We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

'57 Fixation

A few miles west of Sall Farm is a chunk of land known to a certain group of
hunters as (simply) the "west place". 
 I believe it is even a little more remote than this farm!
Every year we are fortunate enough  to tag along
 and enjoy hunting this great little piece of property.
It's given Sall some great hunting and me some great photos!!
This is the place where the old Chevy sits corroding away into the landscape.
Every year this group of hunters displays their bounty on the hood and all climb
onto the car for the traditional "Hunting Shot". 

This weekend the group included some of the wives
 and one of the up-and-comers...
little Hank.
  He got the proud spot next to Grandpa Kevin
 and then wouldn't show his face for the picture!

One great bunch of people...
And one rusty old Chevrolet...
and you've got some awesome photos for the history book.

Believe me that old car has seen a lot of history.

And if we're lucky we will all continue the tradition
and show up in this field for many years to come....
50 years from now, Hank will have many good stories to tell his friends 
when they come to hunt.

With any luck the old chevy will last as long as
 the good stories that have been made around it.

Alright, (and for you car buffs), so it's not one of the acclaimed 1957's.
I suppose if it were, it would be in the restoration garage by now. 
So what model year do you think it is?

Make some great history and have a great Monday,

P.S. It's Mosaic Monday and I'm sharing this post with Mary at Little Red house.
Just click on the link for a trip into mosaicland.


Heather T. said...

What a great post!! Glad I visited from Mary's Mosaic Monday. My hubby would totally appreciate that old Chevy :)

~ A Vermont Girl

Lana G! said...

Fun the way you did the different effects!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your photos are amazing...love all the effects and these mosaics are wonderful...I loved visiting your "Chevy"!!!

Karen said...

LIsa, another great post! Hank is adorable. What great memories you are preserving for everyone in your photos. The car is in very good shape for a '57---I'm a '58 make and model myself, and I sure don't look that good!

Isn't is something how out in the country we name different pieces and parcels of land by familiar titles and everyone who has history in the area knows just where you're talking about? We have two woods here and they will forever be named after the farmers who owned them 100 years ago. Sometimes I wish I knew the history behind the names more--we have a 'Chicago Corners' a mile from here that is nothing more than an intersection now, but back in the day was an important place. I love the country life!

Snap said...

Beautiful post. Enjoyed seeing all the different effects you used. I like old cars ... rusty or not. Great memories and good friends. Can't beat that.

Sall's Country Life said...

Thanks for the comments and compliments gals! and Yes, Karen, it is funny how the old names stick to our country landmarks. I can't give anyone directions I just say left at the Shimke place, right at Remford Slough, etc. They look at their map and don't have a clue. Hah! Oh, at my husband's request, I had to add/edit my post and make it clear that the old chevy is not a '57. I told him I just like how it sounds "57 fixation". He just shook his head.

pam said...

What an amazing post. Cool photos and all your work to add special effects to them is so fun.

elva said...

What a cool old car! I love the montages you created with it.
There are lots of old cars like this in the SW desert and you always wonder how they got there.

Mary said...

Oh, I know of a few portrait photographers who would LOVE to use that old car as a backdrop! You have captured it so beautifully. Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Kara Bradeen said...

I love this post! What a cute photo Hank! It was so great to see you this weekend! Would you be willing to share any of those photos??

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning! Love your mosaics.

Casey said...

That is a great spot to take pics of the outing! I hope it does last quite a few more years for y'all!

The Average Joe Fisherman said...

You have a very interesting blog. I found it on OBN. I will hit the follow button right now.

The Average Joe Fisherman

Sall's Country Life said...

Glad everyone enjoys old cars like we do!! Kara: I'd be happy to share any photos with you, just tell me how to send them to you. Joe Fisherman: Glad you found us, that OBN is a great site!

Kara Bradeen said...

You can e-mail them to me at: jandkbradeen@yahoo.com
Thanks! I really love your blog! It is so fun to read!