Late that morning my dear friend, Iris, and I set out on an adventure to explore a beautiful abandoned farm for the afternoon. We ventured through the old sheds, coops and sections of the towering red barn that must have been at least fifty years old. We had a delightful time dressing up for the occasion in my room and stuffing the back of her car full of creative antique props. Then we set out as I directed her to the hidden mystery. For ten years I had wanted to walk on the abandoned property. When I was little I hoped to someday fix up the old brick house and live in it; managing the farm and raising a family like the unknown families before I . Sadly, the house was torn down for reasons I couldn't understand at the time. Ever since then I had always wanted to explore the history of the place. It was an unforgettable day, we could finally discover what had been untraveled and out of reach for most of my childhood...
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Off to go wandering! :)
View from the road.
As you walk up the path.
Part of the amazing barn.
We investigated the inside of the barn, this is just one small section...
All throughout the barn we discovered many everyday artifacts still in their correct places
waiting to be used again. I believe this is a mouse trap of some sort!
One of the main parts of the barn, without a doubt one of the coolest barns I've ever been in.
It was dreamlike knowing I was standing in history.
Iris walking through what seemed to be a feeding pen for either cows or pigs. There was still straw and tools everywhere!
Finding such interesting things!
With our trusty tripod we were able to have a handful of photos taken together for the photoshoot...
(Iris is to the left and I am to the right)
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time for a picnic!!
"A friend is, as it were, a second self." - Cicero
Nothing like homemade cupcakes, lemonade, music and a friend to cheer the soul.
We decided to name the little farm, "Emris Forest", which is both of our names combined. I am so blessed to have such wonderful memories of this special day with Iris! Unfortunately, that was our only adventure spent there, a couple months later what was left of our newly claimed forest was torn down.
The pictures I took of Iris will be in the next post!