Mr. and Mrs. Sandburg with Helga in Farm Office
Photograph by June Glenn
Admiration for Mrs. Sandburg's achievements was apparent throughout the country as well as in her own home. Mrs. Sandburg was as famous as a breeder of dairy goats as her husband was as a writer. "It is a real farm they have at Connemara; it takes work and intelligence, and is no rich poet's toy," recalls Bruce Weirick upon a visit to the poet's home. (Niven, p 648) Although Mr. Sandburg had nothing to do with the farm operations, he gave his wife her just reward whenever he could by promoting and supporting her endeavors.
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, CARL 9581