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.
- barn quilt
- Barn Quilt Trail
- bee hive
- bee keeping
- chicken keeping
- miniature pig
- Queen bee
- Sherwin Williams
- Valentine's Day
- vegetable gardening
Wisconsin State Bird – American Robin
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Monthly Archives: May 2018
Have you heard of the 4Ocean movement? It’s pretty awesome. They hire local people to remove trash from coastlines before it has a chance to go into the ocean, and they have full-time captains and crews cleaning our oceans and … Continue reading
Some like it hot . . . not me. I prefer temperatures in the 70s and low 80s going into summer. Here where I live it’s been in the mid to high 90s for over a week. I just realized … Continue reading
Today is Day 3 after hiving my bees and it was time to check to see if the queen had been released. To my great relief (after an almost sleepless night) she had been and the bees were very busy … Continue reading
Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share some of my favorite moments from around the farm this week. It was an exciting week as I received my first ever package of bees which I installed on Tuesday. Upon checking … Continue reading
I don’t think there’s any other scent that takes me back to my childhood like lilac does. I remember playing in my neighborhood and at my grandma’s house where the scent of lilac filled the air. I am and always … Continue reading
It’s an exciting day on the farm as I picked up and hived my first ever package of bees! Moving methodically and with care, it was a surprisingly easy task. All those sleepless nights were for naught. If you’ve taken … Continue reading
Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share moments from around the farm this week. It’s been an exciting week with warm, sunny weather over last weekend and into the earlier part of this week. Brian and I got a … Continue reading
We were privileged to host Prairie View Elementary School yesterday. It was a chilly, rainy day, but everyone enjoyed themselves anyway. We hosted two tours, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We’ve been having some beautiful weather which is wonderful for getting things done around the farm. This past weekend Brian and I laid the cement pad for the air conditioner and generator to sit on. It was a lot of … Continue reading