Wildflower Farm’s rustic log cabin farmhouse was erected here in Edwards, Colorado in 2001, but the building has a rich history. Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm owner Marty Jones worked with local architects to draw up the building’s plans and structure, but he purchased an old log cabin, which was originally constructed on a site in Virginia, and had it trucked out to Colorado to be rebuilt in its current location. He sourced reclaimed wood from farms in Tennessee and Nebraska to complete the building according to its desired specifications. One of the building’s interior trusses bears the date 1789, so at least some of its original elements have been in use for well over two hundred years.
The antique tractor and windmill adorning our roadside garden are among Wildflower Farm’s unique property landmarks. Both were sourced from farms near Hebron, Nebraska, where Marty’s father-in-law also had a farm. The tractor is a 1950 Farmall Model H tractor that has been restored and repainted its beautiful original tomato red color, and the vintage windmill stands tall out front as an indicator of our location as well as current wind conditions. Neither the tractor nor the windmill function as they once did, but they serve their current purpose well in marking the Wildflower Farm gardening and landscaping center as a special spot.