Farms in the Valley

The Blackstone Valley has always been a farming community. Although it was the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, the farms have always been here too. People, after all, need to eat and where the ground is fertile and apple orchards thrive, families will farm.

Summer has come, right on time. It usually shows up just around Memorial Day and that will be here this weekend. The cows are serene. The chickens and horses are content and peaceful. The corn is coming up green and it looks like a good crop is on the way. Soon we’ll have fresh local produce and our air will be full of the scent of things growing from the earth.

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  1. Reblogged this on catnipoflife and commented:
    What better catnip could there possibly be than the beauty and joy of the countryside! This is THE place to observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest!


  2. Absolutely LOVE these pictures! Reminds me so much of my grandparents back in the 50s-60s. 🙂


  3. It was interesting spending a couple of days on Long Island, New York (part of yesteryear) which is mostly flat and returning home to Uxbridge, Ma. and “the country”. Ah, the flowers , birds, fields of veggies and trees!! Ah, the pollen!!!!!


  4. Always reminds me of my childhood where I lived in the country a lot.
    We actually lived on a huge tomato farm in Illinois for a while. Just renting this old farm house.
    Went to a country school that was held in a old small church. Each row was a different grade.
    As a special treat (if we were good) the teacher would play “Mexican Hat Dance” by Gene Autrey
    on this old gramophone player she had.
    When I tell this to kids these days … they don’t believe me.
    Maybe I really was in the Twilight Zone.


    • This is a far different world from the one in which we grew up. I was a city kid, but even the city isn’t anything like the city is now. And where we live really IS the country. Being in the Valley is like time travel. It’s always the mid-1950s around here.



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