Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I took a day to rest up from my day away. Travel vending takes it's toll, but this was such a lovely place and don't know why I have never been here to visit before. This is the library and I fell in love with that porch.
Some of the smaller out buildings off to the left of the library. Every building had vendors or some event going on during the day. I went out for photos before the opening, but there was quite a crowd upon opening.
Down the sidewalk from the library heading into the heart of the complex. It was cool, but the sunshine made it a crisp fall atmosphere for the day.
Just loved the charm of this house
and it reminded a lot of my own home - although mines a lot larger, but a lot of similarities. They had a fiddle period band play on this porch and a lot of people sat to listen, rest, and even dance.
I would love to come back for one of the tours to take in the beauty of all the barns and this home with out the vendor wares.
The windows, fireplaces and wide plank floor boards are so like my home.
The main part of the house (brick side) had two of these double dutch doors which does date it's earlier Dutch design from ours. Gosh, I would love these.
The bedroom had this huge chifferobe. I have one similar but no ball feet and somewhere along the way was painted white - oh my heart.
This looks so like our red barn - even the inside! There were a lot of barns scattered on this old Dutch farmstead now museum/historical site. Up in the right corner you can see a horse van (they were giving draft horse wagon pull rides thru the day around the entire complex), there is a large barn that had been used as a barracks. They had and demo there, but I never got up to it.
This was the main office and where I was stationed.
Talk about photos where you chop off the heads of people, well I cropped the sheep! These were my neighbors for the day on the side of the office building.
They were special visitors for me as their MaMa is my kitties' Vet.
As I said, I would love to revisit for one of their tours to take this entire complex in with all of it's history that is so closely tied to my own.
Today I have an Exec Hall of Fame meeting in the morning ; I am waiting for some guests to arrive in the afternoon. I will share that one later.