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Grandmom

My grandmom called me her sunshine. I was the first grandchild, so we had a special bond. It is her influence on me that I garden with flowers and veggies. I would pull weeds in her flower garden when I was so young. I try to honor her by keeping this place going.

Grandmom worked hard all her life. She would share stories of growing up. One I recall the most was she had very large hands, size ten ring. Grandmom said her hands were big from chopping and chucking wood when she was as young as eight. They were farmers and had very little, so everyone had to work.

Rachel Cobb and Weedy acres Photography and design

 
 
Rachel Cobb and Weedy acres Photography and design

Grandpop

Grandpop was always a quiet man. He was the local junk man and farmer. He built this house with the oak trees from the land. As kids, we played here every Sunday and other times, too. 

Riding the tractors or playing in the junk piles is a kid's dream. Grandmom died first, and for the last 14 months with Grandpop, he did not want to go on. The only thing I could think of was to help him plan a garden for the spring. Then, when he died, I kept the garden going. And it just became natural to start planning the vegetable garden for the following spring.

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Fun vlog on my Grandpop's lima bean seeds.

 
 
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The House

This house is small. Built with the trees from the land and milled at Ackleys Saw Mill just a few minutes up the road. Built in 1943-44. It has its share of older house issues, but a tree falling on it did not help. It has been an exhausting process. But the house was saved because of the oak wood and the knee wall Grandpop built.
 
 
Rachel Cobb and Weedy acres Photography and design

The Land

My small working farm is where my mom grew up. My sisters and I played here every Sunday. We also would come over at other times as well. My favorite pictures when I was a kid were here. Grandpop was the local junk man and a farmer growing corn to feed the animals and veggies for the family. It is just what I know, and I am pleased I can continue to use the land and continue as they did.