Last weekend I took a little detour on the way home from seeing my daughter. Rather than turn right toward home, I turned left to venture down a dirt road that leads to Garfield Farm and Tavern. It had just snowed and I knew the historic farm on 281 acres would present me with some good photo ops. I took so many pictures I decided to split the post up. So welcome to part two of my little visit to Garfield Farm on the Illinois prairie. (You can read part one here.)
The red brick stagecoach inn awaits visitors entering the charming gate of a white picket fence.
The little white sign reads “T.P. Garfield.”
The side entrance to the inn reveals another gate.
I fell in love with all the fences carving their way through the landscape.
The back of the inn is just as charming (if not more so) as the front.
One of several photogenic barns dotting the historic farmstead.
What’s this quaint little building? It’s home to …
… these feathered friends!
This white one got a little testy if you neared too close.
And then there was this cockadoodledoo who made lots of noise!
Let’s move to a safer, quieter place on the farm. Who lives here?
These cuddly cuties! No amount of coaxing was going to lure them any closer.
The handsome little fella waiting by the open gate is my grandson, Aiden.
He enjoyed the farm just as much as I did. Every turn we made revealed something new to explore.
Oh boy … we definitely don’t want to get too close to these big studs!
Good thing they’re behind a closed gate.
What else can we find at Garfield Farm? So much to explore on a wintry afternoon.
Oh, wouldn’t this be great decor back at home? I was a good girl and left it in place.
This home isn’t original to the property but was moved here and now serves as the visitor’s center.
I was happy to see this rustic fence … it’s the same type of fence that encircles my backyard.
I hadn’t seen another one like it until we visited the farm.
Yep, this is pretty much what my backyard fence looks like. You can see it here
Love this cute little door and the light above it!
And so, goodbye to Garfield Farm for now.