Focusing on inner growth from life experiences in all stages of our lives. Finding and implementing ways to age in a positive manner
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The FAMILY FARM
As a little girl, growing up in Illinois, my parents always loved taking a "Sunday Drive" out in to the country. My mother grew up on a farm, and her family still lived out on the farmland away from the city. I was always amazed looking at these wonderful family farms. They looked like independent little cities to me. I also loved looking at the old family farm houses.... thinking of all of the families who had lived with their families... their prayers, hopes , and dreams over the years. I could imagine the homemade cotton curtains blowing in the gentle breeze coming in from the prairieland, and little girls laying on their beds reading their favorite books and dreaming their dreams... the smells of homemade bread wafting up from the kitchen. The pain and sacrifice when the rains did not come, or the cows got a disease.
I look at these farms as the basis for American life, family, and the American dream. It is a testament to these farmers, to have been able to keep this dream alive all of these years with their hard work , prayers, and love for the land.
Joining today with Madge at the Rurality Blog Hop! Also linking with Bonnie at Photo Art Friday, where Bonnie challenged us to use several of her textures and add one of our own photos. I processed this second picture using three of Bonnies textures, trying to give the effect of remembering the past happenings at this old farm house in the midwest.