two farmers

"Two Farmers" by Carroll Cloar, 1953

I have had a vision in my mind for most of my life of two farmers leaning on a fence.  They are having a conversation as the sun goes down after a day of work in the fields.  This image comes from observing my great-grandparents as a child and catching a glimpse of the unhurried lives they lived in the rural American South.  What in the world was there to talk about when life was so simple?  Didn’t one farmer know exactly what the other had done that day? I… Continue reading two farmers