Portrait of a Farmer

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© Julie Stiefel
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UploadedAugust 13, 2010
TakenAugust 11, 2010
Exposure1/30 sec at f/4
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Focal Length28 mm
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This is Carl Burd. He is a local farmer here in west central NJ.

Farmer Burd has been farming his entire life and runs a fair size (for NJ) farm which produces primarily corn. He is in his mid to late 70's and keeps on going!

Mr. Burd is a delightful man and is an incredible source of local lore and trivia. He knows all the local farms and farmers, their families, what their farms produce, who married who when, who was born in what year, how to do everything farm related...

I have visited his produce stand many times during the 30 years that we have lived in this area. It's only been in the last several years that Mr. Burd has slowed down enough to actually run his produce stand himself. Thus I've finally had a chance to chat with him, get to know him a bit, and hear some of his multitudes of stories about his life and those he has known or encountered during his 70 + years. A truly fascinating individual!

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  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (13 Aug 2010):

    truly excellent portrait, both image and words

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    I second what Claudia said

  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    Love it. An unsung hero.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Nov 2010):

    I second what Claudia said, oh oh I see Lise did that, then I agree with both of them!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2011):

    a neat story and a great entry. love the flag in the background!

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