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Feb 25, 2021 15:22:47   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
Maybe, Maybe not. Hopefully someone has some memories of this old farmhouse.

This s from my archives. I shot this pic in 2015, with what would have been my camera at that time - a Canon 50D.

Thanks for looking.



Feb 25, 2021 15:43:27   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Cotondog wrote:
Maybe, Maybe not. Hopefully someone has some memories of this old farmhouse.

This s from my archives. I shot this pic in 2015, with what would have been my camera at that time - a Canon 50D.

Thanks for looking.



There are a lot of places like that. Either several farms are now one and most of the houses not used or the family moved into town and commute to work the land.
In some places the old home sites are being renovated and people who commute to jobs in town or a nearby city live there. With the coming of working at home on the net a lot more of them may start being reoccupied or replaced with a new house for someone who wants to live in the country.

It happened to my Grandparent's place. An agri-businessman bought several small farms, moved in people to work the land (my Grandparent's farm it was a young refuge couple from East Germany) and in the large wood lot on the back side of the farm his daughter and her family cleared a lot in the middle of the woods and put in a very nice house. She and the kids were living in the country/woods while her husband came home on weekends.

Feb 25, 2021 16:24:42   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
robertjerl wrote:

There are a lot of places like that. Either several farms are now one and most of the houses not used or the family moved into town and commute to work the land.
In some places the old home sites are being renovated and people who commute to jobs in town or a nearby city live there. With the coming of working at home on the net a lot more of them may start being reoccupied or replaced with a new house for someone who wants to live in the country.

It happened to my Grandparent's place. An agri-businessman bought several small farms, moved in people to work the land (my Grandparent's farm it was a young refuge couple from East Germany) and in the large wood lot on the back side of the farm his daughter and her family cleared a lot in the middle of the woods and put in a very nice house. She and the kids were living in the country/woods while her husband came home on weekends.
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Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful response, Robert. I have heard similar stories here as well. Individuals and families who lost jobs or experiencing the effects of Covid are looking to purchase - or just move into - abandoned homes. I am also aware of a lady who came to a Ghost town in Southern Saskatchewan after losing her job in (expensive) British Columbia. She and her two children are now living in a formerly abandoned home and friends and family are helping to renovate it for her. If it turns out to be a positive move, like it did for your Grandparents, then a very good thing is occurring in these rough times.

 
 
Feb 25, 2021 16:38:59   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
Cotondog wrote:
Maybe, Maybe not. Hopefully someone has some memories of this old farmhouse.

This s from my archives. I shot this pic in 2015, with what would have been my camera at that time - a Canon 50D.

Thanks for looking.


This is a spectacular shot - the subject, the color, the light

Feb 25, 2021 16:41:54   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Cotondog wrote:
Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful response, Robert. I have heard similar stories here as well. Individuals and families who lost jobs or experiencing the effects of Covid are looking to purchase - or just move into - abandoned homes. I am also aware of a lady who came to a Ghost town in Southern Saskatchewan after losing her job in (expensive) British Columbia. She and her two children are now living in a formerly abandoned home and friends and family are helping to renovate it for her. If it turns out to be a positive move, like it did for your Grandparents, then a very good thing is occurring in these rough times.
Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful respons... (show quote)


My Grandfather died in his late 60's from a heart attack. For several years Grandma still lived on the farm and neighbors worked the land for shares. My Mom, brother and I lived with her a while. And then a few years later I went back home and lived with her through the end of my second year of college. Then I went in the Army (1966) and while I was in the Army she sold the farm and bought the house that used to be the town telephone exchange next door to her brother and across the street from her sister. Back in '73 my wife and I stayed in that house on part of our cross country honeymoon and when our oldest (and at the time only) was a toddler I took him on a cross country drive to visit her (I was a teacher.) and my wife flew to join us for the drive back to So Cal. A few years later her health went downhill fast and when she passed the town built a small senior apartment building on the lot. We went back on vacation a couple of times and I always drove through town and past the farm to see how things were visiting my Aunt and her family in Paducah KY. Our two younger kids found the country and the small town hard to believe being born and raised in the LA Metro Area.
Sometimes the wife and I will speculate about selling our place in here in So Cal and moving back there. With the difference in prices and expenses we could do really well on our pensions and SS. But the nearest major medical center is a 25 mile drive and also the nearest major shopping area. And we are now in our mid 70's (me) and mid 60's (wife) so we always decide to stay here.

