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 The sculpting begins

Returning to my past:

I grew up about 8 miles from here. Back in the olden days when I was just a little girl, this piece of land was a huge sugar beet farm.  It was owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Our church is really big on helping others in need and helping them help themselves.  

The sugar beet farm was used to grow beets that were turned into sugar. The sugar was then shared with members who needed help. Our part of the deal was to thin and weed the beets.  

This farm was literally acres big and to a little girl like me, it was ominous. The rows went on forever and ever.  I thinks it's pretty cool to be building on a piece of my own history.  

I think of that little girl all dirty and discouraged...who would have thought she would one day return to build her dream house on the very spot she so long ago dreaded!

My sister shared a photo of the beet farm.  I'm not in it, but it shows members from our Ward (Congregation).



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37 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this is so awesome. And what a spectacular view of the mountain! ahh, I can just imagine the smell of the country....

    Spanish Pinay

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    1. It is a beautiful place to live! Thanks.

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  2. That is why I really love the Mormon Church. They help their members. I am not Mormon, but if i was going to change...It would be to Mormon.

    Can't wait to see your home as it progresses.

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    1. Anytime you're ready let me know! A fun package arrived in the mail yesterday! My girls swiped them the minute they walked in! Thanks.

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  3. Wow!! That is really awesome...Amazing really to be building on a piece of YOUR families history. Gosh, that is really awesome! (I know I said that twice)
    I cannot wait for more updates on this Becky, and I must say the view of those mountains is spectacular! I'd have a field day taking pictures :)

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    1. You need to come and get some photos. I'm not as good at it as you are,

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  4. Wow, I've got goosebumps!!! How exciting. Thanks for sharing the photos. I can't wait to follow this!

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    1. I got goosebumps too when I realized where we were actually building. Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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  5. Wow, this is so cool! And what a beautiful place, the mountains are gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Ginny, I love living near the mountains.

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  6. I think that is amazing. Sometimes we never know what our past will bring to our future.

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  7. Oh that is so cool! I like that you have a picture of the farm before and you can see where your house will be in relationship.

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    1. Thanks Amber, I've been toying with the idea of making a print of it and hanging it somewhere in our new house!

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  8. I remember when I was a kid, growing up on the front range [east side of Colorado Rockies]...there were trains with a 'gazillion' bunch of cars carrying sugar beets to the sugar factory. What a sweet and acrid odor when it'd pass through town.

    Amazing image and wonderful days of yore post. I like this kind...memories of youth both for you AND me.

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    1. Wonder if they were from our beet farm? Cool nostalgia!

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  9. What a cool way to honor your past and your future :D Prayers for you guys in your apartment until the big day comes ;D

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    1. Thanks...good luck and prayers to you in your adoption!

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  10. I feel like I am hanging on a thread. I can hardly wait to see your new home. The mountains are so beautiful.

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  11. Very exciting and nostalgic. Home is where the heart is. Glad to be visiting from the hodgepodge. Have a blessed day.

    Dayna

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Dada. Hodgepodge is a great way to make new friends!

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  12. Wow, it sure it beautiful there! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  13. Becky, wow! How amazing is this? You must be unbelievably excited.
    I'm off to enter your giveaway :: potty training begins anytime now. ;)

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  14. This is so wonderful! We are also about to start building after 4 years of planning and waiting for God's provision.

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  15. Very cool. You'll have to be sure to plant a few rows of beets in your backyard!

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  16. I'm so happy for you. Just beautiful. It looks like a postcard. I wish you many happy years there.

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  17. First off, I thought I recognized that landscape! I'm a Utah girl myself. Secondly, my grandmother was raised on the sugar beet farm too done in that part of the valley. How exciting and what an awesome backdrop you have for your new HOME!

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  18. Wow, it's awesome to see so much history. And thanks for sharing such wonderful memories. All the work you must do to help others is truly unmeasurable. They're lucky to have you. By the way, I love the mountains in the background. Awesome :)

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  19. It sounds like you've come full circle!!! What a great story!! You're view is gorgeous!!! So glad that your new home is underway ... please post progress pics!!!

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  20. How special to have all of that history! I hope to see progress photos too!

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  21. Becky, I totally miss that area of the country. The moment I looked at the first picture, I knew it was Utah! I could actually visualize myself driving from SLC airport on the 15 freeway headed for Idaho. Hopefully, if God decides to bless me with an answered prayer, I'll be making that drive sometime this summer after flying into the area to go visit my mom.

    I'm so excited for you. I know how much fun it is to watch your beautiful home being built from the ground up. Praying everything will go smoothly and remain on schedule for you.

    Hugs from PA!
    ~Rosann

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