Photo Essay

The Things That Are Left Behind

Still (farm) life #6

In the 1960s & 1970s, my grandparents ran a working cattle farm with a reasonable amount of success.

As time passed, old technology was replaced, and the machines and tools of the trade were stockpiled in one of many sheds that dotted the land.

Once my grandparents had passed, the land was taken over by my uncle and aunt, who run it in an altogether different, modern way. Less machinery, more convenience, the land has since become more of a family's exhibits spread throughout the 1100 acres, while the only work there now is run on the smaller 100 acre homestead block.

This is where I find my muse. Amongst the piles and detritus of machinery remnants that lie around. Everything is kept, in that it may once again become useful, but as time goes on this possibility seems more and more remote.

This is my family museum. These are it's exhibits.

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  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (20 Jan 2013):

    great images

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton said (20 Jan 2013):

    Thank you kindly!

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