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Our New Life

September 16, 2012
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What have I been doing this past many months of no blogging.  Reinventing ourselves.  We sold our beloved house in the Big Lost River Valley and moved to Victor, ID which is about 20 miles or so from Jackson Hole, WY. As much as we loved out house, we wanted more snow, plain and simple, as well as the opportunity to work if we need or want, so we left is to the great mystery of fate to determine if we would make the move. In other words, would our house sell? Well it did, to the only person who looked at it! We looked at 30 houses in the Teton Valley and we ended up choosing a place that has several of the things we were missing at the old place. We have a giant green pasture with water rights, a guest house, lots of room in the main house, a huge garage, a barn that fits many tons of hay….   We are now fully prepared to take the next step toward self-sufficiency, grow our own, eat our own, have a farmer’s market stand? Yes, I left behind my three vegetable gardens, multiple flower gardens, the place I worked myself silly over, but what is life, but work? I’ll do it here, there or anywhere. It’s a good thing too, because…

It was a short sale, so what does this means? Much work required. After 6 full dump loads, 5o gallons of toxic waste taken to the station, and weeks and weeks of toil, I am posting pictures of our new paradise as a slide show.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. helen permalink
    September 16, 2012 3:30 pm

    Wow–Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.

  2. susan green permalink
    September 16, 2012 3:35 pm

    hi, great to hear from you! what is your email or phone? I would love to chat! and catch up! Susie

  3. September 16, 2012 8:30 pm

    Wow!!!!! What an adventure!!!! I love your ability to just decide you want something different and go for it!:)

  4. Linda Hollinshead permalink
    September 16, 2012 9:22 pm

    Oh, Julie, this looks so perfect for you. Your Mom and I are both smiling!!

  5. September 17, 2012 1:09 am

    Woo-hoo!! It looks great! I love all that GREEN grass and I bet the horses do too! Very happy for you!

    E

    • September 17, 2012 1:30 pm

      The riding is amazing E. Yesterday I rode Two Feathers in the Big Hole mountains for 3 1/2 hours. The fall colors are coming alive, yet the air is still warm. I can’t wait to ride with you out here one day. We have two horses….

  6. Laura permalink
    September 17, 2012 5:31 am

    Yay — you’re back! Your new home is beautiful!

    • September 17, 2012 1:32 pm

      Yes, back and with the itch to write, especially to sink back into Pacheco Falls. I’m curious to see what I think of it after being away from it for several months. I heard a writer on NPR once say that she always sets her completed novels on the shelf for 6 months to a year before her final read and revision. Interesting idea. I didn’t mean to do it, but we’ll see.

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