The Last Load

The Last Load is a pencil etching by Alice Standish Buell, 1939. I love this picture because it shows what a typical summer was like in Vermont in the 1930s on the many small farms in the state. Haying was a big deal after the Fourth of July. The reason for that date was thatContinue reading “The Last Load”

Then and Now

Fifty-six years ago in October 1965, Donna and I bought our farm on Putnam Road in East Montpelier. The 207-acre property included the house, barn, a full line of haying and milking equipment, two tractors, and other miscellaneous tools. There were also thirty-two milking cows, eight bred heifers, and six calves. We paid Nelson andContinue reading “Then and Now”