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Thursday, July 16, 2009

THE FARM...............

It feels soooo good to be home! I guess you could also say , it FELT sooo good to BE home! While I was in Ohio at mom and dads I took some pictures to share with you all of where I grew up. The following pictures are of the farm. I will break this up into two posts and share with you the vineyard pictures in part two................... Here's the old farmhouse. She's well over 100 years old but you'd never know it! She don't look a day over 50. She got a facelift (shhhh don't tell ) when she got her vinyl siding put on. The sign in the front says Virant Farm. My brother and I got that for mom and dad a few years ago. My bedroom was on the left on the second story.

I love our old barn. The loft is HUGE and filled with tons of garage sale stuff mom wants to get rid of! Anyone want to plan a trip up to Ohio??? I can hear everybody flipping their calendar pages now!! LOL! The lean-to off the side was a later addition and is used as the wood shed. Mom and Dad have always heated the whole house with a Yotel wood stove located in the kitchen.
The greenhouse is great for mom to put her plants into when winter gets here.


This garden is in the back of the house and is filled with herbs and roses...beautiful!



This is a little peek at the vineyard from the backyard of the house. See the red tool shed??? Well the rows of green beyond that are the grapes. Can you believe that there used to be an adorable outhouse to the left of the shed and Dad pushed it over...ON PURPOSE!! Mom about had a fit...so did I!! Anyway, I always love being at the farm and walking around the gardens. That is definitly one thing that I REALLY miss here in North Carolina is the Ohio soil. All the flowers up there get so big and beautiful and lush and here the soil is so red and crappy and hard. The flowers just don't grow the same and it breaks my heart a bit. Well I hope you enjoyed the tour of the olde homestead. I'll post part 2 in a few days! I missed you all while I was gone...it's good to be home!




9 comments:

big city prims said...

just beautiful!! How lucky to grow up in such a great place! ~Terry

Lisa said...

Looks like a great place to grow up and your Mom's flowers are absolutely gorgeous!! As goes for the garage sale stuff... I am already here in Ohio so I am all set to go shopping. Just let me know the time and date (lol).

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What a beautiful farm! I grew up in the country too and there really isn't anything quite like it. The gardens are wonderful. Looking forward to more pictures, Dawn

Rhondi said...

Hi Beth
WHat a wonderful place to grow up! Let me know when you're planning to go back. I'll take some of your mom's gagrage sale stuff off your hands :)

luverlie said...

I don't know that I could ever leave a place so lovely. You must have a treasure trove of wonderful memories. How lucky!

cityfarmer said...

I could move right in ... we're at our family farm, too
Indiana ...be home Monday

It's sheer pleasure isn't it???

nostalgia lurks around every turn

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I just love it, I want to live in that barn !!! Tootles, Janna

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

holy cow Ohio and your farm is beautiful...I love it..love the huge yard and gardens..our soil is like yours..we are always amazed though that anything grows in it..and does really well..have a great weekend..wish I could go through your moms loft...;)

UPON A HILL said...

Where does mom live in Ohio? Since we moved back here in ohio, maybe I find it. I am missing the Carolina's. Beautiful place that they have, great flowers.