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Feel Good Farm Fotos

Feel Good Farm Fotos…

The Marsh Farm. Established in 1937. My favorite vacation spot with my family.

This is where I go as often as I can to reboot. With the exception of the chirping birds, meowing cats, and occasional crop duster, there is silence.

Relax, breathe, and restore.

 

feel good feel good feel goodfeel goodA little bit of land + a lot of big ideas = 8 Point Farm.

We’re located in the Fox River valley of northern Illinois, near the confluence of the Fox and Illinois Rivers. For now, we’re experimenting — with permaculture, sustainable and small-scale (very small) farming, rain harvesting, orcharding, and beekeeping.

Plus a few chickens.

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Family Fun for TBT

Family Fun for TBT

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My parents sent me this gem. It is about 1970. We are on our grandparent’s farm in Illinois, which we still enjoy today. From the left…John, Andy, Laura, Bill, and then there’s me. Why do I look so serious?

The slide is rigged so it dumps into the pool. The swing set is set up in the back, I’m sure, so my brothers could jump off the swings into the pool. The chair to the right is probably a make-shift diving board. There are no make-shift pieces of equipment nowadays, I think updated health and safety services would have a field day seeing what backyards used to look like, it is a positive I guess… no one gets incredibly hurt! A certified slide and swing set can now be used for a safe summer pool day with (hopefully) fewer broken bones and scrapes. If you do not have one, then I think it would be best to grab one quickly before you hear a child crying in the backyard because they thought they could swing into a shallow pool. My brothers were fearless, especially John. Laura was most likely in charge while my parents enjoyed sunning themselves in the distance. It’s a safe bet that one of my brothers splashed me or bothered me in some way. Hence, the look.

We are all (almost) in our 50’s now. We gave our parents seven grandchildren among us. The oldest grandchild is getting married in June. Time marches on. Great memories remain.