Month One on the Farm

I can’t believe we’ve only been in the farm house for one month. In the same respect, it also seems like it’s been much longer. So much had been packed into this short time that I feel like we have been here for 6 months! You know what I mean? Sure you do!

When we moved in there was still so much that hadn’t been done, it was honestly one thing after another. We’ve totally decided to make the most of the chaos by enjoying life… and adding to the chaos, ha! After our first two weeks in the house I suckered Jay into buying some chicks! It’s been the funniest and sweet adventure!

It’ helped teach the kids some farm life responsibility right off the bat. They would help me clean the brooder and “babysit” the chicks while I filled the feeders.

We recently upgraded the chicks to a chicken tractor. For those who don’t know (because I didn’t until we got ours) its a coop that you can move around the yard! IT helps to not kill the grass and its great for the chickens too!

Figures, the day that we moved the chicks to the coop, it was rainy and cold- like 50 degree at night cold. I was worried the chicks wouldn’t know yet how to climb up their ramp to get to the warm part of the coop, so Jay crawled inside of the coop to pick up each chick and put them up there. It was so funny to see him in this tiny coop- I was so impressed! It was also adorable to see how much he cares for them.

Having acreage has been so amazing. We take the 4-wheeler up through the cow pasture to the top of the hill and all you see is bright blue sky, huge fluffy white clouds and mountains as far as the eye can see. I feel like rides like that really help put a lot into perspective. It’ hard not to be grateful and inspired with a view like that, especially when surrounded by family.

There have been SO many updates we have been working on and I can’t wait to share all of this new home content with you! I just finished Westley’s Modern Farmhouse Nursery and have a lot more to share!

One of the first things I wanted to do was work on the “Curb Appeal”. Not sure that the right word seeing a we are about 4 acres back from the “curb” lol! We had 8 hedges that blocked the front porch. They were FULL of thorns and the kid and Wrigley kept getting the thorns in their feet/paws. They were the first to go. We used Jay’s Titan to pull them out and the 4-wheeler to haul them to our burn pile. We filled the bed with some gorgeous, colorful perennials and Hydrangea bushes that will probably double in size by next summer! We also hung an American Flag as soon as we moved in. That alone made the house look so much better! Oh and our new Porch swing! We found it on sale at Tractor Supply for $99! Jay and I love sitting out there rocking while the kids play in the yard or on the tree swing. I’m so pumped for fall to start decorating with mums and pumpkins!

When we first moved in we didn’t have ANY hot water for about three days. We were so gross from moving and playing hard outside that we desperately needed to bathe.

We have the original tub from the 1870s- its beautiful! I was having to bring 4 pots of water to a boil to put into the bath, add a little cold water from the faucet and then boil more water until there was enough water to bathe. It was comical! The bath is one of my favorite places to be! It sits below two windows- you all know how much I love natural light!

Right now, as I write this, we have counters going into the kitchen along with a dreamy fireclay farm sink! I’m so anxious to get Wes’ cute little self into a sink bath filled with bubbles!

I’ve got to take the kids to lunch, but I’ll share some of my favorite photos below, in case you’ve missed them in previous posts!

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