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Monday, July 5, 2010

Road Trippin'

We heard about this place that we had to visit. My daughter's family just bought some acreage with an old white farmhouse. So, over the Chippewa River, under the Blue Cornell Bridge, through the fields and woods, we go.We pull up Darcie's driveway to be greeted by a doe and her two fawns grazing in the field.
The farmhouse was homesteaded in 1886, and since has been restored somewhat, and has now become a new home for my daughter and her family. Her hubby is happy with his 'huge' garage, the boys have 8 acres to stretch their growing legs, and Darcie has room for her horses to roam, her mind to wander again.
The family dog, Bandit, even has his own handicap ramp for his arthritic legs for less painful access. He sure is getting around s l o w., these days. Poor ol' pooch. That's him lying in front of the house, close to his ramp.
The yard has so many mature trees, black oak as big around as a merry-go-round, and some sumac, maples, pine and pin oaks too.
It was a great way to spend a couple of days, wandering around the grounds, identifying plants for her, she is not a gardener, and having a corn roast.

On our way, I couldn't help but grab the camera, as this church in Bloomer sat in the middle of a corn field. Now , That's a Country Church!
For you guys out there, thought you'd like to take a peek at Bill's new dream machine. Soon!, Bill, Soon!
Gotta run...someone's at the door


Dogwood said...

OK...that is by far the most wonderful looking place to live!!!! I love the house and grounds. Sure does look dreamy to me. Have a fun, fun time. Dogwood/Cory

jack69 said...

Man alive, what a beautiful place. Looks like a dream come true. YOu guys sure have a lot of open space up there, I never pictured it. Hope to see it one day.

That is a unique looking bridge you have opening with. & love the church in a corn field.

BUT, I want the dump trailer! Is it Bill's yet or are you just teasing. That is one of the great enovations of the past few years, great for the guy who needs a dump, but not enough for a truck. I WANT ONE TOO!

Love from NC!
Have a great week. Loved the trip thanks for taking us along.

Lucy said...

Just a wonderful trip!!! Thank you for allowing us to come along.

imac said...

What a beauty of a house.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Heart, Dar...... IF I were 35 yrs. younger, I'd buy me an old farmhouse with some acreage.. I would love to have that house--or one similar. Looks like it's in great condition... I'll bet your daughter and family LOVE it....

How far are they from you??? Doesn't sound like it's THAT far--which is good. Hope you have a great day/week.

Suz said...

Oh it's dreamy...and loved that church

Ann said...

Wow!!! How is your daughter going to clean such a big place like that? May be she can think about letting out a couple of rooms as B & B, and get the income for some one to clean her house.

Naturegirl said...

What a happy home for your family! Lots of space to roam and explore...a wonderful choice!
What a lucky dog to have his own ramp.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: What a neat homestead. Be sure to tell Bill, big toys for big boys.

lil sis said...

Congrats to Darcie and Dale, what a beautiful
place. I know the boys will LOVE it there....looks
very homey already. So glad you have room for
the horses to kick there heels up too. I'm tickled
pink for you Darc! You too Dar, cuz ya'll can visit
whenever ya want... I'd be over there having
corn roast all the time.
Catch ya later, love, me

Rebecca said...

That sure is a country church! Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

holdingmoments said...

What a great looking place Dar. It's beautiful, and all that space.

crochet lady said...

I've seen that church, I think we driven by on the way to eat at a place called Birch Point. It does seem to out in the middle of no where.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well, it looks like we both have been 'OnTheRoad' this summer. What a beautiful new/old home your daughter has with all that beautiful scenery. I bet your camera eye was so full of great shots. That's some piece of 'Dream Machinery'! Thanks for visiting the Sandhills of Crane, Texas post. It is really quite an expected thing to see...a beach with no water!

Cher' Shots said...

Congrats to Darcie & Dale. Looks like they found our dream home. I'm so happy she'll be able to keep the horses at 'home.'

Dee said...

Magnificent home! Wow, congratulations to them. I wish them many decades of happiness there.

Thanks for sharing the road trip, it always a joy to travel with you. :)

Wishing you a joyful rest of the week!