It’s late summer, and things are looking good around the family farm.
The cattle barn was built around ninety years ago; the two large sheds were built by my great-uncle to help support the barn and to store farm implements. The pasture is still brown from the winter. Replacement trees for the… Continue Reading
The over one hundred year old horse barn on the family farm is still looking good, even after all these years. Preventative maintenance helps as well. Look at the size of those timbers holding up the roof.
Update: Replaced with the Sesquicentennial anniversary sign in 2018. Typical State of Illinois quality.
The family farm was a treat this Labor Day weekend, as the weather was perfect, with sunshine and white, puffy clouds buffeted by a pleasant breeze. Grass has begun to grow in what had been a muddy cow lot only… Continue Reading
One hundred years after their construction, the barns on my family’s farm still are used for their original function.
Update: The tree ended up being fine and growing larger. I planted this tree with seeds from an apple I ate twenty years ago. It now has some sort of blight, so it will have to be cut down if… Continue Reading