Month: February 2018


The Farmhouse

The rolling hills of Iowa afforded prime locations for 19th-century settlers to set down their roots and develop farmsteads. Each of the 640 acres in Grundy County, Iowa, where writer Lawn Griffiths grew up typically had four or five farms. Commonly, the houses, barns, granaries, and sheds were established on high ground. That allowed for visual command of the farmstead, best drainage from sep . . .