06 July 2009

Old Farmhouses






Old farmhouses bring back fond memories. My Grand parents had a farm in Missouri, that we would trek back to almost every year of our childhood. They had a house without running water, and an outhouse for you know what. It was primitive but it was a lot of fun. Along with the house were a lot of animals, from horses, to cows, chickens, pigs, rabbits etc. We got to see nature and how nature was killed to be eaten. It was an education at it's best. Most children these days have no idea what a farm looks like or how to live on one.

I love driving through country roads, to look at the old house either occupied or abandoned.

Hope you all had a safe but fun 4th....

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9 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos. When I was little (a very long time ago) :-), we would go to the country to visit relatives, and we loved it. And yes - no running water and outhouses. The homegrown food was wonderful. But I am not a country girl - I love my conveniences. ;)
Why don't you join in with Susan @ A Southern Day Dreamer, for Outdoor Wednesday this week with this post. I bet a lot of people would love to see them.
Have a great evening.
Glenda

She's Gone Fishing said...

Grandma had the upstairs bedroom on the left at the top of the upstairs and grandpa had the downstairs bedroom by the front door....I won't tell yuns what granny told us about why they slept in separate room cuz it's gross but I do vividly recall one night after we'd all piled in our cars for a ride into town to the Missouri State Fair....Okay fer some reason Floyd and a boy cousin started home early in the pick-em-up truck while us young chicks straggled and poked along that hot summer night.....after we got home Floyd said when he pulled the bed covers back to go to bed there was a bat under the sheet. Now Floyd was a story teller and liked to traumatize us kids so who knew if'n he was speakin the truth or pullin our city folk leg. Essie says that walleyed polecat was a trickster alright and about as useless as a fart in a hot skillet!
After his story and the excitement of a real live bat calmed down we had some watermelon and sweet iced tea...washed our feet then marched off to bed. Yuns best make sure you take the flashlight with you to the 2 holer and listen for slithering in the tall grass...it just might be a Copperhead snake.
=^..^=

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

I always wanted to buy an old farmhouse and renovate it. Maybe in my next life. Those farmhouses look very nice,and it's ashame that they're now dilapitated. I bet, if fixed up, they would be beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Toodles.

Barbara said...

I'm very fond of these old houses, they look so cozy :)

Joyce said...

Those houses look great! I would love to see inside each one of them. Nice memories for you, I'm sure.

I tagged you, Glenda, if you want to play . . .

re said...

What simply glorious houses.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

new to your great blog- love your pics of farmhouses, I have one similar to the 3rd pick, cool...

Margie said...

Hi Glenda, lovely old houses, just waiting to have someone get in there and give them a makeover,to bring them back to their former glory. I am having a giveaway, pop over to Margie's Crafts and join in if you have a minute. Hugs, Margie.

Allison said...

I love the old farm houses. Just imagine how they looked in their day - they are so wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us!!

allison
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