Monday, February 1, 2016

Frog's Hollow


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.  



9 comments:

  1. This house is so so beaut! Two barns and creeks and it's just so lovely. Suits you!

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    1. Thank you Emma! Nice to hear from you, I hope you are well.

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  2. Love the name and the farm! We are thinking about naming the house that we bought a couple of months ago, but it is nothing like your place. It is in a neighborhood and built in 1985. It just seems like it needs a name other than "the new house", which is what my daughter keeps calling it.

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    1. I think you should certainly name it, especially if it's tugging at you to do so. And what wonderful memories for your daughter to have! Somehow giving names to special things give them more weight and heft and I love that. We have two friends that even name their cars and it's so fun!

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  3. Gasp! It is stunning! Cannot wait to see more of it. What a wonderful place to live!

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    1. Thank you Leah,we just love it. Can't wait to share more!

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  4. Looks like a great piece of property. Cannot wait to see more of it!

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  5. Oh the house is just spectacular! It's just the kind of house I have always wished for and it will be in good hands with your family. I can't wait to see what you do to make it yours!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. Just spectacular! Love the name that y'all have decided on, and the connection to your fun sign find, too!

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