Jenne Farm – The most photographed farm in the world

Photographers line up to photograph Jenne Farm

Jenne Farm in Reading, Vermont (The address of the Jenne Farm is 1264 Jenne Road.) is suppose to be the most photographed farm in Vermont and perhaps the world.

It even showed up in Forest Gump in a scene where Forest is running across America (and back again) and it has been used in Budweiser commercials and other movies.

I’ve seen a lot of photographs of photographers lined up, tripod leg to tripod leg, in the early morning or like in this photo, in the middle of winter. I’ve visited the farm many times (and tossed a donation in the donation box) but have never run into another photographer there. Perhaps I don’t get up early enough or these are photo clubs or some kind of photo tour.
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….in the world of landscape photography, Jenne Farm becomes a sunrise mecca each autumn, a scene that so screams “quintessential New England fall” — rolling hills, weathered red barns, and an 18th-century farmhouse, all flanked by autumn leaves — that it has become, it is said, the most photographed farm in the country, perhaps the world.

“On busy days, there can easily be a hundred people up on that hill photographing everything we do, and sometimes people get confused and think it’s a park instead of a working farm and private residence. They’re always asking for the public restroom, when can they take a tour of the house, and the location of the restaurant.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/13/the-autumn-cult-jenne-farm/6j0Mk6LdoJ566QFBAetosM/story.html
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In the world of amateur photography, an iconic spot like Jenne Farm becomes “must have” shot on photographer’s bucket list.  Once you’ve seen a photograph of the farm, you start seeing every where.  On calendars, on post cards, on book covers etc.

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Amateur photographers who “collect” these iconic spots become like a bird enthusiast tracks their life list and travel the world to check off more birds than that guy in the bird club.

Antelope Valley – check.

Grand Canyon – check

Bass Harbor Lighthouse – check

Nubble Light – Cape Neddick Lighthouse – check

Old Faithful – check

Eiffel Tower – check

The only problem is not seeing the forest for the trees or being so focused on these icons perhaps they miss other interesting places and scene that are right around them in their neck of the woods.  Also standing in a line with a dozen other photographers all getting the same exact shot doesn’t lead to much individual expression or personal style your work.

The goal with any iconic spot should be to bring a unique take on the location.  Difficult to do of course with a spot that has been shot to death.

Classic Old Ford Tractors Vintage Sales Films and Commericals

A collection of vintage films, sales pitches and commercials for the Ford line of tractors which dates back 100 years. I’ve collected a number of fine art photographs and artwork of vintage Ford tractors in the New England region including many of these fine old machines still in running condition and even still in used on farms in New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Fine art photographs and prints of vintage Ford tractors by visual artist Edward M. Fielding can be purchase as greeting cards, prints rolled in a tube, frame and matted museum quality artwork, wood, canvas, acrylic prints and even on products such as t-shirts, tote bags and shower curtains.  Makes a great gift for the Ford tractor fan in your life.

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More classic vintage Ford antique tractors – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/ford+tractor

Ford Tractor Company vs. Fordson

Ford Tractor Company was a company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, active 1916–1917, that built tractors to facilitate “horseless farming”. It was not related to the Ford Motor Company.

The choice of name has been assessed as deceptive by later commentators. Businessman W. Baer Ewing had hired tractor designer Robert Kinkaid to develop his product line, but named the company after one Paul Ford, a local hardware clerk Ewing had hired, allegedly to leverage the Ford name to take advantage of customer confusion with Henry Ford. The company may have hoped for a quick settlement with Henry Ford to acquire the name, but instead Henry Ford marketed his own line of tractors, beginning in 1916, under the brand name Fordson.

The company is the subject of a silent educational documentary produced in 1917, Horseless Farming With Ford Tractors.

Fine Art Photographs of Vermont Cows for Sale as Prints

Black and white photograph of a cow

Fine Art Photographs of Cows – I recently found myself in Stowe, Vermont for a rainy afternoon. My wife had a conference at the Spruce Lodge and I had the afternoon free. Fall foliage had already come and gone with the last leaves being ripped off by a breezy, stormy day. But I was determined to get out and photograph the beautiful country side around Stowe which includes many fine family farms.

Vintage tractor
Vintage Tractor on a farm

I came across a herd of dairy cows gathering near the farm gate, hoping that it was getting close to milking time. One cow in particular caught my eye and I was able to capture a few nice portraits.

Managing to keep my gear dry and shooting wide open in the dark and gloomy late afternoon cloudy sky, I manage to capture this sweet face in the pasture.

Dairy Cow Stowe Vermont
Dairy Cow Stowe Vermont by Edward M. Fielding

This is a Jersey cow or cattle are a small breed of dairy cattle. Originally bred in the Channel Island of Jersey, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk and the lower maintenance costs attending its lower body-weight, as well as its genial disposition.

