Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An old working ranch









 Back in January, I had the pleasure of visiting my friend's ranch that has been in his family for several generations.



This sweet couple work tirelessly organizing the old cars, trucks and farm implements that dotted the fields.








They are restoring all the buildings on the ground, even this little house that was home to a ranch hand



The little house still has dishes and water dippers in the kitchen area


More farm implements


Our sweet tour guy..



More farm implements...


and trucks...



I love this old blinker on one of the old trucks


more farm implements......


The watchman...
This is just a few of the photos that I took of this amazing ranch.  This young couple loves this ranch and it shows in the loving way they are restoring every inch of the place.  You may recall a post I did on them a few months ago..Gaddy Farm

Thanks Sam and Shelbie for letting me visit your home!  As the oldtimers used to say...you are good folk!


13 comments:

Theresa said...

What a great story, I love it when a young couple want to preserve their heritage and make a fresh start for themselves. Your photos are just wonderful too, the one of the sink in the farmhands home is soooo cool! t.xoxox

Olive Cooper said...

Good for them for restoring such a charming place. Love the old cars. Wonderful Post!

Tina Eudora said...

I love stories like this! How amazing that such a young couple are willing to restore this grand old place to it's former glory!
The photos were amazing!
Tina xo

TexWisGirl said...

how cool! LOVE the old tractors! and old trucks. and your tour guides! :)

i hope you will share more of these scenes in the future! SO cool!

oldgreymare said...

WOW! and another one WOW!

Oh to be able to do this! Sometimes I wish for a "do over" What an exciting life :D
xx
z

Bead and Needle said...

What a cool post - still sd that someone stole the old weathervane! Happy Wednesday, Cindy - Tanya

The Whistle Stop said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Signed up for yours, I'm a fan. Your header is wonderful... I kind of have a thing for cows. I only have browsed a few posts, but will be back when I have more time!
Laurie :)

Old Fashioned Kitty said...

What a pleasant surprise!! Sam and I love your photos you took of the place. This post just put a big smile on my face and warmed my heart to read all the wonderful comments about the farm. Thank you everyone!! And thank you Cindy! This is a great way to end a great day!

Old Fashioned Kitty said...

P.S. I love the FORD picture!! You have a fantastic eye for detail. You and Steve need to make a trip out to get a feel of the place in full bloom. It is beautiful right now!

Buttons said...

Amazing photos this is a photographers dream it is nice that your good folk let you share these with us. B

Victoria Barton said...

Great photos and subject matter. Wonderful, responsible, fun couple to recreate life on this farm...:) Victoria Barton

Kathy said...

What an adventure visiting this place.

Alicia said...

you have a GORGEOUS blog! your blog title is just too awesome...fat cow studio :) your photos are beautiful as well...makes me miss the farms of SD.