The Zettel family has been making its living on this piece of land since 1860. That was the time when many farms in Southern Bruce County were settled. Our ancestors came here from Germany, bringing with them centuries old knowledge of livestock and crop husbandry, horse-powered fieldwork and building with timber. The land was covered with forest. They cleared it with axes and hand-saws and shovels and teams of horses, using the mighty Oaks, Elms and Maples to construct their houses, and raising the magnificent bank barns which were to be the backbone of farming for another 100 years.