CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

In December, we took photos of our visit to Ohio and to the farm where I grew up, a place I still call “home”. My sister Laura and her husband, Steve, still live there and it is always so welcoming and cozy. Laura has a touch for decorating and the farm reflects her style of primitive decor. It suits the farmhouse well. I always leave with a little sadness but I am so glad that the farm is still part of all our lives. It is truly a legacy.

Farm in winter by WrightThe Carmichae4l farm near Sugar Grove Ohio

 

A winter day on the farm

 The farmhouse, a red brick late 18th century dwelling. A new rustic style addition was added

 

cow and chickensLaura has cows and chicken everywhere, even in the bathroom

 

Dining roomA favorite room. Once was the dining room but Laura uses it for a family room

 

snowman onchair #2

 My brother in law was a contractor and a mason. He built this stone fireplace in the kitchen

 

snowy bicycle

 The bicycle plant holder at  Wildrose cottage. Now covered with snow.

 

Blue in the chair

 Nothing quite so cozy looking as a dog curled up in his Master’s chair r before the fire

 

wagon wheel

 The wagon wheel covered with a winter snow and leaning against the farmhouse

 

tall lamp

 The wood stove in the living room. This fire keeps the upstairs rooms nicely warm