I have always dreamed of living in an old farmhouse. I love the character of them, and the thought of refurbishing one is an opportunity that I relish.
I am Brooke Fedigan, and I consider myself pretty handy. I am relatively versed on many domestic aspects, and I love preserving all things old, and truly appreciate the heritage. And so I set out, beginning my quest for our beloved farmhouse.
I went on a drive one day, and saw a sign on the front lawn of this old house that said “For Sale By Owner.” Being the eternal optimist that I am, I didn’t let those four words deter me. I called the number on the sign and made an appointment for my family and me to take a look. Although we were all overcome with the smell of moth balls and BENGAY, we fell in love with it immediately. It met our criteria, and I started remodeling, preserving, and decorating in my mind, never dismissing the fact that the undertaking would be huge.
The buying / closing process took 9 months, but in the end when we finally took over the keys, all was worth the time and tears. The first things we moved in were a bucket of cleaning products, and daily necessities. A lot needed to be done before we could even begin to move our belongings. Our farmhouse became a colony of workers. Floors being refinished. Walls being patched and painted. The kitchen received the beginning of a facelift. A month later we fully moved in, and the list of projects began to grow and grow.
And so the blog began.
This blog includes projects that I have undertaken and those currently in process, all with humor and humility. Cooking is one of my releases, and I share some of my favorite dishes and recipes. You’ll find lots of great design ideas for a garden, and several valuable gardening tips. While you’re at it, check out the Garden House page! And, I have a weekly Quick Tip series that you’ll also find very valuable.
So come along and grab all kinds of inspiration and know-how! And, see what it’s like to live in a 200 year old house!