Country Living At Its Best

Another great day in the country – I don’t think I could live in town but my friend, Jane, is leaving her wonderful 10 acres in Michigan for parts unknown. Jane is a free spirit, in my opinion, and is ready for a new adventure with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats. They’re going to live in their Colorado condo until they decide where they want to land next. If I had to move I’d have a panic attack! Jane has two delightful Jacks and she is the Facebook friend who found Hazel for me – so she’s Aunt Jane to Hazel.

So why do I tell you this, you ask? Her acreage is for sale and even though I have not seen it in person, the pictures are simply lovely. I would love to have a barn like hers! And just because sometimes things just happen, I’m including the link in case any reader might be interested. Maybe the reader knows somebody that knows somebody else….you get the idea.

Here is the link – take a look and see if you don’t agree that it would be a nice place to live.

I hope this link works – if not I’ll try again tomorrow – when I’ve got time to ask someone how to do it.

And Hazel says “look at me up here on this cupboard with all the dishes”!

30 thoughts on “Country Living At Its Best

  1. Ann Barlament

    While it’s a bit sad to sell what you are used to, how wonderful that they have the choice to do so and that they have a place in Colorado, as they decide on their next adventure.

    I wish I had those choices…

  2. Mor Baly

    Enjoyed seeing the farm in Leland very much Mary. It’s a gorgeous area and beautiful property. I forwarded the link to Jay. It is a dream to get out of the city. Who knows! Best wishes to your friend. Glad you survived all the crazy weather. Let’s hope it will become more like a normal summer now.

  3. Karen Gaither

    I wonder if Hazel is part cat. That is too funny that she is standing next to the China plates and so proud for getting up there.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Karen – since she lives with so many cats, she probably thinks she IS one – ha! Yes, she was very proud of herself! How are your dogs?

  4. Linda Baker

    I’m with you, Mary. If I had to move, just the thought of packing up all of our junk would give me panic attacks. The area Jane lives in is beautiful, quite a tourist spot. As far as I’m concerned, any where on the west side of Michigan is perfect. We have cold, snowy winters, but no volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and only a few tornadoes. When we go on vacation to other states, I see beautiful places, but I’m always glad to get home again.
    How does Hazel manage to get to those high places in your house, is she part monkey?

  5. Diane

    That is a beautiful place. We used to go to Lake Leelanau (sp) to visit friends. Gorgeous. I would love to live there, but the kids and grandkids are here in Central Ohio.

    Squeak has been giving Hazel lessons via email as to how to get up on the place with the dishes!! She LOVES our hutch and does it so I’ll get up and do whatever she wants–LOL. Gotta love those babies. Hazel is adorable:)

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – you tell Squeak that Hazel doesn’t need any help in the trouble dept! Haha!

      1. Diane

        Funny😺🐶. I will. I think they are two peas in a pod–look so innocent, but can get in sooo much trouble!!

  6. Martha Engstler

    Love the pictures of the farm for sale. It looks like it’s ready to move in to and so well cared for. I, also, am to old and to far away to consider such a move but years ago might have thought about it. Actually I really love Iowa especially your area and Story County. Sorry to say it’s too late in life for anything except a visit.

  7. Suzanne Beech

    Beautiful home!

    Hazel is so cute! Love the look on her face…so innocent!!!

  8. Dianne

    Oh, Jane….I listened to her in the radio for years before she and PC moved to Michigan. I hope their property sells soon so they can live full time back in my beautiful state of Colorado.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Dianne – I have so many readers named Dianne, I’m never sure who I talking to – would have loved listening to Jane on the radio! Are you a regular blog reader? A quilter?

      1. Dianne Mutcher


        I apologize for not including my last name. I do read your blog all the time and totally enjoy it. Fortune for me back in the day my route to work took about an hour, so I got my daily dose of Don and Jane.

        Thanks for doing the work for a great blog.

  9. MartyCae

    Love the Hazel pic! She is cute enough to be in the movies!

    Would love to live on the acreage – outbuildings are very nice.

  10. MaryLou

    That is just a beautiful place – oh my if only I was a bit younger and the weather wasn’t so cold
    there… great pictures of all that wonderful country living..

  11. Janice Hebert

    Wow! My husband would love those garages and barn! Realtor did a great job with photos. We are looking to move but not quite that far away. Lol…

  12. Sharon Bennett

    Oh my goodness!!!! Yes! I’d LOVE to move right in! 🙂 And the water in the river is so CLEAR! I should share pics of what our rivers look like here in Central NJ…lol!

  13. Marilyn

    Great video…came through very well. I enjoyed while drinking my coffee this morning. Dear sweet Hazel..she is a stinker!

  14. sandy

    No problem with the link….what a lovely home….it will make someone will be very happy!
    Hazel, what a doll!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Gayle – are you in Michigan or Iowa? Because that’s how I feel about Iowa!

  15. Dorothy

    Lovely piece of land, lovely price. Cannot imagine what the price would be here in the Seattle, WA area,
    Also cannot imagine living back in snow country again 🙂

    1. Launa

      I remember many occasional snowy winter times with my sled and friends while growing up in your area. Plenty of rainy days as well. Now the traffic is horrible. There is something tranquil about country living even tho I miss the beaches and sunsets in WA!

  16. Kathy Hanson

    Ah, sweet Hazel! She looks so nice with the dishes!! If we were younger what a fabulous place that would be to raise llamas!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy Hanson – oh you are so right! A great place for just about anything!

  17. Becky from Iowa

    No matter what she does that darn Hazel is so darn cute!!!!! I had no problem with the link.

  18. Carrolyn v

    I would love to live on such a place……..but where are the mountains? Tee hee….you can see the horizon? Wouldn’t we have fun together!

  19. Dixie

    Lovely property, but I’m happy as a clam here in California! Love the Hazel pic!

  20. Jo

    Very nice property, but where is the quilting room?
    And that Hazel, isn’t she a ham? She is so cute.

  21. Maryjane in CA

    link came through fine. Lovely farm and area. No I don’t want to buy it. lol

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