Monday, June 27, 2016

when one of your very best besties calls and says they bought
a farm, a real farm- surrounded by corn fields- with barns and a windmill...
you can't get there fast enough.

: )

***i may be moving my photography biz further north so
i can utilize this picturesque slice of heaven for
my backdrops.

our friends maggie, brian and daughter josie moved the same
weekend as our daughter, so it took me another week to
get to the farm, but the wait was worth it.
i took so many photos i didn't even know where to start to
show you how fab their place is.
i grew up on a dairy farm and this wide open space is going to
be such a wonderful place for them to spend their days.

the big red barn. complete with silos and a cupola.
and there's a windmill.
need i say more?

oh there's more. : )

this is their darling red brick house. there has been an addition added on the
 right side of the original farmhouse that makes it spacious and modernized in the best
possible way. things like new windows and air conditioning...
there's also a big jetted tub in the new bathroom and i've been
in it!

umm, yeah, a cobblestone sidewalk~

 and the original front entry. their master bedroom is now behind that door.

mags and jos were about to pot up their new red pots when i arrived, so i watched
and of course took pics.

the addition includes their kitchen and living room. i forgot to get the other
angles, but there are enough cupboards for 3 kitchens, and i'm eyeing the big center island
thinking it's going to be great for baking christmas cookies.

one cozy corner of m. and b.'s bedroom

when they looked at the farm for the first time, this framed horse
poster was in a barn. the previous owners left it for them and
now it's cleaned up and in their bedroom. : )

*rumor has it that a horse or two and chickens will be living
on the farm someday soon. if maggie has her way, she'll be rescuing every
needy critter in the county.
: )

this is josie's room. she's got the loft bedroom and she got to
pick her new paint color. 
*when you're a girl and you're 6~it's pink all the way baby!

this little tin bucket was a yard sale find i brought mags.

jos in the big tub

so, there's 8 or 9 outbuildings and two beautiful fenced pastures for
whatever lucky critters get adopted

one of the pastures

a cool old corn crib 

this to die for building has a future as a "big girls play house". yes, us girls
have plans to clean it up and make it all cottagey and fab inside.
~ all day sweet tea parties perhaps?

this is the ceiling of brian's he-shed. the girls wanted it, but the
big meany got in there and filled it with tires and guy stuff first!
we're scheming about making floral curtains and putting window boxes on it
so he'll just give it up.
; )

there was all kinds of interesting old stuff left in the buildings.
(just ducky for junkers like us).

lots and lots of old horse tack.

this big ol' pole barn is what it's really all about for brian. you should
see all the toys and campers, trailers and guy gear it holds!

the day they moved in the family got 2 baby kitties. this is nina.
she's everyone's favorite. so mellow. their dog practically licks
her to death and she just lays there and purrs.

happy as two peas in a pod over their forever home~

daddy-daughter 4-wheeling with bailey running alongside.



one of the first things maggie said when she called to say they got the farm was:
"i want to be a real farm wife. i want to learn how to make pies".
well, guess what we did when i went to visit?

she was so excited about learning to lattice the top crust that she could
hardly stand it!

i also taught her how my gram made "rollies" with the leftover
pie crust~ yummmmm

if i were an itty bitty kitty, i'd be real happy about
my forever home too.

life is good on the farm you guys,
& i couldn't be happier for our dear friends.
marge, the next time i come can i stay for a week!?
i'll bring food! and fun new magazines! and flowers from my garden...
oh and bed prizes too!!

enjoy the 4th of july holiday friends and
don't forget to take some pictures.

(and remember, it's all fun and games until someone looses
a finger. be careful with the fireworks)!

xox b.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness can I come with you the next time? I am in love!


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