Hello from the new house! Although we moved ourselves over here late last summer, until yesterday our satellite Internet connection was still located in The Shack, so I've been blogging all these months from my old cluttered little studio office (which you can read a little about here).
The commute across the farmyard, which I made numerous times a day, was very pleasant, and Sarah Kate and Mr. Midnight, who still prefer to hang out and sleep in The Shack, kept me company, but it feels so good to finally be over here in the new house.
More below. . .
My new second floor studio office is a big, beautiful space, with cheerful butter yellow walls, bright white trim, hardwood flooring, a 9-foot ceiling with three ceiling fans, and plenty of light. I feel happy every time I walk in the door, even though it's currently a big mess.
All I have to do is figure out how I want everything arranged (including where that cozy reading nook will be), move out all the stuff that's already accumulated in this handy catch-all area (how did that inflatable bed we never use get in here anyway?), and move in my file cabinets, drafting table, hundreds of books, artwork, and various vintage treasures, some of which have been packed away since I moved in with my hunky farmguy Joe twelve years ago. There's lots to do.
But my new streamlined desk area is set up, the satellite is working great, a new wireless router that will allow us to finally be online in more than one place is on the way (woohoo!), and there's no big rush to accomplish everything else.
I'm taking my time and savoring the endless possibilities of starting fresh—while adding inspirational photos to the Creative Studios & Offices and Organizing & Display boards on my new Farmgirl Fare Pinterest page.
Right now I need to go shape three loaves of sandwich bread (an easy 100% whole wheat bread recipe coming hopefully soon!) and then head down to the barn to help Joe get the sheep ready to be sheared tomorrow. And then there's firewood to be cut, fencing to fix, seeds to be ordered, and more raised beds in the kitchen garden that need to be weeded and spread with sheep manure while this crazy mild weather holds out.
Dusting off books and moving file cabinets will never be high on the farm priority list, and that's just fine with me. Hens over housework, homemade pie over putting away paperwork. But little by little, it really is all coming together. I'm so thrilled.
© FarmgirlFare.com, where slow and steady is the pace—and I'll share pictures of my new work space once it's in a little better shape. What I forgot to do was take pictures when it was completely empty!