FOUND ON THE FARM – Marilyn Armstrong

Things Found on a Farm

It had been a lovely morning and early afternoon, but by the time we go our gear together, the sun was playing peek-a-boo. We went anyway. We were just going around the block to the farm along the river.

There are two or three farms along the Blackstone. Maybe four. The first one, where we usually go, is a dairy farm. Corn, eggs, fresh milk, butter are sold on-site. We never get any of the corn because we show up too late. By then, the corn is gone except for the hulls that would be good for squirrels or cattle, but not for people. They did have apples, but I still have a bunch of Galas at home.

You definitely need some cows on a dairy farm!

I had a fair number of pictures from the farms already, but they weren’t “things.” More like animals and products, so this time, I tried to get pictures of implements. We got done just in time before the (not predicted) rain started to fall.

Ignore the chickens!

Corn and apples for sale

Not sure if this is a tiller or just a groundbreaker. I may live in farm country, but I ain’t no farmer!

The guy who owns the other farm came by and invited us to come on over and take pictures of his new horses. He has quite a lovely heard of Tennessee Walkers, known as the most comfortable horse to sit on if you are going to be on a horse for a whole day. The guy, who wasn’t much younger than me, still rides all day long. He only uses his truck when he goes into town.

Farming implements, including a John Deere — the Rolls Royce of farming equipment.

More farm equipment, but I couldn’t name it for you. Sorry!

I was impressed. But he never took a bad fall, either. It’s not the riding that’s the problem. It’s the falling off. Next time!

And just a few more cows

I used a filter called “opalescent” to give some very soft color to a couple of pictures. They are almost color, but almost not. Regardless, very pretty.

Cee's Black-White



Categories: Black & White, Blackstone River, Blackstone Valley, cee's photo challenge, farm, Marilyn Armstrong

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12 replies

  1. I love the colour, it gives such a subtle nuance to each picture! We recently found some roadside stands that sold vegetables of all kinds as well as fruit. I told my kids when we enjoyed the feast that “that” was how fruit and veggies tasted when I was growing up. So fresh, so delicious, with such flavour!!!!!!! None of which is available at the supermarket. It’s all so bland and tasteless. As one notable movie said, “you can eat it, but it tastes like 2%@$”.

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  2. Marilyn, you really have some terrific photos for farm stuff. 😀 😀

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    • I had hoped there’s be more color. There was last year, but not this one. But the cows were out, all trying to push into the barn. It was, it would seem, milking time. Grazing is good, but milking is even better 😀 They milk by hand, too.

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  3. Very pastural Marilyn.
    Leslie

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  4. Love the photographs, What a wonderful day.

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  5. Nothing like a visit to a farm to remind us of simpler times. 🙂

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  6. The last photo of the cow has a good effect

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