Sunday, November 24, 2013

~CHRISTMAS AT THE WALKER HOMESTEAD~

The Walker Homestead...
The Walker Homestead is an ancient old house, located off the beaten path in Brookfield, Mass.  It's owner's are dedicated to creating an 18th century experience while offering primitive wares and antiques...
The homestead, is a typical old New England home, it's rooms small with low ceilings...the Homestead was decorated simply for it's Christmas open house with fresh greens, berries, dried fruit swags, candles...and the presence of Father Christmas...I enjoyed touring the old house with it's wide pine floors and large fireplace...I was however, disappointed in the open house...it was a three hour drive from Maine to Brookfield, our visit lasted perhaps twenty minutes...
I did however, enjoy meeting the peafowl...I may not have purchased anything...but I did come home with an idea if you will...
I think a pair of peafowl would look pretty darn good here at Dog Trot Farm...what do you think?

18 comments:

Kim said...

The house sounds lovely. It's too bad you had to drive so far for a 20 minute visit. Peacocks at Dog Trot....? Interesting thought Julie :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, I'm sorry the experience wasn't better, but I do hope it was a good day for a drive.
Were the peacocks noisy? I was surprised at the sounds they make.
Hugs :)
Lauren

An Historical Lady said...

Kind of suprised you wrote about this. I can think of so many other neater old houses and more interesting places to see...Just my opinion.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie, very interesting place, would love to visit one day......I think the Pea Fowl would be wonderful at Dog Trot, blessings Francine.

Jacque. said...

A disappointment turned into an opportunity! YAY! Will be waiting to hear if you decide on the peafowl.

Linda said...

oh yes they would...are they are to raise???? The Walker house is awesome, did you take pictures inside?

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

I am always amazed at some of the places we find peafowl, since more than once I've seen them wandering around on country properties. I love how that happy pair seemed to "pose" for you!

Kellie from Indiana said...

Whenever I get a few acres I would do just that! I say go for it!

Julia said...

Well maybe your trip was the catalyst for the idea to get a pair of peacocks for your Dog Trot Farm. Just imagine having such a beautiful bird as a peacock.
keep that idea alive.
Hugs,
JB

Farm Girl said...

I think it would be great. I have wanted them a long time but finding them has been so hard. I think they would look so pretty walking around your place.

summersundays-jw said...

I follow them on fb & always love seeing their pics. Love all those primitives! Jan

jennifer768 said...

I think that peafowl would be a wonderful addition to Dog Trot Farm.LOL! Perhaps Santa could include a pair for you.Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!Hugs,Jen

Terry and Linda said...

YES! I hope you get some!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Ginny said...

Peafowl, hmm need to think about that one. I think maybe a duck or two, lol. Sorry that your trip only lasted 20 minutes, it would not be to my liking if that happened to me.

newburyarts said...

*****we agree with your assessment of the open house, but did you not go to the other places in the area while out in the brookfield/sturbridge area?
primitive thymes in spencer and ye olde mercantile in west brookfield would have helped in such a long trip. we live on bailey island...so it's a good trip for us too!

acorn hollow said...

oh I would have not like the 3 hour drive for 20 minutes. the castle in the clouds is having a Christmas house I hope to visit
this weekend.
Cathy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Julie, I would love to have the opportunity to see a home like that, but I would want to stay there a lot longer than 15 minutes too. We used to have neighbors that had peacocks. Their 'howl' is rather mournful sounding, but they are beautiful..Hope you have a wonderful holiday..Judy

rockriverstitches said...

Lucky you to have visited that home!! I want peacocks too! I know I'll never have them since I don't live on a farm.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Tammy