My grandparents’ house

I can barely orient myself to my grandparents’ house in this photo, which is from around 1940. I spent many hours, weekly, visiting this house as a child, because it is where my grandparents lived on our shared farm. Before they lived there, my great-great grandparents, William J. Duck and his wife Mary E. Coll…

antique photo of horse

Beautiful horses

I just love these old photos of horses. I can see how proud the family was of this one. After yesterday’s post where I mentioned the family registering their horses’ pedigree, I thought it would be fitting to share these photos. The lady in the photo must be Leta Duck. The barn in the photo…

My grandparents’ house

In 2013, my grandparents’ house is on its last legs. We briefly explored the exterior of the house, and it is not in the state that it was when my grandparents were living. I’ve lived away from home for many years now, so it is still easy for me to conjure up memories of how…

corncrib windmill soybeans

The Corncribs and Well House

On Sundays, I share some of my memories of living on our heritage farm as a child. The reason I started The Farmhouse Chronicles is my connection to the land of my parents and ancestors, so this series is dedicated to sharing these stories. The well house stands adjacent to a laneway that ran along…

porcelain antique doorknob

Porcelain doorknob

My kids decided I should have this doorknob, which was tucked away inside “The Shed” as our family always referred to this 1915 tobacco barn. In the late 1980s, my grandpa and dad built in a bit of a workshop, which divided the barn into two parts. The door that was added had this porcelain…