It was a very warm morning when we parked our cars in the lot, but there was already quite a crowd of various ages anxious to see the sunflowers. Almost everyone had face coverings and social distancing was observed.
On the way to the fields, we passed this garage. The wooden door is what caught my eye first, but then I was drawn in thinking about how they use that door, plus the small second floor windows, and the unique cupola.
What would you do with a garage this size?
Just thinking about it made my pulse quicken – vehicles, lawn equipment, workshop, potting area and garden supplies downstairs, quilting and crafting upstairs. I could be one happy woman with this building.
Does this building have historical significance? Not really, but it is part of a wonderful 78-acre farm that has been in existence since the 1740’s and is currently owned by John and Carol Hutton.
Today, Coppal House Farm offers a farm stand, sunflower festival, farm camp, corn maze, and horse-drawn sleigh rides pulled by their Belgian draft horses. The name ‘Coppal’ actually means horse in Gaelic.
What did we see besides this handsome building and farm animals? We saw sunflowers, lots and lots of sunflowers. Think sunflowers as far as you could see, all the pollinators you can imagine, and humans contorting for the perfect selfie.
I mentioned it was hot.
So, how hot was it? Well, the Belgian horses even needed a fan. Now, that’s hot. 😎
Today, like all Thursdays, these doors are linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors-August 6, 2020. Happy door gazing.