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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Category Archives: Decorating
I’ve been waking up to dark, frosty mornings. Despite the cooler temperatures, I adore this time of year. Perhaps because I’m a fall. As the temperatures drop, forcing me inside, I’ve come down with nesting fever. I’ve begun looking at my … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Do you have dresser draws overflowing with T-shirts, sweat pants and shorts, to name but a few of the items that get tossed into drawers never to be seen again? Do the ones you where sit at the top of … Continue reading →
In the winter/early spring months I try to reserve Friday afternoons for doing something crafty. Since it’s a beautiful, sunny day today, I decided to create a wreath welcoming spring. I wonder if that will hurry it along? I bought … Continue reading →
I was going to continue this wonky old farmhouse makeover by painting the living room, but decided that since my kitchen is part way there, I might as well get on with it. A good friend of mine, while visiting … Continue reading →
Next on my room-by-room trip is the living room. Next week I’ll be getting it ready for painting. And there is a lot of it. The ceiling, walls, fireplace and bookshelves will all be getting a coat of paint. The ceiling … Continue reading →
I’ve never had a problem decorating in all the years I’ve owned a own home. I’ve always had a vision. But this house is a conundrum. It isn’t speaking to me. It doesn’t know what it wants to be. That’s … Continue reading →
I can’t believe how time flies! We’ve been on the farm almost three years. It feels like yesterday. Since the move we’ve adopted alpacas, a livestock guardian dog named Loki, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, and another dog, a Pomeranian … Continue reading →