It seems like the moment you least expect it, your life can change. One day you’re lamenting the fact that you can’t get the place of your dreams because your current house won’t sell. The next day, you’re saying, “Screw it. Let’s take on a second mortgage!”
Ok, before you start giving me financial advice, let me explain.
I’m a farmer now.
That’s right. I’ve blogged about the decision to buy a farm and subsequently about the ups and downs of trying to sell our house in a tough market. The week after we had given up on the idea of buying a farm and taken our house off the market, we went for it.
We bought 10 acres of beautiful pasture with a barn. There’s no house – yet. We might build a house someday…but until then, we have a place to spend our weekends. And the dogs have a place to run free!
This was our first weekend as farm owners. I worked on decorating the cabin and taking pictures while my new Farmer husband mowed the pasture and bulldozed a dirt pile. And here are the pictures to prove it:
I immediately undertook the task of a complete room makeover. I’m not quite finished yet, and I need to take some better photos – these were taken with my phone – but here’s what I have accomplished in one weekend. Not too shabby, if I do say so:
Special thanks to my mom for helping me paint (even though she showed up after I had almost finished it all.)
Next week: accessorizing! Gotta take as much time on the inside as I can, before the Farmer makes me get to plowing the fields.