Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Days go By

The sun rises at 7:30 in the morning, but there is light in the sky long before that even on a cloudy day.
It is up in the sky until 6:00 in the evening, so we are enjoying plenty of daylight on these late February days.
That gives us plenty of daylight for hauling grain down the road.
Remember last November when Old Red got help from our new black beauty, Sterling Onyx?
This winter Old Red has been hibernating while his posse hits the road to deliver grain.
Last Summer Farmer Fred stored grain in every available space.
Including this one, which is not very modern or practical
but is a sentimental favorite. Notice that we have taken care to keep it in working order. We have added a metal roof with ladder and a new door. There are six smaller bins inside of the building, which we ignore. We fill it with one crop now, letting grain run through the dividers and over the tops of the walls. 
There was a day when that building held all of the crops produced on a family homestead.
We knew all of the secrets 
this place holds
 including where the apple trees are hidden.
So the work on this cold morning is tinged with a bit of nostalgia despite the modern equipment we set up.
Happy family occasions (Sonny, surrounded by his uncles and dad in 1948, is also the boy whose photograph is proudly displayed on the wall)
 have been celebrated 
on the familiar,
 long abandoned farmstead.
We enjoy the opportunity to reflect on the past as we work in the present.
Until the sun sets on GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. I love old pictures - these are great - how lucky that you have them!