Thursday, September 24, 2015

Growing Up On The Farm on Flashback Thursday

Happy second day of Fall!  This time of year is always one of nostalgia and fond memories for me. Growing up on the farm made fall a very special time; as the air grew cooler you knew that it was going to be a flurry of activity and hard work to get the harvests in and the animals ready for the long winter months.  The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close and the fields are beginning to turn a golden brown signaling to animals and humans alike, the food is ready. But when there was increased work that meant we needed increased hands to get it done.  Family and friends that had grown up and moved away from the farm would come back to work.  Neighboring farmers would stop by to check out your status to see how far you were bringing in your fields.  As a kid that would mean more excitement and visiting over a home cooked meal with people you haven't seen for a long time.

While farming was filled with hard physical work, it was also very rewarding.  I do feel a little sad that small independent farms have become a part of history and just a memory replaced by cold industrial production.  But alas the world is ever changing.

Memories of our family farm:
growing up on the farm
View from my grandmother's house
growing up on the farm
My old dog Duke

Growing Up On The Farm on Flashback Thursday - Bring in the Fields

Pitchfork, Hand-Forged Hammer, Hoe, Farm Tools, Scrap Metal, Industrial Scrap, Salvage, Sickle, Altered Art Supplies, Prop, Rustic  #8-8
Vintage paint by number pbn old barn farm house red roof field wheat painting art
Mid Century, Antique Metal Olive Buckets, Farm Decorative, Country Rusty Decor, Collectible, Primitive Large Basket, made in USA
Antique Plows and Tractors Farm Equipment C. 1882 Antique Print Vintage Decor
True Tru Scale Portable Elevator Lift 1/16 Scale Vintage Tin Farm Toy Tractor Eq
Industrial Salvage John Deere Farm Rusty Rotary Hoe Wheel Garden Ready
Vintage Oliver Farm Equipment Tin Sign Green Tractor
Farm Fresh Galvanized Bin with Lid
Farm Scene With THRESHING MACHINE and HORSES Photo Postcard 1915 Condon Oregon
McCORMICK DEERING 10-20 15-30 Service Manual - 135pg for Workshop IH Tractor Repair
Rustic Pitchfork Head - farm tool
Sepia print -  Automobile mowing machines - 1911
Original 1910's Grandpa and His Steam Engine Threshing Machine Photograph
Farm Work Men in Field Bailing Hay Tractors Dog Working Harvest 1953 Vintage Photo Black and White Photograph
Antique Farm Wagon, Farm Equipment, Wagon, Cart
Huge Old Iron Pulley Wheel Farm Double Wheel  and Hook Metal and Wood Antique Wheel Ornate Iron Great Patina

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Growing Up On The Farm on Flashback Thursday - The Animals

Antique Animal Print, Vintage Animal Print, 1902 Cow Print, Farm Animal Print, Jersey Cow Lithograph, Farm Print, Country Print
Beswick Black Faced Lamb, Beswick Farm Animals, Beswick 1828, English Ceramics, Collectible Ceramics, Lamb Figurine, Vintage Beswick
Vintage Oil painting  "Sheep at the Watering Hole" Charles Franklin Chamberlain.  Dexter, Michigan artist
Cows in Road in the Catskill Mountains New York Vintage Undivided Back Postcard UDBPC Rural Farmland Scene
Vintage LOT of Five Pressed Paper Farm Animals and Metal Stands / Horses Sheep Bull / Animals Teaching Tool
Antique Pig Doorstop Cast Iron
Vintage Miniature Metal Lead Duck or Goose Bird Farm Animal Figurine
1830 - SHEEP - Beautiful handcoloured Lithograph, Germany. Animal, Farm. 185 years old.
1960s Jersey COW Illustration Poster - vintage HUGE educational flash card ART, ready to frame - Barnyard Farm Animals
Vintage Plastic Farm Animal Set, 48 Pieces
Vintage Farm Animal Print Goat Print Mother and Child Theme Childrens Decor Nursery Decor Vintage 1930s Print Plaindealing 783
Vintage Pig*Plastic Pink Pig*Miniature Pig*Farm Animals*6 Little Pigs
BABY GOATS 8x10 copy 1938 Shabby Country Farm Animal Decor
Vintage Toy Rubber Horses (set of 3) Barnyard Animals. Barnyard Birthday Party. Toy Animals. Farm Animals. Toy Horses. Rubber Toys.
Breakfast for Piglets- 1910s Antique Photograph- Mother Pig- Farm Animal- Real Photo Postcard- AZO RPPC- Paper Ephemera
Antique print.1901.Lithograph.Poultry.112 years old print.Farm animals print.Chicken,ducks print.Old print.12,1x9,8 inches.Vintage poster.

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Growing Up On The Farm on Flashback Thursday - The Homestead

Three Atlas EZ Seal Wire Bail Jars - Quart Size - Rusty Old Canning Jars - Country Farm House Decor - Clear Glass Storage Containers
Cook Rite Cookin Ware Health Bowl, Earthenware, Antique, Collectible, 2- Tone Glazed, Stoneware, Mixing Bowl, Farm House Decor, Keepsake
Vintage Farm House Dining Table
Old Farm House- 1900s Antique Photograph- Country Home- Edwardian Architecture- Real Photo Postcard- AZO RPPC- Paper Ephemera
White Enamelware Bucket, Covered Enamelware Pail,Hospital Medical decor, Country Cottage, Farm house decor,Camping decor
Vintage Colorful Rooster And Hen Figurine Statue, Farm House Decor, Primative Decor
Chair - Antique Decorated Wood Farm House Windsor Chair - Petite Old Kitchen Chair - Wood Chair - Antique Chair - Primative Country Kitchen
Kate Greenaway - 1905 - OLD FARM HOUSE - Victorian Farmers - House Home - Professionally Matted Childrens Antique Art Print Ready to Frame
Set of 3 - Cast Iron 5 Point Stars - Rustic Decor Farm House Decor Barn Decor Structural Stars
Rustic Farm House Wooden Rolling Pin
Owen Wexler Fine Art Print Farm House Pound Bridge Framed Under Glass Brown  Green Blue
Vintage Green Cosco Stool - Vintage Stepping Stool - Green Cosco - Adjustable Chair - Vintage Kitchen Stool - Industrial Stool - Farm House
VintageTable Runner - cottage decor  - farm house decor  -embroidered sheep - embroidered cloth  - table cover - cloth dresser scarf
Cute Vintage Cast Iron Animal Cookie Mold - By John Wright Co. - Animal Shaped Muffins - Cast Iron Baking Pans - Farm House Kitchen - Baking
Vintage Farm House Garden Watering Can
Vintage Blue Speckled Small Enamel Bowl and Pitcher ~ Urban Farm House

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1 comment:

Eric R Bender said...

What a great flashback, thanks for including my sepia print.