The funny things that come to a person when you get a simple reminder. A fellow blogger wrote about dandelions, and I suddenly found myself going back to my childhood on the farm.
- 80-Acres of land to run on.
- A pond and a part of the Milwaukee River to play in.
- Horses, beef cattle, run-amok-rabbits (started as a 4-H project, ended with over 100 of them)
(The horses to cows ratio are pretty close, but the bunnies are way under numbered here. We had over 100 at one time. Then they became – freezer meat – I know, how could we? That’s farm life folks.)
- Pigs on occasion (those were mostly raised by nearby relatives along with chickens)
(Notice: pasture not cement buildings.)
- A massive garden.
(Take this pic and stretch it to about 100-feet long – that was the length of our garden. Roughly 25 feet wide with a massive strawberry bed on the north end and a huge raspberry patch on the south end. Appletree to the east, cherry tree to the west and every kind of veggie in the middle – yum!)
- Fruit bushes and trees.
(We had a great cherry tree in the front yard and a huge raspberry patch. I used to have a perfect pic of my mom in that raspberry patch. She had a shoulderless top on and standing in the patch at full season looked naked – LOL!)
- And a barn that held tons-of-fun things to do.
(I found this pic, but it is EXACTLY what we did as kids! Climb up on beams and jump in – woohoo!)
With all that great stuff, what more could a child ask for?
Happy 1st of May everyone – here’s wishing it’s a fantastic gardening year!
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