Following Russell's death a family member now owns the property - the house has been vacant now for near 10 years.
The farmstead is a long way from the road, especially this time of year, mud season! I would liked to have gone in to get some closer photographs but I was just as happy to stay at the road and use my zoom lens!
The farmstead is located on the east side of the Western Road (Route. 2) in Carleton (between Coleman Corner and O'Leary Corner).
In Meacham's 1880 Atlas of Prince Edward Island this 100-acre farm belonged to Jno. Beaton.
The old barn seems to be in reasonably good condition. It's quite old and features few windows, no eave boards, and has the classic arrangement of small doors and large barn door on the front facing south wall.
The forest that's being cut to the right doesn't belong to this farm. Always when I drove by this farmstead I would look in to see it, it seemed like it was carved out of the forest and the farm set far into the woods. But not now! The old house and barns seem to have been exposed after all those years.