On a recent trip to Lanesboro, Minnesota I found this aging farm scene that speaks of shapes and lifestyles that I have worked among for most of my life before retiring. To this day there is still a deep respect for the the life and living that centers around these shapes of the past.
As noted in other posts there is a great deal of education that occured within or around these structures including work ethic, respect and a certain bit of honor. The long days bringing crops or nights tending to the "milking line" were the timelines for many families that multiplied in the rural sectors of this great nation of ours.
Most of our farm raised children started the morning early with a certain amount of chores, started their school day with the Pledge Of Allegence, were involved in after school activities and then came back to their roots to help with evening chores.
The work ethic learned amongst these forms left with many of our children only to find its way into larger towns and cities and put to good use at different occupations and adventures which benefited not only the places they worked, but the nation as a whole.
It won't be long before these "pillars" of rural life are gone and replaced by the clean new structures of the modern age, but hopefully the rural community will continue for mold and develop the same strong individuals that worked and played among these sentinals of farm life.
Sic “Em Bears. Go Baylor!
For more views of my work visit;
A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com