Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer around Michigan

Rather than taking a vacation in another State this year, we have been exploring closer to home. There are many nooks and crannies in Northern Michigan that we have never visited although we have lived in this part of the State for 11 years.  During the unbearable heat wave in July, we booked ourselves into a nearby hotel. Taking a drive around the area we ended up in Rogers City, Michigan and found homes built with field stones gathered from the fields many years ago. I have only seen these homes in Michigan although I understand they can also be found in New York State. I find these buildings fascinating. So here are a few photos of such buildings collected over the past few years.
 Rogers City, Michigan

  Rogers City, Michigan

 East Jordan Michigan - El-Jirah Farmhouse

East Jordan, Michigan - El-Jirah Barn 

 Private Home on the way to West Branch, Michigan

    St. John's Church, East Jordan, Michigan
Built in the early 19th Century by Czechoslovakian Immigrants

Back to knitting.    


  1. We have some field stone houses here in Vermont and many, many field stone fireplaces. They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics.

  2. Thanky you ever so much for sharing the lovely pics!

  3. There is a similar style found pretty much only in upstate NY and Paris, Ontario. The stones are smaller and less random, more in straight lines. I do love stone buildings, and your photos are beautiful!