Welcome! I’m Teresa, the hen in a farmhouse nest. I was born in Canada and am now a US Citizen. 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 the French country decorating style, 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.
- barn quilt
- Barn Quilt Trail
- bee hive
- bee keeping
- Benjamin Moore
- miniature pig
- Queen bee
- Sherwin Williams
- vegetable gardening
Wisconsin State Bird – American Robin
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Category Archives: Decorating
While the weather outside is still frightful, I’ve decided to bring spring in the house by using silk flowers. While they’re not my first choice, it’s nice to have some color and the “feeling” of spring in the house. If … Continue reading →
After much ado about nothing . . . because we’re in an old wonky farmhouse, the solatube installer didn’t think he’d be able to install the solatube because the garage roof overlapped the kitchen roof. I told him there was … Continue reading →
While we’re still covered in snow and ice, spring is definitely in the air. The chickens are out of the coop and are walking ever so gingerly over the snow and ice to forage around the farm. Mostly, they’re eating … Continue reading →
Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! The holidays were very quiet for us as most of our family is in Canada. We celebrated Christmas day with a delicious ham that Brian made along with all the fixings. We … Continue reading →
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 →