By Horse and by Hand Published on terrafoto Website
Working a farm with draft horses is a joy for the senses: birds singing, insects buzzing, and the squeaking and rattling of the iron tedder; the scent of drying grass and the tang of horses’ sweat. Frank Hunter’s 70-years-old equipment may not do a perfect job, but he’s satisfied with the result: “I saved myself another tank of gasoline today.”
For over two years I followed life on Hillside Springs Farm, the small family farm of Frank Hunter and Kim Peavey in New Hampshire, USA. Every week, during harvest season, early June to late November, 50 families who subscribe to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program pick up their vegetables and fruits on the farm or at the nearby farmers’ market.
The farm is entirely horse-and-hand-powered. “The horses give us the opportunity to have a working partnership with animals that is rare and vital these days,” the farmers find, “and we greatly enjoy their good company!”
Now you can see and read their story By Horse and by Hand
on the terrafoto website.
This is part 2 of my ongoing trilogy personal project Farming for the Neighbors
Part 1 is Build Soil