Hello, friends! I’m so glad to be here with you again as I pick the Velvet and Linen blog back up on our new website.
If the turmoil of the past two years has taught me anything, it’s that dreams and light can continue to thrive and glow despite any darkness.
Steve and I continue to start the day with our early morning walk — the time when we discuss our dreams and future. We’ve been doing this for years, long before Patina Farm. And just as we planned our move to Ojai and the design of Patina Farm during these morning walks, we have a new dream we’re looking toward now.
We recently purchased 100 acres outside of Nashville, Tennessee where we’ll be working on our new farmstead, Patina Meadow.
Today, I wanted to share some images from the model of Patina Meadow, which Steve and his team put together, so you can see our vision for the future
We’ll be renovating this incredible 150-year old log cabin...
...to become our new farm shop and guest house.
And though we originally planned to restore this old barn on the property, we realized we will need to dismantle it instead because it’s not structurally sound.
We will be reusing the old barn wood in the cabin and other structures while building a new barn that will house a pottery studio, and much more. We will also be adding a greenhouse and veggie houses, as well as an outdoor seating area for farm-to-table dinners.
We will be building our new home further back on the property. Here's a sneak peek of what we are dreaming up :)
As we transition from Patina Farm to Patina Meadow, I’m looking forward to sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned over the years on a larger scale.
This upcoming journey has sparked a few new things here at Patina Farm, including a new weekly email called Letters From Brooke. My hope is to connect with you more, sharing tips, stories, and our adventures. If you aren’t on our mailing list yet, you can sign up for the newsletter below.
We’re thrilled to continue living our passion for a connection with history, the land, our animals, and each other in this new chapter. I hope you’ll enjoy following along here on the blog during this exciting time of transformation.