Rural Route

Rural Route was an exhibit that I mounted in 1988 at the Manitoba Museum. The series is about small farms. Small mixed farms remain the most efficient, sustainable and safest method of food production. The photographs are not meant as a survey or homage but images to capture the Alchemy, the Genius of the resident; the keeper. I continue to have hope.

Roadside - Swan River MB 1982

Roadside – Swan River MB 1982

Abandoned Railroad trestle - Bruxelles MB 1980

Abandoned Railroad trestle – Bruxelles MB 1980

Fence line - Swan River MB 1985

Fence line – Swan River MB 1985

Spring thaw - Bowsman MB 1983

Spring thaw – Bowsman MB 1983

Untitled - Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1981

Untitled – Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1981

 Roadside - Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1981

Roadside – Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1981

Farmyard - Swan River MB 1984

Farmyard – Swan River MB 1984

Garden - Swan River MB 1980

Garden – Swan River MB 1980

Haystack - Bowsman MB 1980

Haystack – Bowsman MB 1980

Woodpile - Swan River MB 1985

Woodpile – Swan River MB 1985

Hydro poles - Swan River MB 1980

Hydro poles – Swan River MB 1980

Burning corn stalks - Swan River MB 1984

Burning corn stalks – Swan River MB 1984

Cow path through pasture - Bowsman MB 1985

Cow path through pasture – Bowsman MB 1985

Haystack - Swan River MB 1985

Haystack – Swan River MB 1985

Roadside - Swan River MB 1986

Roadside – Swan River MB 1986

Horse trough - Swan River MB 1984

Horse trough – Swan River MB 1984

Greenhouse - Bowsman MB 1979

Greenhouse – Bowsman MB 1979

Drying onions - Swan River MB 1981

Drying onions – Swan River MB 1981

Tomato plants in greenhouse - Swan River MB 1982

Tomato plants in greenhouse – Swan River MB 1982

Untitled - Swan River MB 1981

Untitled – Swan River MB 1981

Untitled - Swan River MB 1985

Untitled – Swan River MB 1985

Garden - Bowsman MB 1985

Garden – Bowsman MB 1985

Farmyard - Swan River MB 1980

Farmyard – Swan River MB 1980

Farmyard - Swan River MB 1985

Farmyard – Swan River MB 1985

Farmyard - Swan River MB 1985

Farmyard – Swan River MB 1985

Farmyard - Rush Lake SK 1978

Farmyard – Rush Lake SK 1978

Arrow - Swan River MB 1979

Arrow – Swan River MB 1979

Untitled - Swan River MB 1984

Untitled – Swan River MB 1984

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1980

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1980

Untitled - Swan River MB 1979

Untitled – Swan River MB 1979

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1985

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1981

Untitled – Swan River MB 1981

Untitled - near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Untitled – near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Untitled - #2 Highway MB 1982

Untitled – #2 Highway MB 1982

Untitled - Swan River MB 1985

Untitled – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1985

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1985

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1984

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1984

Bear - Swan River MB 1981

Bear – Swan River MB 1981

Untitled - Swan River MB 1985

Untitled – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1986

Untitled – Swan River MB 1986

Untitled - Swan River MB 1986

Untitled – Swan River MB 1986

Untitled - Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1980

Untitled – Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1980

Heatlamp in chicken house - Swan River MB 1985

Heatlamp in chicken house – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1980

Untitled – Notre Dame de Lourdes MB 1980

Cleaning chickens - Swan River MB 1985

Cleaning chickens – Swan River MB 1985

Chicken feeder - Swan River MB 1985

Chicken feeder – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1983

Untitled – Swan River MB 1983

Untitled - Swan River MB 1982

Untitled – Swan River MB 1982

Untitled - Swan River MB 1982

Untitled – Swan River MB 1982

Chopping block and chicken heads - Swan River MB 1985

Chopping block and chicken heads – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1982

Untitled – Swan River MB 1982

Untitled - Swan River MB 1982

Untitled – Swan River MB 1982

Farm house - Swan River MB 1985

Farm house – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1986

Untitled – Swan River MB 1986

Planting potatoes - Swan River MB 1984

Planting potatoes – Swan River MB 1984

Untitled - Swan River MB 1982

Untitled – Swan River MB 1982

View from kitchen window - Swan River MB 1983

View from kitchen window – Swan River MB 1983

Untitled - near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Untitled – near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1983

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1983

Untitled - Morden MB 1982

Untitled – Morden MB 1982

Untitled - near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Untitled – near Charlottetown PEI 1979

Digging potatoes - Swan River MB 1980

Digging potatoes – Swan River MB 1980

Lunch break in harvest - Swan River MB 1984

Lunch break in harvest – Swan River MB 1984

Marie with cutworms - Swan River MB 1981

Marie with cutworms – Swan River MB 1981

Inga's 65th birthday party - Swan River MB 1985

Inga’s 65th birthday party – Swan River MB 1985

Kay and Ed - Kay's wedding dress - Swan River MB 1986

Kay and Ed – Kay’s wedding dress – Swan River MB 1986

Untitled - Swan River MB 1983

Untitled – Swan River MB 1983

Untitled - Bowsman MB 1983

Untitled – Bowsman MB 1983

Arthur - Swan River MB 1982

Arthur – Swan River MB 1982

The rooster that layed an egg - Swan River MB 1985

The rooster that layed an egg – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1986

Untitled – Swan River MB 1986

Jack preparing potatoes for planting - Swan River MB 1979

Jack preparing potatoes for planting – Swan River MB 1979

Carolyn and Lady - Swan River MB 1983

Carolyn and Lady – Swan River MB 1983

Leila and grandchildren - Swan River MB 1984

Leila and grandchildren – Swan River MB 1984

Annie and Albert - Swan River MB 1984

Annie and Albert – Swan River MB 1984

Henry and Johnny - Swan River MB 1984

Henry and Johnny – Swan River MB 1984

Ed, Tom, Mary and Arrow - Swan River MB 1979

Ed, Tom, Mary and Arrow – Swan River MB 1979

Benny, Raymond and Roland - Swan River MB 1985

Benny, Raymond and Roland – Swan River MB 1985

Melvin and Lief - Swan River MB 1982

Melvin and Lief – Swan River MB 1982

Untitled - Swan River MB 1985

Untitled – Swan River MB 1985

Untitled - Swan River MB 1981

Untitled – Swan River MB 1981

Untitled - Swan River MB 1985

Untitled – Swan River MB 1985

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