I Need Your Help – A Sonoma Garden is for Sale

Front door wreath
I wasn’t going to share this at first because I like to keep some amount of privacy here, but in this market, in this economy, I think it’s time to be a little creative. So here goes. The main reason things have been a little silent around here is that we’ve found a new garden that we would like to tend. It’s still here in Sonoma, but it’s on almost two acres. Two flat, just waiting to be planted acres with a 1950’s vintage house on it. We’ve had our eye on the market for a while now, but we’re very picky. After turning our house and our backyard from the decrepit, funky junky garden into the cheerful (to our eyes at least) place we have, it’s hard to think of leaving. But this new place looks worth it. The potential is limitless in this new spot. More chickens, maybe some goats, a tractor, possibly a natural swimming pond, and I can’t wait to plant some Scarlet Oaks. But we have to sell our house to make this all work.
We’ve been very hard at work tidying up, fixing loose ends, decluttering, polishing, and putting things in their right place and our current garden (and house) is now on the market. And what I need help from you guys is to help us find a buyer.
Jack's new shelf
In this age of social networking and all, I thought it might help to reach out and risk losing a little privacy if that will make our dream happen. And I trust you folks, you’ve always been more than friendly with us. So, if you or anyone you know is looking for a well built house with a chicken coop, large organic garden (we’ll even leave the compost piles if you like), within an easy walk to town and good schools, please take a look.
Spruced up bed, ready for sale.
I know this economy is tough, and this deal might not work out, which is okay. We do love our place, but oh the dreaminess and possibilities of this new place are hard to resist!


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9 responses to “I Need Your Help – A Sonoma Garden is for Sale

  1. Your home is so beautiful! Good luck and I’ll pass this on!


  2. Oh, I only wish I could buy your house…a bit out of our price range as my hubby is a poor school teacher! All the best in moving to a bigger garden!

  3. Marisa

    Sending this to all my friends and family who live in Sonoma County.

  4. I don’t know anyone looking right now but I’ll keep you in mind. Good luck! The new place sounds perfect and I hope it works out!

  5. I have my fingers crossed and my ears open for anyone looking to move. The house is beautiful but the compost pile! How lucky could a homebuyer be.

  6. Don’t know if you follow the blog of author Jon Katz here:

    Although he is in upstate New York, he is selling Bedlam Farm and looking for another place where he and his girlfriend can be creative rather than spend all of their time farming. I realze Sonoma would be a big change from where he is now; but maybe he would consider NOT shovelling snow as a bonus.

    Good luck and congratualtions on being bold and creative in your marketing.

  7. Good luck with your house and your new plot! That sounds so exciting but exhausting!! I hope you get a buyer quickly. Lovely front door wreath!

  8. Jane

    OOOOOOH. It’s so beautiful and everything I want…a small home, one story, lots of garden space,place for a few chickens, maybe a goat or two for milk, a studio for my artist pursuits…it looks like someone took my dream and made it real. Alas, horribly out of our price range, but it’s so beautiful even in this market you should be able to sell something so bucolic. Good luck in getting your dream…we’re still trying!

  9. leeoliphant

    Hoping that you will find a buyer and make the move you are wishing for. I lived in Sonoma and Marin County for 35 years (now retired, we moved to Cambria). Sonoma is so idea for gardening. Someone will be interested in carrying on your vision while you work on another.

    Wishing you a smooth transition.

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