• Changes at Sierra Foothill Garden

    by  • March 13, 2013 • Sierra Foothills • 6 Comments



    Just wanted all my blog followers to know that I have switched from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and now my url is www.sierrafoothillgarden.com. What led to this change?

    First, I found that I need to go back to work temporarily…hopefully for just a few years. This is a big change in lifestyle for me, since in the past I’ve always had my own business. Fortunately in our small town with few jobs available, I found an opening as garden coordinator at a local hardware store. It has a pretty little garden, nice coworkers and I found myself working full time at relatively hard labor (for my age) 🙂

    At the same time, my ‘little’ Facebook page called Flea Market Gardening, began to grow exponentially, first milestone was 5000 people “liking” it, then 10K, then 20K last October and on and on. What a great group of creative people they are, posting several photos daily with instructions, re-purposed and found objects transformed into useful and beautiful garden features! What captured me most was the kindredship and community. I have made real friends there as I have here on this blog, I feel.

    One thing suffered however and that is this blog, I missed reading my Google Reader, commenting on blog posts and writing my own posts. In fact, I was not able to garden much at all and thank goodness for the natives and drought tolerant plants, as they have had to be really tolerant! Without my dear husband to water everyday during our usual hot summers, the garden would have been sunk. I’m thankful for each one that lived.

    Last August, I created a companion website for Flea Market Gardening, in an attempt to supplement my income in a small way by adding Adsense ads, offering a subscriber newsletter and posting on a regular basis. On the website, I can write longer posts than on Facebook, offer photos and instructions for projects and feature gardens of some of the active and creative gardeners there. An artist came on and embellished the page with her art work and graphics.

    I’ve enjoyed working on the WordPress.org platform so much that this month, last week, actually, I switched over so I can now be as creative with Sierra Foothill Garden with the same Presswork theme. I’ve also changed my work schedule to part time and feel that I’m making progress. Maybe I’ll be able to water my own garden this summer!

    Thanks so much for following my blog,…I don’t have the capability to transfer your ‘following,’ so if you’d like to continue along, won’t you click on the link and subscribe by email? I’ll also have an RSS link. It’s www.sierrafoothillgarden.com

    I hope you like the new look!


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

    6 Responses to Changes at Sierra Foothill Garden

    1. Rich
      March 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Good luck and keep up the good work here as much as you can!

      • Sue Langley
        March 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm

        Thanks, Rich!

    2. Desiree
      March 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Dear Sue,
      What a lot has happened since I last visited your blog.
      I think you are amazing taking on the challenge of a new job away from your comfort zone. I know that is one thing that would floor me completely. It’s good to know you are now in the position of being able to work half days and I do hope this means you will be back to watering your garden yourself come summer.
      Big hug, Desiree

      • Sue Langley
        March 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        Hello, Desiree!

        I feel I’ve been in limbo. Last time I heard, you were taking a break from blogging …taking care of your sweet puppies. Then Google Reader went away and I sure felt cut off from all my blogging friends.
        I guess it’s a different phase of life! Good changes! Remember I posted a link to a few of your photos and the gang on my page loved them! I’ll go to your log and see if you have an email subscription option. I have missed your posts.

        • Desiree
          March 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

          I have not posted any new material on my now dormant blog for over a year, Sue. For now, I do not plan to resume it, but may do so at some future date.
          Coupled with taking care of our five dogs, and living between our home and the little country cottage we bought, I am kept well and truly on the hop.
          How is Maggie? She must have missed you a lot while you were working full time!
          Hugs, Des.

    3. Desiree
      March 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      I may have misunderstood “part time” and presumed it meant half day, Sue. Apologies if I made a incorrect assumption. Either way, it sounds good to me…better than full time, all day, every day

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