© Lynda Swink and “Life on the Farmlet,” 2015
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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38 thoughts on “Welcome to the Farmlet!”
What a huge blessing to be able to start a new life away from all of the busy city hubub! 🙂
My husband says that often! We are grateful to be here in all this quiet beauty. ~ L
I am looking forward to hearing about your new life. This is an exciting adventure. A gigantic step. Bravo. Virginia
Thank you, Virginia!
Hi. I’ve nominated your blog for an award—of choice yet! Please swing by when you can to grab…Have an awesome, blogging day! http://charronschatter.com/2013/01/28/lucky-number-7/
Charron, it took me a couple of minutes to track down that Gargie Award! LOL! I found him and his button building code here:
Thank you for thinking of me, Charron!
Oh POOH, the code will have to be picked up at the site I guess, because it sure didn’t come out here in my comment. 😉
oh gosh, Lynda, I am sorry. I always make a meme of all my awards, and forget to include a separate one for the nomineez. My total bad…
Oh dear, I wasn’t complaining. I just thought he was off the wall cute and had to find out where he originated. It is hard to find the origins of most of the online awards these days!
Seriously, I wasn’t complaining. 🙂
On you other website, I just saw the blog “It started with Dirty Dishes.”
I could not find a place to write a comment.
It all sounds so familiar! One day, I will write the story “The Day it Rained Lima Beans.”
I’m sorry, Mary. I have had to limit my comments to about 30 days because of all the horrible spamming!
Apparently, there are more of us out there than we know. I look forward to your sharing your story.
Hmm… another good reason to not like lima beans! 😉
I am SOOOOOO happy for you!
Hello, JULIE! We signed the papers on the Mountain Farmlet yesterday. LOL, I was so excited when we went to bed that I couldn’t even sleep. Silly, huh? 😉
Just discovered your blog and find it so interesting! You are a blogging veteran and I think I can learn from you. I’ll be following…
Thank you, Nancy! I look forward to following your progress at Blue Stem Pond too! Seems we are both facing the too much furniture for too little space dilemma at the moment, but we will get it all sorted out eventually. 😀
We live on 5 acres near Cincinnati in the country and love it also!
Sherry, currently, we are on just under an acre, and we have entirely outgrown it’s capacity to provide for all our critters! We have purchased 25 acres with a very old home on it that we are trying to restore. Once we get the kitchen and the laundry facilities functioning we will be moving there so we can have more time to get the rest done… it is a lot of work restoring a home begun as a cabin in back in 1840.
Hi, glad to read that you are enjoying Alabama in December. I live in Montgomery and have always dreamed of living on a farm. Hopefully, I can follow your journey and if you ever need to check in with a fellow Alabamian, just e-me. Jackie
Jackie, thank you. I haven’t made it much past Birmingham yet. Although, in the early 70s I used to travel a bit between Pensacola and Baton Rouge, Louisiana via the I-10. Montgomery and Selma are on my list of places to visit. So much history here in Alabama!
I look forward to your visits here with me, Jackie!
Would love to have coffee and chat when you are in Mtgy. My email is on your “followers” list. jcmercy
It may be a while. We have to finish the reconstruction on the Mountain Farmlet first. However, I look forward to meeting, Jackie. Thank you!
Hello. In the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, your writing and your photos. So despite the fact that you probably have this already, I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award (well, you ARE). Of course, there’s no need to do anything about it if you don’t feel like it, but if you’d like to participate, go here for more details: http://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/and-another-one
Have a great Christmas. Kate
Kate, I’m sorry I didn’t acknowledge this sooner! I really appreciate your nomination, but mostly I love that you enjoy your time reading here on the Farmlet! Thank you!
I’m so glad to have found your blog! This is a dream of mine too, to retire into the country with a small farm to my name which for the moment doesn’t seem possible 🙂
I’d love to know how it IS possible at my age (54) and will hope to find the answer by scrolling down your blog!
Keep it up, if only to give hope to all of us!
Ahem… you are never too old to have fun, and if this is your heart’s desire, then I say go for it! I will say that this life change is not without its struggles, and that perhaps we should have thought of this sooner, but it is still a goal we desire to accomplish and working towards its completion keeps life interesting. 😉
Thank you for visit and I do hope our experiences help you in the realization of your own dreams!
Thanks! I do hope so too…
It is nice to know there’s no age to change drastically your life 🙂
Nope, never to old. 😀
You live in a beautiful place. Thank you for share bits of it with us!
Thank you, Anna Rose, for visiting with me! I’m glad you enjoy my sharing. ~L
it is time for reverse migration. Luck you. 🙂
Thank you, Yarnspinnerr!
An error in my earlier comment. It should read Good Luck to you.
There are no take-backs when commenting on the web. I often feel this frustration! Regardless of the typo, I got your intention, Yarnspinnerr. Thank you! 🙂
I just looked at your blog and it is so nice. Full of photos and many other interesting tidbits. I am glad you are enjoying your country living as much as I do mine.
Thank you for visiting, Carol. I do enjoy my country life, but will admit that right now I would be liking some of the warmth of your country! It is only 12 degrees (-11 Celsius) at 10:00 am this morning and will only get to a high of 23deg. (-5 Celsius) today. C-c-c-c-cold!
Pleasure to meet you. I’ve been on many a farm and always wanted to live on one – I’m envious.
Thanks GP, glad to meet you as well!