Dreamed about our log house last night, so woke up this morning thinking about it. I know how I want to do my office now. :) To start with, we're going to have the upstairs be our "private loft" and master bedroom. Well, on the other side of the loft living area (opposite the bedroom) I want my little bitty office. I want one whole wall to be windows with a sliding door to a small deck. On the side of the room opposite the door I want an aviary that takes up the whole wall will a portion that can be opened up to an outside aviary on the deck during nice weather. And a few plants in the corner and a nice bookshelf, and I'll be happy. Of course I'll only be in there when it's not nice enough to be outside, but I still need to feel the outdoors while I'm in.
I've also been thinking today about our farm. Neither of us want to make it a big financial operation (at one time we were contemplating that, but our hearts have other things they want to do too); however, I think I want to grow enough produce to just give some away. Like to a soup kitchen or shelter or something like that. That way I'll feel like we're contributing something to the world and community, no matter how small, but we'll still have the freedom to not be tied down to it. Plus it would be a good thing for the kids to be part of.