To all my faithful readers and friends of Nancy On The Home Front, I’m doing it. I’m stepping down from blogging and moving on to other adventures. After more than eight years, over 2000 published posts, 2435 subscribers to my blog and 114K followers on social media I am retiring from the world of blogging. The time has come to say thank you and farewell.

When I first started blogging I barely knew how to post a blog. I’ve learned so much over the years and met so many wonderful online friends. One of the most important things I learned is I don’t have to do it all by myself. There are so many people and groups out there that are willing to give advice and help you out.

Nancy On The Home Front started out as a way to share my love of gardening and our life in Vermont. We raised chickens, managed massive vegetables gardens and even raised bees. My focus was on preserving the harvest and having a full pantry. We lived within our means and had a really simple life.

As we got older and our children grew up and married and started having families of their own they all ended up living in Oregon and Washington. After many years of flying back and forth we decided we wanted to be part of our grandchildren’s lives and head west.

It was a long journey before our house finally sold and we were able to find another house in Oregon. We are now adjusting to living on a very small lot. No vegetable garden yet, and instead we are supporting our local CSA. I still try to preserve what I can and have a well-stocked pantry. It may look a little different from the pantry I let behind, but I am still prepared.

Do I miss life in Vermont? Absolutely, it was a dream, which turned into reality. Do I love living in Oregon? YES!, and I love seeing our children and grandchildren on a regular basis. Life goes by so quickly and we don’t know what the future holds so I enjoy every minute I spend with my grandchildren! I don’t believe in looking behind only looking ahead and the wonderful possibilities the future holds.

Perhaps in the future I may come back and start another blog but for now I am stepping away from the computer and I’m going to enjoy life to the fullest in Oregon. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your faithful readership, for the support you’ve given my blog and the many comments you’ve left over the years. I will miss you all. Thank you and farewell.

All the best for the New Year!

New Year's Day

For the time being I will keep my Nancy On The Home Front social media sites up, where you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, if you want to keep in touch.

33 comments on “Thank you and Farewell

Kathi on January 3, 2020 3:04 pm

I will miss you! Thank you for cohosting the blog hop with me for all these years, and have a ball in your new adventures!

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 4:38 pm

Kathi,
I have so enjoyed working on the blog hop with you for so many years! I will continue to follow along! 🙂

Cheryl on January 3, 2020 3:30 pm

I will certainly miss your blog, Nancy. Though I don’t remember you ever connecting with me or my blog, I have enjoyed reading your posts here. All the best in your future endeavors!

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 4:37 pm

Cheryl,
Thank you for being a faithful reader. I try to follow as many blogs as I can! I actually do follow your blog just under my personal email 🙂

Cheryl on January 9, 2020 9:30 pm

Aw, thank you so much, Nancy! I know what you mean. I try to keep up with as many as I can, too. Yours was always a special one to me. You will be so missed!

Sheryl on January 3, 2020 3:50 pm

Oh my goodness. I’m so sad as I’ve just found your site this year. However, everyone has different seasons of life and I wish you the best in your new ventures.

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 4:37 pm

Thank you Sheryl,
It was a hard decision to step down after so many years.

Stacy Roman on January 3, 2020 4:00 pm

So sorry to see you go but enjoy those grand kids – best of luck

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 4:36 pm

Thank you Stacy.

Joan shrewsbury on January 3, 2020 4:29 pm

You and Bill have done it right, Nancy….I have loved watching and learning as you have grown and moved west. Never regret making the choices you made, your kids and Grands benefit from those choices. Love you both,Joan

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 4:35 pm

Joan,I appreciate your kind words!

Nancy on January 3, 2020 5:57 pm

Good luck, sounds like the right decision.

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2020 10:34 pm

Thanks Nancy!

Conni on January 3, 2020 11:02 pm

With others, I am also sad to see you go…BUT happy that you are in this new place enjoying your grands! HOWEVER….since we LOVE the Blessing Jar system you produced, how will you let us know of any upcoming products?

Nancy Wolff on January 4, 2020 12:08 am

Conni,
YES! I am keeping my subscriber list to notify you all of any upcoming products such as the Blessing Jar or my cookbook which I am determined to complete this year! I will make sure your name is on the list. I will also continue to post on my Facebook Page and Instagram!

