Antiquing on the farm

Hubby and I have been working through some more of the buildings on the farm to see what is useable and what’s there that we didn’t know about.  Our farm used to be the home of four of the Caldwell siblings from the 1800’s.  Theses are some of the handmade tools and other objects that we’ve found so far:

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farm equipment and Victoria modeling 059I’ve started a area on the front porch called the “conversation pieces”.  I love it when older people in the area come to look and talk about what they were used for and how they were used.

 

 

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “Antiquing on the farm”

    1. I’ll bet your tiles are gorgeous. Afraid I have 1960 floor tile in mine, wood walls and ceiling (which I love) and a metal shower from the fifties incased in the cement floor under the shower (which I hate). I want a new shower so bad but will have to wait!!

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    1. I started working here two years ago April and it’s very interesting. It’s a part of Virginia Tech and it’s called the VA Center for Coal & Energy Research. Hopefully I’ll be here until I retire in six years.

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