I am in the unique position of having the opportunity of going back in time to share the process of carving out a life at the farm with you. It allows me to go back through the photographs and articles I have written and truly reflect on just how far we have come over the years at The Farm.House.Studio.
When we bought the farm, I was still working as a high school Visual Arts teacher at RLDHS. Brad had just taken on the job at the municipal transfer station, so he didn’t have a whole heck of a lot of time off to spend at the farm. We drove down the 105 as often as we could, usually on a Saturday night, coming home late Sunday evening so I could be back in the classroom the next day.
When we first started staying at the farm, we couldn’t just move into the house that was there. The house had not been occupied for years, and all of the pipes had cracked. That meant no water and no plumbing. There was no electricity connected to the house, and it was in complete disarray. We knew that it was more than a weekend job, (turned into pretty well a full summer job) so we shifted our attention to a building that we called “The Love Shack”. I will leave you to wonder on your own about that. 😉
Every building on the property was jam packed with stuff, and this building was no exception. But of all the buildings, we knew this one best fit the concept of being a diamond in the rough. It wouldn’t take toooooo much time to make it habitable. We just had to take out some stuff.
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We found everything from electric insulators to old glasses, swizzle sticks to unique china. We really felt like those guys that have the pickers shows, going through everything and thinking about whether this stuff was something worth keeping, selling or throwing away. Little did we know at the time that we would still be doing this 4 years later in other buildings!
It was a (fairly) warm, dry, clean place to rest our weary feet after a long day of work at the farm and we were thankful for this little cubby hole of a room that we called our home away from home. Now a days, people call this living in a “tiny home”. We called it “doin’ what ya gotta do”!
Stay tuned because in the next little while we’ll be sharing with you what emerged in the spring, after the snow melted.
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