Please forgive me for butting in. I've lurked for 7 years and occasionally posted.
About a month ago I had to mortgage my old property to pay off a marital lien to the X. He tried to force me to sell it, but the judge said no way. I will sell it when I'm ready. First I need to move most of my 20-year collection of plants gathered world-wide mostly via Garden Web.
I LOVE my new home, but still feel as one with my old property. I lived there 25 years. It sustained me and my kids through good and bad times. It kept my kids and I from being homeless. It grew beautiful gardens that fed the kids and I. It grew beautiful flowers that fed my soul especially when I was in dire emotional straits. It was home to wood ducks, mallards, geese, muskrats, beaver, deer, bear, and all manner of wildlife. It sported ancient white and red pine trees, older than many in the state. The house was a crappy mobile home, but it was the land that grew me. And drew me.
I will sell it eventually, I've already had two offers. I just will miss it a lot. I was only the third person to own it.
I've got probably about 50 rose bushes to move, about 25 of which are seedlings almost 2 years old. And thousands of perennials and bushes. I'm tired just thinkin of the work - and making new beds.