I've been excited all day for Erin @cottonstem (loyal stories watcher right here 🙋♀️😂) and Christi's @halfwaytoheavenhomestead "creep" all day! #cottonstemheartsoldhomes I am so shocked and flattered that Christy thought to post our homestead today and I have honestly been geeking out all day looking at these beautiful old homes! I am a big fan of these weekly scroll fests, but today hits me on another level. It is so difficult to put into words what "old home" means around here. Who doesn't love a beautifully proportioned portico and handhewn millwork? The character the charm, it just makes my heart sing. But this little compilation of pictures (probably the most random post in cotton stem hearts history) helps illustrate that indescribable feeling of being the stewards of a family legacy here in this old home. You might recognize some of these little corners of our farmhouse from my feed, but here they are from the old days. These photos are of generations 1-4 in the history of our home. (I am gen. 6!) My family built this house before the invention of the automobile, before there was indoor plumbing and electricity here, and did all the farming using horse drawn equipment. When we have long days keeping up with it all I just remind myself that this old home was built on hard work and determination, so its only fitting we keep up the family tradition.