Friday, June 27, 2014

The Cluttered Farmhouse

If you read my last post you all know we have bought an old farmhouse.
It was built in 1887 and the people we bought it from left so much stuff.
We found this out in one of the old buildings.
Isn't it a beauty?
I cannot tell you how many old sewing machines we have found!
The people we bought it from only took what they wanted and left the rest.
That was part of our deal.

These were some quilts that they left me that his mother had made.
There are many quilt tops in here that I hope to take and finish one day!

His Mother loved to collect things.
This must have been her bell collection.

We are still finding windows even when we tear down a wall there will be
a window in the original outside walls.

Dishes and more dishes.
I have never seen so many old dishes in my life.
She loved to collect depression glass, Avon bottles and dolls......
Dolls....Oh my! I have never seen so many dolls either.
I will show you some pictures in another post.

Look what all we found in the old buildings!
Food. Canned food. Probably from years ago.
Peaches, green beans, potatoes, jelly.
I could go on and on.

If any of you know me, you know that I am not a "stuff" person.
I don't like clutter, so its ironic that we bought a place full of stuff.
But along with the quilts, this trike is something I have really wanted for a very very long time.
My "Sweet Hunter" took it and got new tubes in the tires and made sure the brakes were good.
I couldn't believe they just left this sitting in the front yard.

This is just a few of the things that were left.
The house was full.
2 sheds were full.
60' trailer was full.
2 campers were full.
The barn was full.
We have so much to do but we are making progress.
I hope you enjoy the posts that I will be doing on the progress we are making.
"Sweet Hunter" and I LOVE this place.
Lots of work ahead but looking forward to the challenge.
We will make this "our forever home."
Clutter free.
Some of the things have been sold, some donated and some I kept or gave to loved ones.
All this "stuff" really got me to thinking about our lives.
We all have things worthy of treasuring for the rest of our lives while
other things belong in the dumpster.
Naturally & Spiritually.
Let all things be done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 14:40

Sunday, June 1, 2014

And Now We Turn The Page.....

One thing "Sweet Hunter" and I wanted to do in this life is to redo a farmhouse.
When we sold our house (see last post), we looked at several places including this one.
We could not get it out of our mind.
The original part of the farmhouse was built in 1887.

It has over 1400 ft. of river frontage on 49 acres!

We started looking at this house and land the end of  Feb. 
We tried to like other houses but this one kept coming up.

Remember my kitchen I had in my other home?
(see last post).
Well, this is no where near it.
We went to look at inside of house after riding by several times.

I LOVED the 3 old fireplaces but I did not like the chopped up rooms.

We walked away and said this just would not work.
We looked and looked and kept ending up here on the river!

We LOVED the river but not the inside of the house.

We loved the land, but not the inside of the house.

We decided to make a very low offer.
So we went back and forth for weeks.

It even only has one bathroom!!!!!
And its blue!!!!
Blue bathtub, blue sink, and blue commode!

Then I saw this.
A tire swing.

Then we saw this.

And this!!!!

And this did it for me!!!

There is so much to tell about this story.
I really don't know where to begin.
So I began with what we saw.
Oh my! We are in love!
Just wait and see what we do with this.........
"Our Forever Home!"

Delight thyself also in the LORD
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4