Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Barn at the Swalander place.
I want to share something with you. I have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to live on my Great grandparents homestead. They came to this land from Sweden via Kansas.
They came to live on this farm in Puyallup in 1893. My mother and her brother and sisters were raised on this farm also.
My sister Candy and I bought acres from Grandma and Grandpa in the 1970's.
We are neighbors.
I bought the barn yard. The pictures above are from one of my great aunts photo albums. Taken around 1903. It was a very beautiful old barn. My grandpa quit farming after he retired and the barn fell into some disrepair. So when I built my log cabin we had to take down the major part of the barn. Leaving the horse tack and feed room plus the open back of the barn where the cows came in out of the rain.
My nephews and grandson helped plant the seeds. It was the coolest thing to see the pride on everyone's faces when the planting was finished.
Ok so we planted all sorts of wonderful things. I will follow up as the season progresses'. I so hope you enjoyed this little tour through the garden.
And to end this I say:
CHEER'S TO HAPPY!!!