Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor.
He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead,
but Ma did not want to leave the settled country.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sometimes you're lucky and stumble upon on something
really good-
like this beautiful log barn from yesteryear
 surrounded by gems as the old farm truck and beautiful John Deere tractor
 this was certainly a fun surprise
off a dirt road 
 in the back country
on a Sunday afternoon
 A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road,
And nailed if fast to his barn door,
That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing
known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife,
And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm
- James Thomas Fields


  1. What a find. My hubby always takes the dirt roads when he is out and about, and always comes home with amazing stories about what he found.

    Lovely images.

  2. We love to stumble across old home sites from yesteryear. Wouldn't it be fun to renovate that log cabin? Hey, I even have John Deere parts here [it's the brand of tractors we use] so we could fix the tractor too! ;)

  3. oh! that pink truck!!!!!!!!!! what a great find----and great photos!!!!!

  4. you do find the niftiest places for some photos :) not a cloud in the sky and I adore the first quote :)

  5. Oh wow these pictures are so amazing! I am so envious of your surroundings but also grateful that I get to see it through your eyes x

  6. Such a find! Wow, I really love that first photo of the Deere in the grasses...really makes you think...all those who've come before...you have such an eye, Camilla, a beautiful photo essay. We are watching old episodes of Little House on the Prairie (tv show) as a family right now. My eldest daughter enjoyed these photos immensely, too.


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