Friday, April 24, 2015

Team



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Damn Routh)

Near Lillington, North Carolina.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Details



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

Diptych from our yard in Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Old Lure



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Still life.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In The Furrow



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

Near Lillington, North Carolina.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tank Farm



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

Commecial image. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Friday, April 17, 2015

In The Orchard



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Apple blossoms. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Old Tools



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Still life. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Billy



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Goat. Staley, North Carolina.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Planting



The folks from Mathis Farms were in the fields today in Grays Chapel, North Carolina prepping ground and planting silage corn for a local dairy. 












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Monday, April 13, 2015

Turning Ground



Spot Rouse plows with his team of six work horses near Linden, North Carolina during the North Carolina State Horsedrawn Plowing Contest.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Corn Planting Time



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

With warm weather, it will soon be that time of year in Grays Chapel, North Carolina. I can provide image libraries for agricultural, construction and industrial clients. Email me at danrouthphotography@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Canine on Duty



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Great Pyrenees on goat duty at Rockin' B Farm in Staley, North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On the Dozer



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Commercial image.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Free Range Hogs



Free range hogs at Rockin' B Farm in Staley, North Carolina.




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Monday, April 6, 2015

Two Keys



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Still life.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Blossoms



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

Japonica. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Lambs



(Photograph copyright 2015 by Dan Routh)

Rising Meadow Farm. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Williams Dairy



Rick Williams

About a mile from my home in Randolph County, North Carolina just south of Greensboro, Rick and Greg Williams operate Williams Dairy, a fourth generation family owned dairy farm. With their mother Jeanette, Rick's wife Barbara and son Michael, and a couple of outside employees, the Williams brothers farm over 500 acres and milk a herd of about 250 Holstein dairy cows (125 that they milk with another 125 that they are raising). They grow almost all of their feed (which is a considerable amount, seeing that some of their cows give close to 100 pounds of milk per day), raise calves and milk twice a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.




Michael Williams













The type of operation the Williams' run is rare now. At one time rural Randolph County, North Carolina was filled with family farms, but as the face of agriculture has changed and with the increase in development in the area, and the escalation of land values, working farms have gradually disappeared. Their lifestyle is like the one I grew up as a part of, and I hate to see it go away. In fact, my father and their father shared equipment and labor for many years when my own family milked cows. Their grandmother was one of the best cooks in the neighborhood and she cooked huge amounts of good food daily for the farmhands. It's a hard way to make a living, but it's a way of life that is important and valuable, and for the Williams, it provides genuine satisfaction and independence. 



Greg Williams








Because of the cost involved with maintaining such a large operation and keeping the land in their family, the Williams brothers placed some of their land in the Piedmont Land Conservancy. The PLC seeks to preserve rural farmland through the use of non-development easements. Basically they buy development rights to land (which gives family farmers some value for their land), leaving the owners with the ability to continue to farm their land without having to worry about development pushing them out, and preserving large tracts of rural land for posterity. The Williams farm is in the PLC's Liberty-Randleman Farmland Protection Corridor. For more info, go to http://www.piedmontland.org/.

Recently the Williams family has joined forces with another local operation, Goat Lady Dairy. They are providing the milk for Goat Lady's delicious cow milk gouda cheese, Lindale. A little over a mile apart, their collaboration produces a truly local product. For more info on that and other cheeses, go to http://www.goatladydairy.com/cheese-products.php.



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Grandma King's Tatting



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Some of my Grandmother's handmade tatting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Batteries Not Included



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If it's a mechanical camera, he either has one like it, or he can fix it. Ken Toda of Huemaxx. High Point, North Carolina.

Friday, March 27, 2015

At the Corn Crib



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Neighbor's grandson. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rust



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Still life. Near Asheboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Older Brother



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My brother Bill. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

At the Farm Supply



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Mike. Liberty, North Carolina.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Blacksmith Tools



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Still life. Seagrove, North Carolina.

Friday, March 20, 2015

On the Construction Site



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Commercial image.