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Where the Willow Was

When you drive into Where the Willow Was you see several old trees. When we were looking for property to buy we were drawn to this place in part because of the beautiful old trees. There is also a sense of welcome that draws you in to take a closer look. From the trees in the yard, raspberry bushes, the horses in the pasture and the trees and creek on the backside of the property. All seem to say welcome, come and let us find peace together.

 

The years have not been kind to all of the trees.  Some of the trees cores were rotted and we were lucky that the strong winds did not bring the trees down.  We took out several trees that were dangerous and removed the ivy that was strangling the Sugar Maple.  

 

The name of my small farm comes from the grand old willow tree that graced the yard for about 100 years. The willow had direct access to a water source, the septic system. The tree had been rotting in the inside for several years and was dangerous. In 2009 we replace the old house with a manufactured home. It was a difficult decision however, it was time for the willow to come down and make room for the new home. The willow left behind some great memories. The swing that was in one of the branches of the willow tree that many children have enjoyed, the willow whips that the horses love to eat and all the folks that climbed the tree to play in the branches. The willow was an important part of the history of this place, and deserves to have a place here.  Part of the willow graces the new home and in my memories.

 

There is another willow on the property near the creek.  This willow is the one of the classroom areas of the farm.  So many life lessons to be learned from the willow, other parts of the farm and stories to be told.

 

Come visit Where the Willow Was. When you drive into Where the Willow Was you see several old trees. When we were looking for property to buy we were drawn to this place in part because of the beautiful old trees. There is also a sense of welcome that draws you in to take a closer look. From the trees in the yard, raspberry bushes, the horses in the pasture and the trees and creek on the backside of the property. All seem to say welcome, come and let us find peace together. The years have not been kind to all of the trees. Some of the trees cores were rotted and we were lucky that the strong winds did not bring the trees down. We took out several trees that were dangerous and removed the ivy that was strangling the Sugar Maple. The name of my small farm comes from the grand old willow tree that graced the yard for about 100 years. The willow had direct access to a water source, the septic system. The tree had been rotting in the inside for several years and was dangerous. In 2009 we replace the old house with a manufactured home. It was a difficult decision however, it was time for the willow to come down and make room for the new home.

Learning tree, willow by creek place to climb, relax and play

 The willow left behind some great memories. The swing that was in one of the branches of the willow tree that many children have enjoyed, the willow whips that the horses love to eat and all the folks that climbed the tree to play in the branches. The willow was an important part of the history of this place, and deserves to have a place here. Part of the willow graces the new home and in my memories. There is another willow on the property near the creek. This willow is the one of the classroom areas of the farm. So many life lessons to be learned from the willow, other parts of the farm and stories to be told. Come visit Where the Willow Was.

 

 

Willow Tree down by the creek. Most of the trunk is laying on the ground.  Tree split into two pieces years ago. This willow tree is a perfect place to sit and listen to the creek or for kids and adults to climb on the limbs.