This is an old dairy barn in Prince Edward County that my daughter Laura lusts after. She loves this barn and wants to own it and of course the land it is on. Her dream is that someday the barn could be converted to a house. Laura and her family have the use of the land right now and they have planted hazelnut trees for the future. They have also planted marvelous heirloom tomatoes in many shades of reds, oranges and yellows, potatoes (also is many shades of reds, yellows, purples and blue), zucchini and garlic. There are apples and grapes there already. There is a view of Lake Ontario in the distance and you can swim just down the road. Laura and her family are in the process of sorting out what needs to be done to make this land theirs.
My daughter Laura was born and raised in Toronto. She started her own company, Cubitsorganics.com which sells rare and heirloom seeds for urban gardeners. And urban gardening has led to a desire a place in the country. It is reminiscent of the old TV show Green Acres. “Farm livin’ is the life for me. Land spreading out so far and wide” has an almost universal appeal. This rug is really just the beginning of a story. This is a place that I hope becomes important to my family’s history.