Old Farm House

This home by the side of the road during my barn quest yesterday had a feeling to it. Like lives had been lived there. Sure enough, the owner wandered over from across the road. He was 75, had been born in the house, which had been built in 1937. His family had had a 120 acre dairy farm. When he was in high school, he’d had 100 chickens as part of a 4H project, and he’d sold then eggs at a corner. market.

   We stood around for about half an hour, talking about dairy farms, chickens, and homestead lumber mills. It was nice there in the morning sun. It was nice being in this part of America that is so different from the coasts and/or large metropolitan areas.

4 Responses to Old Farm House

  1. Jerry says:

    Great stuff you are posting, as always! Simple, beautiful living.
    I love your blog!

  2. I take a lot of barn photos as well; so interesting that every part of the country has its own style of barn building. If you get the chance, check out the old (old) barns in Maine sometime…it's hard to tell the barn from the house and with their winter weather, I get that completely!

  3. Love the little house, but (to quibble) doesn't western Washington count as one of the coasts? Even if Seattle+ is the only part that feels like SF/NY/LA…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lloyd, the old houses (from America) you have had on here, mostly, seemed to be "holding their own"…maintaining a beauty and sturdiness..

    below, it is just sad, how much the abandoned places have falledn. Some darn good "bones"…Seems like such a waste.


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