Mary Conley 

Old Dog, New Tricks

By Mary Conley

When my husband Larry and I were in our late sixties, we purchased 20 acres, which we proudly refer to as our farm. Much to our city-raised children's surprise, we became consumed by this new life, spending the week working our regular jobs and the weekends toiling on the farm. We didn't understand this obsession either, but we loved every minute of it. Larry has since retired from the United States Postal Service, and I have reduced my piano students from 40 to 10. We continue to live in the city but spend long weekends and the summer months at the farm. Little did we know when we bought the land, our hearts would be torn between two homes. However, we are constantly doing and learning new things and can't imagine spending our golden years any other way.You may read about our first four years at Hobbyfarmhoneymoon.yolasite.com, the year 2013 at Hobbyfarmhoneymoon2.yolasite.com, and later years at Hobbyfarmhoneymoon3.yolasite.com.





Subscribe today
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
 

Want to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $19.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $19.95 for a one year subscription!