Thursday, March 23, 2006

Splitting Posts

Isaac swings the ax.

Nate surveys the work.

Nate, now, gives the wedge a good slam.

A job well done.

Isaac and Nate worked on Clarence's farm today splitting wood for fences the old fashioned ways.

Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn,
A sunlit pasture field with cattle and horses feeding,
And haze and vista, and the far horizon fading away.

A Farm Picture, Walt Whitman