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: Homesteading
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
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?