If you get High Plains Journal delivered to your mailbox you might recognize the guy on the January 9th issue’s front cover.
Yep, that’s my husband and that’s our shop.
High Plains Journal had a really nice article written by Lesa Teer about Adam and the shop in their Farm Shop issue.
If you don’t subscribe to HPJ you can read the article by clicking here.
The shop serves and has served many purposes. We use it to store and treat seed every time it’s time to start planting, we play pickleball (think what would happen if you crossed tennis and ping pong) in the shop, and it’s used to work on and store machinery throughout the year.
It even cleans up nicely– we used it to house our wedding pre-reception.
We’ve held pallet jack races, foosball games, and basketball shoot-outs in the shop. It’s an extension of our house. A glorified garage and recreation room all under one roof.
After the reporter came out to interview Adam, I asked what she took pictures of.
Did they get Swirls the Cat laying in the window sunning his fat belly?
Did they get a picture of the the Powercat flag hanging?
Did they get a picture of our restroom facilities?
The pictures that they used for the cover design worked together really well. The article, Keeping It Simple, did a great job of describing what the shop is like, what we use it for now, and what our future plans are.
I thought I’d give you a behind the scenes look at some little things that weren’t highlighted in the article.
Item 1. Decorations
Adam has given a lot of thought to the decorations within the shop.
Item 2. Recreation
All work and no play is just no fun. That’s why it was important for Adam to include a few “fun” activities within the shop.
Don’t worry, Swirls the Cat isn’t too concerned.
Item 3. Little Random Stuff
If you look closely enough you can find some pretty interesting and totally random stuff throughout the shop.
From dead flies and dust…
…To mini SUVs.
There’s a lot of random stuff if you just look.
Feel like eating a snack? Just look around, you’ll find something…
Getting a little thirsty? Just track down some lemons…
Which leads us to…
Item 4. Restroom Facilities
Adam put a lot of thought into whether or not we should label the facilities.
Just in case visitors needed a “nature break”.
Good Lord. Only my husband would think of something like that!
Crazy dogs aside, I personally feel that one of the best parts of the shop can be found when you open up the western door.
Great blog post! Love the photos – beautiful sunset. Your shop looks a bit like the one on my family’s farm.
Thanks, Teresa. Kansas sunsets are pretty awesome! I have to giggle whenever I go into the shop because you never know what you are going to find. There’s lots of totally random stuff that I think only my husband knows the purpose of. There’s also a churro press. A churro press?!?! Apparently we are getting ready to create a lemonade and churro empire while hosting basketball tournaments… all from the comfort of the shop 🙂
I have been around McPherson quite a few times over the years. Doug and Cindy, as well as Sandy (!) are my cousins. Lowell and Margaret were my aunt and uncle. Haven’t seen Adam or Derek, or their parents, in YEARS, but boy oh boy does Derek ever look like his Dad! Life in NJ is a far cry from the Kansas farm. Not that I would want your job at all, but I sure enjoy reading your blogs! Keep ’em coming!
Thank you, Sonja! One of these days we’ll need to meet up! I’m glad you are enjoying the blog 🙂