Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share some of my favorite moments from around the farm this week. As luck would have it (or not), Brian was home today and snapped a few fotos of me in my finest farm wear. I only wear the hat because Brian picked it up for me at a thrift store and he likes it. Let’s just get that straight! Although I have to say, it is very warm.
We’re finally here. The first day of spring! It’s a chilly one today with the wind blowing at 6mph from the north. You wouldn’t think it would make that much difference at that speed, but it does. Brrrrrr . . .
After breakfast, the chickens congregated in the coop, and the ducks and geese are laying low in the grass with their beaks and legs tucked under their feathers. Only the alpacas seem to appreciate this weather as they’re all out in the pasture, cushed and chewing their cud.
I’m thinking of angels today. Angels are a part of my life and my work as an Angel Communicator and card reader. They are always available to help out when I call upon them. They guided and helped me expand my business. They guided us to our farm and made the way in extraordinary ways. They watch over and protect us and our animals.
The other day I was hanging out at one of my favorite “soul renewal” places, Barnes and Noble, where I picked up Somerset Home magazine. What caught my eye (besides the beautiful cover) was a feature on Annie Sloan’s new chalk paint color, Lem Lem. It made my heart skip a beat. It’s the color I’ve been looking for! It is a beautiful soft green that is warm and inviting and will brighten up my farmhouse living room.
Welcome to Random Foto Friday from moments around the farm this week. These fotos were taken with my new cell phone, some of which I uploaded to Instagram . . . which I am having a ball with! It’s so much fun to take a picture and upload it instantly to share with you! I hope you enjoy!
I’m feeling extremely grateful this morning that I have the opportunity to live my life on a farm. This farm is a dream come true for us. We don’t take it for granted. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed on a cold winter morning to go out and do chores, but that small sacrifice is wrapped in great rewards. Like the chatter of chickens, ducks and geese. The gentle humming of alpacas. The romping of rabbits. The play of goats. And the feeling of a job well done.
Have you sprung your clocks ahead? Today we set our clocks one hour ahead to presumably save on daylight hours. I’ve never understood this concept. I think we should follow Florida’s lead and just leave time alone. Nature doesn’t follow a clock. It knows what’s what in the grand scheme of things.
I was getting ready to head outside to do chores this morning when I noticed the sun streaming in through the windows. I love this time of day. When everything is new and the day is full of possibility. I was admiring the way the sun was settling on some of the items at the back entry when I noticed my Prairie quilt hanging ever so stoically. And then it all came back to me . . .
Welcome! I’m Teresa . . . the hen in Hen in a Farmhouse Nest.
I’m a Canadian living in the United States who wishes she lived in England. I inhabit a wonky farmhouse with my husband, Brian, our dogs and parrots and a miniature pig. We also care for alpacas, ducks, chickens, a pair of geese, rabbits, goats, and a couple of barn cats.
Jane Austin once wrote, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”. I have to agree. While I often daydream of visiting far off places, my heart longs to be at home. Whether I’m inside or outside, I can find plenty to keep me busy and content. I enjoy decorating, renovating (as time and budget allow), gardening, reading, creating, and blogging.
I hope to inspire you with simple farm living as we renovate and decorate our wonky farmhouse; with recipes and projects, and thrift store finds.
So, come on up on my front porch and make yourself comfortable as I offer you a cup of tea and some of Brian’s homemade chocolate chip cookies and let’s chat for awhile.
Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today.
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 41F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.