10 Things I wish I had been told about buying a farmhouse

If such a thing existed as pre-farmhouse counseling (you know, like pre-marital counseling), I sure could have gotten benefit from getting some before we bought our house. Pre-Farmhouse, I had these idyllic ideas of sitting in my pristine farmhouse kitchen sipping a hot cup of coffee while looking out over my homestead admiring the way that the chickens and the goats got along. There would be the delicious scent of bread baking in the oven and a warm fire flickering away in the fireplace. I would finish my peaceful cup of coffee before heading out to the hen house and collecting freshly laid eggs to cook my family a wholesome breakfast.

Fast forward to Post-Farmhouse. . .Yeah.Freaking.Right. While I’m {slowly. very slowly} growing to love (“love” is a stretch most days; “tolerate” is probably more realistic) my farmhouse, it’s definitely not all it’s cracked up to be. Before you start thinking I’m an utterly negative person, hear me out. There are a lot of great things about living in a farmhouse. Trust me, I’ll write all about those. But, there are some things that I wish I had known before signing up for this journey!

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I guess I’m really doing this?!

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Edited: this is the longest post I think I may ever write.  Either get coffee or get out now! 😉

I will do my best to keep this short but. . .well. . .I’ve never really been the “short” kind of talker.  Therefore, apologies in advance if this gets long.  Or boring.  I’m hoping neither but I suppose you’ll be the judge of that.

I guess I should start first with telling you who I am or why I’m starting this blog.  I’ll certainly do that.  But first, coffee.  (You should get some too — this is already shaping up to be a long read!)

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