So I've wanted to get back to blogging but have struggled with how to gracefully enter back into something I’ve neglected for the past year and a bit. I finally decided, with the admittance that I’ve never been “graceful”, that I’m just going to start back in like I’ve never stopped. Work for you? I guess it will cuz it’s how I’m going to roll with it. :) So here goes …
Yesterday was our first ride of the season. Someone[ahem] forgot to buy the new license plate sticker so we stayed close to home and mainly on back roads. As we were riding we stopped by a farm that friends of ours recently purchased. They wanted the surrounding crop ground but didn’t have a use for the the house and buildings which are now for sale. The house is an old stone house that I’ve always admired, so with our friend’s permission, we took a tour of this little 3 acres.
I didn’t take any full view pictures of the house as that seemed a bit weird since it’s not ours and it’s for sale, but I took a few inside pictures and a few others around the farm. It had a beautiful old front door. (Notice the birds nest in the upper left corner)
Love the crown molding over the living/dining rooms windows. Check out the way the walls curved into the windows. The walls must have been a foot thick and on most stone houses, they are squared off so we thought the curve was very unique.
Loved the widows walk! However, getting to it was quite the challenge – up attic stairs and then a ladder. Ladders.are.not.my.thing! I’m tall enough, I don’t need a ladder to be taller but yesterday it was a means to an end if I wanted to look out from the walk.
I love old barns …
Especially weathered red ones.
Very cool brick stave corn crib…
And what country home is complete without a tire swing? The manufactured plastic ones nowadays just aren’t the same. As we rode home, the sun was starting to set on the fields that are worked up waiting for planters to run.
We’ve had an unusually cold and wet spring so our farmers are a bit behind. Last summer we were in drought so we’ve been thanking God for the rains. Now that we have forecasted nice weather for a few days, they’ll be running hard for sure. Prayers for their safety is appreciated.