|Roadside view of the farm|
On Tuesday, Baby sis and I made the two hour drive from the city to visit Dad.
First, we all went to the cemetery and I saw Mom's headstone for the first time. It's beautiful.
Then, we made the 'lotto ticket/farm loop.'
None of us live on or by the farm now. My parents sold the livestock and moved into a larger city twenty years ago. The land is leased to others who plow, plant and yield crops each year.
Dad and my brother placed a trailer on the farm last year so that any of us can go and play and spend the night if we want.
This is where I grew up, where my grandparents lived and where the drama of our lives unfolded.
Part of me will always be there.
|Old buildings on the farm|
|Snowy fields with plow stripes|
|What used to be my grandmother's house on the farm|
|View of the house I grew up in from grandma's|
|Ducks wondering what we're doing on the road|
Pictures my own, taken on Tuesday
I love that your father (and brother) thought to put up the trailer. So often, the separation has to be entire...and when land/a farm is involved, that hurts. Even into generations that never really lived there.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, Josephine. They strike a chord with me, as I grew up on a farm too. It's no longer in the family, so I can't really return to it, but since it is not far from where I live now, I often like to drive by and look out over the fields.ReplyDelete
ScentScelf - thanks for the comment. Yes, keeping the farm in our family has linked us intimately. And the trailer? Stellar idea.ReplyDelete
In the fall, Dad and I met my brother at the trailer and he cooked us breakfast outside on the grill. The smell of the food in the chilly morning air is a memory etched in my mind forever.
Suzanne, hello! Growing up on a farm never leaves you, does it? No matter where one's life takes them, we are still drawn to the place we grew up and to the land itself.ReplyDelete
I love going there now more than ever.
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