Sunday, October 2, 2011

REAL COUNTRY LIVING.....

DOWN A COUNTRY ROAD....

AND A COUNTRY LANE.....


LIES THE HOMESTEAD OF JACOB AND ANNA LEINONEN





ABOVE IS THE FARM HOUSE
WHICH STILL HAS NO ELECTRICITY.
IT SITS ON FOUR HUGE STONES IN EACH CORNER
FOR THE FOUNDATION.

SEE THE PRIVY ON THE FAR RIGHT?
YEP, NO INDOOR FACILITIES TO THIS DAY.
DID I USE IT.....YEP!

THE KITCHEN HAS COMFORTS NOW NEVER
DREAMED OF BY ANNA.


THIS IS DENVER AND PATTY LEINONEN,
THE OWNERS OF THE HOMESTEAD.
THEY INHERITED IT SOME YEARS AGO AND
HAVE CARRIED ON FAMILY TRADITIONS
AT THE OLD HOMESTEAD FOR THEIR CHILDREN
AND GRANDCHILDREN.

ABOVE ARE THE ORIGINAL HOMESTEADERS.
THEY IMIGRATED HERE FROM FINLAND.
THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN ALL TOGETHER. ONE
GIRL WAS NOT BORN YET WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.
DENVER'S FATHER WAS THE ONLY BOY.
THE FOUR MEN IN THE BACK WERE FARMHANDS.

IT WAS A GORGEOUS FALL DAY AND A DELIGHT
TO SEE OUR OLD FRIENDS. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD
ENJOY THIS LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY FROM
MY CORNER OF THE WORLD. HAVE A WONDERFUL
SUNDAY EVENING.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

18 comments:

The Evening Stitcher said...

How wonderful and what a wonderful story! I miss coming up to the U.P this fall..it was so much fun! I know the colors are gorgeous! Love their kitchen!

earlene said...

What an amazing story and history!
Thanks for sharing with us.
did you have snow this weekend?
Have a great week.
Earlene

Orange Sink said...

What a beautiful old homestead so far removed from all the cares of the world!
Yes sir..... I'd be honored to use the outdoor privy too!
Hugs!
Cathy G

annie said...

I love places like this! I love the history, and the stories of the lives lived in them! Thanks for sharing!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Earlene,
No snow yet! Lori

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Great post! Your fall colors are gorgeous. Here in northern Ohio, leaves are just beginning to turn. It was an ugly weekend here...cold, windy and rainy. This week the forecast looks wonderful!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Raymond Homestead said...

Sounds like a really neat place!

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

De belles personnes dans un endroit magnifique ! Bisous et bonne journée

Laurie sowthacres said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

cucki said...

hello dear, it is really a very lovely story..thank you for sharing it with us all.
have a lovely week dear
hugs cucki xx

Kathy (woolfind) said...

What a great piece of History! Thanks so much for sharing. Each picture made me smile not only for the beauty, but because the first thing that entered my mind was my Mother-in-law would have painted them. She loved scenery. Trees, barns, covered bridges were her favorite.

CATHI said...

Thanks for letting us participate in this piece of history!

Cathi

Janet - underthewillow said...

what wonderful pictures Lori!...thanks you for sharing them!

Janet

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
Thanks so much for the wee bit of history about this amazing place! I love the pictures and bet it was a gorgeous drive there...lucky you!!
Hope you are doing well and I know you are busy creating all your many "pretties" as well!
Take care dear friend~~
Julie

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Thanks for sharing with us. What a wonderful homestead. Loved the pictures

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a picturesque setting - and what a gorgeous drive! It's wonderful that Denver and Patty can keep the traditions and homestead going. But no electricity?? Hmmmm...Don't know if I could handle that....what would I stitch by at night??? ;o) Have a great week Lori! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

LizziesRaggs Primitives said...

LOve the pictures and story behind them. We have a camp up North in Maine with no electricity or plumming. We have water only when the spring is full. We also have a "privy". My daughter -in-law and myslelf painted the inside a bright blue and added a blue soft toilet seat. We got a lot of comments. Love the older and simple way of living. (at least once in a while) lol. Thanks for sharing.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wow that is one beautiful homestead. Love the big trees and the changing of the leaves. Looks like a beautiful place to live.