OUR GRAND WALNUT TREE
LOCATION. location, location. the driving force in real estate valuation. Location was also the driving force in the success of this walnut tree on fifth line of Erin Two.
My grandmother, Louisa Freeman, always said that this walnut tree was planted by me (alan skeoch). In terms of achievements
in life, the walnut tree stands out. It was located right beside the old farm back house and about 30 feet from the hand dug well. You can see the well pump handle just to the left of our truck. The back house was located in the shadowy area and was quite a pleasant reading room because grandma decorated it with old calendars and news clippings.
Granddad, Edward Freeman, had a huge rhubarb patch exactly where the truck sits. From that patch he made gallons and gallons of rhubarb wine much to the chagrin of his Temperance neighbours. After he died, Eric and I tried to replicate the wine but ended up with a soupy mess of wormy barm which when bottled took a few weeks to gather enough pressure to detonate.
BAM! BAM! BAM! Shards of glass and foam and worms and goop all over our cellar.
What an unholy mess that was.
The walnut tree now massively overshadows the rhubarb patch.