Life on a farm. It can be idyllic. I can look beautiful from the outside, and especially on the internet. Of course, I showcase a lot of the beauty of a country life here as well… but there is a lot of real life going on that I don’t necessarily publicize. Sometimes because it’s gross, sometimes because it’s embarrassing, and sometimes because it’s so terribly ridiculous that nobody would even believe it.
Although living in a century-old farmhouse has its perks (the character! the large windows! the history!) it definitely has its downfalls as well. Today, I’m starting a regular series where I tell you some of the creepy, crawly, dirty, and ugly details of life on the farm.
A few weeks ago, Matt and I experienced one of the most quintessential examples of what I am now calling ‘The Farmhouse Files’. There was a smell coming from our closet that was a little ‘off’. I can be totally guilty of letting wet wash cloths or towels sit in the hamper, so I thought the smell was the laundry. I did the laundry, and didn’t think much of it. [Read more…]