Our family back east was asking for pictures of the home we will be moving into, Lord willing. So since we took pictures to show them, I thought I’d post them on the blog – especially since you will probably be hearing about such things as the chicken coop, big red barn, and – oh heavenly sunshine – the fruit orchard!
This is the property as seen from down the road. It shows where everything sits on the property. We will have 2.2 acres here for us to spread out and roam around. Plus a big field behind us with woods farther back.
The front of the house. It is an older home with four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and a full basement. The children are already fighting over who gets what bedroom!
If it gets really quiet around here, this is where I’ll be. The fruit orchard!
I have always wanted a fruit orchard and it looks like I’ll finally have one to play in – at least for the time we rent this place. We were told there are a couple sour cherry trees, a couple plum trees, and some apple trees. I’m an amateur fruit gardener, so would love any advice! Is it hard to kill fruit trees? Guess I’ll find out.
I can already see the four hanging baskets that will go between those porch posts. Behind them will go the wicker porch set I’d love to have! I’ll even serve you iced tea when you come. It sure is fun to dream!
Here is the layout of the property while sitting in the driveway. The big red barn is filled with hay at the moment. The little shop to the left is where Lowell plans to hang out. And the house has a carport that we can just squeeze our two vehicles into.
Every kids’ dream. A huge red barn for exploring! Our kids were extremely disappointed that they didn’t get to dissect the thing while we were looking at the place. But I’m sure there will be lots of time for that this summer.
If it gets quiet around here, and you can’t find me in the fruit orchard, you might try the chicken coop. (at least I think it’s a chicken coop – please tell me it’s a chicken coop) I love this little thing! I already have plans to doll it up with flowers and maybe even a wooden trough of mint alongside it.
Will I put chickens in it? Maybe. I’d really like to. But, like fruit gardening, I know basically nothing about chickens. Seriously, though, how hard can it be? Throw a few chickens in there, feed them a little, and they hand you their eggs out the door.
Ok, so maybe it’s a little harder than that. But even if nothing live goes inside the coop, the kids will have fun playing in it and I’ll have fun on the outside.
And once spring comes, along with summer right behind it, we’ll show you what it looks like under all the snow!