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My World - Abandoned Homestead
During our Geocaching trip on the first day of the new year, we covered a good few miles on unpaved roads, heading out deep into the country. Down one of these roads, we came upon this abandoned homestead.This is a common sight in our area, many of these homesteads have been left over the years, as families decided to move closer to the town and its conveniences. This particular one was at least 2 miles from any other homes we could see and surrounded by rolling pastures.Most of the old homesteads I have seen here, tend to be one storey and made up of two or three rooms maximum, generally pretty small. But this one drew my eye as it's two storey and a more attractive design than others. I am certain its wonderful bay window and dormer in the roof were once a source of great pride for its owner.I wish I could have seen it when it was loved, cared for and lived in. I can well imagine the owners loved to sit in their south facing bay window, and enjoy the view across their land.We drove on but were stopped just a mile up the road by a gate. I wonder where else this little road would have led us if the gate had been open? I am guessing the view just over the brow of that hill would have been wonderful.