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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Tag Archives: gardening
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
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
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
Now that the weather has seemingly straightened itself out, I’m in vegetable garden planning mode. Most years I fly by the seat of my pants, but this year I wanted to make sure I got in everything for yummy summer … Continue reading