September 27, 2008

Old World Wisconsin: German Farm

This is the first of two farms of German settlers that we toured. Although this family lacked for money, they were prosperous enough to send their son back to the old country to find a wife (apparently, he struck out with all the girls in Wisconsin) and to afford the various outbuildings like a summer kitchen where the docent was preparing carrots, radishes, and cabbages grown on the premises for lunch, and to keep swine like the lovely sow pictured below.

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