The owners of Flamig Farm in West Simsbury, Connecticut have a mighty good sense of humor. They’ve got a backward EGGS sign prominently displayed on their large roadside barn. To top it off, they’ve decorated the front lawn with a rusty blue truck along with a trio of seasonal pumpkins artfully arranged near the truck’s front bumper.
Don’t you just love the patina of the blue truck door and how the white trim on the red barn doors makes a bold underscore for the backward EGGS sign? Perfection in my eyes.
Need to go somewhere? The truck may or may not get you there, so saddle up one of the horses, and be on your way lickety-split.
About Flamig Farm:
Founded in 1907 by Herman Flamig, a German immigrant, Flamig Farm has survived being (among other things) a 12 cow dairy, an egg retailer with a few thousand producing chickens, a top soil mining operation, a snow plowing service and an organic vegetable farm with 10 cultivated acres. The farm offers a petting zoo, alternative energy sources, earth products, a farm shop, fresh eggs & local honey, pony rides, seasonal hayrides, stay-cation accommodation, a party room, and summer camp programs.
Why the backward EGGS sign? Apparently years ago, an artist friend of the owners wanted to add something to the end of the chicken barn and added four huge eight-foot tall letters that said EGGS. The owners knew the town wouldn’t allow an advertising sign that big. So an idea was hatched to put the letters up backward and call it “Art.” And that’s what they did.
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