This story is about how we got started with our farm several years ago...I was chatting with a friend one day and talking about how we got our house, and she wanted to see some photos so I decided to write the story for my blog and share photos instead of trying to e-mail a bunch to her. If you missed the first part of this story, you can find the links to all the parts on my links page.
The inside of the house was in pretty good condition for the most part. The above photo is what you see when you looked to the right, when you walked in the front door. It looks across the living room, through the dinning room and to the door of a tiny bedroom which is now DH's office.
There was green shag carpet on the floor, which for it's age, was in really good condition (although not what I would have chosen), knowing myself and how I have a problem cleaning as often as it would take to keep carpet looking nice on a farm with inside dogs, I had DH pull up a corner of it, to see what was under it. I was so happy to see a nice looking wood floor!!!!!! (I love those old wood floors. :)
Off the living room there was a little room that just had a curtain for a door on it...it would turn into our guest room, when we put a double door in place of the curtain for privacy.
Also off the living room (and dinning room) there was another doorway that went into a room that became my sewing room...and off it was another bedroom.
The Dinning room is nice sized, which was wonderful, cause I had a huge dinning room set that I had bought during one of our best years with our business. It fit in the dinning room perfectly.
The dinning room had a door that goes out onto a porch...which we had to tear off to move the house, so it would get a new addition that would be our kitchen. It had a door to DH's office...the bathroom...and the Utility room (not to mention the sewing room and living room...it's got WAY to many doors, but my furniture still fit in it thankfully. :)
The Utility room was also part of the kitchen, because off the utility room was a small room with kitchen cupboards in it, and steps to the basement...and room for the kitchen stove. The refrigerator had to be in the utility room. It was really strange...and NOT what I wanted for a kitchen. LOL There was an enclosed porch off the utility room too...which is where the dryer was...the washer was the only one that was in the utility room.
It had a tiny hole into a huge attic...which was never used, but we knew we could put a bigger hole with pull down steps in the utility room...and then put flooring down and have a nice big attic to store things in. This was kinda necessary, cause we have way to much junk...and somehow it didn't seem like we could fit everything in this house as well as we did the one we had before.
I loved the house, and the fact that it didn't have steps in it. Everything was on one floor, so I didn't have to carry things up and down steps...and DH wouldn't have to mess with steps every day with his bad knees. I always thought I'd want to have a two story house growing up...but have discovered that there are a lot of good reasons to have at least all of your main rooms on one floor.
If you would like to see more interior shots, you can go view the Hillbilly home set of photo's on flicker here.
Stay tuned for breaking ground...
...next time on "Our Hillbilly Home".
More will come once I get the photos gathered, and words written...please forgive the fact that I'm clearly NOT a "writer" AND the time it could take for the next part to show up...a day, a week, a month or... God forbid... a year.
Next installment is here.