frog on the verge of a BIG idea? 🙂

    • eaglemoon says:

      I love this name! Bingo – will inspired a continuous flow of great ideas, never an end – very mystical and magical – gnomish, nature spiritish, and just plain, groovy! I must say, I love Vern L. Pool too, but Bingo really seems like he/she would uphold the Farms Mission statement!

  3. Marie Fontaine says:

    Dear Ann,
    Jason, Joe, Gracey, Vivi and I just spent some time brainstorming names for your frog. The name we all agree we like the best was a joint effort, stemming from Joe’s initial inspiration: Vern (full name, Vern L. Pool). Other name ideas we liked: Anura (for the Greek name of the Order of frogs, meaning “tailless”); Felix, Leap, Crocket, Paddy (my second favorite), Verde (Spanish for green). Can’t wait to hear what you eventually name him! Let Jason and the girls know, too, by e-mailing them at
    Merry Christmas! Ribbit!

  4. kellytonks says:

    mmm, I love the ideas above, I’ll have tograb my coffee and think, Vern is very clever:-))

    Congrats on your 100th post!

  5. Cindy Parzych says:

    That frog’s a girl and her name is Lily. No doubt about it!

    Congratulations, Ann. We are all so lucky to have you.


  6. Emile & Lucy says:

    He looks like he is contemplating “Ponder” That my name for him! (He is thinking -I wonder what they are going to think of next).

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