HELLO TO BEING A HOMEOWNER – we are officially two weeks in to having a home! Not just a home, but a shop, a barn, a chicken coop, and LAND!
Every day I wake up feeling grateful and saying “I can’t believe this is our house”, it’s an amazing feeling having a place to call our own but also overwhelming when I look at how much work needs to be done. Most of which will have to wait until the snow melts, as its a lot of landscaping.
There are LOTS of home details to show you, but I am going to start with one of my favorite structures on our land.
The Gambrel Roof Barn!
I have grown up and had horses my ENTIRE life so the fact that this property has a horse barn…and riding arena makes my little heart go “pitter patter”.
The barn is constructed of wood sides (que the spring maintenance crew, which is me…so much painting to do. AHHH) and a red tin roof, that perfectly matches our other structures and house!
The ground level of the barn is made up of FIVE big, beautiful horse stalls, each stall is completed with sliding doors and rubber mats. SWOON. To finish off the ground level we have a tack section and cross ties.
The hay loft is just that, a hayloft. It is a large, gorgeous area with a wood frame. I am excited to work in this space and transform it into something amazing – besides just storing hay.
We also have 4 different pastures and a sand riding arena!
The questions I have been asked most often about our new place are: a.) are you going to get horses and b.) will you be boarding horses?
Long answer short:
a.) I do plan on getting horses eventually, but right now I travel too much.
b.) While boarding would be great, again I travel a lot.
Therefore, I came up with another fun way to have horses around but not have as much of a commitment and that is:
A “Stay-cation” for your horses or pets! (Like a dog kennel, but for farm animals!) GENIUS…Haha or maybe I’m just crazy!
Anyways, now you are a little more up to speed about our wonderful new home, or should I say barn! I am so excited that I could write about this every week, as I’m sure I will be as my many ideas and projects begin to take shape.
As I look out the window the snow seems to keep accumulating which means I should probably get out and do some shoveling, since we have yet to buy a plow ….AHHHH
Until next time,