The Farmhouse

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The Farmhouse

For the past week I’ve been creating names for my blog in my head only to have the dream of a cherished name dashed when I found it was already taken on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook. These are the big four right? “Your readers will expect to find you under the same name while searching for you on the net” I read. Hmmm. Okay. Well, this morning, I was thinking again while my husband watched his beloved business money network. I wish I could be more interested in watching news about the stock market but I am not. At all. (Laughing) My mind thinks about all the projects I want to complete around the house, what we are having for dinner, classes I want to take, my goals for this coming year, upcoming trips. You get the idea. Busy mind. If only I can get my body this busy. Goals are nice aren’t they?

I knew I wanted the name “Big Sky” in it. You see, I am new to the State lovingly referred to as “Big Sky”, only living here for a few years now. I met my husband, and moved into his home after we got married. It was a huge life change for me. I left the city I was born and raised in for 40 years and moved here with him, into a home he built in one of the most beautiful country valleys I’ve ever laid eyes on. I never get tired of looking at the view from my home. The natural beauty of this country is stunning. Our home is a traditional home, with a country type flair and I love that it’s external look is classic and will never go out of style. It has been incredibly challenging to merge to full homes of “stuff” and history. I gotta think that I am not the first person to ever go through the process. It’s not easy. The stuff part. In the past couple years, I’ve resolved to get on board with the modern farmhouse style and transform our home into something we build together. It took me some time to get nestled into the country and fully embrace the country farmhouse life and all the gratifying parts of it. It seems there are a lot of ladies loving the new modern farm style but I am truly living it now.

In this past few years, I have been fully indoctrinated into the country girl life. I have developed a bit a crush on most barns, new and old, and developed a love of old trucks, bread making, pie baking, chicken coop planning, food canning (eh, this one I am not loving so much as it is truly A LOT of work), turkey feeding (there are about 50 wild turkeys roaming the property all the time), and heritage cow breeding. Never in a million years would I have imagined in my 20’s that I’d move to the country.

Long gone are the days of what I considered to be a somewhat sophisticated city lifestyle, going to lunch with girlfriends, getting my pedis, manis, and facials religiously, wearing high heels and wearing anything blingy (is that a word?) whenever legitimately possible, and raising my wonderful amazing son while working a very demanding male dominated career for 20 years. Well, the time came and I was ready to move on and boy did I ever.
So, now you have it. The very short version of how I landed here on this page with this web site. Big Sky Farmhouse is fitting don’t you think? I can’t wait to talk more. It is my desire to share ideas, inspire, create, improve, and share this new life with my friends and family, and see where it leads.

Kasey Matthews Johnson

Kasey Matthews Johnson

Hello there. I'm Kasey. Wife, Air Force mom, new mom-what? (Yes, I love being a mom so much, I started over!), new to beautiful country living, raising Galloway Grass Fed Beef Cattle, complete homebody and retired Police Lieutenant from Sin City, Las Vegas. Welcome to my blog!
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