Friday, July 8, 2016

One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life by Craig Schreiner

It's difficult to travel anywhere in this state with out seeing farm buildings beautifully gracing the gorgeous Wisconsin countryside. These farms are much of what this great state is built on. One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life is the perfect illustration of a small Wisconsin farm, where the rhythms and routines of daily farm life keep the Lamberty family grounded. Milking cows in the morning and at night, plowing the fields, planting crops, baling hay, cleaning the barn, and helping birth a calf are just part of daily life on a farm.

Photographer Craig Schreiner perfectly captures a typical day, through the course of all four seasons, on the Lamberty farm near Pine Bluff, Wisconsin, while capturing the exceptional moments of a calf standing on its legs for the first time and corn just peeking through the ground for the first time in spring. While Schreiner's thoughtful photos illustrate farm life, he also helps shed light on the growing concern of disappearing small family farms, the rural way of life, and ultimately Wisconsin traditions.