Well, we’ve made it through our first week here at Bucklebury Farm. That’s right! We picked a name. We waited to see the votes come in (on Facebook too) – thanks to everyone who weighed in! I was secretly rooting for Bucklebury Farm, which won by a landslide, and was also Jimmy’s favorite. Hooray!
Spring is in full swing up here. The redbuds and dogwoods are blooming, I’ve seen tulips in some of the less rustic yards, and the Apple Blossom Festival is right around the corner. We are doing full battle with the insect hordes of Gore, Virginia (paper wasps, stinkbugs, big scary wasps, oh my!) and have declared all out war on a family of carpenter bees who have made a home in the deck, but other than that it’s just gorgeous. It’s barely rained since we’ve been here, every day it’s blue skies and puffy clouds.
The house is coming together slowly. Did I mention there are no stairs to the second floor? Only an attic pulldown ladder. We are officially OVER that, and will be putting in a staircase as soon as time allows. But the house is full of gorgeous, natural light. And I can’t tell you how at home I feel looking all around me and seeing trees and mountains.
I absolutely love how dark it gets out here at night. I start to doze off when it gets dark (around 9ish) and wake up with no alarm clock when the sun comes over the eastern ridge (around 6:30). A few nights we’ve gone to dinner or whatnot and it’s absolutely creepy driving back at night. It gets SO dark out here.
Speaking of creepy things…
Unpacking my craft room and setting it up in the glassed-in-sunroom among the trees was fun (more pictures of that coming soon). Also, here’s what’s blooming on the farm, and a little kitchen scene.
I’ve got a post in the works about how to make a compost pile (since we just made ours), as well as pictures from my 30th birthday which included an awesome hike to Bears Den – a really cool rock formation on the Appalachian Trail. I love having the AT just miles from us! We’re digging garden beds this week, and Jimmy is rigging up some fishing poles as I type this. I like mountain country life!
What have you guys been up to this week? Any farm-ish picture requests? Tell me in the comments!