I have shared before some of the treasures we found in our 1893 barn. Today, I want to show you a few of the cool pieces we have uncovered from around the rest of our little farm.
We found another pair of large iron horse shoes in a small shed we were told was a hog house, ( you can see how big they really are when compared to a human foot). Since they don’t make horse shoes out of iron anymore it was really like stepping into the past.
This handmade set of chicken nests will be great for our “girls” someday. They will feel right at home and hopefully lay a lot of beautiful eggs in them!
We actually found about 10 cages of varying sizes and shapes just laying around the farm. Some we will keep for our animals and some are going to the scrap yard. Michael is going to scrub these two cages down with bleach so we can use them for the baby chicks.
Probably the coolest historical piece we found was this early 1900’s piece of farm machinery that had been left out in the field so long that a tree has grown around it. Guess that is staying put.
I would not consider these lovely pieces treasures. We found this matching couch and recliner set out in our back pasture, which prompted several “you might be a red neck” jokes. We threw them on the burning pile along with other farm yard finds and had yet another bonfire.
It is amazing to me how many things good or bad that we have discovered on this little farm. Throughout history each family that has called this farm their home have left pieces of their lives like clues to a mystery. It is a great feeling to know that we are continuing to keep a part of history alive, and I hope that our time on the farm leaves a better mark.0