Friday, April 7, 2017

My Childhood Farm - A Finish

This is the farm that I grew up on.  The house is the original house when I was very young.  It is now changed and actually looks much nicer with a wrap around porch.  My dad added a room to the front of the house when I was about 12 and my brother, who lives there now, make the roof lines to fit that room and added the new porch.  
The barn has also fallen down in the last few years.  Most of the outbuildings aren't there anymore. 
My dad built the pond on the left.  The one down at the bottom was there only for an hour or so after a heavy rain.  Several times we got the boat out and went on it then.  It is a memory.
We had a dozen cows.  I used to drive tractor when making hay.  Peonies used to line the driveway.
The funny white thing was our playhouse.  The green bushes behind it are our blueberry bushes.  On either side of the house was a pear tree and a mulberry tree.  Those mulberries would make your feet purple when they dropped.

I've been working on this hanging for quite a while.  It was a low priority.  I bound it a while ago, so that I could have it hanging, knowing I was still able to add things.
  Here are my final additions.  The fence for the cows.

My brother playing baseball in the yard. As the only boy, he had all the teams organized and was everyone.  I don't know how he did it.  The Yankees always won.  We couldn't get him to be an Indian fan.

I put my mom's flower beds on the pond by the bridge.  Also, my grandparents would come and fish in our pond quite a lot.

Hope you enjoy.


  1. What great detail, and filled with so many childhood memories! I love this idea and I will have to think on how to make one of my own.

  2. How fun! You've done a great job helping us envision some of you childhood memories.

  3. What a treasure for your family. And what a great idea to make it wall hanging size.

  4. Thank you for sharing your childhood farm quilt. All the detail is amazing! I love the cows! Thanks for linking up with this week's TGIFF.


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