Introducing “Good Cheer” our new, old house. We are, without a doubt, in love.
We spent a fabulous four days there, wandering about with big grins on our faces. We had next to no furniture but that mattered not one bit and the nearby family provided a splendid picnic that was a wonderful welcome. Please indulge me……
Food prep in the kitchen.
Our packing crate table, with the first supper.
The “studio/workshop” and “daisy mound” seen through the kitchen door.
The “barn”. Perhaps truthfully a small shed, but it is a barn for us.
And a bit of knitting on the only wet morning.
Hidden treasures. Somewhere, under all that grass.
I’m still smiling at the pictures…..can’t wait to go back.
A house in the country. Soon to be OUR house in the country. I can hardly believe it. Even on a grey day it looks lovely. (In fact, it was raining, so I had to rush a photo. Trust me though, it is beautiful.) At this point we have jumped all the house-buying hurdles, and are now just waiting for closing day, a little less than a month away. In a way I’m sure it will not feel altogether real until we have the key in our hands!
This lovely house is 180 years old and has been lovingly cared for by the previous owners. It is a short 11 minutes drive to Annapolis Royal and sits on a beautiful piece of property with two outbuildings. Buying a house is a big decision, but it wasn’t a hard one because this house felt so right. When you see a good thing…… Plus, this is the dream! But for those who are wondering, no, we are not moving anytime in the near future. Someday it will be our full-time home, but for now we will have to content ourselves with the summer, weekends and holidays. Still, I think it will be wonderful.
I will doubtlessly be posting a lot about this house. For one thing, it calls for some major making and crafting. I’m even thinking I need to take up carpentry and build some furniture! And learning about country life is going to be a journey in itself. But I’ll try to hold back a bit until I’ve got that key (that cute skeleton key) in my hand.
I should be writing about the art class I am teaching this week but wanted to share some of the weekend fun instead! We went to Ross Farm on Sunday morning. Very idyllic.
Some baby animals:
The wash hung out to dry:
And Lion and Bright. I am a little bit obsessed with Oxen. (more on that another time?) They are beautiful animals with a wonderful history, and it’s hard not to be in awe of them. Unfortunately, when they are in their stall they have their “backs” to you, and it’s dark, which makes picture taking a challenge. But we did come back from a walk to find them out and Gary snapped a few. I want a pair of oxen. Just for the record.