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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2024 :  8:58:29 PM  Show Profile
Hello! It has been ages since I last posted on the forum. I have missed you all so much. I hope you are doing well!

Life has been a roller coaster for the past few years but I am finally settling back into a stable routine. I am really looking forward to getting back to my Farmgirl life.

I spent the last five years battling with family over my Dad’s estate. Then two years ago the barn where I kept my landscape business was destroyed by a car accident and I had to tear it down. My sibling took the insurance settlement to “rebuild”…..and then suddenly decided to sell the property and cancelled my rental agreement instead. So last September I found myself having to make plans move my business assets on very short notice.

Fortunately the universe had my back and I found a perfect 5 acre parcel of rural vacant land about 20 miles away from home. I got a great deal on this lot and it checked off all the boxes I had been searching for! It’s on the former site of a historic lumber mill that operated from 1895-1938 so it already had a large level area and a driveway that just needed a little finish grading and a fresh layer of gravel to make it move-in ready. The ruins of the old power plant building still stand on the property. I’m told by the neighbors that there are more relics lurking in the brush as well. There is some nice pristine conifer forest at one end but the majority of the lot is open space. The property is currently overtaken by rampant blackberries so this summer my focus will be to get them mowed down. Eventually I hope to build a shop or barn building and a tiny house. But for now I have everything housed in shipping containers.

After this crazy journey I am truly grateful to have a place of my own where I can finally do what I please without any family interference. It feels so wonderful to be able to focus on my career and enjoy it once again.

And of course it will be nice to have more time and energy for fun things like gardening, crafts and staying in touch with my Farmgirl friends!

How has life been treating you?

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson






Edited by - edlund33 on Jun 01 2024 9:12:16 PM

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2244 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2244 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2024 :  9:36:39 PM  Show Profile
Welcome back Marilyn! After all the trials you have been through it is wonderful news to hear you have landed on your feet in such a promising place.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6583 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6583 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2024 :  9:46:49 PM  Show Profile
Welcome Back Marilyn we have missed you. Your property looks awesome, good luck. Keep us posted.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9324 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9324 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  03:50:40 AM  Show Profile
Welcome back Marilyn.
So good to see you here. Glad everything has worked out to the best for you! Hope to see you around the farm more often.

~Denise
Sister #43~

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

4365 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
4365 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  06:14:22 AM  Show Profile
So good too see you again Marilyn! So sorry to hear of all the trials you've been through!!! Seems like a lot of farmgirls, friends and family are experiencing some sort of trial, saddens my heart but does make us stronger, wiser and kinder I believe.
Happy you found a place, sounds perfect and happy you're back!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4737 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4737 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  08:28:07 AM  Show Profile
So glad you are back Marilyn and marching on with your life. The lot you bought looks beautiful and I wish you the best with your career. Look forward, not behind you!

Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  08:37:57 AM  Show Profile
Welcome back Marilyn.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6592 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6592 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  11:03:50 AM  Show Profile
Welcome back Marilyn and I am glad to hear that you are back on your feet and getting a fresh start in your new place. I hope all the work ahead will go smoothly for you and you can get your business set up and humming along as you have planned. GOOD LUCK!! Thanks for stopping by and showing us the beautiful land that will become your new farm and business housing. Your fresh start sounds quite exciting!! Please keep us posted and take care!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2024 :  8:41:30 PM  Show Profile
Wow, what a 'curve ball' few years you have been delt.
Glad you are back onto the a forward bound track..

Glad your back..

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2024 :  1:24:53 PM  Show Profile
Welcome back Marilyn. It's such great news that everything worked out for you in the end. Your land looks fabulous and I bet you are really going to enjoy it there. I hope to see you around the forum more.

Krista
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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2024 :  6:17:51 PM  Show Profile
Thank you all for the welcome back messages and well wishes!

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13620 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13620 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2024 :  8:18:11 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message
Hey Marilyn,
So good to see you back and hear about your ups and downs and that things are moving forward.

I've been gone for a while from the Connection as well, due to serious health issues. I'm glad to be back here, at least on a limited basis. My struggles are only getting worse but I'm trying to work towards the positive things that there are.
Farmgirls are the best and this is a good place to be.

Farmgirl Hugs!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2024 :  06:38:28 AM  Show Profile
Welcome back!

Farmgirl friends are fun. Farmgirl of the month 8/2016 and 9/2019
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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2024 :  3:17:26 PM  Show Profile
Thank you CJ and Marlene! It’s fun to be back.

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2024 :  6:27:52 PM  Show Profile
Hi Mariyn! It’s nice to meet you! I live on the “other”side of the state from you! :) I joined in January of 2022. Your property looks beautiful!! I grew up in Darrington I’m looking forward to getting to know you!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2024 :  07:12:48 AM  Show Profile
Hope things work out for you on the new property.

Farmgirl friends are fun. Farmgirl of the month 8/2016 and 9/2019
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

7584 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
7584 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2024 :  11:42:50 AM  Show Profile
Hey Marilyn!
Good to hear from you! It looks like a pretty pleasant place to be and at peace too!
Send us your new address and have fun settling in,
Take care lady!
Hugs and love
Darlene R


Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making life’s decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
FGOTM June 2013
FGOTY 2016

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