Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Blog

We have finally made it to our new home in New York. Since we no longer live on our farm, I thought it appropriate to start a blog focusing on our new life here. I was going to let the blog die but then I was reminded by friends and family members that the blog is the only way they can keep up with the children and what is going on in our world. I am touched that those closest to me actually read my ramblings and nonsensical posts. Sometimes it is just easier to push the publish button at 2 a.m. than to pick up the phone. I am naturally anti-social and a recluse. It is hard for me to keep up with everyone. I'm working on it. Really.
Here is the link to the new blog: .......if you'd like to follow along.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Herding Ducks...Home for sale.

The time has come for us to move on. We have put the house and property on the market. If you know of anyone who would like to move to a small hobby farm in the Montgomery area, this may be just the ticket. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home that sits on just over 3 acres. There is a LR, DR, Kitchen, and two bonus rooms. Included in the property is a large barn that has a built in chicken coop and nesting boxes, fenced pasture for horses, horse shelter, and a separate animal enclosure attached to the barn for chickens or goats. There is a 50x50 ft garden plot, a (young) orchard with 20 producing fruit trees and small goldfish pond. If you are interested or want additional pictures or information, e-mail me at or leave a message here.

Fenced pasture.
Fenced pasture with barn. The fence is solar powered.
Horse Shed attached to the back of the barn.
View from Orchard.
Another view from the orchard.

Orchard entrance. There are 20 fruit trees; Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Santa Rosa plum, assorted peaches, Asian pear, Bartlett pear. There are blueberry, strawberry and blackberry bushes, a mint garden, 250 foot herb gardens, a small fish pond and several ornamental trees such as weeping cherry, Crepe Myrtle and Camellias.

Part of the herb garden. There is Rosemary (tons), Tarragon, Lemon Balm, Cilantro, Sage, Pineapple sage, oregano, fennel, chives, pansy and basil.

Front Porch


LR..fireplace is 24 feet high.

Back wall under 24ft. vaulted ceiling.

View from kitchen window.
One of the two bonus rooms. I use this one for a school room.

Downstairs bedroom.
Upstairs Bathroom.
Upstairs bathroom...huge jetted tub.

Downstairs half bath.

Downstairs full bathroom
Slate floors in bathroom. There is slate/wood floors throughout the house.
Back porch