Oh my goodness, post-vacation chaos has finally calmed down and we can get back to the down and dirty of whipping this property into shape!
Now permits have been procured and we’re ready to get going on ye olde farmhouse!
We bought this property from the Honeycutt family who has owned it for 4 generations (stop me if I’m repeating myself). The gentleman I bought the property from was born in this house; his father was born in this house and until the 60s, the house didn’t have any plumbing or electricity. Hardcore stuff my friend! The house clearly has a lot of history and we’re excited about bringing it into OUR generation with some minor, okay maybe major, changes!
Meet our future Air B and B (these are emphatically “BEFORE”):
Front porch….soon to be a tad more open and rocking chair friendly.
Ed might be re-thinking this whole “hitching his wagon to Leslie” thing.
Kitchen, dining and living room (as best as I can capture it….the rooms are on the wee small side). Not surprisingly, we’re going to take down some walls.
There are also 2 bedrooms, but they’re pretty small and dark at this point, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.
On another note, we celebrated with our first official picnic with my friends Pete and Meredith and their lovely boys. I really wanted to honor the farm with a true locally sourced, farm-to-table feast and so we turned to our local Steak and Shake. I think we did it up right, don’t you?
Clearly Oliver agreed because it’s truly not a party until someone takes off all their clothes (in the creek) and starts drinking (a milkshake).