In the heart of the Great Plains and on the edge of town, USA. This farm has been in my family for 3 generations. When my great great grandparents first moved in around 1935 the daily business grew out of milking cows for the milk and cream to vast wheat farming, raising watermelons, cotton and entertaining a horse race track on a portion of the property with bets and picnics on their days off. In the early 1920’s ‘barnstormers’ arrived on the scene. Selling tickets for a short flight in a war plane, this property even found room for a temporary airstrip.
In this picture you can see the house, equipment shed (‘the big roudtop’) small grain silo, livestock corral, chicken coup, vegetable garden and in the front right corner…the milk barn.
Today my grandparents maintain hobbies, general upkeep and gardening, however the land cannot be farmed for the next 10 years. In an effort to keep ‘blowsand’ at bay, the government requires certain plots to have a period of ‘no disturbance’ whereby natural grasses have a chance to take root.