The year is 1965 and I was nine years old when I watched the first Green Acres television show. As many of you will remember it was about a New York City attorney acting on his dream to be a farmer and his glamorous wife uprooted from the life she adored to a ramshackle farm. I loved that show and remember the theme song Green Acres is the Place to be!!!!!
Now I would like to go back to 1921 when another husband and wife had the same dream to allow their children to be farmers. Carl Borcherding had a dream to build a farm and that is the beginning of our story. Carl and his two eldest sons built this beautiful farm. If only the walls could talk – I am sure there would be some great stories just like Green Acres.
We have been told that there is a possibility that the house is a Sears and Roebucks house and have found a picture of a house in the Sears and Roebuck catalog that looks a lot like our home that you could purchase in1921. During the years there has been some changes made to the interior but it still has the charm of yesteryear.
This gave the second eldest son (Ed) the opportunity to live his dream to be a farmer with his new wife and in 1928 they moved to this farm. The two of them made this their home for over 50 years. Two of the things I remember about Ed and his wife Ressie is that they both loved to talk and they worked hard and loved being farmers. The one thing that everybody remembers is the gorgeous
flower and vegetable garden they had. I remember driving by everyday on my way to and from work and seeing them out their planting flower bulbs or weeding. After their passing the farm was split and the acreage was sold to a couple that turned it into a bed and breakfast.
This is where our story begins.