Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Another Time

We went down and visited my brother
and his family.
They are living on the ranch that
my sister-in-law's great grandparents homesteaded.

There are other such places, 
but I am always in awe of the fact that
these buildings have lasted over a hundred years so far.
Of course the buildings are easy to notice,
but there are so many other things.
What caught my attention upon heading 
back out to a ranch was that
I didn't realize that we have mostly
mechanical latches today.
On the ranch, it's usually some form of wood or wire.
That got me to noticing other signs of a lost era.

And of course~
the necessary house. 
It's fully functional, stocked, and used at times.
There are signs of progress though.

I am still amazed how we can create an oasis 
in the middle of the high desert.
It was a nice visit, beautiful weather, & lots of laughs.
It does make me kinda homesick for the ranch though.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Very cool!!! Love the barn wood.

  2. certainly a trip back to the good old days, looks a very peaceful and calm place to be

  3. How neat to have an old homestead! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! :)

  4. Lovely pictures and what creative latches and handles.

  5. I like the latch for the door. Your photos are very pretty.

  6. Thanks for linking this up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I know that others will enjoy this historical tour as well :)

  7. What a nice blog this is...I love to find and explore old buildings. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick