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 ForecastCurrently42°ClearTomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today. Windy with morning showers.Friday 10/19 20%High 52° / Low 38°ClearA few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.Saturday 10/20 30%High 40° / Low 26°Chance of RainWindy. A few showers early with partly cloudy skies later in the day. High around 40F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.Sunday 10/21 0%High 48° / Low 31°ClearMainly sunny. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Category Archives: Well-Being
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
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
Have you heard of the 4Ocean movement? It’s pretty awesome. They hire local people to remove trash from coastlines before it has a chance to go into the ocean, and they have full-time captains and crews cleaning our oceans and … 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
You may or may not have noticed that my blog is in a bit of a shambles. I’m at my wits end. I changed my hosting platform from one account to another (within the same company that shall not be … Continue reading
Wishing all my family and friends, near and far, a Blessed and Happy Easter. Even though we may be miles apart, you’re in my thoughts and always on my heart. To my dear readers, thank you for following and Blessed Be. … Continue reading
Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share some of my favorite moments from around the farm this week. Hope your week was good and that you have a wonderful Easter weekend!
I made it out alive! I know I’m being overly dramatic, but to say I dislike our old farmhouse basement would be an understatement. Because I dislike it so much, whenever I have to go down to put something away … Continue reading