Adding Primitive Touches to Outbuildings

New Life for Old Hog House

New Life for Old Hog House

This board and batten hog house in the garden of our barn home is used as a garden shed and storage building.  My husband added the panes to the small window some year ago to add a little cottage charm.  To match the farm vibes of our property, I began hanging old tools on the shed such as the buck saw behind the shock.  When I removed a raised bed, the iron wagon wheel also found its way over to the shed.  After our September Sale, I had two sections of pallet picket fencing that looks very much at home across the front.  Add a seasonal shock of corn stalks, hay bale, pumpkin, calf feeding bucket, galvanized watering can and bushel basket and this charming shed is a great addition to our autumn farmstead decorating.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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