Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Final Blog Post from Jointers Farm



Well here we are, the final Blog post from Jointers Farm, next time you hear from me I will most likely be sat on the floor with my computer balanced precariously on a box in the freshly painted Office/Utility room at our new place.  (You think I'd wait for the desk arrive to resume Blogging.......I'm a serious Blogger don't you know!!)

We've had some good chats you and me here in Blogworld from this farm, the story will continue to unfold as we put together our little self sufficient lifestyle at the new place, and we hope you will continue to follow us, you are very welcome.

What will I miss most from here.......... the open fields to walk the dogs, the solitude of living literally in the middle of nowhere with NO neighbours within sight, the pitch black nights with only the moon to illuminate the outside world......



.... the Cow-a-van. 

 Lovely Hubby says it's too rickety to tow to the new place.....sob, sob.  It's been good, it was a food store for over a ton of pig food at a time (possibly explains the ricketyness then), it's been a shed for all those things that wouldn't fit in the shed!  It's been a shelter for the chickens on wet days, they'd crowd underneath and keep dry, they hid from Nasty Mr Fox and his many chums there and it saved their lives over and over - clever girls.





But what will we take.......we will take our positive outlook on life, our new found skills learnt through the many trials and tribulations of starting out on this our new life in the country,  in this tiny corner of Oxfordshire that we briefly called our own.   We will take all our possessions, all our animals, all our chickens, all our energy and, most importantly, each other and all our love. 

We will leave this house to settle itself ready for its new occupants and we will set forth to our new little patch of land in the county of Berkshire, join us there through the wonder of Blogland, as we set off on the next chapter of.... Our New Life in the Country.

Sue xx

40 comments:

  1. How exciting, good luck in your new place x

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  2. Forward march towards your new home! Good luck Sue!
    So many folk will be thinking of you, including me. Will look forward to an update! With love.

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  3. Good Luck in Berkshire Sue and Alan. Look forward to following you in your new home. Ann x

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  4. Good luck Sue and LH and all of your family, human and animal!

    Looking forward to reading of your adventures in "the new house"

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  5. Good Luck in your 'new to you' abode!

    Looking forward to your first blog post from the new place and sincerely hope it is a stress- free move for all concerned.

    Hugs,

    Sandie xx

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  6. I'll be watching for your next post! Your move sounds exciting, I am one of those weird people that likes to move into new surroundings. Have a safe move and I'll be watching!
    Blessings!

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  7. ...and you also will take the love and encouragement from your blog friends.
    See you on the flip side.
    Love Jane x

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  8. Here's wishing you every happiness in your new home it looks lovely. I can't wait to start reading your new adventures xxx

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  9. Hope the move goes well.
    What part of Berkshire are you moving too?
    nto
    x

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  10. we are practically neighbours
    nto
    x

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  11. The very best of luck Sue, both with the move and your new home.

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  12. new beginnings how positively exciting- and just a bit scary!
    Can't wait to hear how everyone settles
    Go girl go!!
    x

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  13. Blessings on you as you move to your new home x

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  14. good luck with the move sue. looking forward to seeing how you both get on in your new home, and how the animals all settle in :)

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  15. Good Luck Sue!
    How sad to leave Jointers Farm but how exciting your new venture will be!
    Take care,
    Sue xxx

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  16. Good luck..you will make it a success..
    all our love
    sara,fern,iris

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  17. Good luck in your new home. Hope you have many happy moments there. I'll be looking forward to your posts. Susan

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  18. Hope everything goes smoothly with the move. Look forward to hearing from you again when you are in your new home.

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  19. Sad times but also very exciting. It will be sad to see you leave the farm but at the end of the day it is only really bricks and water, what is important is what is inside the house and that will all be going to the new place.
    I look forward to hearing all about the new venture and wish both you and Alan the best of luck in your new home x x x x

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  20. What a wonderful post. I am so looking forward to your next blog post. Good Luck with the move.
    Jackie

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  21. Oh Sue - I am so excited for you. I wish I felt so much warmth for the flat that I live in, but the truth is I can't wait to get out of it. I was never keen on it when we moved into it, but it was all we could afford at the time.

    I feel gutted that you cannot take the Cow Caravan with you - its awesome, but understand its rickety and sadly some things will have to stay behind.

    Good luck you serious blogger in your new home. I am certainly looking forward to readign of your new adventures and comparing notes :) When you are connected to the internet I will be disconnected as we are due to move next week. Unsure when I will be set up again, but be assured you will know.

    Much love to you and Yours x
    See you in blogland soon.

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  22. Good luck with the move and hope that you are both very happy in your new place.
    Jak x

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  23. Oh! You are off! I seem to have been missing crucial bits of your moving plans - knew it was happening but not sure where or when. Very exciting for you Sue, and I will be thinking of you and - sincerely - looking forward to hearing about your new adventures. You can be a blueprint for our move later in the year (still no date, prob early summer).
    Good luck my friend!
    xxx

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  24. Thank you for all these wonderful comments and good wishes, you really are a marvelous lot my Blogging Buddies.

    We will be continuing to sleep at Jointers but will be travelling most days to decorate our new place.

    As each room is done the contents will be shifted from Jointers to our new abode.

    It is a sad, lonely little house at the moment, stripped of it's family and life. We intend to clean it up, rejuvenate cheaply with lots of white paint and gradually fill it with our possessions and lots and lots of love and laughter. The house will smile again soon.

    Just for you, my camera is recharging and there will be photographoc evidence of its transformation from house to home over the next couple of weeks.

    There won't be time for many words but I'll see what pictures I can take.

    I'm hanging on to the internet by the skin of my teeth it could go any minute so I'll say thank you once again, and see you soon.

    Sue xx

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  25. Good luck with the move. I'm sure you'll take lots of good memories with you from Jointers Farm, but there's lots of memories just waiting to be made at your new place, how exciting.

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  26. Good luck Sue & Lovely Hubby ! I've really enjoyed being on your journey with you via your blog & can't wait to read the next chapters

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  27. Good luck Sue. Look forward to reading about your new home :)

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  28. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the new beginning unfold at the new place

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  29. Wishing you both many happy years in your new place. Looking forward to reading the new chapters xx

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  30. Good luck sue I have read your blog now for over a year and have laughed and cried for you. I really envy your life style

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  31. Good Luck with the move and much happiness in your new home xx

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  32. Wishing you huge amounts of luck x

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  33. Best Wishes as you embark on your new adventure,looking forward to your future posts
    Good Luck
    Sue xx

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  34. Good luck Sue and Alan, I hope your move goes well and everyone settles peacefully in your new home. Looking forward to seeing your new pad!

    Alison x

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  35. Good luck for your move. I think your bungalow looks lovely in its situation, very cosy and homely.

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  36. Such a lovely post and am so glad that you intend to carry on blogging. All the very best in the move to your new place. xxxxx

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  37. Bon Voyage!

    We wish you every happiness in your new place :)

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  38. Hope the house move has gone well and you are soon to be unpacked and set up in your new place.
    Things have been a changing in my world too, very exciting and challenging but will no doubt get uptodate on blog someday!
    Look forward to reading all bout your new adventures
    Sarah x

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  39. Good luck Sue - hope everything goes to plan for the actual move. I know you'll make a go of your new life in the country all over again! xx

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  40. Good luck to you both from a fellow Manc! Sending positive vibes your way for happy times in your new home! x

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