Ten years ago, my husband and I bought an old farmhouse in the Oregon countryside. Over the years,  we documented our renovation journey through our A Country Farmhouse blog. We eventually sold that home, and relocated back to New England. Along with this change of scenery, the blog transitioned to become known as In the Fields

After enjoying a couple of wonderful rental houses, our next home finally came along in 2014. We purchased an 1825 Federal and are currently in the throes of restoring it so that we may move in by fall. Through my blog, I am chronicling this most recent renovation endeavor. 

Besides musings on my love of historic architecture, this blog also relays musings on my other great passions...country life, green living, antiques, and organic foods. 

We are also happy parents to our son and daughter. Together as a family of four, we live a contented life in the country sharing with them the wonders of nature and the simple life. 

Best wishes, 



  1. mochellerodgers@yahoo.comIDecember 9, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    I really enjoyed your article on "Behind the Scene's of a Photo Shoot"

    I admire your ideas on style, lifestyle, and health. It made me wish we were neighbors so we could can food and swap recipes.

    I hate to shop and I am not a browser, but your table runner has inspired me to hunt down some goodies that even I can afford.

    Thank you so much for sharing your home and your beautiful family. Best wishes for you all and may your holiday be bright.

  2. I always wanted a farmhouse. Your house is awesome.

  3. What color is your exterior door? Thanks love your house.

  4. Our front door is Evergreens by Sherwin and Williams!
    Best, Trina

  5. Hi,
    Just wanted to see how the move went and if you're looking to start a new blog about your new place? Look forward to hopefully seeing pictures soon. You're such a great inspiration.

  6. Hello,

    I have loved combing through your blog over the years and was also just checking in (as the person above) to see if you were possibly posting pictures of your latest adventures.

    I'll check back again ...

    Shelley Rose

  7. On pins and needles, awaiting good news. You are an inspiration. Hope the move was smooth and the kids handled the transition well. Kelly

  8. Love love love your site. Can't wait until you start posting your new venture. Maybe you can share your "lookings" with us as you check them out. What I enjoy most about following you is your realness. Is that a word? Have fun deciding on your maybe permanent new home.
    Vicki Carol

  9. Thank you for creating such a beautiful and simple blog and lifestyle! I often oscillate between two lifestyles: urban and country-living and your blog tilts the scales! I hope you'll take the time to visit my blog: www.gemakarolina.wordpress.com when you get a moment!

  10. What a lovely place you have and are creating! My husband and I purchased a Circa 1790 home that we are in the process of renovating. Fun, hard work, and lots of things very unexpected along the way!

  11. Your home is breathtaking. I have such an affinity for old houses and I hope one day to be the proud owner of an old beauty in heed of love. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and perfectly simple life with us.

  12. Your blog is so full of inspiring pictures! I've come across it quite by accident and so glad that I did.
    Thank you for sharing your home!
    :) x

  13. I have really enjoyed the journey from home to home and all of the renovations as well as the births of your children. Your blog is so beautiful and I can't wait to see the new house in all it's brand new glory!
    Are you still writing for the magazine, I haven't seen you listed in the credits in a while? Of course, I know you're very busy with the house and your family.
    Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  14. Will you be contributing to your blog in the (near) future? I hope so!!! Yours is my FAVORITE blog and I CANNOT WAIT for the updates on your new house!! Thank you, and Merry Christmas! ~Lizzie

  15. Catherine. I was thinking about you today. (even though I have never met you) I was thinking about how much I miss your blog and updates and such. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that you'll check in with all of us soon. Best Wishes for 2017.

  16. I have loved following the restoration of your Oregon farmhouse and your current Federal home. Are you going to continue blogging? I check your blog regularly for updates, but alas, nothing yet. I'm sure life is busy and keeping the blog up and running is a chore at times. Please give us a hint if you are going to be back.

  17. Catherine,
    I have followed you for a long while . . .
    You have been my favorite indeed . . .
    I realized I hadn't seen posts from you for a bit.
    I googled . . . looking for you.
    If you receive this and are still writing, In The Fields,
    I would love to know how to access your site.
    I am hoping you are settling into your new home . . .
    And that you, Mister Fields and the "dumplings" are enjoying life there.
    As I said above, I have followed you a long while, before the "dumplings" were even possible.
    Love ~

  18. If you have an Instagram account would love to know how to find you :-)


Thank you for leaving your thoughts. Kind regards, Catherine

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