There’s something so picturesque about falu red Swedish farmhouses after the first snow. The way the red contrasts so beautifully with the white, the frost that creeps across the wood siding, the icicles starting to develop from the eaves, the glittery fractals on the ground and in the trees. Wow. It’s a sight to behold.
Lisa and I got the keys to our new Swedish farm in November and that month was the grayest of the gray. If you are averse to dark, drizzley weather, this is NOT the month to visit Sweden. I think we had about 5 hours of sunshine the entire November. This did not sway our spirits though! We were so excited to be living on our own property and creating cozy spaced indoors that we didn’t much mind.
But then, come December, the clouds opened and the air cooled and we had glorious bright mornings, woke up to dazzling snow, and spent most of our time squinting, since we had been living in what felt like the equivalent to a cave for the last month. We thought our new farm was gorgeous before… but with the snow, our jaws dropped.
I just had to get the drone out and take some footage. I did this just to be able to show family and friends, and for our own memory. But it really gives a very peaceful, wintery vibe so we wanted to share it with you.
So, what are the plans for this lovely land?
We plan to rejuvenate this wonderful property into a thriving homestead (complete with animals) where we can host friends, family, and guests, giving everyone a refreshing taste of a slow living, back to the land experience. This is especially important from a LGBTQ+ visibility standpoint. Many queer folks feel called to this type of lifestyle yet feel alienated by the sometimes conservative communities living in rural areas. We want to give people like us a safe space to try out this type of lifestyle, and really relax into it. We are having our first TCW retreat this summer (Click here for downloadable brochure) where we’ll do a number of farmsteady stuff as well as workshops with our favorite topics from the Permission Course.
Speaking of Permission, we are running the online course again this year. You can find more information about that here. We know you’d love it.
As our lives have changed and evolved, the content we’ve created reflects that. We are excited to start creating YouTube videos sharing our experience of learning to live with the land and hope that you continue to find value in the content we create. You are a big part of why we share our life and your support means the world to us.