Firsts

~IMG_1183It’s hard to believe that a year ago my daughter was expecting her first child.  Her husband already had twoIMG_1170 children ages six and two so, this baby made the house full.   DSC_857114195The anticipation for the big day was exciting for us.  We hosted a late fall baby shower at The Old Indian Creek Farm.  Even though it was a chilly November day we cranked up the heaters in the old Tool Shed and had a great time celebrating the arrival of baby Clair.  The vintage baby theme was cute at the farm, with an antique baby buggy, DSC_862514249 (1)vintage toys, and mason jars filled with letters.  Our friend made a cute lamb cake.  She does a wonderful job making moist cake with rich frosting while incorporating the theme in the decorations.  We played the dirty diaper game trying to guess which candy bar was melted in the diaper.  And of course the guess the nursery rhyme game in which the Great Grandmas and Great Aunts rocked at.  It was a fun afternoon.DSC_851714141IMG_1192DSC_860814232-3

They also captured the pregnancy milestone with some family photos taken by our family friend, Nick Barnes Photography.  Nick is just a young man of 16 years that started a photography business and is very successful.

It’s a privilege and a joy to watch families begin their first memories made at Old Indian Creek Farm.

The Old Grainery

 

DSC_36819909Sitting in amongst the other rustic barns sits a grainery. DSC_392610121 At one time it’s purpose was to store the grain that was harvested on the farm that was to be used to feed all the livestock for the upcoming winter.  Rats were always a nuiscense on the farm.  Chewing through anything that seemed editable and destroying it.  Farmers were always purposeful when designing their buildings especially when it came to Preserving the stored food. So, it was for that reason that they built the graineries up off the ground often times on corner posts with a metal skirt that way rats and other varmin couldn’t climb up and get in the barn. The grainery at Old Indian Creek Farm has a stone foundation around the base.

I’ve cleaned out the grainery, leaving the two grain stalls intact. It will now serve as a changing area for the groomsmen. It is furnished with rustic farm and auto decorations. Hopefully it will serve as a hangout while waiting for the event to begin.20151002_18121120151002_181138

Fall Wedding

Today I am excited for Megann and Chris as they venture into a new life together I feel lucky enough that my farm was the beginning for the new couple.  This is the first wedding in the old hip roof barnP1010293 on the new floor.  The October day couldn’t beP1010274 more perfect.  The sun is shinning with a few wispy clouds floating in the sky.  Trees are just beginning to turn bright orange, yellow and red.  There is only a sli-
ght hint of a breeze blowing in the air.

The atP1010268mosphere is calm and relaxed just as I hoped it would be.  Megann has a glow about her and looks the perfect bride.  Everything is set up perfect for the season with the bales of bright yellow straw, orange pumpkins, and shocks of corn stalks.  Her Uncle made her a wonderful twig arbor that fits perfect with the rustic backdrop.

My wish for Megann and Chris that they had a perfect day and P1010278that their life together is filled with many more wonderful memories.  Thank you for trusting me with your special day!


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