Some people flip houses. They buy up homes that need work, fix them up and sell them. I've always had a special spot in my heart for run down farmhouses. When we drive by one, I yearn to stop and explore...then love and restore. I'd probably even want to live there for awhile. But then I (the second me, of course) would likely see another lonely, abandoned farmhouse and want to do the same thing all over again. And this is why if there were another set of us, I think we would flip farms.
This past weekend, we visited some relatives that recently moved just two hours from us. They built a beautiful home and we had a beautiful weekend with them. I want to respect their privacy so will just give you a taste of the beauty- this was the guest room where we stayed.
Our hosts graciously allowed us to walk back the gravel lane behind their place and show us the old farm that currently sits empty.
The house is old and in need of work.
The yard in unkempt, overgrown and full of weeds.
The barn is exquisite.
And it sits on a large, gorgeous piece of farmland.
We were in love.
But alas, it isn't for sale. And there is no second pair of Jamey and I to move in and love it back to health.
And so we'll just keep loving on our own little farm this summer- restoring painted floors, giving our barn a facelift, protecting other outbuildings with stain, fighting back the weeds, keeping up with the repairs, and nurturing animals and flowers and gardens.
For the empty little piece-of-heaven-farm, we wish it visionary owners who will swoop in and love it back to all its glory.
And then invite us back for another visit. Pin It