Fallen Branch Farm Lifestyle
Enjoying Country Living
With so many new visitors to the farm and many comments and questions, we decided to add a lifestyle page. Check this page for special menus, gardening, farming, animal care, landscaping, and decorating ideas. We will continue to share ideas seasonally that we hope you will find interesting and useful.
Barn Style Homes
What is a barn style home?
Barn style houses, obviously, are reminiscent of barns. And how can you not fall in love with the idea of a barn? They’re spacious and roomy, yet practically scream cozy comfort with their rustic appeal. And the best part: you don’t need to live on a farm (or even have gardening skills) to enjoy life in a barn-style house.
Build a Leopold Bench
Here is an easy to build bench that is unexpectedly comfortable. I've made a few of these and have set them along the paths that Paul has created around the property.
A New Look for Fallen Branch Farm
The board and batten house had never been stained and the outbuildings ad been renovated and added on to so what better time to give the farm a fece lift and bring it into the 21st century while still maintaining that cosy rustic charm. Find out what colours we chose and see the before and after images.
Enjoying Outdoor Living Year Round
Part of country living is enjoying the outdoors whether hiking, gardening, skiing, or snowshoeing. Don't forget cooking outdoors. Who doesn't enjoy an open fire and grilling hot dogs or roasting marshmallows? We have some ideas on how to create and enjoy great food outdoors all year round.
Christmas in the Country
Nothing is more magical than Christmas in the country. Even if you don't live in the country, there are plenty of ways to get that country Christmas feel in your own home or take a day trip to participate in rural activities close to home.
Livestock Guardian Animals
A growing number of livestock producers are using guard animals to reduce predation on livestock. Llamas, donkeys, and dogs are animals most commonly used for this purpose. The best guard animals stay with the livestock without harming them and aggressively repel predators.