Monday, May 20, 2013

Life on the farm in the Northwest.

Oregon trail, and all that, it sometimes is not usual to thinking of being in 'old west' country. One day I stopped off at the historic Hanley Farm for what I hoped would turn out to be a photo op.

I was well-rewarded. Out by the barn were these 'cowboy' men, but they were overshadowed by their mighty equines. I believe them to be Belgian draft horses, and all rigged up for some work. None of the men are taller than the horses withers, yet I'm sure the men aren't short. If you've never seen these gentle equine giants before, try to make the effort.

Hanley Farm is just outside of downtown Jacksonville. It's a working farm, and has various events there throughout the year. The farm was established in 1857.