Posted 7 years ago
The family farm photographed in 1967 which was the Centennary of Canada. The new coop was being built and I had to add a drawing of the design for an outside bent wall, which was unusual, so I quickly drew for the photographers, and they added that. The large green in front of the house was one of two potatoe patches, usually one, which gave us potatoes until next spring. When we had 2 patches we sold them. I was just about 10 at the time.
Now the farm is covered by trees and invisible from the much improved road, as the evergreen trees we kids planted in front are massive. There is a thick growth of trees surrounding the house which makes it very difficult to get to from the road. There is no way in from the driveway as the trees now come up and in the driveway, so can only try to walk from the main road. The barn is invisble from the front porch as the yard is overgrown with trees now. There is a scond larger barn which would have been just over the trees where the barn was. We also raised about 5-8 geese every year also, sometimes we had ducks too. Just at the turn of the drive there is a white blob which was a caboose, a waiting room for a bus, which had a little stove and chimney, and room for maybe 3 kids.
The 52.50 cost of the photo painting was a fair bit of money at the time, but well worth it as it is still as fresh as when it was new.