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Farm Project: May

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This past weekend, my sister Elaine and I went out to the country for May’s installment of our farm photo project. It’s seeding time and my brothers are about halfway through — they have approximately a week left to go and are putting in a total of 1,100 acres between their two farms. This year, they are planting wheat, barley, peas, soybeans, corn and two kinds of canola (one for edible oils).
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Farm Project: March

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My sister Elaine is away on holiday with her family, so I was the sole photographer for March’s installment of our farm project. Wow, did I get more than I bargained for! Saturday started out innocently enough… my brother Gordie phoned to let me know that one of his cows was calving so I drove over to his farm to await the newborn. While we were waiting, he fed one of a set of twin calves a bottle of milk to supplement it’s diet. He sometimes needs to do that because the mom doesn’t have enough milk for both.
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Farm Project: February

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My sister and I just spent another weekend out at the farm, taking photos for our farm project. With the help of a gorgeous February morning, complete with hoarfrost, nice light and a blue skies, we were able to take much better photos and are both really happy with the results. As well, with so little snow on the ground, we went on a short hike each day, wandering through the pasture and visiting some favourite spots.
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Farm Project: January

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Our farm project kicked off this weekend. It was lovely to go home, visit with my family, eat Mom’s cooking and relax with a good book (I started ‘The Help’ yesterday and finished it today). My sister and I followed both of our brothers around and managed to take some photos that we think will work. Then today to finish the trip off, we went to cheer for our nephew Ian and his hockey team ‘The Holland Rockets’.
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Our farm project

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This series of images (taken on August 20, 2011) has sparked a new project for me which I plan to officially start, with the help of my sister and fellow photographer Elaine, in January, 2012. It is hard to explain just how special these family portraits are to me – I took these as my Dad and brother were trying to decide whether they would get rained out before finishing the field of ryegrass that they were combining. You can almost hear the conversation looking at the photos.
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