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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

AutumnWood Afternoon

A picture-perfect autumn day for a drive out to the country to visit our new property, AutumnWood. Sky-blue, golden leaves, acres of harvested corn fields. Blue jays calling and red squirrels chittering. And the neighing of two horses from the neighbor's barn. (click on photos for a closer look).

A beautiful old farmhouse is just across the road and down a bit. The most marvelous trees, including a grand old willow surround the front. I am looking forward to meeting the neighbors.

Nick works hard right by the front gate planting daffodil bulbs. This area is very rocky, so the digging was not easy. Just across the road is the barn housing two horses.

Here is a very old dilapidated structure that we did not know was part of our property until we saw the survey map. It looks small from this view but is actually much larger. It is covered in a multitude of vines and shrubs.

You can see from this view how long the building is.  Through the windows can be seen old farm equipment (we think). We will investigate in the Spring.

After planting bulbs by the gate, and further back near the entrance to the woods, we hung autumn wreaths on the gate. One small step in claiming this place as ours.


13 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how exciting! can't wait to follow the progress.

Suzanne said...

Very nice!

I love the wreaths!

mxtodis123 said...

I wish you all the best with your new property. I no you're going to love it.
Mary

Linda Wildenstein said...

I am so thrilled for you. A new adventure and the perfect time to begin it. The land looks beautiful. The old building looks intriguing....maybe some old rusty dusty "works in progress" there. Happy, happy autumn BB, Oma Linda

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

It's just to move straight ion then with that building just waiting :-) :-) :-) I wonder what treassures it's hiding?

Daffodils are usually left alone since they are slightly toxic. Over here it's the only bulb that are left alone by most animals, even the voles that eats just everything leaves them alone :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ashling said...

Pretty awesome....so happy for you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your autumn wreaths make the new place look festive and taken!

Frank Topper said...

Surprise you have a structure! Wow great pictures, it should be pretty in the spring. As for the old farm equipment, depending on its age and condition could be worth something as antiques.

Magic Love Crow said...

What a lovely day you had ;o) Your new place is gorgeous! I hope with all that hard work from Nick, your bulbs last! That building is very interesting! I can't wait till you go inside and see all the treasures ;o) Love the wreaths you put up ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

c. Joy said...

If you're planting bulbs that means you're planning for the future. I like that. Congrats on the building - be sure to take your metal detector with you, there's no telling what you'll find.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Love the wreaths! Adds a great touch! How grand for you to have this special place....

That building looks intruiging!

Witchy Godmother said...

So much to look forward to, I can't wait to see all the progress and pictures in the future.
Hugs and Sparkles

Jeanne said...

What a lovely neighborhood! So many gorgeous trees. Just think how bright and cheery it will be come Spring to arrive and see all those bulbs in bloom!
The old structure looks like an arbor...maybe those are grapevines on it.