Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: All Things Farm Related


My mom grew up on a farm and I’ve been back to visit only a couple of times in many years.

Some of the barns on the farm where my mother grew up.

The farm remains in the family, and the current owner, my cousin, takes remarkable care of all the buildings.

Corn crib with tractors.

I remember spending time on the farm when I was a young kid. Exploring the barns, hanging out in the corn crib. Riding the tractors with my uncle.

Antique tractor.

Tools still hang in my grandfather’s shop. I never spent any time there, we were forbidden from exploring it, and it seemed kind of scary.

Tools hanging where grandpa or uncle left them decades ago.

The farm is a special place and I’m glad it’s still in the family, though it’s a huge responsibility and a lot of work to take care of it.

Time keeps rolling along.

I miss so many people that used to work or live on the farm. Sometimes I think I can see them just around that next barn corner.

Which way did they go?

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

14 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Challenge: All Things Farm Related

  1. The final photo “time rolling along” is extraordinary. Award worthy, even. Black and white really works well for this nostalgic post. How lovely that you have this heritage in the family that you can still visit. I bet Katie loves the smells when you go.

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  2. love that last photo too. So nice that the farm is still in the family


  3. I really like these black and white photos. Here in Central Illinois, we have LOTS of farms!


  4. Your last two photos are my favorite this week. Wonderful entry. 😀


  5. Perfect post for black & white. I love “Time keeps rolling along.” So it does. 🙂


  6. Great Photos!


  7. My mom grew up on a dairy farm and we lived nearby for about three years when I was very young. But my grandparents sold it when I was 7 and it hasn’t been in the family since, though a couple times owners have allowed us to go back and look around, which was neat. I’m glad yours is still in the family!


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