Jul 102019
2018-12-05 White Tailed Deer
2018-12-08 Cardinal
2018-12-08 Velvet
2018-12-23 The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.
2018-12-08 Now we are ready to leave after another great stay here at CP Farm. We enjoyed every day, and spent time with many of our friends here in Clifton. Now we are ready for a Norwegian Christmas, and will leave the farm back to our other inhabitants.
Jul 102019
2018-11-01 Now we have finalized the wall in the barn, and we think it looks great. Today we will smoke salmon.
2018-11-30 Now we are ready for the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour. We look forward to see you at CP Farm. We do not have large quantities, but as long as it lasts, you will have the possibility to taste and buy some of our smoked salmon. Welcome.
2018-12-01 What a great day for the Norwegian Country Christmas Tour. A lot of visitors came by, and we really appreciate to experience the interest for what we are doing here. Thank you all for visiting.
We will also thank Bryan Jameson for joining us, and tell about the excavation work, and to thank the hostesses and parking attendants for assisting us during the day.
2018-12-02 Cleng Peerson’s cabin, with star tracks.
Feb 082016

On December 4, 2015, CP Farm was officially opened. Invited guests from USA and Norway were present, and several speeches were given.

Mary Orbeck opens CP Farm.

Mary Orbeck opens CP Farm.

Our dear friend Mary Orbeck, whose great grandfather Ove Colwick lived at this place, gave the opening speech.

Rebecca Shelton and Carlyn Hammons announced the listing in the National Register.

Rebecca Shelton and Carlyn Hammons announced the listing in the National Register.

Representatives from Texas Historical Commission announced that the property has been officially listed in the National Register of Historical Places.


Left to Right: Vidar Aarhus (The Historical Society of Tysvær), Ingvar Frøyland & Arvid Vallestad (Municipality of Tysvær), Eldbjørg Djønne-Stuve & Thomas Mannes (owners), and Sigmund Lier (Mayor of Tysvær).

The Municipality of Tysvær was represented by the Head of Culture Ingvar Frøyland, Mayor Sigmund Lier, and CEO Arvid Vallestad. They expressed their appreciation of the work done at CP Farm and contributed to the support of future work by the gift of a check in the amount of NOK 10.000. The Historical Society of Tysvær, represented by its leader Vidar Aarhus, also contributed to CP Farm in the same amount.

Jul 102014

New flagpoles at CP Farm

We have had a wonderful time in Texas this summer and ,once more, a lot of things are going on.

This time we started in Duluth, Minnesota, where Thomas held a keynote presentation, and a cultural presentation at the Sons of Norway District 1 Convention. This was a good opportunity to tell more than 300 delegates, representing 10 states in the mid-West, about all the exciting things that happen in Norse and Bosque County.

At the CP Farm several activities are ongoing, and of those most visible this time we can mention:

Now we have installed 2 flagpoles, and raised the Tysvær and Texas flags on them.

Archeologists from Texas Historical Commission

Archeologists from Texas Historical Commission

Archeologists from Texas Historical Commission have come two times to the property to survey and to document buildings and artifacts.

We have now received a cost estimate to build a smoke house. Before we start to build this, we must remove an old shed which is in poor condition.

In the red barn, one of the walls has been covered with plywood, and further work will be done with this in the future.



Interior red barn

Interior in the red barn

This web page has been finalized.

The information boards for the property are printed, but some work remains on the construction of the frames. They will be installed in the near future.

This time we have met a lot of our friends here, and in addition we have met a lot of new, wonderful people. We really enjoy our visits here in Bosque, and look forward to our next visit.