It’s hard to believe, but our year-long farm photography project is done! I’m so glad that Elaine and I decided to start it in the first place, that our family got excited about it too, and that we stuck with it to the end. In 2013, we’ll be starting phase two which is to choose the photos that best represent our family’s farm life over the generations (all the way back to the early 1900’s). Those photos will be going into a book that we’ll be designing as a family keepsake. My sister and I are also planning a gallery show in August (more news on that later!).
My heart is filled with gratitude for the unexpected gift that this project turned out to be. I know I’ve mentioned it in some of my past posts, but I feel so much closer to my family, and by extension, the community. I know Elaine would say the same. It has been really great to get into the habit of going ‘home’ at least once a month — we plan to continue that next year and have already picked out our dates! I love the area of Manitoba where I grew up and the more time that I can spend wandering around the countryside, the better.
To give a small sense of what we’ve managed to capture over the last year, I’ve chosen one set of photos from each month. If you’d like to go back and re-read, you can click right through to the related blog posts from this article, or you can simply choose ‘Farm Project’ out of the Categories listing in the right sidebar.