While we are very excited about the sale of our home and our move to the west coast there are many things we will miss about living in Vermont. We have called Vermont home for over twenty years and it was definitely a wonderful place to live and raise a family.things We Will Miss


My husband designed our home and we had it built almost twenty years ago. The new owners might not appreciate all the work we did in creating this beautiful homestead. It was rough land when we started and we’ve created gardens galore around the house.Things We Will About Living in Vermont


We have had wonderful wildlife around our home over the years, everything from beautiful birds to amazing owls. Having less wildlife around us is one of the many things will miss about living in Vermont.Barred Owl, Things We Will About Living in Vermont We’ve had coyotes show up outside our window. Numerous bears have stopped by check and see if we have birdfeeders out. We always take our feeders in at night but after this daytime visit we stopped feeding the birds altogether!


Living closer to our four grown children will be a real treat but leaving our friends and family here is so hard. No more wood stacking parties. Our evenings sitting around the campfire and gazing at the stars are coming to an end.joys of a campfire


Our home has been a wonderful place for friends and family to gather. I will miss the large meals around our table.Hard to adjust to only two around the table.


Friends will be missed and the good times we’ve had hiking together.things we will miss about living in VermontLiving surrounded by woods and peace and quiet will definitely be one of the things we will miss about living in Vermont. I enjoy sitting on our deck and watching the birds and listening to the stream. Such a peaceful and relaxing spot.


Being able to walk out our door and head out into the woods on snowshoes will also be one the many things we will miss about living in Vermont.things we will miss about living in Vermont


Rather than focus on all the things we will miss about living in Vermont what we need to do is focus on the adventures that await us in the Pacific Northwest. There will  be new places to discover, new hikes to enjoy and a much closer proximity to our children and grandchildren. That we are looking forward to!Mt. Rainier


12 comments on “Things We Will Miss About Living in Vermont

Daisy Debs on August 20, 2018 5:57 pm

……..maybe ….you could still change your mind and stay ? 🙂

Nancy Wolff on August 20, 2018 9:37 pm

As my sister said, “we can always move back”. I have to look at the adventure that awaits us and being closer to our grandchildren. That I’m looking forward to!

Margy on August 20, 2018 7:30 pm

I have never been to Vermont, but have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2005. We were home based in Bellingham until 2008 and now have our home on Powell River BC, with occasional visits back to Bellingham when we need a touch of the “big” city. Best move we could have made after living in busy Los Angeles for all my life. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on August 20, 2018 9:36 pm

I absolutely love looking at your photos! I hope we can find just the right spot to settle and we are looking forward to not having to shovel so much snow!

Mother of 3 on August 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Congrats and good luck on your move! I bet there are many other little things here and there you will realize you miss about Vermont but hopefully you’ll have just as many things you love about your new home.

Nancy Wolff on August 20, 2018 9:35 pm

Mother of 3, I know there are many, many things I will miss about living in Vermont. However a new adventure awaits and I can’t wait to be closer to our grown children and grandchildren!

Lisa Lynn on August 21, 2018 1:33 pm

Such an adventure…Enjoy all of the new experiences out west!

Nancy Wolff on August 21, 2018 2:13 pm

Thank you Lisa Lynn!

Calleen Petersen on August 21, 2018 4:43 pm

Vermont looks beautiful. It’s on my list of states that I haven’t been to yet.

Nancy Wolff on August 21, 2018 8:40 pm

Vermont is a beautiful state almost any time of year, just not during mud season! You should definitely visit sometime!

April J Harris on August 22, 2018 8:17 pm

No wonder you will miss your beautiful home, Nancy, but I’m excited for you and your husband as you move to be closer to your family! Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece. It was lovely to have a little glimpse into your life. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page and all around. Have a lovely weekend!

Dee | Grammy's Grid on September 14, 2018 7:16 pm

It will be hard to leave all that you’ve built and all that you’ve done but like you said – focus on the adventures that await you – especially the things you are going to be experiencing with your kids and grandbabies ♥

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