It has been a very long time since I’ve written a publish right here, which I miss doing, however life has a approach of throwing curve balls and generally it takes you in a route you by no means would have anticipated. Throughout the pandemic we bought our home and moved to a suburb of town we had been residing in. We weren’t actually even trying to transfer, however you know us and houses, God at all times has a plan. Our new residence has offered a quieter life, with extra land, and limitless potential. If you happen to had informed me 3 years in the past, I’d be the place I’m at right now, I might have informed you, you had been loopy, there was no approach, however right here we’re…
Earlier than we moved into the home we did tons of initiatives to get it livable. The home had been very uncared for and wanted some love. We repainted the entire home–in and out, we transformed the visitor toilet, turned one of many bedrooms right into a health club, and did tons of deep cleansing. As soon as we had been right here awhile we determined to deal with the grasp toilet, which was very outdated. I got here up with grasp toilet transform design and my contractor did an amazing job bringing my imaginative and prescient to life. Right here’s the earlier than:
And right here’s the after:
I actually beloved our Sunriver bathroom remodel, however I’ve to say, this grasp toilet transform is my favourite. I love the massive home windows and the marble. You may’t see it from these footage however there’s additionally a window within the bathe so it appears such as you’re showering within the redwoods.
After tackling many of the home (I’m nonetheless begging my husband to redo the kitchen… in the future), we moved exterior. This was all new to us as a result of we’ve by no means had land earlier than. Right here’s what the again half of the lot seemed like once we moved in.
It was overgrown however a clean slate, that I had no concept what to do with, till in the future the entire sudden my head was full of a lot imaginative and prescient. Listed below are some glimpses of what it appears like now.
Wanting again it virtually feels unreal how a lot has modified in such a brief period of time. Typically I chortle as a result of I’ve at all times been a metropolis lady however now I’m a rooster mother, small scale flower farmer, with an orchard, a vegetable backyard, and more often than not I’ve dust below my fingernails. It’s the strangest factor.
Now we have labored more durable than we ever have, however the fruit (actually and figuratively) we have now to indicate from all of it, is value it.
This summer season was our second 12 months of flowers, however I discovered a lot from my failures final 12 months, that this 12 months we had greater than triple what we did final 12 months!
I discovered lots this 12 months too nevertheless it was enjoyable having so many flowers to play with. I can’t even let you know what number of buckets of flowers I gave away this 12 months as a result of I used to be not ready for it! I by no means, in one million years, would have thought I’d be organizing and planning backyard beds as a substitute of drawers, however flowers convey a lot pleasure to individuals and it has introduced me sudden success, I didn’t even know I wanted.
I’ve additionally found that flowers are an effective way to convey individuals collectively so, from planting events, 1st day of college mother’s bouquet making & champagne, to final day of harvesting convey your individual bucket and lower as a lot as you may–the flowers have given us much more causes to collect with our family and friends, which is at all times a blessing.
I nonetheless have SO MUCH to study, and do not know what’s subsequent however I’m extremely grateful for this sudden transfer, and season of our lives. Now we have discovered a lot about life, our marriage, our household, the significance of issues like demise and manure, and God’s endless faithfulness, via this strategy of constructing our little farmstead.
From a grasp toilet transform, to flower farming, it has been an journey! Whereas I’m not posting right here and speaking about organizing, cleansing and residential remodels, it’s virtually assured I’m getting my fingers soiled exterior or organizing my spreadsheets attempting to determine what to place in subsequent years backyard, and the way to slot in much more flowers!
If you wish to observe alongside on the adventures of our little farmstead, you’ll find us on Instagram at @Little_Wagon_Farmstead. I hope I get to listen to from you quickly!