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Let them eat cake

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Is this what they meant by “Little House on the Prairie”? Maybe this house is just a bit too little.

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Credit where credit is due, this photo was taken by the Captain with his little Fujipix. Photography is not his number one passion so I was surprised at the sky condition and general composition he captured.

We started to wonder about the little house. It has two windows and a door, so maybe someone, like a farmhand, might have lived in it temporarily. But maybe its main purpose was something else. I’ll never know the answer.

The present owner thinks it might date to around the 1930s. He said the previous owner used to put cake in it. We were a bit confused about that until we asked more about the cake. Apparently cake is what they call the pellets that are used to supplement the cattle feed in the winter.

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He said that when he was younger, raccoons used to visit this little house to eat the “cake” and then sleep in the attic. There was a small square cut out of the attic for access and it was a scary moment when the young fellow and his friends dared each other to stick their head up into the attic.

One thing I know for sure about this little house, is that the prevailing wind comes from the west.

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33 thoughts on “Let them eat cake

  1. This little cabin was the home for the cowboy- or the sheep-keeper during the summer months, I am almost sure. Very nice pic captain!

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  2. lovely and moody. sombre and haunting. what a wonderful photograph! great post and thanks, BOTH for sharing “_

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  3. This picture grabs your attention and lets the imagination run wild.

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  4. Beautiful (little house on prairie) love it…

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  5. I think the Captain is learning something from you! Nice shot.

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  6. About the size: there isn’t a lot of timber out there!

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  7. Excellent photo and story! ❤️

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  8. What an amazing photo this turned out to be! I love the mood of the threatening sky contrasting with the warmth of the golden fields. This may be just a little shack, but I wouldn’t think twice about taking shelter if a storm was approaching! Love the colours on this photo.

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  9. They need to turn it around so it can lean into the wind for awhile.

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  10. Nice photo of this cute little house, always nice to learn the history of a place.

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  11. What a wonderful photo and a fun blast from the past.

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  12. If I’d have come across that little house, I might’ve thought it was for storage. However, there was a museum in Florida (Cracker Country) where you could tour buildings from the late 19th century. One of the houses was this size (as seen in your photo), and it housed a family of six!

    That really is a nice photo from Captain G.

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  13. Perhaps a whole family lived in it during the “dirty thirties.”

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  14. Beautiful photograph, and interesting. I was intrigued by the title of the post, until I’d read a bit down 🙂

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