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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
2564 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2021 :  10:21:35 AM  Show Profile
Hi everyone!

It's been 4 months since we've moved into our home. We've been painting and have had a lot of work done here, and more to still do. Some of the repairs were expected and some not. Nothing terrible. Still I can't believe the mountain views we have. Soon my greenhouse will go up, something I've been dreaming of for years. We just realized that we have sugar maples here, so we've tapped the trees and are collecting sap to make maple syrup. That was exciting to discover! I am going to have so many plants to put in the ground. I've started vegetable seed indoors under lights. There's a small room off the kitchen which I've made into my walk in pantry, but it needs paint and flooring. I can't wait for it to be done so I can do canning this year.

Our second grandson, Christian Noah, is due in June. So many great changes. The stress i felt in the house we were renting is simply gone. Moving away from that chaos has felt like a burden off of my shoulders. The house next door to me sold after ours did and the neighbor came over to introduce herself, which was nice. There's a freight train that passes down in the valley every day. it is super long and so cool to hear. We have coyotes too. I told my husband that we are so lucky to live here. I will post pictures soon. I am so happy that spring is just days away!

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becsbecaw
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Becca
Elsie MI
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2021 :  11:41:19 AM  Show Profile
Hi Connie,

Congrats on the new home! Sounds like a little slice of paradise! You are going to love making maple syrup!

-Becca
Farming in MI
Sister # 8348
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2746 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2746 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2021 :  3:24:27 PM  Show Profile
Connie we need pics!!!
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CountryBorn
True Blue Farmgirl

1545 Posts

Mary Jane
New York
USA
1545 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2021 :  06:36:52 AM  Show Profile


There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
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CountryBorn
True Blue Farmgirl

1545 Posts

Mary Jane
New York
USA
1545 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2021 :  06:58:19 AM  Show Profile
Well That is s true saying. but not what I intended to post lol! Your place sounds beautiful. welcome to NY!! Wouldn't live anywhere else. We have 43 acres here. Just wanted to warn you, the coyotes are pretty cool to hear howling. But, they are very hard on any small animals or fowl you may own.Just a word of caution! I am sure you probably already know that. Hope you enjoy your new home and surroundings.

Mary Jane

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

441 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
441 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2021 :  07:46:59 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations on your new home, Connie! Sounds like a dream come true!

Keep shining!
Natalie

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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

2564 Posts

Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
2564 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2021 :  08:20:56 AM  Show Profile
thanks, I've always lived in NY, we were just on long island before. i will get pics up soon. happy spring everyone!!!! well, it's time for me to go out and play, we are going to get the plot ready for the greenhouse.

Vintage sewing machines, original parts & related book titles.- http://www.thriftyfarmgirl.com/




Edited by - naturemaiden on Mar 20 2021 08:22:53 AM
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2200 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2200 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2021 :  6:41:07 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Connie on your new home! Enjoy creating new memories there!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

1022 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2021 :  08:14:51 AM  Show Profile
Connie, it sound like you are loving your new adventures, congratulations and best wishes!

Jana
MJF #7110

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5352 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5352 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2021 :  1:38:19 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Connie! It sounds like you are loving your new place. That makes me happy. I canít wait to see your pictures and see what you have changed. Enjoy your new house and all the fun new adventures that come with it!

Krista
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5783 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5783 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2021 :  4:28:22 PM  Show Profile
So happy to learn, Connie, that you are enjoying your new home!! Thanks for sharing the latest and let us know how the Maple syrup process worked out. That sounds like such fun and there is nothing better on pancakes than real Maple syrup!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

2564 Posts

Connie - Farmgirl #673
Hoosick Falls NY
USA
2564 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2021 :  4:00:33 PM  Show Profile
For the late update, we almost have all of the plants in the ground. I had hernia surgery two weeks ago so its taking longer to get things done. My husband and son are working hard. The maple syrup turned out thin but delicious. We discovered that we have more sugar maples than we thought, so next year we will really be cranking out the syrup. My outdoor pizza oven is setup, as well as my campfire cooking areas. The house is a mess because we've been focusing on the yard for so long. now we're expecting heat for the next 5 days, and i won't be outside in that. In the greenhouse, the lettuce and arugula are ready. with the heat, further lettuce crops will be done outside the greenhouse. My heart feels content and my dream is unfolding. I just want to sit under my sugar maple reading my Mary Jane's mag and admiring the mountain view. Oh, and my second grandson, Christian, is due in like a week!

Vintage sewing machines, original parts & related book titles.- http://www.thriftyfarmgirl.com/




Edited by - naturemaiden on Jun 04 2021 4:02:00 PM
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

161 Posts

Tara
sands of time SC
USA
161 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2021 :  09:13:17 AM  Show Profile
Rest first. Then share pictures of the greenhouse. I've always wanted one.

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