August 27, 2010

Farm Share Friday!

**Every Friday, Holyoke Home is posting images from our weekly farm share at Mountain View Farm. Mountain View is currently offering a 100 pound Winter Farm Share for $110, available for pickup just before Thanksgiving. If you're interested, contact the farm for more info: 413.329.0211 or email them at mountainviewfarmer@hotmail.com**
I don't miss an opportunity to take a picture of farm equipment at Mountain View, in part because it's rare to actually see the implements that ensure our harvest. Most weeks, they're tucked away somewhere. 
Maybe it's just the equipment at Mountainview, but I think they're really beautiful. Stunning even. Their masses of metal seem weirdly comfortable against the lush natural backdrop. And each piece of machinery is always brightly colored and a lot cleaner than I'd expect. 
If anyone knows what these things do, please tell me in the comments.

13 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what the do but the make me miss home. I grew up in East Longmeadow. :)

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  2. Great pictures! The first one looks like some sort of tiller, but I am not sure. The colors are beautiful. Makes me miss home too! :)

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  3. That piece of machinery sure looks like it was invented by Leonardo da Vinci :)

    Are they cosmos and poppy flowers? Amazing view!

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  4. The last pic shows a Water Wheel Planter.
    http://www.marketfarm.com/cfms/water_wheel_planter.cfm
    No idea about the first.

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  5. Gorgeous colors! Makes me want to leave my boring stuffy office go wander around a farm today. Farm shares are great and if you've never done one you MUST!

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  6. You have the most beautiful colors in your photos.
    I found your site through the SITS girl in the Spotlight...so glad I did!

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  7. Happy SITS Spotlight! The colors of the machinery are so vibrant--I'm glad you take every opportunity to take photos at your CSA. I was volunteering at mine on Tuesday and forgot to bring my camera. Sigh.

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  8. These are beautiful shots. The colors look so clear. You make the country look inviting.

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  9. You are so right. These structures do have a strange beauty.

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  10. I can tell you all about equipment that takes out a gallbladder, appendix, tonsils, or puts in new knees, hips, shoulders...that farm equipment....not a clue! However, it looks important!

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  11. Great pictures! like the last one best!

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  12. Cute blog! I grew up in MA. Some of the time in Hamden! We are in NC now and love our summer farm share!!

    Here from SITS!

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