Our parents owned the farm for about 35 years so I grew up there and have many happy memories of the farm and the district.
Just a few years ago I met a lady by chance who, as a child, was friends with the girl in the first photo below, Heather McKinnon. The McKinnons had owned our farm before us and I was delighted when Heather gave me some copies of old photographs she had of the farm.
It's been interesting to compare what the farm looked like in the 1930s and as I remember it from the 1950s. Some of the buildings were still there, some not. Dad used a tractor rather than horses. Even the trees and vegetation in the background are interesting.
The three photos below were taken on different occasions so I think the cream cart must have been used to entertain visitors as well as their real purpose of taking the cream cans to the end of the lane for pickup and probably for carting other items around the farm as well. Heather was an only child so I imagine she was very skilled with horses and other farm work.
|Heather McKinnon with her dogs on the horse-drawn cream sled.|
|Visitors with the dogs on the cream sled.|
|Visiting children on the cream sled.|
This post has been in response to Sepia Saturday's theme photo of dogs. You can see other responses here.