I have shown snippets of our farmhouse porch in different posts here and there and have received such wonderful comments. Like you, I enjoy seeing other people's porches, so I thought it was high time that I showed you our farmhouse porch in more detail...filled with herbs and ready for summer relaxing.
When building our home three years ago, a front porch was high on the list!
We dreamed of this porch and how we could make it a welcoming place to enjoy for years to come.
One of the first things that we did was install a wood screen door that slams closed...hubby said it reminds him of his Grandma's.
We love our farmhouse porch!
We use our porch a lot...
It's not fancy. In fact it has many rustic elements to it (mainly thanks to a dog that likes to chew).
http://idlewildalaska.com/ – Our little homestead is located in south central Alaska, which plays a huge part in daily life in everything we do. We have two chicken coops, a 2000 sq. ft garden, and a greenhouse, along with a ever-growing orchard. Growing veggies and fruits is a special task with our long, cold winters and long summer days!
https://willowcreekfarm.wordpress.com/ – We are a small, backyard homestead located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Topics include high-altitude homesteading; raising sheep for wool, meat, and milk; chickens for meat and eggs; rabbits for wool and meat; dairy cows; multi-purpose backyard farm collies; growing, harvesting, and preserving fruits and vegetables; hunting and foraging in the Rockies; and more.
http://www.debbibenedict.com/ – My definition of an edible landscape and self-sufficiency is – an edible landscape feeds me, the birds, the bees, the butterflies, and my soul; and self-sufficiency is creating a healthy, thoughtful, meaningful lifestyle where we take care of ourselves, our homes, and each other by learning useful skills and engaging in activities that create a better community
http://mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com/ – We currently live in Central Florida, with plans to move to Central North Carolina as soon as our home sells. We are suburban homesteaders moving to a more rural landscape where we will continue to homeschool, make our own bread, scratch cook, repurpose everything we can, and live a pragmatic and simple life.
http://www.countintheday.blogspot.com – We live in the city & have a country house about 3 hours away. We plan on moving to the country once my husband retires (I retired last year). My blog is about that transition
http://www.homesteaddad.com/ – My blog chronicles my journey to move my family to to more self sufficient state. In includes blogs on chickens, cows, sheep, quail, turkeys, and rabbits, gardening, building, orcharding, grafting, and anything else I can find to do.
http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/ – A blog about chickens, gardens, goats, honey bees and DIY. We’re on 10 acres, are trying to do things all naturally, and I occasionally consider getting organic certification.
http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/ – Producing &/or sourcing most of our food locally, while being good stewards of the land and producing as little waste as possible. Our goal is to make this look aesthetically pleasing as well.
http://taylormadehomestead.com/ – I share a glimpse into daily life on a NE Texas ranch whether it’s spending time in the garden, canning that excess produce or puttering in the kitchen whipping up simple yet delicious meals.
http://www.picklecreekranch.com/index.html – Post topics include the ranch and activities there, such as catching rainwater to sustain water needs. Other articles include cooking, gardening and do it yourself projects. Usually my posts will reveal ways to use essential oils in a practical manner.
https://mmmhomestead.wordpress.com/ – We blog about various livestock, DIY home projects, Canning and various recipes. Our goal is to share our venture into the homesteading life and supply tips that work for us along the way.
http://www.willethfarm.com/ – Learning to live sustainably, self-sufficiently and in harmony with nature. I post information about gardening, recipes, DIY projects, sharing the land with wildlife and observations about rural life.
http://commonsensehome.com/ – Posts about using sound judgment to be more self-reliant. It means doing what you can, where you are, with what you have. We’ll cover topics such as: Gardening, Food Storage, Recipes and much more
Annapearlsattic.blogspot.com – We are part owners in a small cattle/sheep ranch that was homesteaded by my husband’s family in the early 1900’s. We garden and can some of our own food, hunt and process our own meat, etc.
http://www.justplainmarie.ca/ – I write about anything that improves your life and is green, sustainable and frugal: chemical-free gardening, simple homemaking, food preservation, developing new healthy habits and much more.
http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com/ – We live in an off-the-grid float cabin on a lake in Coastal BC. I blog about gardening, cooking, exploring the backcountry, and everyday living in this unique environment.
http://www.aroundthefirepit.com/ – I am a city girl from The Netherlands who has been living in Canada for 30 years now. I love to garden and I also am an enthusiastic crafter and share my projects on my blog.