365project-childhood memory

by Lynn F Medley September. 27, 2019 135 views

My fondest memories of my childhood was when my family lived on a small farm. My dad raised a few beef cattle and several acres of tobacco. I faintly remember a few chickens and a hog but they were not around for long. I loved the smell of the musty barn and the things dad would having hanging on the walls everywhere.

My siblings and the neighbors‘s children has so much fun exploring the fields and woods our parents owned. Along with our dogs, cats and horses, especially the horses, even a few peacocks there was a lot of activitity. Of course we had our share of jobs- tobacco required a lot of attention, harvesting from the garden, whatever Mom and Dad felt we needed to do. At that time I am sure I complained but I kind of forgotten that, haha.

These images are not of that farm sadly it went out of my parents hands a very long time ago. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, Kentucky is where I took these pictures. It brought back some memories for me especially the smells.

A few stalks of tobacco

A few stalks of tobacco

My dad had one of these saws, things hanging on the wall

My dad had one of these saws, things hanging on the wall

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice series! I was fortunate to spend many hours on my uncle's farm, as well!

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, 🙂

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lynn F Medley 3 months, 3 weeks ago

smile+1

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Russell Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I have a number of memories of working in the Tobacco fields and barns to earn some extra money.

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Russell Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Used to be that was what a lot of young men in the supper not so much anymore, but of course farming has changed a lot,, and tobacco is not “ the” crop anymore,,

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Bill Baird 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Nothing better than living on a farm. I was born on a small farm in southern Ohio. My dad also grew tobacco. We moved north to central Ohio when I was 1yr old and farmed a large farm with hogs,sheep,and Hereford cattle. Oh, for those days again. I was active in 4-H and FFA and planned to farm before my father was killed in an accident when I was a senior in high school. Things happen for a reason we know. Super memories.

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Bill Baird 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Sounds like you had good memories 🙂 sorry about losing your dad so young, my husband lost his dad the night of his senior prom,, life is all about changes for certain,,

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