This farm has been in the DeJong name since 1955. Prior to that it had been a Lane farm since 1879. Gord DeJong had come from The Netherlands in 1949, and married Mary Lane, whose parents owned the farm. Mary was a mix of British, Irish and Scottish decent and Gord was Dutch. Both, however, were very proud to be Canadian. The farm has seen much change over the years with dairy, pork, veal, beef, and crop operations having been run on the farm. Gord and Mary’s son Will owns the farm, running a small trucking company, and his son currently running a custom straw chopping business for the poultry industry. Jake and his wife live on the farm, raising their family there. The barn quilt represents the heritage of the families who owned the farm. Specifically, the windmill pattern represents the changes the farm has seen, and its red, white and blue colours, representing the European and UK’s descendants. The Maple Leaf is proudly displayed at the centre, being the home of all of these changes.
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Jake & Janine deJong
Winds of Change
76014 Morrison Line, Brucefield, ON
Latitude : 43.53811 Longitude : -81.49429