The Farm Explorers

Reader Contribution by Gafarm Woman Pam
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I love exploring around the farm. FarmMan does too. You just never know what you might find.

We have found several beautiful Native American arrowheads.

Here are some of the bottles, buttons, and arrowheads we have found. The bottle on the right is an old Windex bottle. The sprayer still works! At the bottom are a few of the rattlers from the Timber Rattlesnakes we came across when exploring.

I found this 1904 Indian Head penny near one of the old homestead sites on the farm.

FarmMan found this heart shaped wasp nest near the old pond just in time for a Valentine’s Day Gift (to me!) Ahhh..romance!

I didn’t find this Hoosier Cabinet on the farm but I did find it when taking the trash off to the county dumpsters. I hauled it home in the back of the car and FarmMan “fixed” it up and recycled it.

We use it in the kitchen. Very thrifty.

Can you imagine some one throwing it away?!

We still find old cross ties and railroad spikes from the old train track that used to be on the farm. The metal track was taken up in the 1930’s.

We found several old homestead sites on the farm.

We found remnants of an old log building and near by was an old farm implement that had been there so long that a tree had grown around it. Some one told us it was a peanut plow or planter.

We found where the old mill pond had been (this is after FarmMan had put it back).

And when FarmMan was digging out the old mill pond site we saw:

This bottle:

We found where a water wheel once stood over a hundred years ago.

In the creek we found parts from the old waterwheel.

FarmMan put the water wheel back too!

There were many many days of hard work that went with “putting” things back.

We have enjoyed exploring and finding where people before us walked, worked, lived, and loved this little piece of earth they called home and for now…we feel privileged for our turn to call it home.

Do you enjoy exploring? What have you found?

I hope you will visit us to see more about our farm here: Life on Southern Farm

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