Meet Marsh Farm

I thought I would spend these first few posts helping you get to know Marsh Farm and the creatures that live here. So this week I thought I would share some of this special place we call home.

We begin our home search in the Spring of 2012, although we had been online lurkers for awhile. Dreaming of home ownership had been a hobby of ours for awhile. During our actual home buying process we spent one week looking till we came to this one. I’ll spare you the home buying details, but we knew this was the one as soon as we saw the parcel of land and especially when we walked inside and saw that the house was cute too!

We had wanted some land to try our hand at keeping a few farm animals and gardening. I dreamt of getting wool from my own sheep and eggs from my own chickens. 2.72 acres of Washington County is what we now have and I love it so. We have changed and added things including the idea of keeping so many animals (that’s for another post though). So follow me on a “tour” of my favorite spots here at Marsh Farm.

First the house. It is a 2 story Cape Cod style house built in 1944. It has at least 2 if not 3 additions. I think it’s adorable and I love it’s quirky layouts, although you do have to yell marco polo to be able to find someone, sometimes. We love the brick, although the white siding is a bit boring so maybe someday that will change. Its a cozy place and I love calling it home.

 Our 1944 Cape Cod on the day we bought it.

Our 1944 Cape Cod on the day we bought it.

Next up is the barn. Never in our house day-dreaming did I think we would get a barn. It’s a perfect sized pole-barn for us. Right now it stores things, but it housed our chicken coup when we had a flock. We’ve added a raised floor to it and sometimes we talk about turning it into something more. Maybe someday it’ll be a pool house….just need a pool.

 The pole barn at Marsh Farm.

The pole barn at Marsh Farm.

The fields are next. I call this area the Back 40. It takes up about half of our property. There is a fence that goes around almost all of them and you can tell that livestock have roamed them in the past. I love walking the fields and seeing the changes from season to season and year to year. There are beautiful views from every angle.

 The “Back 40” and our pond garden at sunrise as seen from our Back Porch.

The “Back 40” and our pond garden at sunrise as seen from our Back Porch.

The wetland. When we came to look at the house and wandered around with our Realtors I remember them pointing out this back corner of the property and saying that it would be wet a lot. They were right. When the floodplain maps were adjusted a few years ago our property was added to the list. Luckily it was just the back part of our land. There is not much we can do here and that’s okay by me. I’ve even spotted a few ducks trying to make it home once in awhile.

 My foot in the wetland as we tended to our trees (Don’t judge me for my crocs).

My foot in the wetland as we tended to our trees (Don’t judge me for my crocs).

The gardens. My gardens are my pride and joy and a bit of an obsession. When we moved in there really were no gardens to speak of. I was a little disappointed in that but have been able to create and recreate what we want and every time I look at them I’m full of pride and love for them. In another post I’ll introduce you to each of them personally.

 Our veggie garden in it’s full summer glory.

Our veggie garden in it’s full summer glory.

So that’s the nickel tour. I’m hoping you get to know it in more detail in due time, but for now please enjoy Marsh Farm.