Welcome to 5 Acres & A Dream. I don't really have time in my life to start a new blog, but I had a request for some photos, and so decided to create a tiny little space on the internet for this adventure. I may not post very often, but this is where I will share this part of my life.
Those of you who know me, know that owning a few acres and a home has been a dream of DH's and mine for years. We've had a number of ups and downs in trying to find the right place, so for everything to come together at such a time as this, is truly a blessing.
For the curious, here are a few pix. I took only one of them and none of them are the very good. But they'll an idea of what we've gotten ourselves in to.
This farmhouse bungalow was built sometime in the 1920s. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pantry off the kitchen, a study, a sun room off the living room, and a back porch laundry/mud room.
These realty photos are a little clearer, but also a little off-center.
Part of the home has vinyl siding, but the owner passed away before he could finish the entire house. The remainder of that siding is lying in the carport, but DH isn't sure if he wants to finish putting it up or paint the house to restore it to a more original look.
I love the screened-in front porch, but it does face the west, which means a hot afternoon sun. This has me thinking, "deciduous shade tree in the southwest corner of the front yard."
This is the view from the top of the back steps. If you look carefully, you can see two barn red outbuildings. The one in back was a chicken coop at one time. The one in front (with the overhang type carport) has two rooms. The floor of the one out of view is covered with chunks of coal.
Here is a glimpse of the pasture to the north of the home. Unfortunately, none of it is fenced.
These two grandfatherly oaks are lovely, but perhaps too aged to have much life left in them. We need to research caring for elderly trees.
Last but not least is an old aerial parcel photo. True to form, nature is rapidly trying to reclaim all of the cleared parts, as the place has been vacant for several years. This piece of ground is relatively quite level, which is fortunate considering we are in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
It's been years since the house had a good cleaning, so we have a lot of work to get it ready to move in to. After that ........ we have big dreams............