As the eldest of the fifth generation to have farmed the land that we called home, it occurred to me that in order to understand why we so firmly dug our heals in against EnCana's 2005 plan to drill seven additional wells on our land, the reader needs to know something of my family's history. My great-great grandfather came to the Rockyford area in the early 1900's...
This chapter is currently in the draft stage, more to come!
Above.. farming done the old fashioned way when the work day was long and hard. I've often thought that if I hadn't been spoiled with air conditioned cabs and everything automated when I was old enough to help Dad in the field, I'm sure I would have learned to cook better. Luckily Dad's passion for the newest technology allowed us to work smarter!
Below.. the photograph was taken the day before our farm machinery auction in April 2007. On the left is the old RD4 Cat, which in it's day it was the biggest tractor on the farm. Beside it, the last tractor Dad owned, a John Deere 8870.