Where’s My Mule?

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Old farms are photography gold – everywhere you look, there’s some bit of nostalgic decay.  Our family farm has been in the family for over a hundred years – but it’s been thirty years since it’s been a working farm.  Therefore, everything is busily returning to the earth.  When I visited the family farm last summer, I was very excited about making some images.  They are probably more nostalgic for me since I grew up visiting Grandpa on the farm – but many from the Midwest should be able to relate.

This is one of my grandfather’s tractors – it’s a McCormick Super M from the early 50’s.  For the most part, I don’t really remember this ever getting used.  The ‘little tractor’ (the H) got a lot more use.  This still runs, but it doesn’t do much beyond hauling brush and stumps.

Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm @10mm, ISO 400, f/3.5 @ 1/20 sec.

One Response to “Where’s My Mule?”

  1. JJ January 10, 2009 at 6:45 am #

    If you want to get ‘technical’, its actually an IHC Farmall Super MTA. I want to say its a 1954 model.

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