Feb 25, 2021 16:56:54   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
joecichjr wrote:
This is a spectacular shot - the subject, the color, the light


Thank you very much, joecichjr.

Feb 25, 2021 16:59:46   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
robertjerl wrote:
My Grandfather died in his late 60's from a heart attack. For several years Grandma still lived on the farm and neighbors worked the land for shares. My Mom, brother and I lived with her a while. And then a few years later I went back home and lived with her through the end of my second year of college. Then I went in the Army (1966) and while I was in the Army she sold the farm and bought the house that used to be the town telephone exchange next door to her brother and across the street from her sister. Back in '73 my wife and I stayed in that house on part of our cross country honeymoon and when our oldest (and at the time only) was a toddler I took him on a cross country drive to visit her (I was a teacher.) and my wife flew to join us for the drive back to So Cal. A few years later her health went downhill fast and when she passed the town built a small senior apartment building on the lot. We went back on vacation a couple of times and I always drove through town and past the farm to see how things were visiting my Aunt and her family in Paducah KY. Our two younger kids found the country and the small town hard to believe being born and raised in the LA Metro Area.
Sometimes the wife and I will speculate about selling our place in here in So Cal and moving back there. With the difference in prices and expenses we could do really well on our pensions and SS. But the nearest major medical center is a 25 mile drive and also the nearest major shopping area. And we are now in our mid 70's (me) and mid 60's (wife) so we always decide to stay here.
My Grandfather died in his late 60's from a heart ... (show quote)


Thank you for sharing this additional history, Robert. Our past family histories are important, and it helps define who we later become. Stay safe and healthy, and keep remembering and sharing.

 
 
Feb 25, 2021 19:09:50   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
Cotondog wrote:
Maybe, Maybe not. Hopefully someone has some memories of this old farmhouse.

This s from my archives. I shot this pic in 2015, with what would have been my camera at that time - a Canon 50D.

Thanks for looking.


Attractive image.

Feb 25, 2021 19:37:18   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Cotondog wrote:
Thank you for sharing this additional history, Robert. Our past family histories are important, and it helps define who we later become. Stay safe and healthy, and keep remembering and sharing.


Thank you.
This was my Dad's family, but after they divorced my Mom stayed close to them. Her family is in Central Pennsylvania and except the year I was in 8th grade we never lived close enough to do more than visit in the summer every now and then. Her father was an Austrian Immigrant who started working in the coal mines at age 11. Her baby brother was a businessman and only millionaire in the family, one of her older brothers served several terms as County Sheriff.

Be safe and healthy.

Feb 25, 2021 21:07:06   #
Ourspolair
 
Nice capture and rendering. Quite the dramatic sky. Thanks for sharing. Please stay safe.

Feb 25, 2021 21:51:27   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Well done! Poignant result.

 
 
Feb 25, 2021 22:12:23   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
photophile wrote:
Attractive image.


Thank you, Karin.

Feb 25, 2021 22:13:47   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
robertjerl wrote:
Thank you.
This was my Dad's family, but after they divorced my Mom stayed close to them. Her family is in Central Pennsylvania and except the year I was in 8th grade we never lived close enough to do more than visit in the summer every now and then. Her father was an Austrian Immigrant who started working in the coal mines at age 11. Her baby brother was a businessman and only millionaire in the family, one of her older brothers served several terms as County Sheriff.

Be safe and healthy.
Thank you. br This was my Dad's family, but after ... (show quote)


Thank you, Robert.

Feb 25, 2021 22:14:31   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
Ourspolair wrote:
Nice capture and rendering. Quite the dramatic sky. Thanks for sharing. Please stay safe.


Thank you very much, Ourspolair. You stay safe as well.

Feb 25, 2021 22:26:10   #
Cotondog Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
 
UTMike wrote:
Well done! Poignant result.


Thank you very much, Mike.

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