I've spent the last few days at a totally cool house in Nottingham, NH. The owners were away so I had free reign to look through all their drawers (psych! -that would be a great words with friends word- I can't thank you guys enough....for letting me stay there and for getting me addicted to words with friends!). The house is a renovated farm house. There are wide plank pine floors throughout....the rafters are exposed and look like real trees...and the roof has lightning rods.
Here's the best part: there is a barn in the yard! A BIG barn! You may be wondering what they do with the barn since they aren't farmers...to this I say, 'DUH! They host mad cool parties that include bon fires!'. (They also have their own wedding reception in the barn....what do you eat in a barn in NH? DUH! Lobsters!)
These friends of mine are also insanely resourceful. They have a large garden where they grow veggies and such. The 'such' is the cool part - they grew their own hops - and then brewed their own beer with their own hops. Insane.
I wandered around the yard with my L.L.Bean boots on and pretended that I was a character in Little House on the Prairie....but then I realized it would probably be more appropriate to be a character in Little House in the Big Woods. Either way works for me. Can you imagine what we'd be seeing photos of today if pioneers had DSLR cameras?