They look a lot different than the type of cow typically raised for beef such as this fine fellow below seen on a small micro farm in Etna, New Hampshire.

Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding
Beef Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding

These cow portraits in black and white can be found in the extensive portfolios of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding.  Fine art photographs of cows and farms in New England are available as prints, museum quality framed art, canvas prints, wood prints and more as well as on products such as tote bags and decor items such as throw pillows.

Cow – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/cow

Farm – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm

Tractors – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Vermont – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/vermont


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Vintage Tractor Fine Art Photographs

Vintage Tractor photographs

The Art of the Tractor – celebrating the beauty of old farm tractors with fine art photographs and artwork from around New England and the world.

Do you like old tractors?  This is the place to see some of the finest tractor photography by photographer and vintage tractor hound, Edward M. Fielding.

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Living in the heart of old tractor hunting grounds, in the Upper Valley region and Kearsarge area of New Hampshire, near the boarder of Vermont, Fielding spends his time hunting the surrounding towns of Springfield, Sunapee, New London, Hanover, Lyme, Cornish as well as deep into rural Vermont in pursuit of fine old vintage tractors in the wild to photograph.

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John Deere, Farmall, International Harvester, Ford – if it is an old tractor sold back in the day in New England, chances are Fielding has found and documented it.

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Old tractors still in use plowing and haying meadows, old antiques restored and proudly displayed, classics for sale, rusty old heaps put out to pasture as decorations, cute little red house tractors peeking out of barns.

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tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

 

Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks.

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Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanized.

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To the tractor lover, there is something magical about the tractor in the pasture. It represents wisdom, strength, and former glory as the plower of soil, tender of crops, and the backbone of the nation.

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Much like the aging racehorse or the prize bull, after its working days are done, old tractors find resting spots on the edges of fields, alongside barns, or in the hedgerows.

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Today, these rusting piles of iron not only represent the memories of nostalgic farmers (past or present), they represent possibilities of restoration, rejuvenation, and new life as sparkling representations of an age gone by.

 


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Farm To Table Artwork for your Restaurant or Market

Vintage Tractors Farm to Table decor

Farm to Table Decor – Farm to Table restaurants and markets need to look no further than this new collection of canvas prints from fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding for wholesome, farm fresh goodness.

Available as framed art, prints, canvas or even wood prints, the collection of tractor, food, farms, barn and more.

 

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” -Lewis Grizzard

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Old Ford Vintage Tractor

Old Ford Vintage Tractor

Vintage Tractor Fine Art Photography

Old vintage tractors live and breath in Springfield, New Hampshire.  I found this wonderful old, patina-ed Ford red and white vintage tractor working on building up a wood pile in a woodlot.

Part of an ongoing series of fine art photographs of vintage tractors in Vermont, New Hampshire and all around New England,  including a few as far north as Prince Edward Island, Canada.  You can see the entire collection at:  https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Old Ford Vintage Tractor
Old Ford Vintage Tractor, Springfield, New Hampshire by Edward M. Fielding

Also join the Vintage Tractor Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/vintagetractorart/

The Ford N-Series tractors are a series of farm tractors that were produced by Ford between 1939 and 1952, spanning the 9N2N, and 8N models.

The 9N was the first American-made production-model tractor to incorporate Harry Ferguson’s three-point hitch system, a design still used on most modern tractors today. It was released in October 1939. The 2N, introduced in 1942, was the 9N with some improved details. The 8N, which debuted in July 1947, was a largely new machine featuring more power and an improved transmission. It proved to be the most popular farm tractor of all time in North America.

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Beautiful Vintage Tractors

Vintage Tractors Farm to Table decor

Beautiful vintage tractor photography by Edward M. Fielding. See the entire portfolio of vintage tractor photographs and artwork available as prints, greeting cards, framed artwork, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic museum quality artwork with a 30 day money back guarantee.

https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/vintage+tractors

Old tractor in the snow
Classic New England scenery with vintage red tractor, snow and an old red barn.
Beautiful Farmhouse Interior
Beautiful Farmhouse Interior
New Hampshire Vintage Tractor
New Hampshire Vintage Tractor
Cornish Vintage Tractor
Old Tractor Quechee Vermont
Rusty old Ford Tractor
Rusty old Ford Tractor, copper frame.
Vintage Ford Tractor by Edward M. Fielding
Vintage Ford Tractor by Edward M. Fielding – 12 x 12 shown.
Vintage Ford Tractor Tilt Shift by Edward M. Fielding
John Deere Green Tractor Vintage Style by Edward M. Fielding
John Deere Green Tractor Vintage Style by Edward M. Fielding
Vintage Ford Tractor Artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Vintage Ford Tractor Artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame
Vintage Tractor with elaborate frame
Barnwood frames available
Barnwood frames available
Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from - or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.
Hundreds of frames and mat combinations to choose from – or get it printed on canvas, wood, or metal.
Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style
Vintage Tractor Photography for that modern farmhouse style
MH20- Old Farmall tractor in the field by Edward M. Fielding
MH20- Old Farmall tractor in the field by Edward M. Fielding
Old Tractor Brown Toned by Edward M. Fielding
Old Tractor Brown Toned by Edward M. Fielding Modern Farm House Style Decor
MH03 Old Tractor and Barn by Edward M. Fieldng
MH03 Old Tractor and Barn by Edward M. Fieldng
Photographs of old tractors
Photographs of old tractors by Edward M. Fielding – Modern Farm House Style Decor
Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print
Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print – Modern Farm House Style Decor
Old Tractor Black and White Square
Old Tractor Black and White Square

