St Croix River Road Ramblings

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

On the Farm

When Dad decided to retire from farming in 1986, I took a series of photos of farming as it was done in the old days by an old-timer. Dad was 71 at the time, and although he didn't know it, he had started to have Parkinsons symptoms.   He said it was all he could do to drag himself through the day with all the farm work to do. He had cut back from 24 cows to a dozen by that time.  

Barn Swallows

If a cow had to be persuaded, taking their mind off the milker by holding their tail up kept them from kicking!