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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Therapy At The Farm

 
 This 12 x 60 trailer was on the property when we bought it.
My first thoughts were it might be salvageable.
But then when I went in and saw a snake skin hanging from the kitchen cabinet,
those thoughts left me and so did I!!!!
I got out of there quick!
They called this the doll house! The sellers Mother was a very well known person around town.
She was a teacher and everyone loved her.
She had died several years before we bought the farm. We bought it from her son.
She collected dolls. Lots of dolls! They were actually awesome!
Lots of treasures! Vintage stuff.
We cleaned it out the best we could. My daughter, "Trouble" helped a lot!
To be honest, I could not have done all I did without her!
She is a  take control kind of person and that she did.
I was exhausted.

We sold a lot of the stuff that was in the trailer.
I kept some but not much.
I was over it.
I think I did a post about all the dolls. I will have to look.
I might do another one since I'm starting fresh here on the blog.

We found someone to tear it down.
I will be honest I was glad to see it go.
It had never had electricity hooked up.
I think it was just used for storage.
I just couldn't see the end.

I don't know if you remember but when we bought this place
we had just lost my " Mother in Love."
I was kind of lost because for the last 7 months I had been her caretaker.
When she passed away, I didn't know what I was suppose to do.
I had grandchildren who kept me busy but I asked the Lord to help me find my place.
And he gave me the farm.
It was sweet therapy for me and kept me busy.
To be honest, we haven't stopped since we bought this place.
We are still working.

It was a good thing though. I needed it. But I am ready to slow down some now.
We haven't even took a vacation since we bought this place.
We are taking some time for a few little day trips just to get away.
I need it.
Well, the trailer came down. I actually planted a garden in its place last year.
It did really good. I was glad to see it go.
 
And then there were these buildings.
Tearing these down were kind of bittersweet to me but
Sweet Hunter did not like them so close to the house.
They were full too.
There was so much love in this place.
I wish I could find the picture of all the canned goods that
were in these buildings.
Sure, they were old and rusted lids and I knew they had to go,
but I also saw a lot of hard work that the Mother did for her family.
She must have loved them a whole bunch.
I agreed they had to be tore down because of rats and snakes but
I still kind of wanted to keep them.
I had in my head that they would have made great chicken coops but
Sweet Hunter was right. It was jus too close to the house.
The little garage had a great concrete floor in it and we kept that.
Our plans are an outdoor kitchen one day soon we hope.
Then there was this camper. There was actually 2.
This one could have been a small trailer but no doubt it was very old.
It was full too.

We had it tore down too.
It was right across from the big trailer.
We did save those steps.
They are on one of my chicken coops!

I'll be honest. I was glad to see the campers go too!
Little by little we have cleaned the place up.
I am excited to show you the rest of our journey.
I might show you things that are in another post that I have forgot about
but since its been so long since I have been here I am just starting where I am.

This farm has certainly been therapy for me.
God is so good. HE knew exactly what I needed.
You see, when we first were married we bought a farm.
I think we bought our first little home in 1981.
Precious Memories.
I think we have went back in time.
Its a good thing.
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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose
under the heaven...... Ecc 3:1
 


Monday, August 29, 2016

The Shed

When I decided to get started back blogging I didn't exactly know where to start
and then I remembered what Flylady says.  She says to start right where you are so
this shed is what we've been dealing with lately.
This is the way it looked when we bought the place. 
It was full of stuff!!!

We ended up tearing half of it down and using what we could.
I stored my chicken feed in silver trash cans in there.
We had a lot of outside stuff in there and all our lawn mowers, tillers, etc.

Two days ago this is how it looked.
Yep its gone!

We are going to rebuild it soon. The concrete pad will be
all enclosed.  I am so excited because I have never got to
really unpack my upstairs yet and fix it up.

There will also be a place to put all our trailers,
outside equipment, & hopefully a boat one day!
That's my little dream. We have always had a fishing boat!!!
We need some play days!
We are slowly getting all our toys back!!!

This is what it looks like today!
We are getting there!
Since day one Sweet Hunter has wanted this gone.
He had a vision of what he wanted.
Its a slow go but hopefully we can build it back soon.
I was so worried that my chickens would not understand because
they free range and they loved the shed but they are adjusting well.
I do wonder what they are thinking!
(smile)
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"YOU HAVE TO SPEAK YOUR DREAM OUTLOUD."
Kelly Corrigan


Sunday, August 28, 2016

I am back again!!!
I cannot believe it was April the last time I did a post!!! Since we bought the farm....life has been busy. Remodeling, gardens, chickens, cooking, canning, grandchildren, etc.  You know how it is. I am still hoping to get back at it.  I looked at the last few posts since I can't remember what I've posted and what I haven't so what I am going to do is start here with a few pictures of us remodeling the farm. Hopefully I will get going on blogging this new journey we are on!!! Who would have ever thought we would be farming again? But we are!!! And having a blast. I miss you all!!!
If you don't know where to start, just start....right??
 So here we go!
 
 
This is some beautiful flowers that were already at the farm when we bought it.
I have since separated them and have them in several places.
I love them!

This is the first chickens we got.
I asked hubby for 6 and I got 12 babies!
You don't even want to know how many I have now!!
I will share my coops soon!!!

There is something about swings!!!
I love them.

When we bought the farm I told Sweet Hunter that I had to have a clothes line!!!
I LOVE it!!!

This bell was given to us 25 years ago by a friend that ended up being our daughters
Father in Law! He has gone to be with the Lord now and we wouldn't take anything for our bell!!!

When we moved here the seller had already started a garden.
This is the start of the first garden I did here myself!
I loved my little signs!!

When we first moved here and was remodeling the farmhouse
we had so many hummingbirds!
They come every year!!!

Here is a close up of one of my many hummingbirds!

This is after we tore the walls out and put the arches in.
We wanted to keep the original fireplaces but that didn't work out.
I'll show more pictures soon!
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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11