Saturday, May 12, 2018

Reichen Farm is Number 50

Number 50 is at the Reichen Farm, 8645 Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro.  This bright block represents crops the farm grows: red for crimson clover, blues for the sky and blueberries, and the two golds for the grass seed and wheat.  They have a wonderful historic red house nearby as well.  Roy remembers building hay bale tunnels, rope swings and lots of other family events.  Now, they host an annual lively 4th of July family and neighbor picnic. 

# 49 is From an Heirloom Quilt

Number 49 is a Priscilla Block, and was inspired by a string-pieced heirloom quilt of Sam Van Dyke's family. The block was a birthday present from Sam's wife Lori last fall, but was just installed Friday.  Sam is the third generation on this farm founded by William Van Dyke.  They are working on a Century Farm status.  See this one going south on Hwy 47, looking east, just before you get to the Verboort exit on the round-about.  The address is 40926 NW Verboort Rd.

Monday, April 2, 2018

More Blocks Have Found Homes!


The Lewis daughters pose with their new block, "Field Corn", on the Flatland Farm.  #48 on the trail, it's mounted on a new barn, with a newly established farm.  The Lewis' grow field corn and this block reflects that.  You can see it traveling south on Hwy 47; its address is 45085 SW Patton Road, Gaston.

Flatland Farm barn with Field Corn block.



  Twin Oaks Nursery has a new Sunflower Block, and is at home with the other flowers and plants at the nursery.  It is located at 10990 SW River Road, Hillsboro and is #47 on the trail.  The barn dates from just after WWII, and is a "Government" Barn.  Veterans who had served at that time could get the barn design and some funds to build a barn from the government.  There are a few more in the county, can you spot one when you see it?

The Graf Barn owned by Jim & Terri Graf is nearly 100 years old and was originally a dairy barn.  After that, the farm grew flower bulbs.  Jim and Terri wanted a Flag Block which looks very handsome on this old barn and is # 46 on the trail. 
See it at 5700 SW Old Hwy 47, Gaston.
#39 has moved to the front of the barn! 
It's on the Krause farm, at 34560 SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius.