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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Currently66°RainTomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today. Showers and thunderstorms late.Monday 08/20 100%High 76° / Low 64°RainCloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.Tuesday 08/21 40%High 75° / Low 50°Chance of a ThunderstormCloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High near 75F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Wednesday 08/22 10%High 74° / Low 53°ClearSunshine and some clouds. High 74F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Category Archives: Gardening
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
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
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
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
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
I’ve always loved the lush abundance of a well planted pot alive with colorful flowers and vines dripping over the edges. You see them in greenhouses, often with hefty price tags. I decided this year to plant up my own … Continue reading
Last night was filled with lightening flashing through my bedroom windows, thunder and hard rain. I hardly slept. It was also very muggy and I would awaken to a quiet night, open the window, get back into bed and fall … Continue reading
Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share my favorite moments from around the farm this week. Today’s post is a day late as yesterday was shearing day for our alpacas. Thanks to Pete and his team from Top Knot Shearing for … Continue reading
I’m so grateful for my husband, Brian, and our friend Greg who used pick ax, shovel and rototiller to prepare my garden for this year’s vegetable bonanza. Remember what it looked like before?