The story

Story Synopsis:

Circular tulip-inspired design represents garden the owners have always aspired to grow and display.

Long Version:
The hill this farm home is built upon is composed of stony gravel. Cement block bricks were poured and cured on-site as Irish immigrants fashioned the home and farm buildings in 1907. The original fieldstone cottage of 1850 still sits adjacent to the barn. The fertile fields that lie below the ridge toward the lake offer a collection of soil types that range from sandy loam to Brookston clay. In past years, grains and oilseed variety research took place on this land because of its mixed soil types. Today, it is a family farm. In honour of its picturesque elevation overlooking Lake Erie, the farm was appropriately named Bonnybrae by its current owners. This circular tulip-inspired design was chosen to contrast the harsh, wind-whipped conditions that make it nearly impossible to grow garden flowers here. The floral design represents the garden the owners have always aspired to grow and display.

Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Ann & Peter Fisher


Ann’s Garden Barn

13266 Talbot Trail, Chatham-Kent, ON

Latitude : 42.41476 Longitude : -81.81166

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