I have been sad to hear the news of the passing of Sam Beall, age 39 and Proprietor of Blackberry Farm Resort. From the very smallest detail to the largest events, Sam seemed to be involved personally making sure that all was right. We were blessed to be at Blackberry Farms twice with groups and both times Sam warmly greeted all of his guests, introduced us to his large family and shared his growing vision for Blackberry Farm Resort. At dinner, he would walk around, pull up a chair and sip wine with you to get to know you. His lovely family were with him always, and his children often stood with him, played near him, rode on the carts or sat in his lap.
As I wrote about in one of my first posts, A Berry Good Start even the granola tastes of the sun and goodness there. Blackberry Farm is a beautiful place …..horses, green pastures, beautiful gardens and meals, but Sam and his family gave it a special warmth and he will be remembered for his slow, easy kindness as though each person were the most important guest yet.
To the Beall Family and all of the Blackberry Farm Family, our prayers are with you during this sad time and thank you for the opportunity to know Sam and his vision.