Visit to the Farm

One year! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I started this blog! Remarkably, I was able to keep it going fairly steadily all year. I’ve scaled back the posts from the original !daily! posts to about twice a week. To mark the anniversary, I’m reblogging my first post from last November.

The Farmhouse Chronicles

This post was originally published on my art journal blog,, on September 29, 2013

Approaching her Great-Grandfather's barn Approaching her Great-Grandfather’s barn

Six weeks have passed since we returned from our visit “home” to the farm where I was raised. I can’t believe how much time has elapsed and that I am only now able to begin to process the experience and sort through my antique treasures. It was fun being able to tell our kids stories about my childhood, now that they are 4 and 6, starting to grasp the idea that I really lived there, starting to be curious.

98-year-old barn on our farm 98-year-old barn on our farm

It was an emotional visit at times. It’s hard seeing the scenes of my childhood becoming overgrown, to watch our grandparents home slowly fall into disrepair. In fact, it was my grandfather’s grandparents house before they married in the early 1940s. I lived next door, and…

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