Family Farm, Deer Creek Township, Illinois, June 2022

I took a short trip up to my family’s farm east of Peoria and the crops were just starting to mature out in the fields. I didn’t expect to find these flowers growing so big on the north side of the old ice house. And the tree that is just about dead seems to have…

Clouds Breaking, Family Farm, March 2022, Deer Creek Township

As everyone in St. Louis knows, last week the weather was horrible, and it was elsewhere in the Midwest, but late on Friday the clouds broke and the sun came out, leaving dramatic light and shadow over the prairie at the family farm. As the sun set, pink and purple light shone across the fields…

Hayloft, Horse Barn, July 2021

I climbed up in the hayloft of the horse barn and took some photos. It’s actually much older than the 1901 date that someone painted on the outside. The barn is held together with wooden pegs, not nails, and huge pieces of hardwood.

Family Farm, Deer Creek Township, Illinois, August 2019

Horses have come to my family’s farmin Illinois, and they are enjoying the wide open space of the pasture on the west side of the road. The cattle peacefully coexist at the southern end of the pasture on the day I was there. The barns are also being fixed up, and in particular, the one…