We’re moving!

Please don’t ask me to pass the mustard.  I wouldn’t have a clue where it is right now.  If you’d like to borrow a certain pair of cute shoes, you’re out of luck for at least 3 weeks.  And if I get a paper cut while moving, I’m out of luck because there’s no WAY I could find a band-aid.  We’re (almost) packed up, and I haven’t even gotten back to California yet!  We’ve had help, and John’s there overseeing and taking pictures.  Probably a little heavy on the later, god love him. The cowgirl hat above is standing tall, anxious to be one of the most sought after possessions in less than a week.  Farmers need hats.  And though it’s beyond me how this actually happened, we’ve become farmers.  Yippee!



The clock looks a bit lonely in the picture directly above.  I guess she’s still got teapot, but not for long, I’m sure.  I didn’t call the second picture AFTER because Dad kindly pointed out that the final step in this adventure is really the farmhouse kitchen, whereas DURING was taken mid-pack.  Photos mostly down and appliances moved, I’m going to miss this little (little) kitchen.  She and I wrote a cookbook together.  We learned how to preserve lemons, make a mean pot roast and burn a potholder in the oven (yup.) My neighbors would walk by the kitchen window with a “Hi Molls!”  And, I cooked to the sound of children playing in the courtyard.  It was a great place to live.

Actually, it all looks a bit depressing right now.  No soul.  No happy buzz of daily life.  This is the familiar part where a bit of sadness creeps into the heart and the head gets filled up with very tangible memories.  Each grand stage of life is beautiful.  And, each stage eventually ends no matter how long it lasted: moves, retirement, job changes, children, even death.  Whatever the circumstances, it always gets a bit messy before it gets straight.

xo – Organic Spark


  • I hope your move goes as smoothly as possible. Even when one is going off to live where you want to live, it can still be overwhelming.

    May 22, 2011
    • Molly Chester

      That’s so kind of you Laurie. Thanks so much…

      May 22, 2011
  • Sandra

    Hi Molly and happy moving day. You are off on a really big adventure and I’m looking forward to hearing and seeing all the farm has to offer. Best of luck in on your move.
    Can’t wait to read your cookbook!
    Sandy (sweetpeas4me) on twitter

    May 22, 2011
  • Best of luck with the move Molly. It is always so sad to leave places behind. Your new life on the farm will be filled with great happiness & inspiration! I must visit you at your new home someday :) Wonderful seeing you this weekend.

    May 23, 2011
  • You’re at a turning point, that’s for sure–a beautiful, exciting, and promising new life awaits you! Can’t wait to find out what happens next.

    May 27, 2011

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