DorothyJ Boucher on January 4, 2020 3:30 am

I so have enjoyed visiting your blog and other social sites, Know you will be missed But so happy
for you for taking that step.. Enjoy! your journey!! Life is just to short to keep thinking about it..
@tisonlyme143

Nancy Wolff on January 4, 2020 9:47 pm

Dorothy,
Thank you for your kind words!

Margy on January 5, 2020 11:24 pm

Farewell. You’ve been such a faithful blogger. I hope you continue with other social media that aren’t so time consuming. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on January 6, 2020 10:22 pm

Margy,
Yes I will still be on sic media and I am going to continue to follow your adventures! 🙂

Melissa on January 7, 2020 12:31 am

Oh my word Nancy! I am floored! I have followed you for years! Just trying to figure out how long, 5 or 6 years I am guessing! We put our houses on the market at the same time – you in Vermont and me in South Carolina. I remember being shocked that it could take you years to sell your place! Our house sold in 9 months and we moved to our Georgia homestead. And now you have moved to Oregon!
Are you still going to publish a cookbook?
I am not on social media so be sure and stop by LFH once and a while. And yes, you are a subscriber so you will still hear from me! 😃
Wishing you well in your new adventures!!
Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

Nancy Wolff on January 7, 2020 12:43 am

Melissa,
It’s amazing how many people I have met over the years! I do still plan to publish a cookbook and look forward to following your blog! 🙂

April J Harris on January 7, 2020 9:08 am

I will miss you too, Nancy, although of course I will stay in touch on social media. I know I will refer to your blog often too – you have so much wonderful content. Thank you for all your support and blogging friendship over the years. I truly appreciate you, and wish you all the very, very best in your new life in Oregon. Please do stay in touch.

Nancy Wolff on January 8, 2020 12:36 am

April,
Thank you for your kind words!

Miz Helen on January 7, 2020 2:55 pm

Hi Nancy,
Your Thank you and Farewell post has a special feature on Full Plate Thursday,466 this week. You have been a long time contributor to our party each week and we will miss you sharing your talent with us. We have been blogging together for many years as I started in 2010 and started the party in 2011. I understand the life changes that come along and move us into new adventures. I wish you the very best that life has in store for you and your family.
God Bless You My Friend!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on January 8, 2020 12:36 am

Miz Helen,
Thank you for the final mention! I will continue to follow your blog, I have enjoyed sharing posts with you over the years!

Joanne on January 7, 2020 10:05 pm

How wonderful to move cross country to be with family! Best of luck to you in this new chapter of your life.

Nancy Wolff on January 8, 2020 12:35 am

Thank you Joanne!

Jean | Delightful Repast on January 9, 2020 1:32 pm

Nancy, we’re all so sorry to see you leave the blogosphere! But 8 years was a good run (I’m coming up on 10 years next month!). I’m not on Instagram or Facebook, but I am on Pinterest (@delightfulrepas). And if you ever go on Twitter, I’m there (@delightfulrepas). Wishing you all the best in your new home.

Nancy Wolff on January 9, 2020 5:45 pm

Jean, Congatualtons on ten years! quite an accomplishment!

Joy on January 9, 2020 3:56 pm

Nancy, best wishes as you move forward to new frontiers! It’s been a pleasure visiting your weekly blog link ups. Blessings to you in this new year!

Nancy Wolff on January 9, 2020 5:44 pm

Thank you Joy!

Pat on January 13, 2020 8:18 pm

Hi Nancy
My husband and I did the same as you did and moved west to Colorado from Brooklyn, New York to live close to our children and grandchildren. It was the best decision we ever made. Of course, we missed our hometown and left some family and friends behind but seeing our grandchildren growing up has meant the world to us. Since moving here almost seven years ago I only blog once a week, as we are busier than ever. I have enjoyed reading your blog from time to time and wish you the very best as you ejoy your family

Nancy Wolff on January 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Thank you Pat! It wasn’t easy making a cross country move but we’re so happy that we did!

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