Country Sculpture

The Way Things Were...

 The windmill still stands along the pond in our garden, no longer able to pump water from the cistern under its base.  Its fan blades rusted and fell to the ground long ago.  It originally supplied water to the barn where the Hancock and Staker families kept cattle and horses in the 1800’s.  

The barn is now our restored home.  The rusted base of the windmill remains as a reminder of the farm’s agricultural days.  Today, it presents a stark silhouette against an over-cast sky.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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