A Holiday Step in Time

The Zachary-Tolbert House is an oasis of tranquility and transcendent beauty amidst the cares and concerns of this busy season.
Illustration by Norma Jean Zahner

Saved by a Donut Dude

A random donut shop encounter reveals the state of the Universe. We’re all in trouble.

Stepping Outdoors With Ann

Ann Campbell’s passion for the natural world helps to fuel the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society’s vital mission.
Sue Blair with Xantos and Ellie Mae

A Most Wonderful Time

The Christmas Season is a a time of reflection and gratitude at Carpe Diem Farms.

From Islands to Mountains

Twenty-four dogs and puppies from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico have been given a new leash(!) on life at Cashiers Highlands Humane Society.
Marty Rosenfield

Highlands Food Pantry

Even as its needs increase, The Highlands Food Pantry is seeing a dramatic cut to its steady supply of food.


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“Littles” at International Friendship Center’s family art weekend at The Bascom.

Articles Results

A Most Wonderful Time at Carpe Diem Farms
Published on
2017/12 - December
The Christmas Season is a a time of reflection and gratitude at Carpe Diem Farms.  more
25 Years of Carpe Diem
Published on
2017/03 - March
A crazy dream and an unshakeable faith led to the formation of Carpe Diem Farms 25 years ago.  more
A Family Friendly Affair
Published on
2017/09 - September
With a little bit of time to breathe, Carpe Diem Farms begins to plan its 25th anniversary celebration.  more
A Silver Celebration
Published on
2017/01 - Winter
There’s plenty to celebrate at Carpe Diem Farms this year, thanks to a wise stable of horses and a creative, committed staff.  more
Building Stable Relationships
Published on
2017/04 - April
The bond between horses and girls and women is deep and almost mystical. Carpe Diem Farms nurtures this special relationship.  more
Calling All Volunteers
Published on
2017/05 - May
A small team of good-natured volunteers is needed to help Carpe Diem Farms get spruced up for the season.  more
Carpe Diem Gallops Ahead
Published on
2017/07 - July
After an extremely busy spring, the days at Carpe Diem Farm have somehow gotten even more stimulating.  more
Continued Blessings at Carpe Diem Farms
Published on
2017/10 - October
Carpe Diem Farms exists in an endless cycle of blessings received and blessings given.   more
Human Potential & Equines
Published on
2017/08 - August
Carpe Diem Farms is celebrating 25 years of exploring the magical bonds between horses and the human heart.  more
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Published on
2016/12 - December
The ongoing success of Carpe Diem Farms is predicated upon a wellspring of generosity and tireless devotion.  more