We are Martha and John, a retired couple living in the beautiful Skagit Valley, roughly midway between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. We love dogs and cats but currently do not have any pets.
We live on five acres of rural land about four miles north of the town of Sedro-Woolley. Our home was custom built for us in 2005 and features a strong connection between inside and outside spaces, including garden views from practically every room, double doors opening onto a deck and patio, etc. We have put much effort and love into landscaping around the house, as well as into restoring natural habitat on our property, including planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs and creating a wildlife pond.
We are active in social and environmental issues in our community, such as wildlife protection and careful land use planning. We are birders and love to hike in mountains, forests, and deserts and along rugged coastlines.
We also love to travel, both around the US and Canada and internationally, but have not left the country since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. We are currently planning a month-long trip to Ireland during which we hope to do a couple of self-guided walking tours in Kerry, attend a live performance of a folk musical about the Great Famine that was written by John’s daughter-in-law, and spend a week in a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
Given these plans, our primary interest at this time is finding someone who would like to stay at our home and mind the place while we’re away. In the long run, we may also be interested in house sitting ourselves at some point.
We look forward to connecting with other folks in the Trusted Housesitters community regarding your experiences both as sitters and homeowners.
Martha and John
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