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Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good Fences # 21 - 14 August 2014


Once upon a time, very long ago, the Brandtjen family farm came to be.

How happy they all were, throughout  their years there and today I'm sharing a few pieces of how their old family farm appears today.  Their traditions live on through so many other families.

GOOD FENCES

The Spirit of a timeless dream.  The spirit lives on today.


Now the Community Center.






Here to greet you are the black rod iron fences or pure white wooden fences all around the old family farm.



From their beginning this all began with a dream to build a farm, a family and a way of life close to nature, and yet have plenty of room to roam and grow.








They even feature nature's shrubbery fence that surrounds this wooden shelter which holds firewood and two picnic tables in the shelter and a fire pit.





This video shows the way the Brandtjen family lived in the beginning.  You'll recognize this barn right away in the video.

There's a community garden located right here.

How about a relaxing swim?


Where memories and traditions are still happening at the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm.

So if you're looking for a new place to live, this might be just right for you.

25 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a beautiful place!

EG CameraGirl said...

The place is certainly well cared for!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, they really converted the farm but kept that really beautiful barn. nice!

Rose said...

What a beautiful place!

Felicia said...

beautiful barn and fences.

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos Karen! I would love to visit this place.

Mama Zen said...

Love that white fence!

Karen said...

What a great way to preserve a farm.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful barn! Great shots of the farm and fences! Have a great day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I like to read this kinda post...to conserve and use the remaining structures instead of tearing things down and rebuilding!!!

Awesome.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice barn! And I'm inspired...I'm going swimming now. And there is a fence down at the pool...
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Gail Dixon said...

Looks like a dream place to live. Love that shrubbery fence surrounding the picnic area. Thank you for sharing!!

Cloudia said...

We could be neighbors!



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Alan Burnett said...

Fence Post = Great post.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) It would have been a shame to loose a piece of history. Now the barn is converted it looks great, and is in a beautiful setting for a community centre.

sage said...

Nice shots, but don't fence me in! :)

I finally posted again!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a beautiful place. The fences are beautiful. It is bittersweet to see the old places going away. Thanks for coming by my vintage F.W. Cow fences.
Have a good weekend
Sherry

doodles n daydreams said...

What a lovely tranquil place, and so family friendly. Great fences too :)

Diana

Gattina said...

Nice variety of fences !

Roan said...

Love the fences and the barn is awesome!

Roan said...

Love the fences and the barn is awesome!

Brian King said...

I like both iron and wood fences! Beautiful photos!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, beautiful fences; especially the white one is really western style♫♫♫

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

What a beautiful place. The barn is great.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Awesome presentation!