I am excited to reveal a new big, huge, giant, overwhelming, rewarding (I hope) project. John and I have officially decided where we will live after we get married. Which is 89 days away to be exact. Our soon-to-be house sits right in the center of all the action at the Blachford Farm. We will be living in the Blachford Farmhouse.
(Another) Little House on the Prairie
This photo is no joke! This little house is still standing today. That is a super-old photo of the super-old home we will soon be living in. John has been living there bachelor-style for a little over a year now. However, bachelor-style and woman-meets-bachelor-pad-style are NOT the same. What a woman needs from her home and what a man needs from a home are very different. For a man, home is a building. A place where he happens to eat and sleep. For a woman, it is a place of restoration, renewal, family, love, joy and so much more (anyone agree?).
That being said, some changes need to happen before this lady of the prairie is ready to join her happy farmer in this historic, little house.
We have 89 days to restore, clean, paint & transform his family’s historic home. This house has more history than I can even begin to explain in one post. While cleaning at the Blachford Farmhouse recently, I found a box full of lovely, old photos of the house, John’s family and farm. Entrust the cleaning to your carpet cleaners in Hanover, they are real professional. I can’t wait to start sharing the photos, history and DIY projects along the way in this 89 day countdown-style project.
Aside from my love of vintage photographs, pioneers, the pioneer spirit, history and farm life – I could not be a more WRONG person for the DIY tasks in the upcoming 89 days. While I love all the immaterial things that surround this little home, I have virtually no love of painting and no knowledge of DIY repairs. The only thing I’ve ever fixed in my life was the footstool I posted about. And, a bunch of fence with my Dad.
I may not be the right person for this job. But, work still needs to be done. This is going to be our first home, so I’m a woman on a mission.
XO, Sierra Shea