First they took the rabbits, then the trees and then the house. I wonder if you could find so much as one mini pine cone now. Likely they’re all under the houses they built once they tore the rabbit sellers down.
The fields were being used by a neighbour, rented or bought the land (I forget which now). He stopped along the road when he saw me taking photos. Was concerned about what I was doing. But, happy to tell me the story of the place after we talked to him. At the end of the conversation he suggested we pick all the apples we wanted from the trees at the back of the house. He even invited us to come back again and pick more.
I did go back a few times to this house. I met more of the family on another occasion. Later we dug up wild garlic and daffodil bulbs which grew in the long grass. Most of the daffodils came up (three years later) in our own front yard.
This is an abandoned house in Scarborough. On Kingston Road, near Markham Road, as far as I remember. It was all painted red and white. I remember seeing this house before when it was something, I don’t remember what it was though: car lot, restaurant or something else. But it was red and white then too, many years ago. Now it is abandoned but the city is saving the trees on the property. More photos on the blog.
This house would have been one of those houses you can’t really see behind a tall hedge of thick pine trees. It had a ‘Private” sign in the front, along with the rabbits for sale. This house will be gone soon, all it’s pine trees have been taken down. It must have had a fire inside – I could see the scorch marks on an upstairs window. It is certainly not being lived in. Kind of like an abandoned bee hive.