Showing posts with label Front Porch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Front Porch. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Front Porch



Who doesn't love a front porch. 

 A place to gather and slow your life down to the speed of an rocking chair. 
Or maybe swing your cares away on the front porch swing.




Front porches say welcome to all who approaches it. Our pastor stopped by one evening and upon entering our home and said, "Your front porch just simply says home." What a good feeling to know that my porch speaks home and rest to our visitors! 

When I was a little girl, the front porch was used often, and it was apart of our lives.  We didn't have AC when I was younger and after a hot day of cooking, cleaning, canning and working in the garden the front porch was much cooler than the house was.  

We would sit out there hoping for a cool breeze to come by to cool us off.  
It was a place to simply enjoy the slow life of rocking or swinging on the front porch. 

When summer days where hot and humid it would be too hot to sleep indoors. One by one we would come out to the front porch at three in the morning where it was cooler. Some would rock in the chairs while the little ones would fall asleep in mom's lap or an older sibling's lap.
  
We didn't have a telephone when I was younger (we did get our first phone in 1967.) To catch up on the latest news people would just drop in.   No one worried about their homes being perfect.

Our Grandma Maggie didn't have a front porch, but the front yard would do.
Each evening when the chores and supper was done they would sit out front in their
metal lawn chairs. The front yard was much cooler then the house because they didn't
have AC back then.

Our grandparents loved sitting in the front yard each evening. They enjoyed watching
folks drive by, because back then you knew your neighbors. My Grandma used to burn old
rags in a pan to keep the bugs away. The rags would smolder and make a lot of smoke.

Neighbors always dropped in to visited with our grandparents, it was a time of sharing the latest
news or events that would fill the evening.  It was a time to share stories from the good old days.  All the children who played near by would stop to listen to the stories. There wasn't any TV's or electronics, my grandparents might of had an old radio.



We have come a long ways from these simpler times of just 
dropping in and visiting on the front porch.

Stop in for a visit!

Simply Farmhouse




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday At the Farmhouse

CREDIT

Slow down my life, let me enjoy the beautiful of fall with its golden leaves, 
 leaves of red and orange.  Nature walks to the creek to watch the 
falling leaves drifting away in the rushing waters.

 Lovely October, I love the things you bring with you.  


Hello Friends,

Today was beautiful with its warm sun, blue skies, and slightly cool breeze.  This Saturday was our first Saturday home in a long while.  Life for us has been so busy, it's time to say no to the busyness once again.  I love my slow days at home and they seem to be less lately. 


 This Saturday morning we took a short drive to a farmhouse diner for pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, hot coffee which is farmhouse cooking at its best.   Returning back to our farmhouse I mowed three of our five acres, pulled weeds for most of my day.   I left my favorite chore for last, that was the washing of my front porch.  Y'all, It was good to be home, I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to just to stay home for the entire day.  Anybody?


Washing away the spider webs who thought they had found a winter home.  I was glad to be out here on the front porch.  I am usually a regular on my porch.  When you are to busy to set on the front porch, you are just to busy. Anybody?





  I have slowly been adding fall to our porch, maybe a few fall pillows, 
and I believe it will be completed. 




The sun is starting to set, and the porch is drying. 
So, sweet friends, I leave you for my front porch.
It awaits me with a cup of hot coffee, 
and a swing full of soft fluffy pillows.

Share your Saturday, I would love to hear from you.

Love your home, make it home for the ones you love.

Simply Farmhouse


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Slower Pace



Nothing says a slow life like a front porch 
or even a back porch.
Porches are a great place to slip away  and to read with a nice glass of tea.
It is a great place to unwind and live life at the speed of a rocking chair.
It is a great place to begin your day in prayer and reading.

The front porch is just another room to us. We find ourselves out there often, 
especially on rainy days.  We love listening to the rain on the tin roof.  
The kids like to jump rope or play jacks on the porch.   
If you have a porch, visit it more often, and you will feel your life slowing down.



  

Living simple is just a matter of slowing down, saying no to a busy life, 
while finding time to stay home.

What are someways you live life at a slower pace?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Enjoying the Front Porch






I hope each of you had a very blessed Memorial Day weekend.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cabin Fever

Spring of 2016

Today was a very pretty day here on our little five acres farm. The sun was very warm and the high today was 60 degrees and the best part was there was no wind.

 The girls and I pick up things in the yard to burn on the fire pit.. We put things away in the barn and then we took a walk back to the creek and woods.   The birds in the woods had their spring song going on.  The creek water made a soothing sound as it flowed over the creek rocks.

It felt wonderful to be outside and to work in the yard!  With six weeks until spring,  I hope we will see more days like today while we wait.

Do you have Cabin fever?

Friday, June 17, 2016

A rainy day















I love  summer rains.  Enjoy your summer.
   

Friday, June 10, 2016

Oh Those Lazy Summer Days













Summer Time is here...and I love those lazy summer days.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Joy of a Front Porch.










My porch has gone through many changes, it is still my favorite place in our home.