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Farmette 1769

by Monica Melograna-Ward


I am very, very lucky to have a home office. It certainly wasn’t always that way with brutal commutes to work and crazy city driving. The thing that I enjoy, second to the snow itself, it the fact that people in the South stay in much more as opposed to the North East where I’m from. As if it weren’t already quiet out here on the country roads, it gets even quieter.


This is the view from the front porch. From the age of 18, I lived in small, cramped and sometimes not so nice apartments for 20 years. Our first owned home was in Wilmington, DE. It was a 1925 Duplex Row House. We had 4 people and our pets living in 1000 square feet. I loved it, especially the house with brick, slate, plaster walls, chair rail molding, etc. The yard was really small also, but it became filled with as many plants as possible. We had this opportunity with my husband’s job to move to the Charlotte, NC area where land was low cost in comparison to the North East, USA and we purchased 4.67 acres and a pretty big house.


Right Side


Left Side




Chicken Coop Front Wall (will have door) in Progress


And, of course, our two farm dogs. Deirdre (Left) will be turning 12 soon and Cecilia (Right) is 10 years old. They don’t wrestle with each other any more, but other than that, they have not slowed down at all. They are ready to go back in the mud room. Note: The dog door is closed off right now since CC has breached the fence to run around after squirrels and cats. She keeps finding weaknesses, so we will have to put the electric wire back up after a few years without it.
(Gollies – Hybrid of Rough Coated Collie and Golden Retriever)




Nothing Like Black Dogs in the Snow!

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