Sunday, April 22, 2012

The REAL NanBrook Farm

Headed South last month to take my mother home for a visit.  Many of you wonder where I came up with the name NanBrook Farm.  Well, here's the real NanBrook Farm!  Just a small farm house nestled in a grove of oaks established in 1936. My grandfather built this house from the trees he felled off this land.  He proudly owned 98 acres, which was a lot at that time. He had a small dairy at one time, only milking three cows!  The dairy barn is on the left.  Hurricane Katrina ripped off the side when she blew through.  There have been so many changes over the years.....................

There's a well stocked pond to the side of the house.  And another one across the road.  There once was a wonderful white fence around the pond and the banks were all cleared.  Now the entire farm has grown in pine trees.  Sad, but in a few years they will be ready for harvest and the land will be cleared once more. 

There's the old smokehouse and the pump house is on the left.  I never had the chance to taste the meat that was hung there to cure.  That was long before my time!   There used to be a large roll top barn behind the smokehouse.  It fell to the ground many years ago like a lot of things here on the farm.

There was also a 200 year old oak tree that stood in front of the dairy barn.  Katrina took her also.  

Thanks for taking this trip with was a bittersweet return.  But the memories were sweet.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The River is Calling..............

No matter how many years it has been since I have lived there, The Mississippi River always calls me home.  Nearly a mile wide here in the beautiful city of Natchez, it draws me in and calls me to dream and listen to the sounds of days long ago.  

Looking North on the levy, I patiently waited for a barge heading South.  No barges, boats or even a steamboat while I was dreaming and listening..........but the view is still breathtaking.
Once settled by 5 different nations, Natchez is, and still remains the capital of the South to all who have lived or visited here.  

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Springtime in the Country Open House 2012

Springtime Fun here on the Farm!

         Loads of Spring Goodies
 all nestled in place!

                                      The Bunnies were waitin'
                           for all who came by!

          Hubby sure did a FANTASIC job on the porch and   walkway to the school! 

                    The weather was dreary but we still had a    wonderful day full of shoppers!

NanBrook Farm

NanBrook Farm
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