Hello and welcome to my blog Tend. I am a 56 years young old-fashioned gal with a country heart.
I live in Wisconsin with my husband of twenty-six years and our darling tabby cat Gabe. Before the pandemic I commuted several times a month to Iowa for work, now I work from home (remote work) as a CPA. For fun, I read and review books for both publishing companies and authors (by request) in several genres. Not only am I known to friends as having mastered the art of pivoting, I’m also what is affectionately known as a domestic engineer extraordinaire. I love home cooking, baking, taking care of my family, and growing my own food.
This blog is dedicated to my great- great- grandfather Manuel (4th generation farmer) pictured here with my great-great-grandmother Sarah. Many many years ago he bought his first farm in Ontario, Canada and soon after helped to frame his first barn–his pride and joy. Shortly afterward he contracted pneumonia and refusing to rest properly died at the young age of 40. He left behind his wife and 8 children. In July 2019 my husband and I visited the land my gr. gr. grandfather’s farm was once on and his grave site. The foundation of his once beloved barn still there hidden in the overgrowth that was once a thriving farm.
Great Great Grandparents Sarah and Manuel
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