Each season I am at our farm in Patten seems to become my favorite. This year the foliage was particularly spectacular. And what could make it even more spectacular? A young bull moose coming to visit!
The other exciting Farm news is that our young Amish family arrives this Friday, October 26th, from Ohio. Enos and Barbara Miller will live on the farm with their baby, Samuel. They will begin constructing a small building for their horses and buggies. Then, weather permitting (?), they will build a small dwelling and move in. If the weather does not hold, they will spend the winter with Barbara’s parents, Yuria and Elisabeth Gingerich, who live 2 miles down the road. The Gingerichs have 15 children, Barbara being the oldest. So the entire Gingerich clan is very excited to have Barbara, her husband and baby Sam living so close.
In the Spring there will be a barnraising on the site of the original farm barn that burned many years ago before we purchased the property. Barbara and Enos’s dwelling will be on the far side of the new barn out of sight from Mountain Glory Farmhouse. So our guests will see lots of activity on the farm but the Millers will have some privacy.
Since taking photos of Amish people is not allowed, I will be taking pictures of their progress. Stay tuned and watch a new Amish dairy farm in the making! WooWoo!