The Becoming of the Barn
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to share my passion for decorating with antiques and collectibles. Over the years, friends and family have encouraged me to use my decorating skills in some way. While purchasing the property, we had a vision that our antique barn would one day make an ideal shop. In the meanwhile, it could house my many collections. This is a unique and pastoral piece of historic property, large enough for us to also be able to have a wonderful hobby farm.
We started selling our fresh eggs and garden vegetables (hence the name) from our small, but adequate, farm stand about two years ago. I personally collect the eggs daily, package them and have a convenient bird house collection box (honor system) for purchasing them. We also sell fresh cut firewood bundles the same way. For the most part, this works out well and offers the commuters traveling Bay Road the opportunity to purchase what they need and "honor thy neighbor".
I decided to start displaying my collectibles in a portion of the three story barn. From there, the recommendations to start a small antique business began. I started opening the big barn door several months ago and I soon realized that word does travel fast in a small town! I've gotten lots of great feed back so far and I really appreciate everyones support. Remember "Rome wasn’t built in a day?" Well "The Farmer's Wife" is certainly no difaferent. Constantly changing, it is a work in progress. When you’re a barn that's almost 300 years old, anything and everything can happen! The inventory is a unique mix of old and new with something for everyone. If you're looking for something special and don’t see it, please ask because I may just have it! Stop by and you may see the many types of chickens milling about, ducks in the pond or Maggie the horse eating more than her share of grass. I look forward to meeting you!