Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hoosier Homestead Farm

I have other pictures of this place I have taken through the years, but I don't remember this sign. But in the other pictures there was a sign on the barn that is not there now. So, I think it must have been a version of this sign.
The Hoosier Homestead Award was started in 1976, for farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or over. It is in recognition of what farming has meant to and given to Indiana: economic growth, cultural and social advancements.
The farms must have at least 20 acres or produce at least $1,000 in agricultural products during one year.


Lowell said...

A wonderful program. And these are very nice looking farms!

I especially like that second house. Reminds me a bit of my grandmother's front porch on her farm in northern Minnesota!

Rose said...

Jacob, this is all one farm....just different views of the same house.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

A nice tribute to farming and to local farms in Indiana, Rose. Imagine the same family operating a farm for 150 years... Wow--that's incredible. They deserve that award.

Thanks for sharing.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: I love that barn shot the best of all.

don said...

The award is a great idea with which to recognize the importance of homesteading and farming to our country. Interesting variety in the photos of this place.

Deborah Godin said...

That's a real beauty - must be wonderful to hang out on that upper porch!

Carletta said...

Lovely old homestead and well taken care of. I'm with Fishing Guy - love the barn pic.

And, Lucy's pics are coming tomorrow. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great that the state of Indiana recognizes farmers and what they bring to communities. It's not easy to farm.

Many farms here are becoming housing developments and/or shopping centres. The Greater Toronto Area is the fastest (or one of the fastest) developing areas in all of North America at the moment. I'm not sure that's a good thing.

I have several friends with active farms. Two of them are being swallowed up by developers, housing and/or malls. Both are still on their farms (renting the property they once owned) but one of them has purchased another farm west of here and is actually running TWO farms at once.

Bravo, Indiana!

George said...

What a wonderful way to recognize the importance of agriculture. We saw something similar in upstate New York when we visited a farm up there.

Mary said...

100 years deserves some honor! Farmers deserve more honors than they get for feeding the rest of us and the hard work involved.