Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth or the Harvest Season
This is my dad during hay carting season – note the reinforcement patches mum has sewn on the fronts of his trousers to protect him from grass-seeds and chafing. Photo taken the very late 1950s.
This photo is also a very belated Family History Friday Post.
Dad is heating up a frypan over a small fire he has made in a roadside culvert. He was a great one for improvisation. I’m thinking that is a sauce bottle resting on top of the culvert, not a bottle of beer. It is probably the lunch time break, or even a late breakfast if the men began work at dawn to beat the heat.
In the background, on the other side of the road, is a paddock gleaming in the light. This could be a wheat or oat crop waiting to be harvested. Perhaps it is a paddock dotted with hay bales ready for being tossed on a truck by a gang of labourers.