December 21st, 2013

Holland Marsh

Holland Marsh is famous for having some of the most incredible soil in Ontario. It's a low lying plain that has been farmed for generations. Along one of the main roads there are many abandoned homes...

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These old farmhouses are not in good shape. Many are in a state of near collapse. It appears that many of the farmers merely started to build newer bigger houses and didn't bother tearing them down yet...

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Most of the houses have outbuildings, like a greenhouse or an old warehouse. This one had both.


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All in all, a beautiful place. Inside some of the sheds you might find remnants of the past (like the sowing machine.) It's important to remember not to take or move anything. We're not thieves. Also, this particular house had a missing floor right at the entrance. Heads up or you'll take one big step  :D