We've notoriously been called dreamers, and rightfully so! And this next venture is no exception. It will be a long process and a whole lot of work- but we're excited and humbled that we have the opportunity. The orchard house has been a dream of ours for as long as we can remember. Back when Seth and I were newlyweds, we'd talked of our "one day" home out in the country. We dreamt of land of our own, complete with a charming european cottage/manor style home- with horses, chickens, gardens and wide open spaces for our babies to roam. Our hope in sharing this, and documenting each step and all the work that will go into it, is to inspire you to go after whatever dreams you may have and to know that with God and a lot of hard work- nothing is out of reach.
When we found this quaint little farm town in rural Utah, we knew we'd found something special. Our plans for it include a small barn, a green house, and a quaint little pond that is shallow enough to freeze and skate on in the winter and maybe catch a few small fish in the summer. We will be doing everything ourselves and hope to learn to old ways of building as we go. We've always been intrigued with history and the way they used to live back in simpler time. They had so much less, yet seemed to understand the art of building something to last. The architecture that stood the test of time, and intricate works of art that used to be the standard when it came to building a structure seem all but lost these days. They seemed to have less but somehow made something so much stronger and greater than what is the standard these days. Our hope is to explore the old world methods and techniques and learn the art of building something that will stand the test of time. Something to last.. and that just maybe our great-great grandchildren will be able to visit one day and say that their grandparents built this with their own hands. The structure will be stone walls and timber frame, with the interior having an excess of crown molding and intricate woodwork throughout. Because most of these techniques are unfortunately a lost art, we will be learning as we go! Wish us luck friends.. we've got our work cut out for us! We're so grateful to have you join us on this journey and hope we can inspire you to follow your heart and make your dreams a reality as well! xx