Don't know what the colors will be till the uniform comes in.
So we headed for the country to pick apples.
The farm was started in the early 1800's with the house probably built between 1830 and 1850.
This the main structure was made of logs, with siding added later.
Love the blue on the door.
The logs were anywhere from ten inches to twelve inches in diameter.
Many later built homes were eight to ten inch logs.
Great afternoon picking apples.
There was an old log cabin we pass every time we go to the farm and I have always wanted to stop and get some pictures.
Settlers usually always started out in a log building, but as resources became available they soon covered up the logs. Usually incorporating them into one or more of the rooms on the newer structure.
Typical to have the stairs in the center of the house.
Some times this was done as part of the design and other times placed here between two log structures.
Once a very active farming town with a railroad. Now just by-passed by the highway.
And they had a nice playground/ball park.
The town had many big old houses, attesting to it;s once more fortunate period.
But many of them were beyond repair.
It would be interesting to find out if he was born in Missouri or not.
I will vote 'not'.
'Wagon Wheel Cafe'
Their is nothing five star about the place, but the burgers were ok and the fries good, and they had sweet tea.
We will come early enough for breakfast next time.
County seat for Ralls County Mo.
Although the town boasts this wonderful court house and a few other homes built of stone, for the most part it had even less old homes than Frankford, although it is a bigger town.
The town square had very few old shops around it.
What a great day in the country and what a great weekend.
Lots of exploration and two new log cabins found.