Happy accidents. I love them. 50% of my offspring were happy accidents. Can I say that on a blog?
We had a happy accident while painting our little barn this weekend. It almost became the Barbie house of livestock, but now, my family “farm” has an identity.
The vision for the barn was traditional, classic Red with White trim. But alas, I am cheap. I scrounged free paint. (This is not new, all my kids’ rooms are painted with bright colors I obtained by rummaging at the dump.) After mixing all the reds I had on hand, I ended up with….drumroll please….PINK. Hot pink.
I tried to envision my barn that color, and it wouldn’t have worked without a disco ball, maybe even a pole. It just wasn’t right.
So we ran the 5 gallon atrocity to Lowe’s. They added a million shots of red to it and behold….pinker. As a last resort, they added some black and voila! We ended up with purple. So I now have a purple barn. I love it.
My friend Leslie took time to come help me paint all day Saturday. We have painted
together countless times, but this was a new dynamic. Have you ever been painting while a goat chewed on your cargo pants? While chickens pecked at your toenail polish? One unfortunately adventurous chicken has a purple dollop on her back as a souvenir.
I love that Shea was gone all day and came home expecting a red barn only to behold our Barney-inspired artwork. He didn’t even blink. Guess he is used to surprises by now.
The more I think about it, the more I like it though. We need to register our goat herd so we can have our goats papered (because why not?) and couldn’t think of a great herd name. I wanted a name that we could also use for the line of products I hope to be whipping out down the line: fresh eggs, cheeses, jams, salsa, produce, lotions and even soaps. And there you go: Purple Barn! I can see the logo on my custom labels and jars now! Watch out, you will be begging for that brand one day! But I am getting carried away. First, I have to actually finish painting the thing. (I hate trim!)
Happy things happening down at the Purple Barn (sounds like a bar, awesome!) Here is a short clip of a typical morning romp at the barn. I love the combo of jammies, cowboy boots and hat Zaida has going on. (and sorry, I will figure how to flip it vertically when I have time.)