A while back I shared the adorable little washstand that I restyled using Prima Marketing’s Out on the Farm transfer …
That was a super popular piece on social media, and it also sold within 12 hours of posting it on Facebook Marketplace. The gal who purchased it loves barns and was so excited about it, I love those kinds of sales, don’t you? I suspect that retailers are going to have a difficult time keeping this one in stock.
But today’s blog post isn’t really about the Out on the Farm transfer, instead it’s about literally being out on the farm. Last week my mom, sister and I drove out to Arlington, South Dakota to the family farm for the 4th of July.
Currently my cousin Travis and his wife Deb own the farm. They’ve recently added on to the house to have a little more space (and more bathrooms) for their six kids.
However, this is still the farm that my grandmother, Carrie Moe, was born on in 1898.
Wasn’t she a little cutie?
I always seem to come back home from these trips with a few more old photos to add to my growing pile. This visit was no exception and I brought home the one above and this fantastic wedding photo of my grandparents.
They were married in the 1920’s and I think the style of my grandmother’s veil was particularly popular in that time period. Check out her shoes too, some designs are just timeless (the shoes, not the veil not so much).
They’ve had quite a lot of rain in South Dakota this year, so everything is as green as can be.
But they also have a lot of standing water. In fact, my cousin now has ‘lake front’ property and he even put in a dock.
Unfortunately, it also means that sections of the road he lives on are entirely underwater. Here’s a close up of that view showing the road, or at least the markers that indicate where it is.
It was rather entertaining to watch people deciding whether or not to chance driving through the water. Some turned around in Trav’s driveway and went back the way they came, but others made their way through creating a wake behind them.
We always have the best time visiting the cousins out on the farm.
Although I consider myself a die hard city girl, there is something about those wide open spaces that really speaks to me.
When I saw a couple of farmhouse decorating magazines while doing a little shopping out there I realized I needed to continue my tradition of giving away some magazines here on the blog upon my return from traveling.
Sure, this was just a short trip to South Dakota, but why not? And this time the magazines are in English!
To add a little bit extra while sticking with my farmhouse theme, I’m also going to throw in some Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Farmhouse White.
The rules: to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post letting me know whether you are a city slicker or a country bumpkin. Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram. You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!
I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Friday, July 12, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).
The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $45, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, July 14, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.