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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

From the Farm

Another beautiful photo of the farm by Cousin Scott.

The view never gets old!

As a girl, I would sit under that tree with my dog, Mingo, and tell him all my problems. He never had any answers but I always felt better after I had a talk with him.

I had an inquiry about the stone. It is an old stone from a Grist Mill. It belonged to my Granddad Henderson . My Grandad was a collector of all kinds of old things and he probably rescued this from an old mill that was being demolished.   Back in the day when people needed their wheat and corn ground for baking, this old stone would have come in useful.

9 comments:

Mary said...

Such a peaceful, beautiful view. I can see why you never tire of it. Lovely photo, what is that stone wheel in the foreground? Looks like that has a story to tell.

Arlene Grimm said...

Mary that is an old Mill Stone that belonged to my Grandfather. I am not sure where he picked it up, probably from an old grist mill that was being demolished. So if we ever need to grind our own flour, we have the stone.:)

Mrs.T said...

We have a stone like that in our family. It serves as a doorstep at the family summer cottage.

And yes, the view is indeed so peaceful and your cousin such a talented photographer. He certainly does capture the mood of a place.

Mary Hutchins said...

Beautiful photo and a precious memory, thanks for sharing. Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Terri D said...

I love your memory even better than the photo, and that photo is amazing. I watch American Pickers all the time and they picked an old grist millstone for William Shatner's country home. It was very interesting. If only yours could talk!!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, what an interesting stone. I first thought it was the cover to a well. Dogs are the best listeners!!

Mari said...

Wow! I just love his photos! They make me want to walk into them.

Jazzmin said...

Oh that photograph, your cousin is very talented at capturing such a gorgeous view. I find Mill stones so interesting and think it is so neat people collect them. I love the one in the photo, and I imagine it is so neat knowing that it was rescued by your Granddad and that its home is on the farm.
I also loved reading your memory of sitting beneath that tree with your dog. What precious times of childhood. I had a smile inside and such a nostalgic feeling just reading that sentence of your memory there.♥ Thank you for sharing this with us.

I hope you and yours have a most blessed and joyful Thanksgiving, Arlene!
Hugs and blessings,
Jazzmin

Mildred said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the stone and your memories.