Monday, January 09, 2006

Views from the Home Farm - An Aerial View From My Childhood Years


At one time the five small buildings behind the two red outbuildings on the left side of the picture were chicken coops. I recall at least one of the said two red outbuildings being used to raise chicks. The red shed between the red outbuilding and the barn was an equipment shed and a corn crib. The shed between the house and barn contained an outhouse that even I used as a kid when I didn't want to run into the house. On the far right side of the barn was another corn crib and a chicken house situated in a briar patch.

6 comments:

RubySoho said...

Buon Giorno!...That seems like an interesting life...I would like to have that many pets, to keep in a barn!...

Tim Rice said...

Farm life is often fun; but it has its responsibilities. Somebody has to see that they get fed and cared for everyday. Because of that as a kid, our family usually didn't go away on trips for more than a day at a time.

Zanne said...

Looks like a wonderful farmstead. A nice compound including house and outbuildings. I bet it was wonderful to grow up on a farm. Unfortunately for me, I grew up within spitting distance of Chicago, and just kept moving west as an adult.

Is the farm still in the family?

Lynn said...

Nice!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, zanne. It was wonderful to grow up on a farm. Most of the time both Mom and Dad were around somewhere on the farm. So we didn't have the experience of latch key children. And I and my siblings had the privilege of having lots of pets - bantams, ducks, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, etc. My parents still live on the farm and own most of it. One of my brothers owns twenty acres of it. He farms the land.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, lynn. I imagine it's a bit different from where you are living. But the diversity of geography makes the earth a lot more fascinating.