Much time was spent finding a name for our 1884 Colonial. It’s common around here to name houses and farms and I always liked the idea; we tried to find a connection with something on or around the property but nothing seemed quite right. Roses? Too girly. The lake? Already done, many times. Finally I heard the name “Blackbird Farm” somewhere, and that seemed just right … and there are plenty of crows around here to make it fit!
In the past 12 years a garden, pond and greenhouse have been added. The screened porch was rebuilt, a covered porch was added, and I built a brick patio. It’s always good to have a project! I dug the pond myself, with a shovel. It took months. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
My long-dreamed-of Colonial home!