On THE farm

When I was growing up, a trip to the farm meant going to the Binkleys, just outside Phillipsburg. It had two large barns, for one thing, and a woodlot down by the end of the road.

After Uncle Arlie died, Aunt Edna and cousin Kenny continued to live there. Here they’re standing with Grandpa and Grandma.

Do they look like sisters?

When I was old, I enjoyed climbing the former windmill tower, though vines made the effort difficult, and the woodshed also in sight revealed a host of curious objects. Unseen is the outhouse that was still in use, at least as an alternative to the indoor plumbing.

Kenny always enjoyed our visits, but he did sometimes play a little too rough. We learned to roll with it.



One thought on “On THE farm”

  1. Was this photo the farm on Pansy Road? Wilma Binkley Creager talked about a farm on Sweet Potato Ridge Road also. And Dan Binkley lived on the corner of Rt. 49 and Welbaum Road.
    Great Photo!

    Binkley descendant,
    Annette Stewart

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