Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wistful Wednesday: The Farm

Far Guys Paternal Grandparents were  farmers.  They began farming on this farm in 1916( I think..I hope I have that year correct.)

arial photo of the Farm unknown year

I am not sure what year this aerial photo was taken.  I found this photo in one of the albums that I scanned last winter.  It was either spring or fall when this photo was taken.  The trees along the drive were small..they were either Elms or Ash and I remember them as large trees that were taken down one by one.

Far Guy said “Where is the outhouse?”

arial photo of the Farm unknown year

Barn, pigpen, machine shed, chicken coop with the white trim and the outhouse(little tiny white building) and a garage.

If the outhouse had been moved from it’s spot behind the house then the claw foot bath tub and the stool and sink must have been working! Grandma had a window in her bathroom, you could sit on the stool and look out the window.

arial photo of the Farm unknown year

Look at the big garden space out behind the house. Grandma grew enough vegetables for everyone in the family.  When you stepped outside the back step in the spring air the smell of lily of the valley and then lilacs would greet you.  Later in June the Lady Slippers would be blooming next to that step.

Lots of good memories tied up in this place. Boys left for school, work and war from this home.  They brought back their wives and children, who it turn brought their children.  We can still go over to the farm and visit.  It is still in the family Far Guy’s Uncle lives there:)

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17 comments:

  1. It is wonderful that you can still revisit these memories and the place they were made.

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  2. Wonderful post and photos !
    Looks simular to the hobby farm I was raised on some of the best days I had as a kid were on that farm. We had an arial of our farm at one point done I can still remember it on the book case but after my mum passed I dont know where it went I will have to ask around the family and hopefully get a copy or better yet the original . Have a good day !

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  3. As someone who was a nomad growing up with no roots anywhere, I'm simply amazed at the longevity your family has in the area. You are a very fortunate person indeed. I'm only a little bit envious! :-)

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  4. Fun that you can still visit and amazing they kept an arial shot of the place.

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  5. It's good the farm has stayed in the family! What a great picture and yes...I spotted the outhouse! I grew up usin' one for the first eight years of my life.

    Thanks for sharin' the pic any your wonderful memories with us sweetie!

    God bless and have a wonderful Wednesday!!! :o)

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  6. The aerial farm photos sure bring back the memories. Most of my dad's brother's and sister's were farmers. All but one had aerial photos of their farms enlarged, framed and hung up for display. Was a source of pride in their farms.

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  7. I have two aerial photos of my childhood home, too. I need to scan them.

    Most aerial farm photos in this area were taken by the Bureau of Reclamation, and farmers were given the option to purchase a copy.

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  8. Aerial shots are so nice to look at and have. We have been thinking of having our place done.

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  9. That is wonderful to still have the family farm in the family. We went by to see my grandfathers farm and the church he help build. There is no sign that anyone ever lived there are went to a church,all is gone.I did get a picture of the old church so years ago. There sure are pretty wildflowers in Minnesota.

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  10. How neat to have the aerial photo to bring back all of those memories!
    My hubby discovered that Google Earth (not the regular Google map) has a timeline feature. If they have satellite photos of an area from past times, you can view it by changing the timeline slider. We can see satellite images of our new place as far back as 1937!! It is very interesting to view our 'ranch' through time and to see the land being subdivided and roads and houses being built. Far more interesting to put it all in reverse and make all of that 'stuff' go away! Hmmm... I'm thinking I should post about that and put up screen captures of the images!

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  11. That is a beautiful place. I'm glad it is still in the family. So many farms have been sold and housing developments have moved in. That is always so sad.

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  12. Finding the aerial shot is great. I enjoyed this post so much.

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  13. Interesting photo and a great story!

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  14. These aerial pictures of farm yards were popular. Very few farmers didn't buy the picture. You've used it well to cover a lot of family history. Great that it's still in the family.

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  15. So cool...it makes me homesick. That house looks similar to the one I had on my little farm except there was a screened in porch in front and 5 windows across the second story and we too could sit on the john and look out the window! I loved that as I had 4 kids and that was a peaceful place to be in the house! LOL!
    What i wouldn't give for a little acreage somewhere but land is so expensive now that I probably can't afford it but never say never! I'm working towards it!

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  16. What a wonderful old farm, and so tidy looking! How wonderful that it's still in the family. Anyone lined up to take over after Far Guys uncle (as he must be no spring chicken!)? It would be sad to see it sold out of the family.

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  17. I love photos like that...we always get one of our place if we can. Terry's family place is gone now, and the orchards that I grew up on are gone, just these photos remain as a lovely reminder of life before.


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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