Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tour of the Estate Grounds

Mrs White's Vermont Estate



I've often talked about walking the grounds of our property, here in rural Vermont. We have a humble, old 1800's colonial house on 2 acres of land.  Today, I want to take you along on a little tour of part of the grounds.  As you walk with me, you will see peeling paint on the house and porches.  If you look closely, you may see our crumbling foundation. . . You will see our old van, and Mister's Cadillac (which doesn't run).  You will see the 2 car garage that Grandpa uses.  You will see the place I call our lovely "Estate" even though we live in financial poverty.  We are poor in this world's riches, but wealthy in family and home.

Will you walk with me?



These are the white and red rose plants Mister gave me for Mother's day.
They are beside our front steps. 
 
 (If you click on one of the pictures, you will see them all at once, in a larger view.)
 
 







Here is a view of one side of the house.  See the old wooden wagon?  There is a playground off in the distance. 





We are now walking closer to the hill, on the upper part of the grounds.  There is the garage and Mister's Van.





This is the upper hill.   You will see a little picket fence, and off, in the distance, is the rushing river.  We will get a better view of the river soon.




Let's take a glance back, to get a view of the property from this direction.  You may be able to see an old well, just past the picnic table. The well is tilting and has a little roof on it.  It is among the trees.





This is closer to the edge of the back property. Are you able to see the river?



This part of the property is so peaceful!  The sound of the rushing river and the delightful scent of water, and fresh air, is soothing.  Shall we walk a little closer to the river?






The little garden patch is where we grow our strawberries.    You can barely see it.  It is close to the property edge, near the river.  It is a small rectangle plot of land, surrounded by the lush green grass.  Do you see Grandpa's Garage?





The Evening hour is approaching.  Let's start to walk towards the back of the property. Take another look with me, before we go, of the view towards the front.  I love that playground. Our children spent many happy hours there, when they were little.  Now grandchildren get to enjoy it.





We walked behind the garage and are coming around.  There are footballs on the grass. Here is the back view of the old colonial house.  See the second story window, near the large portion of the house?  That is my kitchen window.  I can look out there while washing dishes, and see the children play. . .  Here is Mister's purple Cadillac.  .  .   Perhaps he will get it to work again someday. . .




These purple flowers are growing wild.  I love to visit them each day, during my walks.



It is starting to get dark. The sun is setting.  This is our last stop.  Here is the children's tent, near the back of the house.  You can also see a large tree which holds my clothesline.  The line goes up to a second story window to my laundry room.



Thank you for walking with me. . . Shall we go into the parlour for tea?  I hope someone left the light on for us. . .



blessings
Mrs. White


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32 comments:

Pammie said...

I enjoyed seeing all your photos of the estate. I see many blessings and nothing of poverty. It truly is a beautiful place and now I see why you like to take strolls. Beautiful!

Cathy said...

A very nice walk. I walk around our property also--even though ours is a quarter acre suburban lot. I delight in walking around it everyday, keeping it nice and enjoying the birds, shrubs, trees, and the sunrise and sunset views. Bless you.

Christiespace said...

Thank you for such a beautiful walk through your grounds. I enjoyed the peace and tranquility...

Kimberly said...

The kitchen window should always view the children's play area..... ;) Love that your place has that feature! I think you have a lovely home, and I can see why you enjoy being there so much. Thank you for allowing me to walk with you today.

Andrea said...

I enjoy your blog, and thank you for the tour of your beautiful estate!

Tammy said...

Lovely home and grounds. Thank you for the tour.

Sharla said...

Thank you for the tour. I love the way your laundry line goes up to the laundry room window.

Kathy in Illinois said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely estate, Mrs. White!! It is so nice and peaceful. You keep everything so neat and lovely. I would love to go into your parlor for tea!! We have 80 acres of prime farmland we rent out. Our house is on 1 acre and I enjoy walking around our estate too.
God bless, Kathy in Illinois

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

Thank you for the estate tour. "Walking with you" today was lovely. One day soon you'll have to visit my blog for a tour of our estate.
Blessings,
Mrs.B

Stacie said...

