Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A very different farm

While in Brantford, we were lucky to visit with some of Martha's extended relatives who also own a farm. This farm has been running for at least 10 years by a family that has been in farming (and politics--he is the Mayor of Brant County) for much longer. One of the suprising items at the farm was a 1947 Packard which Ron Eddy recently acquired. It needs alot of love, but I'm sure that a vehicle of this nature will get it. Sarah and I got a quick ride down the gravel road at about 60 MPH, and we felt nary a bump. They don't make cars like that anymore. Or perhaps I haven't been lucky enough to ride in one?

The original draw for us was the newly born colts who were only 2 days old. I don't think I have ever been so close to such young horses. It was cute watching how untested their gait was around the pasture. This farm was 160 acres with a beautiful farmhouse that was 120 years old. This farm was certainly easier to maintain with only cattle and horses in the livestock department, minimal vegetables (just for the family) and corn, hay and soybean for crops.

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