This Sonoma Garden is Moving

Some of you who have been reading this blog for a while may be wondering where all the posts on spring plantings are. Why the big lack of sharing what we’ve planted, the pictures of sprouting seeds, the near unreachable growing dreams I have for our garden? Well, we have been growing things from seed and planning great big garden dreams in our head, but they are all in preparation of a new garden. Yes, after over two solid years of searching and 7 offers on 7 different houses, we are finally moving! While we are still staying in Sonoma, we are headed out of town and into the country. We are moving from our little walk-to-town cottage to a California ranch rambler on two acres. It is an exciting move, our dreams for this new property have been soaring without limit, but it is incredibly scary too. The property is stunning, yet far from town and the house? Well, it’s bigger, but oh, is it ever a project. Luckily the new well was just dug, but it still needs a new….well, you name it and it needs it. A new roof, gutters, a new septic system, new windows, new plumbing, new paint, new electrical work….the project list is endless. And didn’t I hear somewhere that linoleum in the bedrooms is coming back? I’m crossing my fingers that’s true.
But let’s not dwell on the house, take a look outside. The people who lived here before was a husband and wife who built the house when they were married in 1950 and lived there until their death last year. As the years went by they expanded the house and the gardens. They were avid gardeners; fruit trees, berries, nut trees and perennial vegetables abound. And the flowers, just look at the flowers. I’m going to need your help identifying many of them! As we peeked in the cupboards we saw home canned jam and knew we had found the right place. I hope we’ll make that couple proud with how we’ll continue on with their property.
Our new neighbors include a dairy, a Rocky chicken farm, a dog kennel, a horse ranch and many hobby farmers. Not to mention that we’ll have plenty of peacock, fox and wild turkey stories to share soon.
I have valued your comments and readership so much, I’m looking forward to sharing our new adventure with you and getting your advice and opinions as we go!


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23 responses to “This Sonoma Garden is Moving

  1. What a wonderful new place to start your large gardens. You can just feel the love that went into the plantings that are already there. Ya did good! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations! What exciting news. I love that you’ll be thinking of the previous owners as you work in your beautiful new gardens.

  3. Very exciting! Sounds as though you’ll have ample room to expand that garden of yours….looking forward to watching it progress:)

  4. Congratulations! The property looks amazing.

  5. KimH

    Wow! Your place is awesome and Im so jealous! I wish you much joy and a wonderful life in your new home & gardens!

  6. Best of luck in your new home. So lovely. I can’t wait to see what your future holds.

  7. caroline

    WOW! you’ll have your work cut out… you guys are great. Always enjoy catching up on your adventures. Good luck with the move, with it all, you’ll do well.
    Caroline in Holland.

  8. Katie

    Congratulations! We too went from the “city” to the country. We fixed up an old farm house, and while it’s a lot of work, it’s very enjoyable and really worth it. And you’ll learn things you never imagined…I now know how to tile a bathroom, for instance. Best of luck in your new adventure!

  9. Oh how exciting for you guys!! I am so happy for you and so looking forward to pic’s of the new/old house!! Have fun and enjoy every moment!

  10. Joyce Perez

    I love your sharings, and I am so very happy that you have more land to grow with. The plantings that are already there are beautiful, and even with all the things that you have to do to the house, you will appreciate it all the more when your finished.
    I cant wait to see what you will be doing next. Love and Good Lucki
    Joyce in South eastern Ohio

  11. lorrie fulton

    How beautiful for you! I am far from there, but it looks familiar. Is it southwest of town; sort of the Bonness road area?

  12. Brenda

    Two whole acres, and a house??!! Wowwee, that is awesome. Such exciting news – congratulations!

  13. Absolutely STUNNING. It looks like what I would call … my dream place to live!! You have been VERY BLESSED!!

  14. Julie

    Looks beautiful!!! I’m jealous!!!!!! Enjoy!

  15. oh my goodness! i got serious goosebumps as my eyes welled with tears reading about this incredible new place for you all to grow! how excitingly wonderful! best of the best wishes be with you during the transition!!!!! ❤

  16. Kristiina

    It looks like You got two acres of paradise. Good luck!
    Kristiina from Estonia

  17. Congratulations, your views and your new garden look so nurturing, and I know the house will come around in time, I look forward to following all the progress and thank you for including us all in your adventure!

  18. The property looks lovely! Can’t wait to see more.

  19. In all of your photos, I can see the one thing that I love about Sonoma…..the light!! So beautiful. Congrats on the new place, and I’m sure you will make it a very special place.

  20. That just looks like heaven!! How very beautiful, I’m sure the couple would be thrilled to have your wonderful family live there.

  21. Janet Teltschik

    It looks beautiful and sounds perfect for you and your family. I can’t wait to see your progress. Janet

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