Excerpt from Wild Flowers and Where They Grow
The farm life they once knew and had a part in? The weather-worn homestead, the rambling barns and sheds - so many of them - With those dark corners and passage-ways, and stalls and pens for the cattle, and those haymows and lofts, the irregular garden, half given over to neglect, Where hop-vines and currant-bushes, fruit-trees and vegetables, divided possession with the old-fashioned ﬂowers our grandmothers took such pleasure in! The Well, and the spring that fed it, the mossy stones over which those livmg waters went plashing and dancing! The apple-orchard; lovely acres of turf and trees; the home fields Where the Indian corn grew, and in.
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