Category Archives: Country Living

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INSIDE A MISSISSIPPI FARMHOUSE

Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and for Natalie and Tim Hamm, it inspired a livelihood. The couple, who married as teenagers while Tim was studying at Ole Miss, didn't have a lot of disposable income for interior design pursuits. "We would go to yard sales, find furniture, and fix it up," says Natalie. Tim became so good at rehab that he decided to try his hand at building things from scratch. "People started asking to buy it, and that's when we decided we should start selling it," she says. Today, they manufacture custom wood furniture and swing beds—built by Tim, painted by Natalie—through their company, Hammmade Furniture.Come along for a peek inside this Mississippi farmhouse farmhouse that belongs to Natalie and Tim Hamm.  I think what attracted me to this house was that, though it is large, it looks more like a cottage.  I love the light whites throughout the house with pops of color.

Oh…and the wood.  I just love the warm wood against the cool white.  It’s the perfect balance.

What is your favorite part of the house?

 

FRONT PORCH

Mississippi Farmhouse

 

ENTRYWAY

Much of the Hamms' home is crafted from reclaimed items, starting with the salvaged front door and heart-pine floors extracted from an old industrial building. 

LIVING ROOM

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COUNTRY LIVING FARMHOUSE TOUR – THISTLEWOOD FARMS

Can’t wait for you to see this house!  I haven’t posted any Farmhouse Tours in awhile…Life just seems to get in the way but as soon as I saw this house, I knew I had to share.

Are you ready for me to tell you where you can see all of this house?  It’s  THISTLEWOOD FARMS!

I know that once you see these photos you are going to want more so hope on over to ThistleWood Farms and check out her entire blog.

No only do you get the see all of the home decor but a ton of amazing projects and decorating ideas.

DINING ROOM

Life Lessons From a House

LIVING ROOM

Life Lessons From a House

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COYOTES ARE EATING OUR WATERMELONS!

Crows and raccoons will poke holes in the watermelons or just scoop some of the insides out, but coyotes will eat them right down to the rinds. If they decide not to eat them on the spot, they will travel across an 80 acre pasture with them. They bite into them, pick them up, and just trot off with them.

Over the years, the only deterrent we have found that works is putting a tomato cage over the watermelons as they start to grow. The coyotes have yet to figure out how to move the cages and the melons can’t be pulled through the wire. We manage to save a few watermelons each year using this method.

Do you have issues with coyotes?  How do you keep them or other animals out of your garden?

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FARMHOUSE TOUR ~ Peonies and Orange Blossoms

 

I love this Farmhouse tour that I ran across on Peonies & Orange Blossoms.  This is a decor and lifestyle  blog about European-influenced decor, fashion and travel.  There is also some pretty good recipes so be sure to check it out.

The photos below are just a few of the tour.  You can check out the entire post HERE.

Touring a French farmhouse

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NEW TROPICAL LANDSCAPING & WHAT’S GROWING NOW

 

This has been an amazing spring in the garden.  I was making pickles by the end of April and the peaches were large and sweet. Having a warm winter has allowed me to get plants in the ground much earlier than normal.

My mother has been redoing the landscaping in her yard in an attempt to give it a more tropical feel.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

 

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