The very beginning...

This farmhouse was purchased by my great grandparents, passed on to my grandparents, then to my mother and aunt, and now to us.  The part to the left is over 200 years old, and the larger part to the right is over 150 years old.  Now it is our turn to live here, with our two children and our animals. 

Click to visit the meet our animals page! 


There is so much work to be done... We couldn't possibly afford to pay someone to do it, so we are DIYing on a prayer while following along with tutorials.  Recently, we stripped the carpet from the living room and bathroom down to hard wood and tile. 



It's now June, and I wrote the above portion in March. We were supposed to redo the floors, however, about 30 holes in the copper piping from pre-1900 that happened during a deep freeze this winter meant we had to re-plumb the whole house. Can't live without water! Especially with my two kids - they get dirty so quick! We did it ourselves with pex tubing, with a tiny bit of help from our amazing local plumber Mr. Hough (seriously if you ever need anything he's amazing!) and everything works now! We are working on the bedrooms that are in disrepair upstairs, and are renovating the upstairs bathroom and will be connecting that to the new plumbing at a later date. We have cleaned out the majority of my grandparents and great grandparents stuff, kept the important things, though we're still finding more! The outside still leaves a lot to be desired, and the porch that needs replaced with a deck will most likely have to wait til next year. We found some really cool newspapers from the 1930s and the 1940s while pulling up carpet upstairs, they used it underneath of it back then, and we also have some really awesome antique glass bottles from the 1960s and before -- I will have to take some pics and upload them. If anyone's interested in purchasing let me know!