Hi Friends! Welcome to Poppy’s Farmstead! My hope for this is to share our farm shenanigans (there is never a dull moment) and give you an in-site to our everyday farm, work, kid juggling life. Some days are crazy, and others are well…..kinda boring! My husband grew up on property and had cows, sheep and chickens. I grew up in a neighborhood and had cats. It was always our dream to move to a country home so when the opportunity presented itself three years ago we decided to do it! We sold the home that we had spent fourteen years remodeling (in 3 days) and packed up and moved not too far away to ten acres in Oregon City.
The house was a mess! I’m not even exaggerating, it needed so much work! We spent the next two and a half years ripping out every wall, down to the studs, re-wiring, re-plumbing you name it, we did it. At one point the pipes under our home literally exploded and we found out that part of it had been jimmy rigged with a garden hose! Luckily my very handy hubby can build or fix anything! Which has been very good for me cause I can pretty much break anything, usually the vacuum. Check out some of our before and after photos below. The before pics were from when we toured prior to purchasing.
If you are one of my Instagram followers you know that designing and decorating our home is my true passion. It gives me a creative outlet for my desk sitting day job. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but it doesn’t really allow me to be very creative. During COVID I was working from home, everything was canceled, and I needed a hobby. BAD! I had always wanted to start an Instagram page and show off my decor ideas and design, but it’s scary to put yourself out there. What if no one liked them? What if my friends thought I was crazy? Would I actually get followers? I decided to throw all of that out the window and say heck with it, It’s 2020 and everything is already crazy, I can do something crazy too. So here I am! My hope is that I inspire you to step out of your box and be you!
Until next time Friends!