So I chose to do this little project at the historic (1880's) Firestone Farm in Greenfield Village for a number of reasons, first off being that it's, well, historical! Plus I don't believe private owners would appreciate me traipsing out to their property every month to take photographs of their land.
Finally, it gave me a reason to visit Greenfield Village more often - - as if I really need an excuse to do that!
Of all the pictures shown here in this post, there are only two that I did not take, and they are the first two photos . Both were taken by friends of mine who work for the Henry Ford. Greenfield Village is closed from January until mid-April and therefore I have no access to the farm or anywhere else there during that time; I sent them copies of the photos I had previously taken as a guide - which were matched up wonderfully!
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy my year-long project.
|WINTER - January: |
chopping wood, collecting manure, caring for the livestock -
all winter chores.
(Lee Cagle took this pic - thank you!)
|WINTER into SPRING: March 12:|
Tools are repaired and sharpened, fences will be mended, and the
planning for the upcoming planting season commences.
(Thank you to Tom Kemper for this wonderful March photograph!)
|SPRING - mid-April: plowing takes place. |
This is where the corn will be planted.
|SPRING - May: |
The corn is just beginning to peak out of the ground.
|Late Spring-Early Summer - mid-June: |
Everything is looking fresh and coming up "rosey".
|SUMMER - July: |
the corn is looking good.
|LATE SUMMER - early September: |
the corn is ready for harvesting
|Early Fall - Late September: |
|FALL - mid-October: |
the corn shocks are now standing, curing.
|LATE FALL - The fields of November: |
all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
This was perhaps the longest it ever took me to write a post!
But it was fun - -
Anyhow, thanks for stopping in - - -