Welcome to the Farmlet!

The Inner Farmer Recently transplanted from California to North Alabama I find myself in awe of my new surroundings.  Gone are the traffic, the smog, and the burning of the mountains and hills of So.Cal.  I have a giant learning curve to adjust to, and find myself not minding it much at all.  This is the beginning of my new life… the one I have wanted for so long.
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9 thoughts on “Welcome to the Farmlet!

  1. Dare says:

    We always thought your “what is it?” was a compost bin of some kind. Do you like the garbage burner thing that is out there, too? That yard has interesting archeology.

  2. missusk76 says:

    I’ve just spent an enjoyable period of time browsing your blog. You’re writing is clear and entertaining and your photos are very good. I appreciate your attraction to life on the ‘farmlet’ and look forward to your further adventures.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thank you Missusk76! Interestingly, I have just been doing the same thing on your site… I am in love with your work and have been wondering about how you have accomplished some the the effects that I saw there. You have been picture taking for a very long time I suspect. I look forward to yours as well!

      • missusk76 says:

        I’m flattered, thank you very much! I have been taking pictures for a long time – I’m no spring chicken 🙂 – but everything I’ve learned about digital photography and processing, I’ve learned in the past year through the generosity of the Flickr community. I’m just now getting into the wonderful world of blogging and finding it just as warm and friendly, you being a perfect example. I’m very happy to pay it forward, so if there’s anything you want to know, please just ask!

  3. caroline says:

    I am reading your blog for the first time and it is delightful. I came by way of Angela’s Grocery Shrink. What caught my attention, besides your beautiful photography, is that you mentioned you are from Claremont, CA. I grew up there!! I attended Oakmont Elementary School and El Roble Jr. High. We moved when I was in the 8th grade to Mission Viejo in Orange County. I have many fond memories of Claremont including the park we lived near by (we lived on Cedar Crest Ave.) the little downtown area, and the Colleges. What I don’t miss was the smog!

    Anyway, you have a lovely blog and it sounds like a very fun life in your new surroundings.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hi Caroline! Thanks for stopping in and for the compliments! Please feel free to keep coming back! We used to live on Whitman Avenue near Mt. View Elementary. Bob lived there most of his life actually. He also went to El Roble. Perhaps you two knew each other in school? Small world isn’t it?

      And yes, it is wonderful here.

  4. caroline says:

    Okay, I googled Whitman Avenue, so you were northwest of us. It really is a small world. I’m 51, so I was at El Roble probably during the 1970-71 school year – I think! Too far back to remember! Anyway, I will stop in and see what you are doing on the farmlet. We are seriously considering moving in the next year or so to a different state – probably Utah, Mont., or Idaho. We are pretty fed up with life in So.Cal (we are in San Diego County now). Too many regulations, traffic, crime, etc. We long for a piece of land and a quieter life.

    • pixilated2 says:

      LOL! You sound just like us! Those are exactly the reasons we left California. You will be amazed at how much better life is outside of California.

      You are a few years behind us. We graduated in 72 and 73.

      Nevertheless I’m glad you found us!

  5. photographyfree4all says:

    Congratulations on your move, Lynda! New beginnings are exciting! I wish you well in Alabama! Isn’t it great to see something come to pass that you’ve dreamed of for so long! Leaving California – sometimes, I think of it – but I have my kids and grandkids that I would miss too much! 🙂

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