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: Spirit
I’m feeling extremely grateful this morning that I have the opportunity to live my life on a farm. This farm is a dream come true for us. We don’t take it for granted. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to get out … Continue reading
Have you sprung your clocks ahead? Today we set our clocks one hour ahead to presumably save on daylight hours. I’ve never understood this concept. I think we should follow Florida’s lead and just leave time alone. Nature doesn’t follow … Continue reading
Welcome to Random Foto Friday where I share random photos from some of my favorite moments around the farm this week.
I was getting ready to head outside to do chores this morning when I noticed the sun streaming in through the windows. I love this time of day. When everything is new and the day is full of possibility. I … Continue reading
For as long as I can remember, deep in the winter months and moving towards spring, I am subjected to the depths of despair. Also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes … Continue reading
I met Judith when she scheduled a session with me when I was a practicing Reiki Master and Spiritual Counselor. After about a year we came to the conclusion that we also wanted to be friends. And so our friendship … Continue reading
It’s a beautiful day today on the farm. The geese, ducks and chickens couldn’t get out of the coop fast enough. The goats are meandering around the front pasture, and the alpacas are doing the same in the back pasture. … Continue reading
Even on a cloudy day one can appreciate that the sun is still up there shining it’s warmth and light on the earth. I’m like a tulip that puts herself to bed in the waning daylight hours, reawakening at morning’s … Continue reading
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you: “This is the way, walk in it,” when you would turn to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 I headed outside today in the rain to do evening chores. … Continue reading