I've always fancied myself a little farm-ie...
Here I am in college with my rabbit, Napoleon. I bought this little guy without telling my mom... not smart. Then he grew to be like 8 lbs and would chew up all the wires/hardwoods in my apartment. I really loved him and was able to tolerate it, but as soon as I moved back in with my mom on Habersham we had to find Napoleon a new home. Bummer.
Here I am holding a goat. Classic. If I had a back yard big enough you better believe I would have my own goat. How cute is he??
And who could forget the great chicken experiment of 2010?
I got 8 of these little fellows... and 5 of them were... well, fellows. That left me with three of the meanest hens you've ever met.
See, she's plotting to peck my eyes out. Kidding... kind of. It turns out chickens don't really love being raised in the city on a concerte slab. They would much rather be out in the country... like me.
If I had my own farm I could own all the crazy animals I wanted, thus I was THRILLED when Nan Haverty asked me to go shoot her new farm near Serenbe. (Hey, you never know when the opportunity might present itself and you just NEED to buy a farm.)
8275 Chochan Mill was exactly what I was looking for in a farm property. I love that wide front porch!
Here is the barn, which is located just steps from the main house.
Of course I had to get a peak inside. Don't hate me, but I am not a huge fan of horses. I had a scary experience riding one once when I was little and have never really had any desire to climb aboard... that being said I do think they are beautiful and love watching them... from afar. BTW, there is an artist studio in the attic space of this barn, so go ahead and sign me up for spending time in there!
There are acres and acres of horse paddocks behind the house. We walked back so you could see the home, barn and garage/guest house. The homeowner told me that every night she pours herself a glass of wine and walks around the property checking the fences. I'm sorry, but how pleasant does that sound?
I was really impressed by the inside of the house. It was so bright and comfortable!
Isn't that great?
Digging this fireplace in the master!
This is the perfect place to cook meals for your family while they are out tending the pigs!
My favorite part of the house is the huge back poch overlooking the fields. I would love to sit out here at night with a glass of wine. Apparently when I move to the country I am also going to start drinking a lot of wine. :)
I asked Jim-Bo if he could ever see himself moving to the country. He didn't answer... but he did buy me a nice little ticket to Widespread Panic at the Tabernacle last weekend (wood tour, for those of you in the know).
City Mouse + Country Mouse = Two very in love little mice.