As I mentioned yesterday, we stopped and had a look at this old homestead. The people who came here to homestead back in the day, were apparently a hardy bunch. This area is gorgeous, and I would have no problem what so ever looking at the Tetons all day, every day. But to be living in a log cabin through winter, would be tough. Really tough. It’s nothing for the winters to be below zero for days on end. And snow, lots and lots of snow. Plus, the winters back then must have been much worse than they are now.
Something brought them here though, the promise of cheap land maybe. This homestead is bigger than many we see. There are 3 buildings, and the largest, which is obviously the house, even had separate rooms. Something we rarely see. One of the buildings is a barn, and the other looked like a smaller house maybe.
We had to wonder, what brought them here, how long did they stay, did they raise a family here?
Old buildings like this, just beg for an old time photo look. Don’t you think?
They even built a fence around the property. Did they have a horse to keep in, a cow for milk maybe?
I am linking to Good Fences today with this fence shot.
So many questions, and we can only just guess at what kind of life was lived here.