Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014; Tresspassers

Iron rails and wood ties are caught trespassing on the property of a doe and her fawn.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 29, 2014; Old Meets New

The old works while the new waits.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28. 2014; Co-Pilot

Baling hay with a co-pilot.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27. 2014: I Would Have Never Believed It

If you would have told me 20 years ago that crop dusting planes and freezer peas would disappear from Skagit Valley, I would have never believed you.  But....they have.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014; Old School AC

The world before tractors had cabs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014: Stampede Summers

With the two passenger trains gone, an interesting mixture of power lugs the evening freight upgrade.

Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014; Nose to Nose

Head-end and helper, Blossburg, MT

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22, 2014: Summer in Three Forks

Running long hood forward, a local hustles through the usual afternoon thunderstorm at Three Forks, MT.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014; Morning Westbound

A stack train rolls west near the spot where the Miller River joins forces with the south fork of the Sky.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19, 2018: Gaynor

Standing about where the little depot of Gaynor once sat, the two "station agents" give a westbound the roll-by.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014: Back When...

The Montana Rail Link, back when the SD 45's still ruled the rails.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 17. 2014: No Glory

Engineers might get all the glory, but how far would they travel without signals?  Signal maintainers, Stevens Pass.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014: The Roll-by

The conductor of a westbound train inspects a passing eastbound on Stevens Pass.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 15, 2014: A Day to Recognize Fathers

Grant:  youngest son, father of our grandchildren.....so far.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014: Flag Day

So why a photo of eldest son Seth on Flag Day?  It's his birthday.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014: Lucky Day

Friday the 13th?  Any day spent in the open air farming is a lucky day.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014: Switching H&P

A BN local bumps grain cars at the Hansen and Peterson feed mill near Burlington, WA

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014: Switching the Pole Yard

After setting out a string of log flats, the Conway Turn climbs a sharp incline back up onto the main.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014: Survived Almost to the End

This is the old original chicken house on my family's farm in Ohop Valley.  It finally fell down just a few years ago.  As the farm now passes out of the my family's hands it's amazing to think this old building we there at the beginning and nearly lasted until the end.

Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014: The Back Porch

Do houses even have back porches anymore?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June 8, 2014: Packing the Pit

A farmer gets a bird's eye view from on top of his silage pit.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

JUNE 5, 2014: Barn Cats

Cats have a way of finding the best spots.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 4, 2014: No Room to Roam

A group of heifers are slowly getting squeezed from their pasture.  As a post script, since this photo was taken, additional apartments have been built on this site and a road bisects what was once a field.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014: Show Cow

With her whites still on, and a ribbon tucked in her rear pocket, a farm girl milks her project cow after their tour of the show ring.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014: June is Dairy Month

My Grandpa Kjelstad hand milks "Dolly."

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 1, 2014: What I Did Durning Summer Vacation

Spring, summer and fall, I spend almost more time on the cultivating tractor than I do at home.