Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Here We Go Again!

Things are about ready to change in our world again.
We made the decision to leave our little farm house.

It has been almost 2 years since we laid our eyes on this little piece of property.

The property had been neglected for a few years.

We purchased the farm in January of 2012.
It seemed like forever before the snow melted and we could start working around the yard.

And there was lots of work to do!

After a many days of raking, pulling weeds and one awful bout of poison ivy we got it done!

What a difference a year makes!

The next project was the house itself.

The poor roof was weighed down with 6 layers of shingles. 
The workers swore they heard it breath a sigh of relief when the last layer was removed.

Each room needed a little TLC.

The living room was a hodge podge of colors and uneven wall paper boarders.

The only thing I didn't want to change was the farmstyle kitchen. 

The cabinets were made by a former tenant.

We have put a lot of time, love and money into this property!
It became a relaxing weekend retreat for us.

Then this spring we decided lets make it our permanent home.
The house in town went on the market.
We were so excited when it sold and the farm could be our full time home.
But soon after the move it became apparent the space was just to small.

I love to entertain, and the house just won't hold more than a few people comfortably.

A few ideas floated around.
Lets add on.
Maybe build a new house.

But that would mean tearing down a great little house that was built in 1861.

We just couldn't do that.

The hubby is always scanning the real estate pages.

He came across a house only a few miles up the road.
We went back and forth about making an appointment to look at it.
On a Friday night last month we took that step.

I cried!
It felt like home!

We made an offer the next day.

The sellers accepted!

But my heart still felt bad for leaving this little farm.

That Saturday night a tragic thing happened.

My sons girlfriend was killed in an auto accident not far from the house.

Our once scenic view will always hold the memory of all the emergency lights that horrible night.

I knew it was time to go!

The papers will be signed on the 27th.
A late Christmas present to us!

We haven't yet decided what to do with this little farm house.

I am sure God will guide the right person to this property, just like he did for us!

Two moves in one year?

We must be crazy!

Very blessed, but crazy!

Here is a sneak peak of the new house.
It sits on 5 acres!
Lots of room, but lots more things to tackle!

Ready or not here we come!



  1. You sure did a lot of work - it look great - I'm sure it will sell. The new place looks nice too.

    1. Thanks! We havent decided to sell or rent out the house. We have become awful attached to the property.

  2. Holy cow!!!!!!! Yes you are busy and no you are not crazy! First of all I want to say how deeply sorry I am to hear of your son's girlfriend....I have no words...just so sad and I understand why the view would be changed. You all really did change the whole place it is so beautiful!!! But you have to do what you have to do and you know how you want to live so bravo to you!!!! Please keep us posted! And keep warm!!! We are freezing here!

    1. We really do love this little farm house! And it has been so warm and cozy inside during this bitter weather! You stay warm too girlfriend!!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your sons girlfriend :( That is so sad!

    Good luck with your new house!

    1. Thank you. It was such a sad time. My heart just breaks for her parents!

  4. This is so very exciting! I'm glad you found a new house that will fit your needs better. Sounds like you did a lot of work on your old house so hopefully you will get a good return on your investment.

    So sorry to hear about your son's girlfriend. My condolences to him and to her family.

    1. Thanks Tammy! It was such a heart-breaking time! Along with the house, we got a colony of bees! The owners are know for their honey that they sell in our area. So I am going to try and keep the hive and honey making going!

  5. Hi Liz, I've popped over to have a look around your blog (now following). Gosh, I love that little farmhouse & barn! That would be really hard to leave such a cute place, but I understand about lack of space (my biggest problem in my own home). Your new home looks solid and it's nice that it's in the same area. I see you're getting some bees too! My dad used to keep bees and that fresh honey was the best! Enjoy your weekend ... I'm just sitting home today waiting for a big snowstorm to arrive :[ Wendy x

  6. Thanks for following along! I love our little farmhouse. And the property it sits on! But the new house is really beautiful inside and has such a cozy feeling to it! We had snow over night, but nothing like they are predicting for you! Stay warm and safe Wendy!

  7. So sorry for your family's loss. Your son now has an angel he knows by name. Praying for peace for your loved ones this Christmas.

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words!