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naturemaiden Posted - Sep 09 2020 : 1:42:03 PM
Hi everyone!

We took another trip upstate yesterday and put in an offer on a house, which was accepted today!, on a sweet house built in 1940. The view in front is of the green mountain national park in Vermont. It is over 500' in elevation on a beautiful hill, and it has an apple tree! There's a perfect spot for my new greenhouse.

Its a bout 10 min from the VT border. The pictures don't do the views any justice. It's at over 500' elevation, with beautiful rolling hills, with amenities 5 min away, and some even closer. There's a chicken coop and a swing for my grandson! So we are moving to Hoosick Falls, NY. I've been talking about this for YEARS and finally! So in about 8 weeks, no more renting! The house is 4.5 hrs from where I live now. What a drive!

Here it is:

The environment there is SO different, just what I've always wanted. I can't wait to pack and go!!!!!! I'm already planning my gardens.

I think I'm in shock LOL.


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

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naturemaiden Posted - Jun 04 2021 : 4:00:33 PM
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!

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Mar 22 2021 : 4:28:22 PM
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!

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Mar 22 2021 : 1:38:19 PM
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!

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

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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
Dreamer42 Posted - Mar 20 2021 : 6:41:07 PM
Congratulations Connie on your new home! Enjoy creating new memories there!

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naturemaiden Posted - Mar 20 2021 : 08:20:56 AM
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.

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

Keep shining!

CountryBorn Posted - Mar 20 2021 : 06:58:19 AM
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
CountryBorn Posted - Mar 20 2021 : 06:36:52 AM

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. Freya Stark
nubidane Posted - Mar 18 2021 : 3:24:27 PM
Connie we need pics!!!
becsbecaw Posted - Mar 18 2021 : 11:41:19 AM
Hi Connie,

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

Farming in MI
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naturemaiden Posted - Mar 18 2021 : 10:21:35 AM
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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NatChap Posted - Sep 19 2020 : 09:08:03 AM
Congratulations on your dream come true! It's beautiful!

Keep shining!

HollerGirl56 Posted - Sep 18 2020 : 1:09:38 PM
Truly beautiful! So happy for you. Such lovely scenery around you. Enjoy and show us more. Happy days to you.

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naturemaiden Posted - Sep 17 2020 : 2:49:52 PM
I love the enclosed porch too. I plan on sleeping in there once in a while. I'm trying to figure out paint colors, and how to safely fence our dogs in.

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City Chick Posted - Sep 17 2020 : 2:04:39 PM
Congratulations! Love the house - those built-in in the dining room are amazing!


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katmom Posted - Sep 16 2020 : 10:23:02 AM
Luv the All Season Porch.. and those lovely old doors with the old door knob and key plate..
Congrats on you soon to be new home...

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

windypines Posted - Sep 16 2020 : 02:33:18 AM
good luck on the move. Congratulations!!

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Ninibini Posted - Sep 15 2020 : 07:58:27 AM
SO excited for you, Connie! God bless your new hone and give you a rich life to celebrate in it! May all you new home dreams come true!



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MBurns Posted - Sep 14 2020 : 09:38:46 AM
pretty house. sounds like fun to move there.

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janamarieje Posted - Sep 12 2020 : 10:17:00 AM
I am so excited for you and hope you do before/after photos to share with us. I hope you don't mind me living through your adventure, as I hope to be in the same situation the end of summer 2021. After living in the same city/state for most of my life, we (my husband & I) hope to relocate to the state of Washington after our daughter settles into a new job and property. It is a little scary and exciting, as the possibilities are huge (to match our wish list, woodworking workshop for husband, big kitchen, garden, and sewing room for me).

MJF #7110

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
naturemaiden Posted - Sep 12 2020 : 10:02:18 AM
The sale is due to close the beginning of November. We are timing it with my husbands retirement. I don't expect to do any gardening unless we have mild weather, I might be able to transplant a few things. Other than that I thought I'd wait until spring. The house need painting, so that will keep us busy for the winter.

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janamarieje Posted - Sep 12 2020 : 09:56:51 AM
Sounds exciting Connie! You have a few months of bad weather to do inside work before hitting the ground outside. When does the sale close?

MJF #7110

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
naturemaiden Posted - Sep 12 2020 : 09:47:09 AM
Hi Jana,

We want to get chickens, but not right away. In fact the current owners have chickens there but I imagine they would take them. I am planning where the greenhouse is going and how the property will be landscaped. We'll have to paint, and right now just figuring it out as we go.

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