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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Weather ForecastCurrently27°OvercastTomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today. A few afternoon snow showers.Thursday 01/17 0%High 31° / Low 15°Partly CloudyPartly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid teens.Friday 01/18 30%High 21° / Low 11°Snow ShowersCloudy skies early. A few snow showers developing later in the day. High 21F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.Saturday 01/19 10%High 17° / Low 3°Partly CloudyMostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 17F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Category Archives: Homesteading
It’s been a hot and humid August with little time spent outdoors except for chores and cutting grass. We’ve hosted several farm tours and are looking forward to the crew from the movie “Scotch Tension” coming back in September to … Continue reading
Summer is humming along and before you know it fall will be here. We’re getting some much needed rain here today. It didn’t rain the whole month of July so we’re in sorry need of it. My bees are doing … Continue reading
I can’t believe it’s already the end of July. It seems that just yesterday we were under cold, heavy snowfall and then skipped spring right into the heat of summer. The last week has been beautiful though with temperatures in … Continue reading
It’s been a whirlwind of activity here around the farm this past week, making up for last week when I was down for the count with a really bad cold and flu. I’m still recovering, but feeling much better. The … Continue reading
The weather was perfect on Sunday to do a full bee hive inspection, so I gathered my equipment and donned my bee suit and off I went. Brian came along to snap some photos and lend support as I’m still … Continue reading
Brian returned from his business trip to Holland on Friday night and despite having been up almost 24 hours, he was up bright and early on Saturday to do his chores. I’m so glad he’s home! We went for our … Continue reading
After mustering my courage, and with the weather cooperating nicely (84° and wind 4mph), I decided today was the day to do a full bee hive inspection. I wanted to replace their sugar syrup and check for brood, pollen and … Continue reading
The electricians finally made it out last Thursday to move the generator. I’ve never heard two men whine so much in my life. They stood around for at least ten minutes complaining about moving a 400 pound generator from the … 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