When I was a kid I spent a lot of time at my aunt and uncle’s dairy farm that was in a rural location in a small town in California. Though some might think that a dairy has it’s funky smells, there was just something magical about being there. Days were long and filled with romping around and climbing on fences – and even being lured by my mischievous cousin to jump down in a certain part of the pen – only to my astonishment to have it be cow manure that had hardened on top but was extra gushy underneath. My aunt was not pleased when I walked into her house with wet cow dung up to my fanny, but she did have a good laugh on me!
Owning a farmhouse has been a dream of mine for years. Nothing fancy schmancy, just a white wood sided house with a front porch that is nestled on a plot of land – enough land to have a vegetable garden, tons of flowers, some goats and domestic white geese. (No cows this time though).
So I sat at my computer with my coffee this morning and googled farmhouses for sale in Missouri. Why Missouri? Oh, no reason. I do remember flying over Missouri years ago and, while descending down to the airport, looked down on some wonderful farms with ginormous houses. So today we take a virtual trip to some Farmhouses in the Mid-West.
Love this stairway! I could just see this house freshened up with some white paint….
This is the backyard with a storage building that the hubs would L-O-V-E. The doggies would love to run around on that grass, too.
Now imagine, if you will, make a stone path to the right of the building that will lead you to the patch of grass just beyond the trees in the foreground. On this patch of grass have a lovely table, like below, sitting there for garden parties.
Are you with me?
For the 4th of July, string patriotic buntings along the porch, add some white wood rockers with red buffalo checked pillows and sip on sweet tea as you wave to the neighbors walking by.
Should my dream of owning a farmhouse ever come true, my other dream would be to have Sarah Richardson design the inside. Why not dream big? I love her style so much! And she looks like a fun gal to hang around with, too.