I would like to thank all of you who have reached out with your kinds words of congratulations and enthusiasm for our farm. We are crazy excited about this next phase and can't wait to get started making it our home. I was so nervous about making this sort of move, but now that we've done it, it feels really good and right for our family.
The original part of the house (a salt box) dates back to the mid to late 1700's with additions done in the early to mid 1800's. The house has lots of quirks, and is far from perfect but it is ideal for us! While we do have plans for some renovations, it is a great, solid old house! Almost everyone who has walked through has commented that it "feels good" and I would agree! I tell everyone that I love the house and Bryce loves the land, but I think that we are already feeling that way about both! We feel incredibly blessed to be the next stewards of this house and property.
The farm has five acres of field and the rest is wooded with the creeks running along either side. It has a small guest cottage, which will be ideal for my in-laws to come and stay for longer periods and two small barns.
One of the first questions I asked when we looked at the property was the name. I was shocked to learn that there wasn't one, so of course, we have to name it! We've tried out lots of names for the farm and, of course, all of them have included frog somewhere in it. We are a family that attaches itself to a theme! We've tried out Frog's Leap (a wine), Four Frogs Farm (a mouthful?) and so far the one that has stuck is Frog's Hollow. Perhaps the finding of this sign was fortuitous! The farm is not actually in a hollow but we've decided to be okay with that.