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RachelLeigh Posted - May 17 2021 : 4:22:43 PM
I picked up my first MJF magazine in mid-2003, and I was instantly captivated. Even though I'd grown up on a hobby farm in southern Indiana, I was then a city girl who wanted to find her way to a little piece of land to call her own. For the last 18 years, I've been a faithful reader and sometimes poster here (when life isn't insane).

Fast forward through those last 18 years, through life/career moves that took me to Louisville, KY, to getting married, to Indianapolis, IN, to Kent, WA, and finally, to our most recent (now previous) home in Port Orchard, WA (which was the first house we ever owned). The most we ever lived on in that time was .25 acres.

Until now.

Last Wednesday, my husband and I closed on a beautiful, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1589 sq foot rambler situated on 4.54 acres in the lush farmland of western Washington that sits in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. Our property is fully fenced in, with the front acreage sectioned off from the back because it likely used to hold livestock of some kind. It's heavily treed and nicely serene. The sounds of roosters, horses, and cows replaces the sounds of the town we just left. To top it off, we have the most lovely, large covered back porch that stares out into the trees and fenced pastureland. We are on well and septic, both of which are new for us, too.

The property came with a greenhouse that needs repairing and a fenced-in blueberry patch containing 12 plants!!! I'm an instant Blueberry Farmer!! I likely won't plant a garden until next year given the timing, but I'm thrilled about the prospects of what's ahead!

Anyway, this Farmgirl-at-Heart is FINALLY an actual farmgirl and I can't wait for the adventures ahead!

Our house:

The covered porch (please excuse the mess):

Inside the greenhouse:

The blueberry patch:

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naturemaiden Posted - Jun 04 2021 : 3:48:18 PM
Congratulations! That is so wonderful! Your home looks beautiful. How lucky to have all of that.... I'm imagining blueberry muffins fresh from the oven piping hot with melted butter :)

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katmom Posted - May 21 2021 : 10:57:46 PM
Oh Rachel,, sending Congrats on your very own little Green Acres.... We love ours over here on the Eastern side of the state.. although you are having much nicer weather then us.. enjoy it!
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MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 21 2021 : 1:49:20 PM
Rachel, congratulations on your new home! It looks very beautiful. I bet you are going to just love it there and the blueberry patch is going to be wonderful! Enjoy your new place!

AussieChick Posted - May 20 2021 : 5:34:46 PM
Congratulations on your new home! My husband comes from the beautiful Washington State and we are quite familiar with the area around Rainier. We still have friends living in Rainier. Have you tried the thickshakes from the "Scaleburger" shack in Elbe yet? That used to be one of our favourite stops on the way to Mount Rainier.

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YellowRose Posted - May 20 2021 : 06:31:17 AM
So happy for you. Your home and farm are beautiful.

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Dreamer42 Posted - May 19 2021 : 2:30:36 PM
Congratulations your new homestead! Enjoy every single moment! Its beautiful!

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craftingram Posted - May 19 2021 : 06:18:19 AM
Congratulations on your beautiful new home. I still remember the thrill the first time we moved to the country. So many wonderful adventures are ahead for you.

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HealingTouch Posted - May 18 2021 : 6:28:17 PM
Congratulations and many blessings for your future. I think I smell Blueberry Pie! LoL!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
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nubidane Posted - May 18 2021 : 4:00:55 PM
So great Rachel! And so many features already in place, including the fencing around the blueberries.
Sounds gorgeous.
Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 18 2021 : 3:55:36 PM
WOW!! what a gorgeous farm!!! Enjoy this wonderful new home and all the adventures of living the Farmgirl life!! Keep us posted on some of your fun projects too.

Winnie #3109
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Audra Rose Posted - May 17 2021 : 5:31:57 PM
How lovely! I am so happy for you. Enjoy this new chapter in your life, and may you make many happy memories.

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