We as a family have been craving wide open spaces. We also love being city folk, but honestly the way that suburbia has become so crowded lately we were drawn to the open. Hubby has lived in our suburban neighbourhood for his entire life, his parents moved there in the 60’s and were the 3rd people to live there. As time has gone on our little corner of the world has grown to close to 100,000 people. And we are feeling the pinch. Sadly we will still have to shop there, but for the rest of our day to day living we will get to enjoy this.
And if you look very closely you can see the horses from the stables next door.
We are taking on a project that could indeed be bigger than we ever imagined, but only in such a great way. We have decided to move from a 10 year old house, in which we just celebrated our tenth year two weeks ago, to a 130 year old farmhouse. We do not own any of the farm land and are not going to become farmers, despite what many have asked. We will be surrounded by corn fields, with horses, sheep, llama, chickens, trees and a dairy as our neighbours. We have already met some of the wonderful people in the neighbourhood and we are looking forward to meeting the rest very soon. It also seems very fitting to me since I come from a farming background on my paternal grandfather’s side and am always reminding you to #thankafarmer when you enjoy your food.
There are a couple of out buildings, old barn/shacks and 2 acres to call our backyard. And the most exciting part is that it is just a wee 10 minutes from our current home.
There is also a view to die for right out our back door. We look forward to watching this view take shape over the seasons and to watch the corn grow.
Most of all we are thankful that we have this opportunity to try and do something different, something hubby has dreamed of for years. BeachMama has her beachhouse and now Hubby has his farmhouse. I look forward to sharing the changes and growth that will come with owning a Century home. It will be very exciting, nerve wracking, stressful and wonderful all at the same time. The kids are super excited and have already picked out their room colours and decor (not much is changing, but if they want to think so, we shall let them). And most importantly, I should say, we are going to be learning how to live with less. We do not have the closet storage or basement storage that we have in our current home. We have purged, purged and are purging some more. We have donated, gifted and will be moving more out than in and I for one can say it has been freeing! I may be the biggest culprit in keeping the unnecessary, but it is all finding a new home and for that I am thankful. Now… off to pack a few more boxes…