This classic New England farm scene with its large red dairy barn and green pastures features in many of my artworks available on Pixels.com – Click on any of the images below to find out more about purchasing prints, tote bags, throw pillows and other gift items.
This is my neighbor’s barn and over the years I’ve photographed it around a few thousand times as I’ve walked the dog. Who by the way is the one and only Tiki, famous for his book “The Quotable Westie” which is available on Amazon.
A few years back the owners raised a few beef cows and keep a couple of horses. No doubt a few decades ago the fields around this classic red New England barn would have been filled with dairy cows. These days the woods have encroached on much of the former pasture land and a few houses have sprouted up one the edges of the fields.
But these fields are still full of bobolink nesting birds and are hayed a few times each summer for feed-stock. Often one stops a vintage tractor in the fields cutting, drying and baling the grasses for hay. Its done the old fashioned way with farm hand sized square loafs of hay instead of the totally machined manipulated giant round bales one sees in a more modern farming operation.
Season by season I’ve photographed this classic New England barn and landscape. Every day it seems to bring something different, I especially try to get over to the hill side during stormy thunderstorm times (before the lightening comes) to get beautiful clouds in the composition.
Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com) is a visual artist living in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire near the border of Vermont. He lives in the hilly outskirts of the town of Hanover, NH – home of Dartmouth College in and area known as Etna.
Fielding’s work has been featured in galleries across the region as well as gracing the covers of bestselling novels.