Ideas and Imagery #38

You may find if you visit my blog over time that I have a bit of a fascination with farming and rural areas in general.  I have spent a great deal of time over the past 12 years working to conserve farmland, and in that time I've gone from not thinking about where my food comes from at all to having a great appreciation for those trying to put good food into the world.

Farming isn't really one of those things you try out part-time to see if you like it.  There has to be a conscious effort to learn and adapt to keep ahead of the weeds, markets, and cost to produce a crop that is worth what it took to grow it.

This was a shot of a tractor taken near Eugene, Oregon in the spring.  It was finally dry enough outside to get some work done.  I hope he is still out there putting food on our tables.