In the Renaissance, well before automobiles were invented, horses, stables, wagons, and carriages were essential to chateau life.  Yet of all the castles we visited, Chateau d’Usse was the only one that showcased any of these elements in any great depth.  After seeing all of the old tack displayed, including some items with the fleur-de-lis and king’s initials, we […]

At the lovely Farm to Table dinner we enjoyed earlier this month, we met a lovely woman, a friend of a neighbor, who lives on acreage in Weston, Missouri.  She told us about the tobacco barn on her property and invited us out to check it out, and you know what a sucker I am […]

When I posted this shot of a cool, old building in Columbus, Montana a few days ago, fellow photoblogger, Cindy from Photos from the Loonybin left a comment asking to see more of the building.  The shot I posted was one of the only ones I took, but fortunately I had a chance to return to the […]

At the beginning of the 1900s, wagons like this one at the Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin, Montana were used to harvest sugar beets.  It was a very manual process.  The farmer would drive a team of horses pulling an implement called a “puller” through the rows of sugar beets to dig them […]

Located in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, Pioneer Crossing Park is home to a stone and bronze sculpture of a wagon train that was dedicated in conjunction with Shawnee’s 150th birthday in 2006.  The park includes native grasses and plaques in honor of the four pioneer trails that crossed through Shawnee city limits:  the […]