Posts tagged fields
This is not something I normally get to do, but today we have something pretty cool — the two photos above show a farm just outside of Stayton city limits as it was almost 100 years ago, and as it is now. The Etzel family farm sits just off of Fern Ridge Rd., on the other side of Highway 22. Ron Etzel sent me the ‘before’ photo after I showed him the ‘now’ photo I took a week or two ago. Here’s Ron’s description of the older image:
Some years ago we came across this photograph of our farm, taken from a similar location to where you captured yours. This photograph is from a glass plate negative, and it was taken sometime prior to 1936. The reason we know this is that the large barn in your photo, just beyond the yellow maple tree, was built in 1936, and it is not in our photograph. Many of the other buildings have been long gone as well. The trees to the right of our farm’s home, in your photo, are the second generation. The ones in our picture were taken down in the 1980′s and replaced with new seedlings. In 1947, our family bought the farm from Garret H. Toelle, who still has family members living in the Stayton area.
Thank you, Ron, for both the image and the information. Much appreciated!
I like sprinklers. They spew forth water in random directions, and the plants and flowers drink in the water and grow, and then my allergies act up, and I sneeze. When I sneeze, it releases special enzymes into the air which cause sprinklers to grow. It’s the circle of life.
It’s possible I just made that up.
This sprinkler is a rather large one I spotted in a farm field just west of Stayton.
It’s farm field burning time again, and guest photographer Terri Jo Adams captured one:
The first field fire of the season – I captured it with camera on the 17th. There was one earlier, on the 16th, however I didn’t have my camera with me that day. . . live and learn.
Yup, always carry your camera. You just never know what you will see. Thanks, Terri Jo.
This was the view looking north from the Lone Oak Cemetery on the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fern Ridge Rd. a few days ago. You can’t see it in the photo, but Highway 22 bisects the image, right behind that line of trees behind the houses. I believe those buildings on the upper left are part of a farm between here and nearby Sublimity, which is just beyond the hill.
The hill looks a lot close than it actually is, since there’s a neighborhood, the highway, and some flatter land between where I took the picture and the hill itself.
It seems fitting I post a photo of some hay bales I found in a field along Fern Ridge Rd., after running the five part series on the process of baling hay at a farm just outside of Stayton city limits (see: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5).
The field above is not the farm in the series, though it just only a few blocks away.
Not only is guest photographer Tom Miller a talented photographer, he also brings us some knowledge to go with the visuals. His description:
Another photo (see also: Mount Pleasant) taken out in the Pleasant Valley area. Which is just up the road from the old community of Kingston.
A little further up the road (Kingston Jordon Hwy) you run into Thomas Creek and that’s where the Jordan Bridge came from that sits in Pioneer Park in Stayton. History 101.
This is a photo of something I haven’t posted before. After nearly seven years of taking pictures in a little town like Stayton, that’s saying something. This barn or shed sits in a field off of Jetters Way, behind Stayton Auto Wreckers.
In other news, have you noticed there’s a PalPal ‘donation’ button over on the right side of this page (under ‘Support SDP’)? I would not lie, my friends. I bring it up because I know how badly you want to send some random person money. Let me be that random person. My finances are misbehaving due to circumstances beyond my control, so even a little bit to help support this here site thingy would be more than awesome. It would be awesomely awesome. You would be awesomely awesome.
No pressure. Just a suggestion. I hate to even have to bring it up, frankly.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams sent in today’s lovely image of a frost-covered field from the area’s big ol’ Hoarfrostfest. That’s what I’m calling it – Hoarfrostfest. Thanks, Terri Jo!
The weather changed yesterday; it warmed up a bit and rain set in. But I’m perfectly happy posting more photos of the frost, so more photos of the frost I shall post. Unless snow happens. Then all bets are off.
Here’s another photo from the snowfall in the hills outside Stayton, courtesy of guest photographer Denny Barnes (see also: Return Of The Snowmobile). Such a beautiful winter scene. Thanks, Denny!
Denny also sent one more photo, but I think I’ll save that one for Christmas day.