June 26, 2008

It's my Life and I like it this way

Here we go...more Real Life photos of my life. Here we go...Check out Jessica's site for more participants.

1) Curb Appeal....Here is our house from the road as you approach from one side. Both levels have 10-12 foot ceilings so it appears MUCH more grand on the outside. It really is not as big as it seems.
See how tall our 100 year old maple trees are? The east lawn is quite bare as it used to be a farmers field. My chickens inhabit the back part....you can see a glimpse of them under the trees on the right hand side. Next year we are going to plant some flowering trees right in the middle of the lawn.

This is the view from the driveway. That white porch is my dream tea room that will be fixed up in two years. It will be where I hold my girly tea parties and where my Dad can sit and watch trains all day in the Valley. That tree that is in front of the window?? It flowers in late summer. It is beautiful. My internet desk is right behind it. Token mini van in the driveway, with my laundry hanging of course.

The field behind our house allows us a fire pit. The tree in front of me is hiding the ugly outdoor wood burning furnace at the end of our driveway. We are hoping to build a garage in front of it in a few years.

See the shade the Maple trees give us? They create such a thick canopy that at all times in the summer we have a shaded area. Makes a huge difference.

This is the view of our side lawn from my kitchen. The old windmill is kind of an eyesore. The tree line is our 'magical forest' that separates us from the neighbors and keeps the wind at bay a little.

This is my chicken yard behind the house and to the east.

2) Junk Drawer... I'm not letting you get closer. It is embarrassing. Notice the green bin waiting to be brought out to the van, and the cereal/milk still on the counter. Hey I have better things to do....like take pictures.

This is the OTHER Junk Drawer in the kitchen. Shhhhh this one is a secret.

3) My Blogging Station....This in my computer desk. It is in the living room.
This is what the view looks like today. You can see the barn across the street that holds Young dairy cows waiting to be old enough for the 'big barn'. That is also how close we are to the road. We toboggan on the other side of the barn.

4) My best feature.... Inside...even if I don't agree with you I'll still try hard to see your side of the story. Outside...I like my smile/teeth. I've never had a cavity, and the thousands of dollars spent on braces I think paid off....thanks Dad

6) Favorite Jewelery...A Jade necklace given to me when I was 8. I love it.

That's it. Now you know a little more about me and my life here in the country. Thanks for stopping by.


Carey said...

You have a beautiful smile. And a beautiful home. I love your yard.

Shaun and Holly said...

I agree...beautiful teeth and a great smile!!

Anne Elizabeth said...

Your house is amazing and I LOVE all of the trees. We just had to cut a bunch down here because they were causing major problems:( Your smile is beautiful!

Valley Mom said...

I love the outside of your house and that necklace is so cute! :)

Joy said...

Wonderful blog!!! You do have gorgeous teeth! Mine used to be incredibly white until I had kids. Then for some reason they changed?!

Anyway, I also love your little jade necklace and your house is GORGEOUS!!! I love the woodwork inside (by your comp. desk).

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

What a beautiful home! I love the plans you have for it too.

I love that you can just let your chickens out during the day...do you have to lock them up every night?

Terrific smile for sure!

So glad you could come play!

Chandra Stauffer said...

Love, love love that necklace!

Gorgeous house too.

Thanks for letting me visit. :)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

WOW WOW WOW on that house! stunning outside - it reminds me of my grandmother's house in the country when I was little - chickens and all!!!!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I am a country girl at heart.Grew up country and long for it.

Your house is drop dead gorgeous. Just beautiful!

Oh, what I wouldn't give to have chickens...

Have a great rest of your Thursday!


Cathy said...

Hi Alyson! Thank you for sharing more about yourself here. I hope we can go for a coffee one day! I really do. But, I will take you for a run first :D

Your friend does fabulous photography! Thank you for sharing the link with me! Wow.

happygeek said...

Saw crazy.
She's moving into the house in 5 days. Her life is SUPER hectic at the moment.
She will contact you soonest.
Have a happy Day!

Julie said...

I LOVE the history behind your house, that is SO cool! I had goats at my last house and plans for chickens but we aren't allowed where we live now. Someday. :)

Maggii said...

oh I wish I could have chickens here. Maybe if and when we move. and I liked the afghan in your blogging area. Very nice.

Shannon said...

Wow - amazing house, it looks just beautiful! I love it :-) And your smile and teeth are amazing, so you were right to pick that feature! I clicked on your "I Buy Canadian" blog party so I'm definitely going to participate in that!! Glad I found the link, I buy almost all Canadian as much as possible!

Nancy said...

Very nice!

Laura said...

I absolutely LOVE your house! Such a GREAT yard...and I would LOVE to have a windmill in the back yard!!!

The Small Scribbler said...

It's so beautiful where you live. I love the wide open space and the porch off the side of your house.