This is the farm of Mark and Sandra Thomson, located in the east half of Lot 6, Concession 12 in the municipality of North Middlesex.
The Lumby family settled here in 1875. Henry “Hank” Moggach bought it from Ben Lumby in the early 1900’s. In 1953 Frances Leyten bought it and he owned it until 1959 when Mark’s parents’ Dunc and Betty Anne (Horner) Thomson bought it. Mark bought it in 1989 when his parents moved to Parkhill.
This farm was originally in the Township of Williams but by 1860 the Township of Williams was split in two, and it became East Williams Township. This road was always known as the 12th. In 2001 East Williams Township amalgamated with West Williams Township, McGillivray Township, Parkhill and Ailsa Craig to become the Municipality of North Middlesex, with a population at that time of 6,700. The road name was changed to Bornish Drive after the amalgamation. You are at 3175 Bornish Drive now.
Today Mark and Sandra Thomson live here. They run a large cash crop and custom work operation with Mark’s brother Joe. Their Uncle Carlyle and other family members also help out on the farm. Mark and Sandra have four children; two boys and two girls as well as three grandchildren.
When looking for a barn quilt pattern Sandra wanted something that reflected their farming operation. The pattern that Sandra thought best suited is called “Harvest Wreath”. The colours that she chose were primitive colours which she thought would suit the barn steel as well.
Sandra and Mark hope that all will enjoy this ever-evolving barn quilt trail!
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Mark and Sandra Thomson
3175 Bornish Dr,Parkhill, ON
Latitude : 43.09633 Longitude : -81.64124