Sunday, August 21, 2011

Trip To Mountain View Farm

A lone oak tree near Salem, Oregon as we left for our trip

This weekend took us 300 miles north to the town of Port Angeles, Washington on the picturesque Olympic Peninsula where my sister and her husband live on a beautiful farm.  Their farm sits in the midst of the Olympic Mountains and a more dramatic setting would be hard to find.  The land on which they live has been in my brother-in-law's family for well over a hundred years, having been homesteaded by his Norwegian ancestors and passed on through the generations.  I can imagine that when these folks ended up in this magnificent part of our country, it must have reminded them very much of the home they left behind, surrounded by forests, mountains, rivers, and the sea.
My brother-in-law, his father, and my nephew built their house about 10 years ago on this working farm and have made the most wonderful home imaginable.  There are fields of grass which are grazed by a herd of Scottish Highland cattle, descended from the original livestock owned by the Norwegian ancestors. They are peaceable animals and ironically, there is not much, if any red meat eaten at my sister's home, so these animals indeed live the good life!
The original barn still stands and it is very much in use today for storing hay to feed the livestock as well as housing many original pieces of farm equipment.  What fun it is for us city folk to explore around the barn and outbuildings, examining these antiques. 
The occasion for this trip was a family reunion and it was fantastic.  There were multi-generations of family as well as old friends, with everyone enjoying the wonderful food and perfect weather. 
Four generations of beautiful women!
Nothing out of my kitchen this week but I hope you enjoy these pictures from my weekend at the farm.


whack patti said...

I don't eat mucy either.

Peggy said...

Fabulous blog post! So wonderful having you up to enjoy the farm.

KandN said...

Thank you for sharing your photos, S.
Is the farm close to Sequim? Love that area! Not far from my sissy's nearly completed house.

Ms. Divina Loca said...

Thanks for such a beautiful post!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a beautiful 4 generation picture. My daughter, granddaughter and great-grandson were here visiting from Chicago last week and we got a 5 generation photo with my mother. What a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of the farm, and the "girls"!!

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