Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Ghosts of Farmers Past
I stopped at the Vermont Welcome Center, which is right after you cross over the line between Massachusetts and Vermont. Every year I come up with at least one photograph here, on the grounds surrounding the visitor's center. I think I have seen these old farm implements before, but I don't remember that they had mowed around them, and mowed pathways so that you could get up close to them. These are wonderful old rusted examples of early farm equipment. I am almost positive that I remember seeing my grandfather Spencer on one of these hay rakes, pulled by a team of two horses as he raked up hay that had been cut and left to dry. Seeing them all around the grounds got me thinking of all the farmers who used this equipment in the years before it ended up here. One of the lessons here is how many ways you can photograph a single object. The middle image is only included because it is so abstract. So which is your favorite?
Posted by Ken Spencer at 6:14 PM