Thursday, October 13, 2005

implements



Most old barns have a tack room, and a place to store implements. There's no reason to get rid of them, and besides where would you take them? There were no dumps back then, and anyway, you never know when the new-fangled equipment might break down.

Each time I enter one of these old barns, I'm reminded of the scene in "Twister", where they seek refuge in the barn, only to find the walls lined with items that look like tools of torture. There were in a way, as hand and oxen powered farming was hard physical work.

4 comments:

pablo said...

Those rakes are beautiful with their wood smoothed by use. I'm sure some city slicker would pay handsomely for them in an antique shop.

AC said...

When I first read this I thought it said "most old *brains*', which would work for this post, too, don't you think!

Walter Jeffries said...

Great composition!

poopie said...

I tried taking a shot similar to that the other day...It's amazing to be transported back in time like that.