Saturday, May 17, 2008


Grandma Carlsons back yard has gone through some major changes during the last year. Below are some pictures that Carl & I took two years ago this May. I was told the sheds are now gone.

THE OLD CHICKEN COOP. Were the eggs brown or white, or white with brown stuff that needed to be cleaned off?

THE MILKING SHED. The first year Wendy and I were married, there was a week were I got to come out and milk the cow while everyone else was gone somewhere. It had been awhile since I had actually milked a cow and did not get much out of her the first night.

I like this picture. The bailing twine still hanging over the fence post from when there was a steer or a milk cow to be feed and the snow sled leaning up on the shed left over from when the Carlson kids played in the snow. The weeds growing up around, from a time gone by.

I liked the two above pictures because of the light shinning through the boards of the old shed. It created some unigue angles of light.

Lilacs always in bloom for Mothers day.

I am not sure what this flowering bush is called but I thought it looked cool at the time.

An old work horse of a rotatiller when grandpa Carlson would work the garden and keep the kids busy keeping it weeded and enjoying the fruits the garden produced.

A view up into the old tree in the back yard. I also have a picture showing a cable wrapped around the trunk partially buried with bark, from when grandpa Carlson had lights strung on the cable to have light for several wedding receptions that took place over the years in the back yard.

A view through an old fruit tree of the sheds. I am not sure if the tree still produces fruit or not.

I thought this picture looked cool with the three trunks coming up out of the ground. I'll bet that was fun to mow around.

Old stepping stones mostly covered with grass from non use. It must have been a very busy path in past years for grandpa Carlson to put them there.

A well used clothes line that has more than 30 plus years of drying clothes.

The old swing set. I think Wendy told me that it was new when Margo and Tonja lived at home.

A great view of Mount Timpanogus sp? from the back yard. Don't you all wish we had a view like that from our own back yard.

Feel free to add your memories of the Carlson back yard.

NOTE: if you left click on the pictures they will expand to full size, than right click on the picture and you can select the option to save the picture if you want to have your own copy of the picture.

Wendy was down this weekend taking care of her mom and mentioned that Jet was playing in the front ditch that was full of water. I remember our boys and thier cousins having a great time playing in the water. I will have to try and get a picture of that ditch before it gets buried, or find some old pictures that we took when the boys were young playing in the ditch.