Here is my walk down memory lane…
(This pic was taken by my sil a few summers ago at the farm)
We lived without electricity for about 11 months. It was a good experience for all of us. It was a big day, when we had electricity for the first time, I remember being "excited" those first few days when we would come home and the house was dark, because we would be able to turn a light on without having to fumble around in the dark for the flashlight! I just loved living on the farm and I enjoyed the farm work. We had chickens, a few cows, sheep, goats, our dog and cats. I remember the first calves, lambs and goats. They were all so sweet. Most of the time I was the one who milked our Brown Swiss cow named Brindle . I have a picture of me and her, but I think it is packed away, I’ll have to hunt that one up and post it some Wednesday. She was a sweet cow and when she died a few years later, I was really sad. I wouldn’t mind owning a Brown Swiss again sometime.
As for the bathrooms, but parents are still using the outhouse. With other expenses, the septic system was put on hold. Now that the farm is sold and we are building next door to it, my parents will soon be living "modern". Our new house includes a place for them to live as well. I treasure mygrowing up memories and love sharing stories to my children.
Another view of the farm
That first summer and summers thereafter, we had hay to bring in. That was hot work, but lots of fun. I love the smell of freshly cut hay! This is a picture of one of my dad’s hay rakes. It was old, but it did do the job.
We had some difficult learning experiences and some rough times, but God is faithful and never leaves or forsakes us. He is good! Thanks for reading, I enjoyed digging out some of my childhood memories!
A note – all these pictures were taken (and used with her permission) by my sister in law a few summers ago.