Sometimes when you're hurrying by landmarks in your car you don't really look at them too closely. Last week I slowed down to take a better look at this old farmhouse and it intrigued me. After photographing it, I thought of the people that spent the hours putting all those stones in place and how proud they must have been when their new home was finished.
I knew when I asked a past president of our historical society and a driving force behind the book 'Farms of Innisfil' that when I described the place, she'd be able to tell me who owned it. The stone house was built around 1860 by Thomas Averill, orginally from Ireland.