Old Dutch farm / Старая голландская ферма

This is an old Dutch farm house called Lammerinkswönner near Enschede, The Netherlands.

Olympus Stylus 1s, 35mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/50s

It was built in 1775 by Koert Lammerink for his parents. Lammerinkswönner loosely translates as "the people that live on the yard called Lammerink". "Lammerink" is a very typical family name for this region (Twente), it originally means "Lambert's kin".

Later, such names were used to indicate a farm and and its yard. You then got your name from the farm's name, not the other way around, so if you moved, you got a different name; people were identified by the place they lived and the soil they tended rather than by the name of their ancestors. It's a real pain for genealogists.

In this photo you see some of the basic construction of the farm:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 45mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/50s

An oak beam structure was built on top of sandstone foundations. The spaces between the beams were filled with woven reed, and then sealed with a mixture of loam and straw. As more money became available, this would be replaced with bricks.

The loam-and-straw isolates well but it also attracts insects like bees who like to build their nests in it, destroying the wall in the process:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 55mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/40s

No nails or screws were used building the oak structure, only mortise-and-tenon joints:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 55mm, ISO400, f5.6, 1/40s

The size of the door tells you people were less tall in those days:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 42mm, ISO200, f2.8, 1/80s

On the yard there's a barn, built around 1750, typical for the region:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 28mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/60s

There's also a Dutch barn (we don't call it that, we call it kapschuur) on the yard. Here's a detail of its construction, again mortise-and-tenon:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 55mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/80s

It houses some very old carts:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 42mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/50s

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