While we keep working away at the exterior of the farmhouse, I’m excited to show you around the other structure on our property. It was built around 1903, the same time that the house and the old barn was built (which unfortunately burned down many years ago). It’s a solid concrete building with an updated steel roof. Originally we thought it was some kind of a shed, but with a little research my mom learned that it is a spring… Read more »

Happy Friday! I wish I had something more exciting to share, but this week it’s been all about painting the outside of the house. We get up, go to work, come home, immediately change into painting clothes and work away until it’s pitch black and the mosquitoes have eaten us alive. Most nights we’ve been having dinner at 9:30/10:00 pm…and it’s definitely not blog worthy. It’s usually whatever I can scrounge around for in the freezer. I’m so thankfully that… Read more »

orange-daylilies

When we first laid our eyes on the farmhouse back in March, I had these ideas of making big gardens, a vegetable patch and a few planters…and just filling the whole place with all the lofty garden dreams from my Pinterest board. Looking back, I’m sure it was just first homeowners excitement with a touch of naivety. The thought of having our own land, where I can get my hands dirty and make some things grow was just too much… Read more »

For the last five days our house has been a construction zone. I took the time off work to start on the exterior makeover and I now realize that hard labour is no joke! Going back to the office this morning felt like a break, ha! Wednesday and Thursday was all about gathering materials, finishing up some yard work and laying down our plan of attack. Our last stop was to the lumber yard, where we left with four carts… Read more »

It’s hard to believe that when our farmhouse was built, this great nation of ours was only 36 years old. This home has been through 112 years of change and we’re doing our part to put some love into it so that it can be around for at least another hundred. Usually Canada Day means burgers, bonfires and cottage weekends for us, but this year we’re taking on a new adventure that feels just as exciting. The restoration of the outside… Read more »

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