Vintage tractors photographed by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding. “I don’t think I can drive past an old tractor in the field, up by the barn or resting in the back forty without stopping to take a photograph.” says New Hampshire based photographer Edward M. Fielding. “The amazing machine’s are the lifeblood of the farm. Farmers use them for all sorts of chores around the farm, basically taking the place of oxen of old, and unlike the family car hidden away from the elements in the garage, these machine often spend their life out doors getting dirty and grimy. Getting rained on, snowed on and so on but they continue to faithfully do the work around the farm for decades if not for generations. Lots of personality can be found in these old machines.”

Part of an ongoing series of fine art photographs of farm life around New England and Upstate New York by photographer Edward M. Fielding featuring scenes of country and rural life including landscapes, barns, farms, agricultural scenes, livestock, buildings, farm houses, crops, fields, silos, back roads, country lanes and everyday life in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, New York and beyond. Edward M. Fielding is an award winning artist whose fine art photography can be seen Internationally on the pages of magazines and book covers as well as in galleries and private collections in the New England region.

Over 4,500 images from Edward M. Fielding are also available as framed and matted artwork, metal prints, canvas prints and more via his portfolio on Pixels.com at: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/

Farm Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes

Farm fresh tomato farm stand photography

Farm Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes – Beautiful vintage look fine art photography of heirloom ripe red tomatoes at the farm stand at Muster Field Farm in North Sutton, New Hampshire. Perfect decor for the modern farmhouse or country kitchen. Beautiful light streaming through the windows of the old barn on to the fresh picked crop of juicy red sweet tomatoes on this wonderful fall day in New Hamshire.

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The wonderful Muster Field Farm is a farm that has a lot of historical value in the tiny town of Sutton, New Hampshire. The farm was founded as the Harvey Homestead in 1772 by Matthew Harvey. The original house that was built had burnt down in 1787. The current house that is on the property was built shortly after, but has expanded since it was built. The new house was used as a tavern for the locals to drink at, the first post office and first library in Sutton, and a home for the descendants of the Harveys. In total, eight generations of Harvey descendants lived on the farm and added to it.

A look inside a traditional Icelandic Farmhouse

Inside a turf farm house in Iceland

How did those early Icelander’s survive and even farm in such a inhospitably terrain? Before modern geothermal heating, before modern insulation and construction techniques – how did those early farmers survive the brutal winds, snow, ice and cold of living near the arctic circle?   How did them manage to keep the livestock alive and tend to their daily needs of feeding and cleaning out the barn?

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Short supply of wood on the island of Iceland, crazy wind and freezing temperature lead to some creative thinking on the part of early Icelanders. Pitched roof houses build right into the land with turf roofs solved many problems of keeping out of the howling wind to keep things toasty and also so the whole house didn’t blow away.

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Roofs were lined with the only plentiful building material – turf or sod. Living sheets of grasses covered the roof. Volcanic rock provided the foundation and side walls.

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Inside was small and sparse.  Less room to heat and more body warmth to conserve.  Bedrooms often housed the entire extended family in wooden bunks with sides to keep the covers handy.

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One bedroom lead to another and downstairs often had passageways to the barn if the barn wasn’t in the basement.  Easy access to livestock during storms and the 24 hour days of darkness in winter.

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The technique of building with  durable, renewable, and widely available turf  first appeared with the arrival of Norse and British settlers during the 9th through 11th centuries at the height of the Viking Age in Europe.

Historic records suggest that up to 50 percent of Icelandic dwellings were partially comprised of turf until the late 19th century. As populations began to cluster in cities like Reykjavik, wood buildings replaced stone masonry and earthen architecture. After fires razed the city in 1915, concrete became the material of choice.  – National Geographic 

Some Icelandic Turf Houses You Can Visit

Icelandic Turf House, Selfoss
Glaumbær in North-Iceland
Museum at Árbær

Meet one of my neighbors!

Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding
Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding
Cow portrait by Edward M. Fielding

Meet one of my neighbors!  I managed to get this great shot of a beautiful cow when it came over to investigate my little westie dog Tiki. Tiki thinks cows and deer and just about anything with four legs is a big dog that needs to be barked at but these gentle cows just liked to come over and investigate.

See more cow photographs here:
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