October 3, 2009
We are excited to have finalized the conception of our 33 Barefoot Lane logo. We think it is simple, catchy, and classy. And it seems to speak, “I’m a place, not just a name”, which is exactly what we were hoping to achieve.
33 Barefoot Lane is the name that now incorporates our farm and businesses together; one name, many endeavors. And there REALLY is a lane; it’s the old cow lane that the cows used to walk down to get to the far pasture. And it goes without saying that the kids also had to walk the lane, to bring the cows home for the evening milking. Often barefoot, through the mud, thistles, cow piles, and wire – you name it, they stepped on it. While the cows have been gone for fifteen years, the lane and the memories remain.
And the 33……. when we counted all the Niemela’s (including in-laws) that have lived on this farm since Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Sophie settled here in 1916, we came up with 31; then we added in a couple of cousins that lived here for the summers during their childhood – and that gave us 33. Thirty three family members over four generations have called this farm home, and in their honor our farm will be known as 33 Barefoot Lane.
Tell us what you think of the logo designed by Sarah Shattuck of Four Seasons Design Company.