Wednesday, September 12, 2012

lake's chickens

This is Lake Long Smith, and I would guess this is from the fifties. That is our back porch, the original front of the first house. I love that there was a chicken picture. The family also had horses, pigs, cows, and horses, and there was a working blacksmith shop on the property. Lake kept a large garden and the family had an orchard. It was said that she fed her own family as well as "all the poor people in the the county".

2 comments:

Sarah Moore Oliphant said...

I love these pictures and the history you are discovering and treasuring. Your family is continuing the legacy.

Mama Smith said...

Wonderful that you have pictures of your home's history. I grew up in a farmhouse from the 1800's and treasure the photos of it's early days.

Just found your blog and look forward to exploring it, Lilly