Sunday, September 18, 2011

Farm Dreams

One of my dreams, and one that I hope will come true in the near future, is to move to the country. I’ve lived in a college town for most of my life, and I love my hometown, but my heart has always been drawn to the wide-open spaces beyond the city limits. For now, when I feel the need to sit on a big front porch and look out to the horizon, I visit the nearby Historic Prophetstown Farmstead, which is a working 1920s-era farm complete with a large farmhouse built from plans for a Sears catalog home. 



While I'm there, I check to see what's new in the garden,



visit "my chickens,"


and rest on the front porch of the farmhouse for awhile.

Somewhere out there is a little farmhouse just waiting for me and my family. And there I'll have my own garden, my own chickens, and my own front porch. I already have the porch swing that will hang there, and look forward to days spent reading, thinking and just enjoying my peaceful surroundings.

For now I'll be content where I am. But one of these days, my farm girl dreams will come true! And I plan to share the journey with you.

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You're well on your way!

Sarah said...

Too bad we can't just move in there!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I would love to live there. I do have chickens though, and two of them look just like your picture! In the meantime, you can just be a country girl instead of living there.
Julie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Dreams do come true! Thanks for your sweet comments!

Hugs,
Maryjane

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I hope your dream comes true ! Great Pics !

donna said...

Betsy Anne it is so nice to meet you. I am so glad you stopped by. Your country dream will come true one day. Your pictures are great. That was so sweet of Julie. She is a sweet heart. I am your newest follower and I look forward to visiting often.
Hugs
donna

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh Betsy! Your blog is so cute and I'm so glad to meet you! Your little apron in your signature is the cat's meow!

Yes, dreams do come true! Although I only rent my farm, I LOVE it here! ♥

retrorevival.biz said...

Hi Betsy Anne. So happy I found your blog (from you finding mine!) and looking forward to following you:)

~Cindy

magie said...

I hope one day your country farmhouse dream will become a reality :)

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Betsy Anne,

Welcome to Blogland, and congratulations on your new blog. I adore polka-dots, so I'm definitely going to follow you, and I thank you for joining up to follow me. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing if your dreams come true....I truly hope they do!

Hugs,
Meri

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Welcome to the Blogworld! I always wanted to live in the country and I did for about 4 years. Loved it. It is a different style of living...I hope you get to live your dream someday!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh me too. I have lived in the city my whole life. I long for some space around me as well. I love your little blog. Red white and polka dots. You have me my friend.

Hope said...

Hi Betsy! I found your blog through Cozy Little House and I will be a frequent visitor! I love what you are doing so far. I also am following your Pinterest.

A Vintage Green said...

What a great blog design. The content is good too - I'm an old 'farm girl' and can certainly relate to your post today. Found you from Brenda's Cozy Little House and am your follower # 18. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. I've added you to my Blog Links.
- Joy

Cottage Tails said...

welcome to blogging!
We live in a 1900 home & it has been very cold winters for many years until we put in another fire & insulation. We have 3 acres and enjoy all our farm pets.
Love your blog design.
Love Leanne New zealand

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those sunflowers are so gorgeous. And what a pretty little blog you have.

Holly said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I found you through The Cozy Little House. Love your apron! Hope you get your farm house, if you do, can I have the one next door?