Early this spring when the field was dry enough, I went out to see if I could find more Red Wing pottery pieces. Right away I found two and then I have found nothing since…that was probably three months ago. Tonight after I had picked raspberries for the second time today, I went walking in the soybean field again and found other glass pieces that shown because of the rain we recently had. I also found a smaller shard which makes it THREE for this summer.
I was pleased that we got a plaque for our mailbox that reads “Century Farm.” My husband and I along with my parents went to our county fair to be recognized as living as the third generation on the original farm that was started in 1915. I have reason to believe that there was another occupant on this property before my grandpa and grandma came along. I saw in an old plat map someone who had written in many different townships notes to themselves. I saw that there had been a fire in December of 1912 at our house. So, that would explain that my grandpa could erect a house so quickly because there had already been a foundation formed. I don’t have anything to prove that but I am going on that info from the plat map. I need to go to the government records to find out who was the original owner of my grandparents farm. There were no trees that I know of, it was pretty sparse as prairie land goes.
Above is a picture of sweet peas which is a traditional farmyard flower to have. I would also like to have hollyhocks but do not have time to turn over the soil and free it from the deeply entrenched weeds. I was happy to have put in 35 hostas from my sisters and about 30 irises I got from my Mom. I also put into the ground the larkspur. There’s a lot to keeping up a Century Farm…I mowed the lawn tonight and picked raspberries AND found my third shard. That made my day!