Formerly filled with barns and corrals too far gone to save, the farmyard is reminiscent of the Bland’s working farm. Outbuildings, including Mr. Bland’s garage and sheds, and Miss Catharine’s Butter and Egg Stand, offer a glimpse into the working life of the farm. The central fountain is constructed of brick from Miss Catharine’s dairy barn foundation, a syrup kettle, and the tailpipe from Mr. Bland’s car. The restored Weathervane Barn is home to an exhibit of farm life of the 1920s and 30s. The Farmyard features heritage plants and their modern cultivars, as well as shady places to sit and imagine the activity of the past and enjoy the daily beauty of the present.
Last updated: 5/30/2013