I started to line the horses up for a photo, but I was a few seconds too late. Farmer Jonathan was already making his way through his list of morning chores and the horses knew that feeding time was imminent. They started trotting down the hill and in short order were jostling for position along the farm gate, ready to enter the barn and get some grub.
Whenever I arrive at the farm for my weekly photography and blogging session, my routine is to start by taking a lap around the fields to see what's changed. This week the farm's second field of winter winter is up, green, and thriving. (Last week it was just brown soil.) And the first field of winter wheat -- planted a few days earlier -- is even taller and greener.
One nice thing about farming is that the job changes as the season changes. Winter is a slower time in the fields, but there's plenty of work going on in the barns and workshops, fixing up equipment and preparing for another new season. So this winter, keep checking back on this blog to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of winter on a 1900s farm.