Showing posts with label The Farm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Farm. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

An old abandoned house.

So this farm i am living on has an amazing work of art deep into the property. An old abandoned house from the 1800s that is literally falling in on itself. Halloween is approaching and this house gets me in the spirit. I can not wait for Autumn and Winter to arrive so i can go back with some Halloween props to do a photo shoot. Right now it is overgrown with summer growth. The picture above was taken during the winter - hence the death like feel of the woods. My good friend Bird Finch took some beautiful photos and I did a little post processing on them. Black and White photos by Danny O'Doyle Davidson. Thought i would share.


Friday, September 16, 2011


I have been living on this amazing farm for 6 months now. It feels like a dream. I am really lucky to have found this beautiful home, so perfectly situated in nature, yet close enough for my husband to be able to get to work. Sometimes i get lonely though; it's so isolated. There is literally no one around me. There are no neighbors. There are no roads. The only things i hear are dogs & trains in the distance, owls in the trees, wild turkeys gobbling in the forest and HOLY CRAP, bugs. There are so many bugs; spiders, snakes, groundhogs, flies, vultures, you name it. Sometimes at night, my dogs freak out and if i'm home alone, it feels a little unsettling. But i love it and wouldn't change it for the world. I have even started listening to Bluegrass music. I have gone from a techno loving city girl to a bluegrass listening, chicken owning, country gal. And I think i might be losing it a little. I talk to my chickens; I see faces in inanimate objects and think bugs are aliens. 

Autumn is less than 1 week away, so i thought i would take a look back at my first 6 months in ding a ling a ding dang land - bugs, snakes, talking barns and all. 

That is Silo. He is lonely. He has been alone for over a hundred years. He is very wise though. 
Morning FOG.
I promise i will do an AFTER Photo shoot of the interior. I have been trying to do this for some time, but my filthy 3 dogs and my mud slinging 4 year old keep destroying every opportunity i have of taking a quality picture. 
This is the road to the property. :)
The driveway.
My favorite chicken. Still trying to figure out her name. My son wants to name her FART.
The chickens just began laying. I no longer have to buy eggs and they are so tasty! I am on my way to sustainable living!
I am about to show you many pictures of dirt. You know why? Because i MADE IT! I started a compost pile in the spring. I JUST NOW turned the pile (which you are supposed to do frequently, but i suck, so i didn't.) But what did i find? Beautiful, wonderful, amazing DIRT. Compost if you will. I MADE COMPOST. I RULE. I AM THE RULER OF COMPOST.
Look at that beautiful compost! Check out my Garden Take 2 Post for a list of items i put in to create this beautiful spectacle of dirt.
I have decided that i am moving my beginner's garden to the other side of the farm house, where i will begin my transition into sustainable living. Because i am going insane living in the country, i have also adopted the theory that the world is going to collapse soon. So just in case that happens, i want to be prepared with a fully functioning garden filled with various fruits, vegetables and some protein type foods like soy and peanuts. This new garden site will be a challenge as a good bit of it is rocky and full of clay. But i like a challenge. We are discussing getting some goats and maybe one day some sheep or Alpacas. But for now, one step at a time.

Thanks for reading.