Monday, August 9, 2010

Choosing Simplicity

Paintings, and lives, are made of this, below. 10 acres amongst other farms, many Mennonite, hills & streams. They retired here recently. The work is hard but the joy is greater.
Already their home a refuge for children/grandchildren, friends, & animals. Blossom, above.

Clearing land, above/below, 1st cleared over a century ago.
Discovering original gravel drives & ponds.
Felled wood stored in the circa 1940's cedar barn. Trucks & tractors bought (too) reasonably during this economy. Trading Atlanta for Kentucky.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken this weekend. Did you notice how the slope was contained, at the gravel drive? Of course I said, YES, when invited, roadtrip with a girlfriend to stay with another girlfriend & her yardboy! Stopped at roadside junk sales along the way. Bagged a few old lawn tools. More......

5 comments:

JeanMarie said...

We also live on a farm in Kentucky and, yes, it is a beautiful place to call home. Wish you had stopped by here, too.

Lindy said...

Such a beautiful old road -- so simple and sweet.

L.

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

A labour of love, restoration.

Rub Blossom's ears for me.

MatthewWilliam said...

Nice photo collection
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Queenplinker said...

Oh you know I Love old homesteads!!!
What an amazing place to start with!
Have a great day,
Lynea