I found an empty notebook, one day, while cleaning out closets and thought it would be perfect to write down updates and progress as we begin to renovate our farmhouse. And then I thought….of course I should share it here as well!
This is Part 1 of many on this journey of buying a farm and making it a homestead. I do not claim to be an expert by any means. In fact, I am quite challenged when it comes to picking out paint colors. But I am giddy and humbled at the thought of taking something from ruins and turning it into something of beauty. (There’s a sermon here I’m sure!)
We spent this past weekend emptying the home of trash, left-over furniture, ripping out carpet and flooring. It took most of the day, and we were pretty well spent by the end of it, but stepping back and looking at a clean slate was quite satifying.
Now comes the hard part, for me, anyways. I am ready to dive in and start painting and decorating. However, I have to patiently wait on the plumbing and electric to be checked properly and updated. Currently, there is a giant hole in the backyard from a water pipe issue, a hole in the bathroom wall from a water leak, and many other challenges that need to be taken care of before the remodel can begin.
At one point I stood in the middle of the kitchen floor, looking all around me, and thinking there are so many things that should leave me feeling discouraged. Yet, all I felt was peace. I could sense a connection with this house, that will soon be our home, and I knew without a doubt that the peace I was feeling was all God.
I want to say THANK YOU for being here and being apart of our blog. I look forward to sharing this part of our lives with all of you! And I can’t wait to see and share what God has in store for our family and our farm.
They broke bread in their homes and ate with glad and sincere hearts. – Acts 2:28