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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / 27 Comments

An Imaginative Farm Tour in Maine - Part 2

Last week we started our tour around Jackie's beautiful Maine farm. Without thinking I told you she lived in NY and what I meant to say was that she grew up on a farm in NY and now lives in Maine. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


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Before we go inside Jackie's home I want to show you around the outside of her farm a little more. Part of what I find so fascinating about Jackie is her wide array of interests in homemaking, creativity, learning and making the planet a better place.

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Here is the backside of their farmhouse. Isn't it dreamy? It's an 1880's farmhouse and it's located in a coastal town in Maine.




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Yes.....she uses a clothesline. Jackie is very environmentally conscious and has been from a young age.

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Could anything be cuter?

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Her kids and animals steal the show. Don't you just want to go visit the farm and play with the kids and all of the animals? When you do visit her blog she will tell you all about how she grew up sewing, baking and doing all types of activities through 4-H.Her stories of how her friends never left her house without a baked good and dragging her father to quilt shows at a young age will help you get to know this creative lady.

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"Birds of a feather stick together."

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From an early age Jackie was involved with 4-H
I think we need one of these at our farm. Maybe my hubby could be convinced?

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Even her kids help with the chores. She and her husband are very focused on simple living. Jackie even hand makes some of the kids toys and sells some. You so have to check out her shop.


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Whether Jackie knows it or not her farm is a place many people dream of.....when they dream of farm living.


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Sunflowers.

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Two generations walking around the farm checking on things.

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Farm fresh eggs.

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Adorable 4 legged creatures who love to play in piles.

Are you falling in love and want to go visit yet? Hold on because there is still more to come. We will go inside next week.

For part one of the farm tour go here. For other home tours go here.

One more week of waiting won't kill you.Wink.

Enjoy Dreaming,

Valerie
                             
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27 comments:

  1. Good Morning Valerie,
    Oh my goodness each of these photos and the accompany story made my heart happy!

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  2. Hi Valerie, yes it is what many of us have dreamed of all our lives. What an amazing place to raise kids. I'm looking forward to the inside tour.

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  3. I can't wait to see the inside!! Her farm is just dreamy!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I was born a suburban girl, but have always considered myself a farm girl at heart. LOVE THIS!

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  5. Oh gosh, the kids and baby goats made me smile so big! Always wished that I had grown up on a farm. My dad died when I was 9 months old so life for my mom changed drastically. She had to go to work and farm life no longer existed.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Such a sweet farm life. The kiddos would enjoy this lifestyle. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  7. I am loving this tour...she is living my dream!

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  8. Valerie, Thank you for sharing your friends farm! Loved the tour!

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  9. So cute! We have a cottage in the next town from Wells... we're in Kennebunkport! How fun to make this connection! :)

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  10. What a wonderful farm -- what a wonderful life they are making for their family.

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  11. I do love a farm and I have such lovely memories of my grandparents' farm. I used to help my Granny gather the eggs from the hen house and I watched her bake, quilt, churn, etc. I will never forget. Your friend is indeed living her dream and I'm happy for her and her family. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. I love the cute pictures of the farm. I love farm tours. Thanks for sharing. ;O)

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  13. So beautiful. Love the baby in the grass. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  14. So you have me all ready for that visit to your beautiful home!!

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  15. What gorgeous pictures! I'd love to see the inside. The sunflowers especially are beautiful. I've only been to Maine once but would love to go back.

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  16. It looks very authentic. I grew up with 4-H but in the area that I live in now with my kids it's not very popular. I like that she lives the whole life from animals to gardens. A farm needs all the hands it can get so she is teach those kids very valuable lessons and they are a little more liable to be helpful then Ummm mine. Mine would help but issue a lot of moaning and complaining.

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  17. This farm is so amazing! I'd want some farm fresh eggs. I've never been to Maine before but I hope to get there. It's so beautiful.

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  18. Ohh i feel jealous reading your farm experience. I miss hanging out in a farm ever since I've here in the city. I was a farm girl!

    Oopss I remember Mom says that drying your clothes naturally under the sun, smells great than just spinning it to dry.

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  19. That farm looks so relaxing and fun to visit. That photo with the goats is so cute too!

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  20. I've never been to a farm before, but it's something I would be interested in. It's something different than what I'm used to but I'm intrigued by simple living & nature.

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  21. The whole scene is dreamy! I'm in love with sunflowers, the taller the better and look at how glorious hers are. Her children helping with the chores is the cutest.

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  22. Yes, count me in! A day playing on the farm with cute animals s exactly what I need!

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  23. Oh my goodness how adorable!! So much of this reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in central Missouri and both sets of grandparents lived on farms. The grandparents in MO raised chickens and the grandparents in Kansas grew sunflowers. What good memories!

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  24. Wow such a serene sweet life on the farm. I Love your style of writing and your photos are fantastic!

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  25. wow, that looks like such a great place to grow up and live. i have dreamed of doing this for my family, i think my children would love this. we live in the city, but are lucky enough to have a clothesline and yard space...

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  26. You are totally living the life I want. Kudos to you for doing it. I'm working on mine, but this is super inspiring.

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