Thursday, September 28, 2006

Lady Jan's Home

I think I've gotten a few people curious about my house, so I thought I'd post some pictures so you can see where I live.

My daughter and a friend riding on our very long drive way.

A rainbow that seems to end at my house. Back when we had two cars.

Some of my potted plants by my front gate.

Posted by Picasa Our house as seen from the road.

I and my family live in the middle of 80 acres of what as you can see from this old photo, was a vineyard of Thompson seedless grapes commonly used for making raisins.

Now because my landlord decided to up root the grapevines (because the market was depressed for four years), so we now live in 80 acres of baby almond trees. And they are getting really big now too.

I'll post more pictures later on the baby almond orchard.


Anonymous said...

I'm coveting your daughter's wonderful rubber boots!

It looks like a wonderful place to grow up.

Janice said...

Hi Madcap,

Boots--I have her newer old ones they are a lovely pink with Paisleys all over them, and a sized 8. But being now a size 9 she can't wear them anymore, do you want them?

Growing up here--I hope so, she has lived here all her life, and there is plenty of room to run around and play.

Lady Jan~

Granny said...

That's a lot of space. Wonderful for kids; something like I remember growing up.

Jeanette said...

Hi Janice
Looks a lovely home and plenty room for the kids to ride there bikes. hope the almonds dont bring on any allergies.take care

willowtree said...

Very nice. I'm on a small acreage nestled between two beef farms (around 3,000 acres each).

Your place has a really homey look to it.

Anonymous said...

Helo Janice ~ Great photos, thank you for sharing them with us. Great place for kids and grandkids to grow and play
with plenty of room. Thanks for your comment. I hadn't thought of that result - getting put into a rest home
under sedation. So we better be good little old ladies. Take care, have a good Sundat. Cheers, Merle.

Sarah Elaine said...

Looks like a wonderful sanctuary and place to call home.

DellaB said...

How amazing, when I saw the first picture I immediately 'recognized' it - I have some very similar pictures taken when I lived for about a year on an almond orchard with my then 10 year old daughter.

Your location looks idyllic and is
perfect for kids, lucky you...

Are your almonds harvested? I recall it was hot hard work, but the blossom time is a remarkable site...

thanks for sharing the pics, great!

DellaB said...

me again - sorry, I forgot to ask - spinach and e-coli? That would be scary, can you tell me more?

Turtle Guy said...

Nice shack! hee hee... I mean... Castle!

It's wonderful NOT to be two feet from your neighbours, isn't it!

LittleJen said...

Would love that much property for my kids to play on, thankyou for sharing your home with us.


Janice said...

Hi Ann,

It's the kind of room I could only dream about when I was a kid and grew-up in town.

Hi Jeannette,

Yes--Lots of room for the bikes, unfortunately she dosen't ride so much anymore. Ew allergies, oh I hope I'm not alleric to the new trees!

Hi Willow tree,

your right--It is really homey and it has a nice feel to it too.

Hi Merle,

Yeah, there is lots of room here, but the only thing I forgot to mention is there is no back yard it's all hard top (after all it is a working ranch), but with a front yard like this could complain?

Hi Sarah,

My sister called me a hermit when I first moved out here because I didn't like to leave.

Hi Dellab,

This is the almonds trees very first year of being planted here, so there are no nuts as yet, but there will probably a harvest next year as they are growning so fast.

The e.coli thing has been bad enough that one person has died, and I think that one was a child. And several more have been hospitalized. They were able to track the packaged e.coli tainted spinach to a farm here in California where I live, but over by on the coast.

The good news is the our package spinach has now been given the green light and it is not banned anymore.

Hi Turtle guy,

I'll say! I grew up in town, and when the next door neighbor sneezed I actually caught myself saying bless you!

Hi Little Jen,

It's real nice, and I just love living here, excempt harvest season. And your welcome.

Thank you to everyone for leaving your comments.

Your lady Jan~

Turtle Guy said...

OMG, that's funny! And at night when you say that while lying in bed you hear "Za'right..."

Sorry, personal flashback to a movie theatre moment...

Janice said...

Hi Turtle guy,

That's quite alright.

and another thing, I even became addicted to wind chimes because the next door nieghbor had them on her front porch that lined up perfectly with my bedroom window.

But that's another story.

Later Lady Jan~