Abandoned Farmstead ~ House

I posted a long distance picture of the backside of the barn and a picture of the house from this Abandoned Farmstead for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Last week I took the time to explore this homestead a little deeper.

Looking west at the house.  The left window was the bathroom and the right the kitchen.  The far right addition looked like a nursery or child’s room.  I could see the remnants of wall paper and toys left behind.

Looking north at the front door.  Again, bathroom on the right and living room on the left.  There is still furniture in place, but it’s in pretty tattered shape.

The Hubby says that the A’s lived on this place for many years and moved.  The next family lived here for a very short time and left when J was a young kid. 

I wonder why they left so many belongings in the house?  What happened that they needed to leave?  Was it in a hurry?

The yard is heavily fenced and there are several gates entering the yard.  Was it to keep children in or sheep out?

Pink curtains hang in what looks to be the main entrance.

Elizabeth at Circle the Wagons recently had some thoughts about little abandoned farm houses dotting the landscape.

The clothes line is on the west side fo the house as the residents walked out to the garage and barn.  There are two sets of clothes pins still on the line.

I have been itching to get down and photograph this abandoned homestead for a few months.  My adventure leads to more curiosity about the families that once lived here, the life they had and the life they left behind.

Next week I will show pictures of the barn yard.

Linking Up With:

Wordy Wednesday at Project AliciaLive and Love Out Loud, Sarah Halstead Photography ~ WW #68

A Rural Thursday with Nancy at A Rural Journal and Lisa at Two Bears FarmThe Country

Homemaker Hop #48 at My Simple Country Living

Friday Fences #60 at Life According to Jan and Jer

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21 Responses to Abandoned Farmstead ~ House

  1. Janice says:

    I have photos from an abandoned farm near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line. Wondered the same things!

  2. Buttons says:

    Oh love the photos and it always brings so many questions to mind. I feel sorry for the ones that have left it seems they left in a hurry. Sad times make for hard decisions. Love the clothes pins.
    Look forward to seeing more. B

    • Robyn says:

      Buttons and Candy,

      I like the clothes pin shot too. I have several edits.

      The first window I peaked in was the living room. Looking east I could see the bathroom and kitchen. I also looked in a bedroom, and then went around to the east side of the house where I found the kid’s room. That is the room that touched my heart. You could tell someone had tried to make this comfortable for a child. There were stuffed animals on the floor, so sad.

      Wait until you see what I found in the garage/ shop.

  3. LindaG says:

    What a great post. Thank you!

  4. Candy C. says:

    It does make you wonder why so many things were left behind. Great pictures Robyn, thanks for sharing them with us! 🙂

  5. Barb says:

    I always wonder about the people who lived in the abandoned farm houses. Seems odd that they left so many things.
    I love both the gates in the photos. Looking forward to what you found in the garage.

  6. Heidi says:

    Wow! I just watched the Ken Burns documentary on the Dust Bowl and this old abandoned farmhouse reminds me of many things I saw in the video. Like you, I am curious about the families that once called that lil place home. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading about the barnyard…

  7. Beth - VA says:

    no kidding. i am right there with you … makes you wonder? i’m so curious now. hope you get back to investigate into it more soon. would enjoy seeing much more. ( :

  8. Karen says:

    Oh- this is fun – exploring an abandoned farmstead. I’m looking forward to the next shots.

  9. Jim says:

    Love the rustic feel.

  10. Carletta says:

    Really wonderful shots into the life of this little house.
    Perhaps so much was left behind because they hoped to return to it for visits or such.
    It reminds me of the small house my Grandparents lived in most of my life. There house was completely surrounded by fence to keep out the cattle in the fields around them.

    • Robyn says:

      Carletta,

      After looking in the barn I figured that there had to have been sheep on this ranch. The Rancher confirmed it when I asked him about it. The yard fence is pretty secure for both kids and sheep.

      Your Watery Wednesday through the Fence post was very artistic. Live the close-up of the barbs and variety of shots you took

  11. Tanya says:

    i always wonder why people leave so much behind like that when they move…when we move, we empty the house, completely! sad that that sweet little place sits all alone 🙁

    • Robyn says:

      I always move everything too. If I don’t move it I toss it. I have not moved since we got married 8 years ago. I moved a few times while in college and right after. I am glad I will not have to move for a long time. I don’t like clutter, but still seem to have a lot of stuff.

  12. What a cute little rustic place! Makes me wonder too.

  13. Janis says:

    If walls could talk…I would love to know the story behind this homestead! Great pics

  14. Donna says:

    What a beautiful series – so many fine shots. And a good story to go with them.

  15. Margaret says:

    The clothespin are rather poignant… I guess moving everything cost too much money…? Nice photos!

    • Robyn says:

      Thank You, Margaret. There is something about seeing the clothespins and toys that really pull at my curiosity.

      Your Forbidden post if fun. A little boy and his little dog … Oh the adventures they can tell about!

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