And we are under contract!!

I know I have been quiet here, too quiet.  But a lot has been happening behind the scenes at the little old cottage.

Princess Aggie tucked up in bed....Its a tough life for a little black bear of a dog!  

As many of the long-time readers will know, we own a small country general store and post office.  It’s been a great little business for us but a few years ago we put it on the market to sell and follow our dreams of buying a farm.

But, like with many plans it was not all smooth sailing.  The economy has been difficult, the banks tightened up their lending requirements.  We have been patiently and not so patiently waiting for the right person to come along. 

Finally, today was that day.  A lovely local couple have signed the contracts, they have already looked into all the ins and outs and we know we are handing the business over that we have loved and nurtured for the last 7 years to good hands.  They are getting a good, solid little business with room to grow as they please.  They are local, and they are lovely, hard working family people. 

So, what now?

Well, we finish renovating the little old cottage as fast as we humanly can and pop it on the market.  Then we buy our long-awaited farm, after a holiday.  

It is surreal. 

I am shaky, excited, terrified, proud, nervous and happy all at once.  I am allll the emotions bursting out of me. 

Since Grant was a tiny child he has dreamed of a farm, and now, finally after 10 years of ups and downs, and slogging our guts out we are nearly there. 

So, what does that mean for this little blog?  Well I’d say it’s about to get a whole lot more interesting as we finish up here, and start on a brand-new family adventure! 

And that my friends, is pretty darn cool.

Much love, 
Emma
xx



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  1. Good on you, Emma. All that hard work has paid off. I can't wait to see what lies ahead for you and your family.

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  2. That is very exciting for you! I know you'll be busy but do keep blogging to let us know of your new adventures!

    Cheers and all the best, Joolz xx

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    1. I certainly will, that is the whole reason this blog was set up. :)

      There will be much to write about!

      Xx

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  3. Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing all about your exciting journey!

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  4. It's a little like trying for a baby. You can go forever with no result, and finally when you decide to move on with other plans, a baby comes along! I love the saying "whats for you won't pass you by". You may have had a long wait, but eventually your dream has come true. Congratulations - enjoy the excitement and blessings of answered prayers!

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    1. Thankyou so much. It is thevright season for it in so many regards. :)

      Xx

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  5. Oh. Wow. Your head must be fairly buzzing - I can only imagine.

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    1. It truly is. It’s surreal. We have a big slog ahead to make it happen still. But it’s a huge step. Time will fly no doubt!

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  6. Woohooo! That's great news for you and your family, Emma. It's a lovely, lovely thing when dreams come true. I can't wait to read about this new journey on a little farm of your own. Meg:)

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    1. Thankyou so much, I cannot wait to share it here! I'm sure it will be full of stories, some good, some bad.

      xx

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  7. Fabulous news Emma, congratulations! I look forward to seeing your cottage finished and a new farm!

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    1. Thankyou, the irony is after all the renovating, the minute it is finished it will be put on the market! LOL!

      oh well, such is life.

      xx

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  8. Congratulations, such wonderful news, so exciting.
    Now that the cottage is renovated it will be worth more and that may be just what you need for the dream farm.
    Can't wait to hear all about the search for your new home.

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    1. Yes, to revovatevthe cottage for profit was always our goal. Now to finish well!

      I can’t wait to share it all here.
      Xx

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  9. Spring is the perfect time, for new things to arrive. A new opportunity is opening up and there's room to grow outwards. Enjoy. :)

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    1. Ah, your right. What a beautiful analogy chris! Perfect.

      Xx

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  10. Oh Emma such super news. Your happiness and excitement comes through your words and I can feel it for you too. You have both worked so, so hard and kept such a positive attitude about everything and make the most of everything too. Well done to you all.
    Really looking forward to reading how you go and updates.
    Sending you a big congratulation hug right now.
    Kylie xx.

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    1. Thankyou so much Kylie! I didn't know weather to laugh or cry yesterday, I still don't!
      lol
      Thankyou for following along with us.

      xx

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  11. God Bless! I am very happy for you!! Andrea

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  12. Congratulations on being so close to achieving your dreams. I look forward to following your journey on your blog. Cheers Lyndie

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  13. Woohoo! Such fantastic news Emma. Hopefully once the business settles Grant can put lots of time into the little cottage and it won’t be too long before your Dream is reality and you’re finding your farm. Melissa (melsa).

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    1. Yes, that is certainly the plan. Grant has a rocket up his behind at the moment. He’s suddenly ultra motivated.

      Xx

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  14. What awesome news!! How lovely to finally be able to put down roots and get stuck into a long term project . It is a very settling feeling. I can't wait to read all about it.

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    1. I Cannot wait to know we are “home” you know? To truly put down roots and create a home to grow in.

      Xx

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  15. congratulations!
    enjoy your little holiday
    thanx for sharing

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  16. So excited for you! It seems like all the reno houses before this have been "camping" spots along the road to your final farm destination and you've left each spot better than when you arrived there. Can't wait to see the farm you buy and how you make it your own :).

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  17. Congratulations Emma and Grant, someone is buying a cracker little business, and you get to move on. Win Win!! Happy Farm shopping!! XX

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    1. Farm shopping...how cool is that?!

      Would love to have you guys overcwhen we find our piece of land! Xx

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  18. How exciting for you and funny thing I was taking about your blog to a lady from church a few weeks ago it turns out Roz and her husband where the former owner of your general store. Wishing you and your family all the best

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  19. Emma how exciting for you all, it’s wonderful that your dreams are coming to fruition. Good luck and I hope it all goes smoothly.
    Lavenderlass

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  20. Yay!!! Wonderfully exciting news!! A long time coming, but worth the wait!

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  21. Congratulations Emma, how exciting. Good luck and weather as you take on the next stage of your life, farmers.

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