Sunday afternoon, I met Lisa, Tim and their lovely family out on a 190-acre Farm in Mayville, WI that’s been a part of Tim’s family for generations. We had a great time walking the land while taking photos along the way.
Tim shared the heritage of the farm as well as, how it came to expand and change over the years. Notably, during a Highway 33 re-routing project, the farm’s main house was demolished and rebuilt in a new location to make way for the where HWY 33 is presently. Today, across the highway from the farm, a telephone pole and a smokehouse stand as a reminder of where the family home once was. The smokehouse is used to this day to smoke delicious delicacies.
While Tim was growing up, his father had bountiful, pristine rows of hay, corn and oats. The farm was also a home to 100+ cows. Though Tim’s parents still own and live on the farm they have scaled back some. The cattle were sold a couple years ago and much of the land is now rented to area farmers as they expand their crop. The buildings and pole barns are packed with campers and other items to be stored for winter.
As you can tell the Ravanelli Farm means something to a lot of people and is a big part of this family’s legacy.
Once a month, Lisa, Tim and the boys come out to the farm. They walk the land and enjoy some quality family time together. The farms’s atmosphere is so calming. It is the perfect place to get away from it all. Growing up, I loved the fast pace of life and thought that I always wanted a packed schedule. Now that I’ve gotten a bit older, I can truly appreciate the invaluable opportunities to slow down. This was one of them.
Aren’t these sneak peeks just perfection?!
Lisa, Tim & Family,
Thank you so much for sharing the farm with me. It was such a joy to be able to photograph your family at a place that you hold near and dear!
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