Martha Stewart doesn’t live hereFebruary 22nd, 2012 by Diane Fish
Shannon was gracious and outed us about farm decor. In the interest of full disclosure, the inside of my house is tidier than my back porch. Even if I do have a latex IV set-up hanging from the suncatcher over my kitchen sink. (It needed to dry completely after it was last used!) This was taken last year (the BBQ is gone!) and it is much tidier (sort of) now. We built this house and I had the idea that we would enjoy the porch on warm summer evenings.
Instead we have to battle for space with boots, recycling and camping gear. The garage where most of this will go hasn’t gotten built and so rather than clutter up the (unfinished) basement further it lives on the porch. The little freezer on the porch has 200# of veal in it, and during the summer it is handy for chilling fryers. There are two more freezers in the basement…along with the canning pantry. The garbage can isn’t full of garbage – it just happens to be convenient to store the chicken feed in a garbage pan near the porch because the layers live in a coop not far from the porch. And, unlike Martha Stewart’s architecturally designed coop at Turkey Hill, mine is covered with a blue tarp. Did you honestly expect anything else?