Tuesday

She’s Good Lookin’!

Yes, “she” is… the one hundred-year-old farmhouse we’ve called home for the past year.  This home belongs to our dear friends.  They are missionaries in Portugal at the moment, and we have the joy and fun of living here until they return.  Not a stitch of this is ours- except maybe the chickens. We got them last spring- just two days old.  We let the kids name them… Zoe, Delilah, Jay Z, Pollo Loco, Hella (Named by Bella- then age 2 1/2) and Fiona.  The chickens have been a blast.  They are the sweetest things.  One of my favorite memories by far is watching Isabella march around the yard as the chickens follow after her in single file.  She FINALLY has someone to boss around!  Ha!farmhouse-collage

Below is the view coming up the driveway…those silly chickens always ready to greet us. 

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The middle picture below is on the way to the garden.  It’s a sight to behold.  Can you see the little tunnel through the shrubs?  One of the best parts!  The garden is definitely my happy place.  My man and I love to spend time out there together.  Our friends tease us relentlessly about what we actually do in there.  And, no, we do NOT pretend to be Adam and Eve… as far as you know!  Haha!trio

Irises and roses are my favorite flowers.  If you stop by, you are guaranteed to leave with a bouquet!

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And here’s that (What shall we call it?  Unique?) piano in the yard.  The one that inspired THIS post.piano

This place is definitely a diamond in the rough around here.  I’ll give you a little tour of the backyard and inside the house, too.  They’ve furnished the house with period pieces, and it feels sometimes like we live back in time!

                      Love!

38 comments:

G-Zell said...

OH I love it! What a gorgeous place.

Erin said...

The house is so beautiful! I love old houses.
I haven't been around your blog too long, so I'm sure you've told all this before.. but I'm curious. :) How long are you staying in the house? Are you heading back to your old house when they return?

Ruby Jean said...

HELLO, HELLO...

What a delight it was to see you over at my blog...I am looking forward getting to know you.. : )

Okay I know this will probably sound so SILLY..but my husband and I have been praying and asking the Lord for an Old Farmhouse to raise our Children...We live on 2.5 acres currently and have Chickens..What a Blessing they are..especially for the Children..


So just as Erin mentioned..I am new to your blog..as you know..but I am curious at how you came to live there and do you have a home that's awaiting your return..?

Beautiful Pictures by the way..

Pineapple Princess said...

Hi, Erin and Ruby Jean! Good questions! We plan to live here through the middle of the summer. Then we'll be moving back to our home south of here. It's sure going to be tough moving back, so trying to soak up every moment now! I will FOREVER be a country girl! Praying that when the timing is right The Lord will set our feet squarely on the path to the next adventure!

melifaif said...

Wow!!! I am simply in awe and amazement!!! What a gorgeous property. You are mighty lucky to have such splendid friends. And likwise, I am sure of it!!! Thanks for sharing...

Ana said...

Pretty House! Glad you're back to blogging. :)

The Krol Family said...

How absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!! Just gorgeous! I love even more that you know how special it is and to enjoy your time there, and sharing it with all of us!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

this house is gorgeous......love it

Kim said...

You are very lucky and I am very jealous, hehe!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow they live you live in a little heaven on earth...Gorgeous. I love everything. That piano is just awesome!

His Way or Her Way said...

What a lovely blog! I enjoyed visiting your blog so much! Your home is gorgeous. I hope you'll visit our blog soon!

Lori

Wendy said...

What a neat thing to be able to do. So glad you and your family are having this experience. Thanks for sharing!

Curbstone Homestead said...

Such great inspirational pictures! Thanks for sharing... I love seeing chicken coops. Would you take a picture of your ladies' lovely house too?

Hannah said...

It is so beautiful! It makes me sad that you will be leaving this summer. Life in the country is an adventure :) I am sure where ever the Lord leads you will bring joy and adventures!

rosaspicks said...

I just found your blog from the hop. And I am already loving it! How wonderful that you had the opportunity to spend some time in that wonderful house and to even have chickens! I'm going to check out the rest of your blog now...
Rosa
http://rosaspicks.wordpress.com/

Farmgirl Paints said...

bea-u-ti-ful..especially those chickens;)

Leah and Maya said...

That place is absolutely breathtaking! Just gorgeous!
We have our pet chickens too, I love them although off the sidewalk would be nice.

Raven said...

totally awesome. I love Diamond in the roughs! That piano? Coolest thing I've seen :)

Teresa said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful place to live, even if only for a while. A country dream come true.

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! It is obvious that you are enjoying the opportunity to stay there. Savor every moment.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

1. I love that you said "not a stitch"! Thank you!!!

2. The piano! The chickens! Beautiful, all of it.

3. But best of all, your family! Of course, I'm blown away by BB's cuteness. Those dark brown eyes get me every time. :)

ocean mommy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog tonight!

I am going to grab some tea and visit with you for a little while! That piano in the garden...oh my. Stunning. LOVE it!

Blessings,
stephanie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a beautiful home for you to "borrow" for awhile...and how fun!

Jaimee said...

Very beautiful!!!! Love all the flowers and lush green lawn. The house does look like it's set back in time. I can't wait to see pictures of the inside. I would love to pick up and move to the country sometime, what a great opportunity for your family!

Kelly said...

love your blog! thanks for following mine, as well!
your pictures are lovely!!!

Chana@ Mamma Town said...

Hi There! I'm your newest follower from MBC! Hope you can swing by and return the favor:) http://www.mammatown.blogspot.com

The Desert Rocks said...

What a gorgeous blog. You must be having a great time in Portugal.
Thank you.

elisa said...

What am amazing gift to take a year and live in an old farm house. SO cool.

Can't wait to see the inside!

Work, Wife, Mom... Life! said...

oh my goodness you're back!! i'd come here and check every so often and you were still gone. it's so good to see you at it again!!!!!! love the new farm house. what a great idea. will you be staying?? just wanted to say hi and i haven't forgotten you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Really good post!

Ancient Winds said...

Beautiful home, beautiful photos! Love that piano!

Meagan said...

How beautiful! That house has a lot of character!

Toyin O. said...

That looks beautiful, what a great place to stay.

The Polka Dot Princess said...

Cute blog! I am lovin it. :) I'm looking forward to exploring it more! If you get a second, go check me out and if you like, dont hesitate to follow! :) Have a magical day!

Tesha said...

Hi I love your blog I just jumped over here from Kelly's. I was just laughing that your blog style is so beachy We live in southern CA and my husband said...Can't you make our blog tropical? So cute! I recently started blogging to cope with the loss of our son--stillborn 1-24-12. Ministry can be lonely. Grieving in ministry can be agony. I am so glad to be doing some happy reading today.
I love the house and the chickens, we actually raised 3 ducks from eggs even though we live in the city. What can I say, homeschooling mommies will go to any length to give there kids an education. I enjoyed your post thanks for making this hurting mommy smile.

Heather said...

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Heather said...

Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

What a memory you will have of your time in this beautiful place! I love seeing your pictures inside and out of this place!