Saturday, March 16, 2013

Around back...

 So many of my pictures of our place focus on the front of the house, but the back side is just as beautiful. When we were choosing a house plan, one of the must-haves was a house that had character on all sides. Sometimes at night when I'm coming in from feeding our cat in her barn, I stand and just take in the house from the back side, the windows glowing with light. Maybe one day I'll have a camera that can capture those images...for now, the daytime photos are best. 

A while back I took all three boys on a picnic in the woods. We tromped through the woods, pushing the stroller with the baby, to a place we've named "the campsite" because it will be perfect for that purpose when the boys are older. There are some logs back there that the boys love to play they are discussing their big plans for their logging company (their play revolves between their construction company, their logging company, or their gold mining company). 

This is the main reason we moved to the country, so we could raise our boys to be kids who love playing outside. This picture captures the moment perfectly. I have the best memories of playing in the woods with my brother; I know my little guys will have the same. 

Soon enough all three of them will be playing in the woods!

Collecting pine cones and other treasures...

Playing on the dirt bank on the old logging road that runs at the edge of our property. We have to enjoy this time in the woods because soon enough the chiggers will be out (and anyone who has ever had boys get chiggers in their pants will tell you that summer playing in the woods isn't the best idea). 

Every farmhouse needs multiple pieces of equipment. Now the boys have their own backhoe thanks to their Da (grandpa). 

Putting the backhoe to work--we like it because it's not battery-powered and there are two seats. 

Hope you enjoyed all this "back talk!" Have a good weekend!


  1. Thanks for being a visitor to my blog. I am trying to get back into the swing of being a regular blogger. Your place is beautiful and I look forward to adding you to my list of blogs that I read.

  2. I happened upon your blog while browsing for images of "farmhouse shutters"- we built the exact same house in 2011 as well! Your video tour was totally surreal! My husband and I felt so odd seeing "our house" in different finishes- let me know if you want a virtual tour from here to compare!
    Thanks for the déjà vu! You have excellent taste in houses, btw! :)

    1. Truvie! I'd love to see your house! You can contact me at It is such a great house--can't wait to see your spin on it :o)