Our Country, Corrales, Fixer Upper, Home
My whole life I wanted to live off the 'small ditch' in Corrales, NM my home town. It part of what they call the green belt, a valley on either side of the Rio Grande filled with old farms, irrigation ditches, and big cottonwoods. Problem is, so do a lot of other people these days and it's not always so affordable. After a decade long hiatus from the country life, I knew I had to come home- home to the country and home to Corrales. We bought a giant fixer and it has been more than an adventure!
People always ask, "How is the house? Are you done with the remodel?"
Oh my goodness, I just have to laugh! Our house is in a perpetual state of remodel. I'm giving it 10-15 years. Exposed studs, random concrete floors, a pile of about 4000 sq ft of bricks waiting to be laid in the front yard- all this is just par for the course at the Hohsfield Hohsienda. When one's house is always 'under construction' two options are at hand- 1) I could wallow in self pity of massive overwhelmedness of this project that sent us way in over heads, never invite anyone over, and cry (occasional breakdowns of this do occur); or 2) I can celebrate the fact that I get to see a crazy transformation occur on a regular basis even if it is small, and invite others to enjoy it too. Even though sometimes it takes massively convincing myself I know the latter is the best choice.
On that note, here are some of our projects...