For Sale


Yes, you read that correctly.  Our little farm is for sale.  That is why I have been quiet on the blog for awhile.  So much happening!!

We are in the process of buying a cool, old home on two acres of timber in Shelbyville.  I’ve been assured that deer will be the new “livestock” I watch from my kitchen window and backyard.

I feel I have to justify our move.  Maybe because so many people feel they need to weigh in with their opinion.  Many are happy and excited for us.  Many just want to tell us what they would do or never do.  (Note: I’ve learned to be cautious about ever saying that I would “never” do this/that/the other.)  Anyway, Pig-farmer (who shall remain known as Pig-farmer) and I have made this decision.  We preach simplifying but seem to have trouble living it.

Happy will have a happy home.  More on that later.  The rest of the farm animals have been gone for quite some time.  For the most part, it is just me and the cats rattling around this little farmette.

This blog will continue to evolve as it has since day 1.  I hope you will come along with me.


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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23 Responses to For Sale

  1. Lorrie Hadyen says:

    Good for you, Marla! I am trying to convince Gary to “down size” as well. We will see how that goes! Enjoy your new adventure!

  2. I’m so excited for you! Life is an adventure and you are living it! Enjoy and ignore the naysayers.

  3. Merrilyn (Merri) McElderry says:

    So gladfor you. the old house .sounds lovely… hope your move is easy and filled with joy all along. You are wonderful in your posts and can’t wait til you start again…Blessings to all —Love, merri

  4. Aquila says:

    I sure wish there was a way I could purchase your farmette, something I’ve wanted for years. Ah, well, if wishes were horses beggars would ride. Hope all goes well with your new (old) home and that your and your family are happy there.

  5. Kim says:

    Best of wishes to you both. Transitions an moves are difficult no matter what. I hope it all goes smoothly and quickly!!!! Congratulations!

  6. Wendy says:

    Big times. I hope you will find great photo opportunities on your new smaller plot of land. Timber is great. I’m sure you will be content. I hope Happy is good in His new spot, I keep flashing back to the manger scene. Do they make donkey sedatives?
    Good for you my friend. I wish you a quick, full price sale and an easy move to the new spot.

    • Marla Rose says:

      You always make me laugh! Thank you for your sweet wishes. I plan to be photographing and documenting a lot!

      • Wendy says:

        I am happy for you. There is something hopeful about picking up and moving on…,maybe it’s the American Spirit. To make something new great.

  7. lrigoni says:

    Marla – blessings in your journey to new adventures in this season of your life ; )

  8. Good luck with the sale .. and your new home! Exciting times 🙂

  9. says:

    Hope your current farm sells quick so you can get going with all the projects you will have with the new place. It will be hard to imagine Pig Farmer without pigs.

    • Marla Rose says:

      The good thing is … if he ever wants to have pigs in the future when he retires or changes jobs, we still have options with family ground nearby! We can carve out our niche as we roll along.

  10. pattisj says:

    Wishing you all the best in your new place. Can’t wait to get a ‘tour.’ I sure will miss Happy, but I’m glad he’ll be happy.

  11. Dalo 2013 says:

    Wow, a big step but a perfect one as well. Congratulations ~ look forward to hearing more.

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