Monday, October 6, 2008

4 Weeks and counting


We move into our new house in 4 weeks. This is the satellite view of the new house and surrounding area. As you can see it is a VERY rural area! The house is on a 3/4 mile dirt road, it is the second to last house on the road. We can't see any neighbors from our house. However, it is only 10 miles from Athens, which is where the university is.


For comparisons sake, here is our current house at the same view level. This is about 5 years ago, they've built more subdivisons since then!


16 comments:

linda m said...

We are really looking forward to our "working" visit to your new house. Sure wish I could say I can't see my neighbors house, LOL!! I sure wish "hubby" and I could get out of here.

CeeCee said...

Who Hoo! Girl, you better stock up on high powered laundry detergent. That Georgia clay will get into everything.
That aside, I'm so happy for you! You'll never be able to have a neighbor again, once you move to the country---or at least live in a close-up neighborhood. The quiet is addictive and becomes necessary.

Melody said...

Wow! So rural that you can't see your neighbors, yet only 10 miles from a University. Sounds like heaven!!!

Christy said...

Ceecee - I know! That red clay looks tough.

Melody - It does sound like heaven to me too. I can't wait to get there.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Oh gosh! I remember the red clay ruining my girls clothes little cloths. I lived in lawrenceville, GA. Loved it, miss it;(

So exciting about your new farm house!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh Christy...your farm dreams are all coming true...I'm so excited and very happy for you. You've wanted this for so long and it's all about to unfold for you...
A year ago today, I was still living in my old house and we hadn't even put it up for sale yet (!) ...just think of all the incredible things this next year holds for you!
I wish I could be part of your moving party...and your chick picking out party...and your lovely sheep getting party... and... and...and... :-)

MeadowLark said...

That looks great! How wonderful for you.

risa said...

I grew up in Georgia, and in the early 70s lived on a farm in Paulding County. It's pretty country around Athens and you can grow good things there, such as big, crisp, juicy apples. May your seedlings bring blessings!

risa b

Tomato Lady said...

Just found your blog and am excited for you to be so close to your dream. Best wishes to you and your family!

jennifer's farmily said...

Wow... I'm jealous!! I've been dreaming of our future farm. Right now we're just renting an old farmhouse while we save up money for the land we want. I hope you'll post lots of pictures!!

Wendy said...

Wow! What a difference, eh? It's going to be amazing for you and your family, and certainly well deserved! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to read all about your adventures in farming your new land :).

Christy said...

Thanks for the good wishes! Please keep us in your thoughts that the current economic crisis doesn't effect the closing on this house.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh wow, Christy. I am so so sorry. I somehow am way behind on reading your blog. I usually like to check you out every day and now I see I've missed several days.

And what wonderful news you have as always. :)

As you tease me with these little snippets of photos and stories about your new home and life waiting for you in GA, my suspense is just building!
I'm tickled to death for you, my friend :)

~Lisa

wanderluck said...

(Just found you via Google Reader, fyi.)

Congrats (I guess) on moving to the Athens area! Not trying to be nosy, but what brought you and your family here? All I can say is be prepared for GA "winter" - 40 at night, 80 during the day... :)

Just a mention: I looked through your goal list and have a few things to recommend, if you don't mind. I saw someone recommended Country Wisdom & Know-How in one of your 2007 posts - I hope you bought it. I love that book; it's awesome and will address a great many things on your 'to-do' list (making your own soap, herbal remedies, animal husbandry, etc.). There's a post on making 'water' bagels here, and the King Arthur tutorial and recipe it links to is here. It's quite simple, a lot of fun, and you could easily make variations on the plain white flour bagel (I use whole wheat with great success). And finally, before I write a novel to you, I don't know what county you're in, but you mentioned farm conferences - a great many of our local extension agents and public school ag teachers are more than helpful (Mr. Henry Hibbs and Sidney Bell, respectively, in Oconee are my personal favorites), as is the UGA College of Ag. and Environmental Sciences (CAES), as well as all its respective departments. We're more than happy to help you if you need anything. :)

Christy said...

Wanderluck - Thanks for the comment. My husband is being transferred to GA. We are excited about it! I did get the book you mentioned. We'll be near UGA, so I'll look into what they have to offer. Maybe I'll take a few classes.

ga.farmwoman said...

Oh, now I know where you are going.
The big house that we build when we moved from the little house was 18 miles from Athens, in Oglethorpe co.
You will be about 2 or 3 hours from me.
It is so pretty in that area. More hills than we have here.