Living on a farm and on the countryside is for sure a lifestyle. I grew up in a city, with neighbours all over. Easy to go to the shop, buy what you need, order take away (but this was never an option in the 80´s) and always help around if needed. With 30 kilometres to the closest little city, 7 kilometres to the local shop and 1 kilometer to other human beeings, the easiest is definately to make and fix things yourself. Lucky me to have a handy husbond and parents in law at the same farm!
Moving from the city was for me a huge change, but I´ve learned to find solutions with what is available. If you dont have flour, make something else. If you are missing something, find another solution. Use flowers from the garden (and yes, they need to be planted in the spring) or the nature instead of always buying them, bake your own bread and cakes, grow your own vegetables. You should actually be a baker, chef, gardener, farmer, carpenter, painter, blacksmith, host and hostess at the same time.
Hovinsholm has a huge mainhouse and all this space for one family is of course a privilege. We can stay alone in one part of the house if we need to sulk for a while. We can invite plenty of guests without trouble and with lots of space, chairs and tables just standing there ready to be used. Its a house made for parties! A good thing I love having guests!
There is also a never ending story when it comes to work. Completely endless! My husbond is keeping the whole farm together and the one who has completely and full control of everything. Im trying to find my way of doing things. Especially inside the house. Tidying up and finding systems for everything: linnen, tablecloths, bedsheets, porcelain, silverware...
Here I would like to share my daily life on the farm with you. The fun part and some challenges.