This stone chimney is all that remains and it stands there year & year. I have passed this beautiful stone chimney for several years now and as I pass by, my thoughts are taken back in time to a place many years ago, when a house surrounded this fireplace. And I wonder how many children stood in front of this fireplace to warm themselves on a cold wintery night, as their mother put the finishing touches on supper while their father was still out in the barn feeding the old milk cow and putting her up safely for the night.
After the dishes were done and the children bathed mother would pull out her knitting, while dad read scriptures from the Bible out loud to the children as they lay bundled in one of mothers hand made quilts.
Of course, he read by the light of an old oil lamp but, have you ever tried to read by this light? When our electricity was out last, Jimmy told me stories of reading every night by this light and we both tried it and it has got to be the dimmest light, a little above candle light. Of course, our vision isn't what it used to be when we were young either. Jimmy grew up in the country and didn't have electricity until he was 18 years old and I on the other hand never knew what it was like not to have it. So, this old chimney was more like in Jimmy's day...so I imagine.
There used to be an old log cabin that stood here and like most log cabins, they get bought and moved to other places...Where they can be on display and charged admission to see. I don't know what happened to this one but, I know it was dismantled and taken away.
Some of the beautiful stones have been removed from the front side of the chimney, but most remain. It didn't look like anyone had been there in quite sometime because there weren't any paths leading to it, with brush & weeds growing all around it.
While we're out riding, these are the perfect, out of the way places, that I love to stop and rest at...take a break from riding and walk around and let my imagination run wild.
"Take only pictures and leave only footprints"
It's a good rule to follow when you're walking around what appears to be abandoned property...Well, it's a good rule to follow when you're anywhere actually and I was quite surprised and very happy to see the lack of trash on this piece of property, that is so easily accessible by car.
I'm sorry that I haven't been reading your posts lately but we are still busy working with wood and today we are going to help the Four Bears gather wood in for the winter. I'll catch up as soon as I can, but I'm not used to carrying wood and each night I'm so tired that I drop into bed around 9:00 pm. Have a nice day.