You have a beautiful spot and a beautiful home! regardless of poverty or riches old farmhouses always need a little something done and that is part of their charm. you are rich in my eyes, with beautiful green grass and flowers and that river. they are priceless!

Kathy said...

Beautiful estate! Thank you for sharing with us. I love the pictures, and your home and grounds look so peaceful. I know you and your family are blessed.

Janet said...

I loved looking at your pictures and touring your property, Mrs. White. What a lovely, peaceful place. You are not living in poverty at all. (big, kind smile)

busymomof10 said...

Thank you for the tour of your grounds! You live on beautiful, peaceful property! There is much richness in that! I wish I could come into your parlour for tea! But, I have signed the guest book! :) I love that idea -- may I borrow that thought for my visits on My Front Porch?

May the Lord bless your home with much love, peace and joy! May your little estate be a beacon of light to your neighbors close and far!

Elizabeth Ours of Yes They Are All Ours

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a lovely piece of land. You are so blessed!

Christianlady68 said...

It is every bit as lovely as you describe it. Your home and land appear so peaceful. Of course, our precious Savior makes all of the difference and your obedience to Him bring such blessing to your family and others that you touch through your blog. Thank you for the tour.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful estate. I enjoyed the tour!

Jenny

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful tour! With all this hot weather we've been having, the river looks especially inviting! --Brianna

Deanna said...

Mrs. White, I so enjoyed the tour of your gorgeous estate! Loved my visit with you.
Now please come over to my place on the prairie and I'll share some grape pie and freshly brewed iced tea to your liking.
God bless,
d

Anonymous said...

Thank You for sharing the pictures of your beautiful estate!!! You are blessed!!!
Diane

Carolyn said...

It looks like just the kind of place I would want to live at.

Karen Andreola said...

How interesting. I was just thinking of sending you a letter to request a look at your venerable house and landscape. Reading about your motherhood and home life got me curious. And I was more curious after you showed us the view of your front garden and picnic table a few posts ago. And then today I find your Vermont house.
I'm certain you find the stream behind your house a relaxing and peaceful sound. Thanks for the stroll but most of all for sharing the value you hold in Christian home life.
Karen A.

Anonymous said...

Oh how peaceful and pretty your estate is. You and your husband and family have created a beautiful haven for your family. It must take a lot of work to keep it up but somehow you have managed. Not just managed but add such extras to it to make it all the prettier. Thank you for showing us your estate! Sarah

Sarah Lashbrook said...

Beautiful! Makes me wish we had a larger property, out in the country. I live in a very different place, a beach town, and I love it, but sometimes I really wish we lived further out.

L Fout said...

Your home is lovely. I was wondering, do you fish in that river? My son would love to play in that :)

Tricia said...

Beautiful grounds. Thanks for sharing. You are blessed.

Jill said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place. It seems so rich in history and memories. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It would be hard to ever want to leave this bit of property--not even for groceries.

Respectfully,,

Sally

Judy Zander said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely place I'll come back again for more views but for now thank you!

Audrey said...

Thank you for that tour of your lovely estate. You are a very inspiring lady.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely home and gardens to live in and to enjoy your grandchildren around there!
I sure would enjoy a home and land like that as well!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I am so thrilled to have been linked to it! It's not very often that I come across what I call a "kindred spirit" out there in computer land, and look forward to visiting on a regular basis. I too think your home is lovely, and I might add well "loved" as well. I wish I was somewhere in New England, as I always felt my heart was there. But I need to appreciate my own humble home, and view it as you do yours.....on a daily walk, thru very discerning eyes. Maybe then I'll see past its imperfections and appreciate its own loveliness and well loved spaces. We are in this home for 25 years now, so it too has seen many memories and 3 generations.

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