September 22, 2014
Every proper farm has a proper barn.
Hayden Creek Farm boasts the perfect construction of beam and post
upon which is assuredly stamped historical purpose.
This is best illustrated in what I call downunder, where it seems history
was left undisturbed. It’s right down there behind those sliding doors.
I hear you. You want to explore.
What’s behind that door?
No, I am not frightened.
Yes, a few landed in my hair. I just shooed them away and told them I was their friend. How?
It’s an energetic exchange. You laugh, but it works.
Once you roll open the sliding door, the first thing you observe is a big pile of….
history. Yep, this was a cow barn. Someday I am going to dig this out of here
and grow the world’s biggest brussel sprouts.
There is the old feeding trough. I have noticed the adjective ‘old’ adds charm to most things.
Look closely, can you see the white spots? They are an indication of what is above…
barn swallow nests. Notice the nails the farmer pounded to aid in construction.
That was one smart farmer. Those barn swallows were busy all summer
long devouring our mosquitoes.
Here is a fancy one. Next Spring, I’ll get a picture of the babies for you.
So, that’s about it for this trip…..
WAIT- you will not believe this!
Look what I found!
Isn’t she adorable? Look at her little, pink paws.
Aww, so cute. I found her house! It is here…
In the ‘old’ manure.
This is definitely a country mouse- no city mouse would
live here. I guess we are soul mates, for no city girl would live here…
but I do, and it is heavenly.
I hope you enjoyed your trip down under.
I sure had fun.
You are very brave!
Have a good day!