Today I spent about 3 hours (and wish it could have been 30) with Norma O'Leary at the O'Leary Dairy farm up the road.
Last summer at NECCC I heard an interesting presentation --give me a minute to remember who it was- about finding the most interesing things to shoot-not in some afar away place, but in your back yard. This gentleman lived near a farm in VT and had taken to shadowing the farmers. It immediately-even while I was in Amherst- struck a chord with me, and I finally asked a good friend whom he would suggest I ask about shadowing at a farm. Dick didn't hesitate for a second and recommended Norma and Ernie O'Leary.
So for the next year I have committed to shadow -- but not get in the way, my rules! ---- this hard working farm family. I am already entranced, and learned more about the dailry farmer than I knew in all my years.
BTW, this is a Skid Steer. It saves a ALOT of shoveling time :)