The Little House that Waited (our forever farm)


Once upon a time there was a little house.  The house was stout and sturdy.  He took great pride in protecting his little family from the elements and was a peaceful haven with low ceilings and a piping hot wood stove.  He kept things cozy as the mother crocheted beautiful blankets and worked on her treadle sewing machine.  The father repaired saddles and all sorts of leatherwork.  Some in town remember getting their shoes resoled before school; some remember getting their tack repaired.

The old leather shop
The old leather shop

The house was sad when they passed on to the next world.  He held tightly to their things and never let a drop from the elements come inside to ruin Mother and Father’s precious things.  House began to grow tired.  His welcoming porch began to weather and windows were broken and cracked.  He went to sleep for a long winter’s nap.


Six winters and six moons passed when the house heard sounds from outside.  It was laughter and dreaming coming from a younger Mother and Father.  She wanted to do her crocheting in front of the warming wood stove and Father wanted to get plenty of wood chopped for it.  Mother would make medicines from the plants that struggled to grown on the dry ground.  The trees that had given up stood up straighter with strength and hope and listened.


The grand Cedar knew the new mother was coming and the trees and plants and the old house discussed. A child would be coming to play in their branches. Chickens would be roaming the yard. Folks from town would be coming to the old leather shop to seek help from the plants, and the house would be filled with laughter and family again. Oh, the house was so happy and opened its arms and waited.


(We close on the house Thursday!)

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna says:

    Congratulations! Finally a home!

  2. Barbara S. says:

    And a new chapter begins. Blessings your way!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Thank you, I hope it all comes together soon. This current chapter has been a bit long!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Oy, not yet. I am sure there are profound lessons I am failing to capture here!

      1. debweeks says:

        There will always be lessons to learn, no matter the circumstances 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    So pleased for you both. Now peace and harmony can take over from the chaos of the last few months.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Ahh, not so soon! Still lessons in this apparently. I owe you a letter!

  4. llbean719 says:

    Love this! Our little old house, built in 1909, was a rental for 20 years before we came along. It was in need of love and care. It’s been a lot of work but so worth it! Good luck to you and your old (new to you) little house.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      It was a good little house!

  5. aumcchildren says:

    You should make your post into a story book! 🙂 Good Luck on your new adventure!!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Thanks, whatever that adventure may be! At least I’ll look good in the aprons you sent me!

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