Friday, February 4, 2011

I've Brought the Farm In

Growing up on a farm has made me partial to anything that has to do with a farm, especially animals! It's funny how as a teenager, I hated living out in the country, so far from all the "action." Now I would give anything to move back out to the farm.

Hubby and I own a small acreage, by small I mean, less the 2 acres. We are really looking for atleast 6-10. There are so many things we would like to have room for. I already have my farmhouse floorplan, a new house, that looks old. Hubby wants a large shed for all his stuff! We would like an acre or more for a garden, for all my pumpkins, gourds, squash, broom corn, and indian corn; I sell at the shop. I would also like to have lots of room for flower beds and bittersweet and winterberry. We've also talked about a pool for Missy Pete and of course, a playset/tree house. And last, but not least, room for Marge, (that's what I want to name my cow) several sheep and a horse or pony. I can keep wishing. Maybe we'll get lucky this year and something will come on the market. Our my hubby's wide network of people, will point us in the right direction.

In our current home, which is ohh so bear right now. I have decorated my living room with farm supplies, animals and tools. I have many more to add, but my taste has been changing so much in the last year, I have lots of holes to fill. I thought today I would share with you several of these items.

 This cool old, handmade scoop, we found one day out junkin!
 We found this old hay rake in Crosby, MN. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend. Great antique shops!
 This rooster, I purchased off Ebay, can't remember the sweet woman's name. Of course, a Billy Jacobs' pic and the 2 little pieces in front are a chicken and pig. I'm not sure if they are game pieces or what. I believe they came in a box of auction things. They are great!
 Got this little lamb from the same woman who did the chicken. Love the little firkin, that was a great $6 buy at an auction!
 An old hay hook. Probably not that old
 LOVE this pulley! It came out of my dad's old barn. It's the one thing I salvaged before they burned it and buried it. Funny to think that at my young age, I was already into these things. Gotta love the stars
 I believe this is an old berry washer. Got it outta a dumpster!
 This old front porch post came off an old farmhouse, doomed for destruction
 This massive feed service sign is definitly the focal point. We got this when they tore down the old grain mill. We have 2 of them!!!

My little lamb and chicken. Just a fun piece from Blossom Bucket!

The sun is shining and they're talking highs in the mid-20's!! Woohoo!! Sad to say, we're having a heat wave at 20 :) Seeing some of these items, makes me long for spring that much more! Missy Pete is home with me again today, I see my house in destruction mode, but oh well, we'll have fun!! When's nap time?? hehe

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you! Have a great weekend!


  1. Your shop is lovely.......had one of my own when my children were small (3) Oh how I still remember how my days were trying to multitask.

    Wishing you the best and enjoy!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. The book on country gardens has arrived just in time for me to do some planning. I would like to add more primitive items in my beds, they add so much interest. I love to go junkin also, being raised with a father who was in the antique business, well it just gets in your blood. Please do stop by again and visit me. Vicky