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Monday, January 11, 2010


Butcher day was usually held in the cooler Autumn weather...probably to help preserve the meat as it was being prepared to hold the family through the upcoming winter months.

No task was to small or too hard for the family members as they all pitched in for the entire weekend of conversations and activities. Usually it was one of the few times a year that neighboring families had the time to get together for an extended weekend.

It has recently been said that there are two things you don't want to see being made...a congressional bill and sausage. In today's political atmosphere...I would rather see the sausage...I think that is a cleaner process.

Dan

20 comments:

septembermom said...

In some ways, I envy those times of togetherness as families and communities. We all seem so separate in today's world.

Great picture. Rich tones.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...things have gotten to busy nowadays...I thought the electronic gadgets were supposed to save us time???

Dan

Indrayani said...

Well said Dan!....
and awesome picture... its so life like...its like I am there...!!!!!

:)

The Muse said...

Loved your text along with the shot! HA HA too true...

great imagery manipulation..adds to the feeling of the moment.

DawnTreader said...

You're so good at capturing these historical scenes...

Cinda said...

Just found your blog. What beautiful photos and love the comments! Thank you for posting!

Bernie said...

I have been thinking a great deal lately about the corruptness of our political scene in Washington and becoming more and more angry with the partisanship and adding pork to the health bill and other causes. Our supposed representatives are not listening to the people and do not know what is really going on in the country.

So I am with you on watching the sausage. And I think your picture is more a painting.

Dan Felstead said...

Indryani...thank you...it was one of those pictures that no one "posed" for...sometimes that works the best.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Muse...I usually try to keep politics out of the blog but I couldn't resist this one!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dawn Treader...historical type settings are my favorite.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cinda...thank you and welcome aboard! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Drop back by anytime!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Bernie...I visited your blog and "You go girl"! My dad is 85 and I wish he would begin a blog as well but he just isn't into that sort of thing. I admire your spunk and I look forward to reading your posts.

Dan

Sunny said...
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Sunny said...

I sit here with my food processor and wish for simpler times!
Seriously, the kitchen has always been a gathering place for friends and family to converse and sometimes cook together at our house. I even use an old meat grinder (like the one in your wonderful picture).
Sunny :)
P.S. I know you like old barns so I hope you will drop by my blog tomorrow.

Miquel said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, what a beautiful place I have discovered with your blog. It's a great blog, amb best images!!! Good work. Congratulations from Mallorca (Spain)

Suicide Barbie said...

Fabulous image!
Strangely enough I have been thinking about how life was not all that long ago and I find it a sad state of affairs that we have lost so much from the days of way back when... Often I ask myself, What will become of humanity when no one remembers the basics of living anymore?

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny! I saw the Silo in your picture on the blog and it is an awesome shot...soon to fall I am sure.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...
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Dan Felstead said...

Miguel...thank you so much and welcome aboard from Spain...thanks for the comment and stop by anytime. I have taken picture for over 40 years and one of the most favorite pictures I have ever taken was shot in Arenys de Mar.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

S Barbie...My fear is that we will be thrown into a situation where we will HAVE to learn the old ways again.

Dan