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New Farmette has been acquired!

July 8, 2011

Finally! We bought a house in Longmont!!  It’s been in the works for awhile now, but everything is taken care of other than signing the papers at closing on July 29th.  Yay!

Remember how we were thinking about two potential house scenarios?  One was a house in historic old town – walking distance to parks, coffee shops, restaurants, library, elementary school, etc.  The other scenario was a few acres just outside of town where we could have chickens, goats, etc.

We ended up going with the in-town house.  The good news is it has a nice big lot where we can grow gardens and keep chickens.  Maybe even bees some day.  But no goats.  I think I can handle that Smile

829 4th Ave house

Our house is a brick 3-bedroom built in 1895.  Jamie is relieved to not have to work in a basement anymore.  I am excited to fix up the yard and gardens, buy real furniture, and finally – 3 years after returning from our bike trip – feel settled!  Oh and I want to paint the brick from maroon to light yellow.  Who wants to come help?

I don’t have many good pictures yet, but you can check out what I got with my iPhone when we walked through the house on my picasa site, here.

Now I can officially change the name from Seattle Farmette to something else.  4th Ave Farmette, Longmont Farmette, Welle Farmette?  I think I’m allowed to keep the word farmette since we’re going to get chickens next spring!  Right now we’re liking the idea of getting a couple colors of these cuties:


I wonder how Jamie’s next chicken coop building project will go?  Will it weigh 2 tons and be made of three different layers of 2x4s? Or will he change up his style this time around?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2011 5:06 pm

    That arborvitae has got to come down!

  2. July 8, 2011 6:14 pm


  3. July 9, 2011 5:24 am

    Congratulations, Sarah! That is so exciting!

  4. lucia permalink
    July 9, 2011 6:09 am

    Yay, congrats. I am soooo excited for you guys. I cant wait to read about the new chickens.

  5. July 9, 2011 3:06 pm

    congratulations on your new home.

  6. Momma Jen permalink
    July 10, 2011 2:38 pm

    Congratulations!! I want to come help paint!! (Or babysit while you do…)

  7. SAGirl permalink
    July 11, 2011 12:41 am

    Congratulations! Homeownership is the best thing to make you feel settled! I can’t wait to see all the home improvement posts on your blog 🙂

  8. July 11, 2011 5:28 am

    Thanks everyone! We can’t WAIT to move in and get settled.

  9. July 15, 2011 4:15 am

    Can’t wait to unpack boxes!

    Peace & Love

  10. July 15, 2011 5:09 am

    Dad, new roof is scheduled to go on August 1st. Get ready for some nails falling through the ceiling into your guest bedroom! 🙂

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