Grandma and Grandpa’s Farm

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Grandpa's Barn

Grandpa’s barn on a clear, blue day in August.

 

Grandma’s House & Grandpa’s Barn

I had a chance to shoot a few photos of my grandparents’ farm while we visited our families in NY. My Uncle Dean lives here now, and I’m so happy that he is taking such good care of the place, but it will always be ‘Gram and Gramp’s’ place to me. I have some really fond memories of traipsing around on this farm when I was a kid. Most of the summer found me in the garden, catching crayfish in the creek, riding horseback through the fields, or on the hay wagon.

 

Grandma's house.

Grandma’s house.

 

As a kid, I sort of thought of the house as Grandma’s and the barn as Grandpa’s, despite the fact that they owned the property together. Gram was likely in the kitchen, baking up a batch of sugar cookies with a raisin in the center of each one, or maybe cutting up a gazillion cucumbers for her brine cured mustard pickles in her pickle crock. Grandpa was usually on the front porch whittling, hoeing the garden, mowing the lawn, or tinkering in the barn. So the barn and outbuildings seemed like his domain.

 

View of Grandpa's barn from my parents place.

View of Grandpa’s barn from my parents place.

 

Growing Up Close to Grandparents

I grew up right down the road from my grandparents and our house was on the edge of their property. We raised beef cattle, pigs, and kept horses in their barn over the winter. It was great to stop in and see what Gram had in the cookie jar after chores. I feel bad that my son has grown up so far from his grandparents and never got to know his Grandpa on Tom’s side. Taking a job 600 miles from family has a lot of downsides, but we’re happy that Tom has a good job when so many people struggle with day to day expenses.

 

Drive by shooting of the barn...in a good way!

Drive by shooting of the barn…in a good way!

 

Some Day…

We hope to move back to build an eco-friendly home on the land my Dad inherited from Grandma and Grandpa. Until then I’ll dream of this view!

 

View of the valley to the east.

View of the valley to the east.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing where I come from πŸ™‚ I’d love to see where you came from too!

 

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14 comments on “Grandma and Grandpa’s Farm

  1. Linda Steiger

    What a peaceful, country view – no wonder you can’t wait to get back. I remember my grandparent’s farm in Ontario, but it was purchased and pulled down to put the 40l Highway through. I still look longingly at the bare spot whenever we drive by that area, however the images and experiences are still in my memory.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Linda,
      That’s so sad to lose your Grandparent’s farm πŸ™ I know that progress will go on whether we like it or not, but gosh, I’m sorry for your loss.

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  2. Kelly Gray

    I love how you love your roots. Your grandparents had a beautiful farm and I’m thrilled to know it stayed within the family. That’s so important. Enjoy it to the fullest. Somehow I think you will!

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  3. ourlittleacres

    Beautiful pics. What a blessing to have been raised on a farm. So many of us are trying to learn everything from scratch. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. We’ve been slowly gaining knowledge and working at this for over 10 years now and I’m starting to feel like we’re actually getting somewhere!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Thanks, Missy! It is a wonderful background to have, but I am still learning! I hope there is always something new I want to learn, or homesteading might get boring, lol! Best wishes with your homestead πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Terri,
      Thank you! It is a great area and I always enjoy getting back to visit. Happy to share…hope you get a chance to visit the family farm soon!

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