Farm & Ranch Living
America celebrates its independence on the Fourth of July. See how growers across the country raise Old Glory year-round.
America celebrates its birthday on July 4th. See how farmers show off Old Glory year-round.
My beloved granddaughter Kristen took this photo of a patriotic barn just a few miles from my home. There are always lots of American flags flying in this neighborhood, and even more around the Fourth.
HIGHLAND LAKES, NEW JERSEY
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
1. FOND OF THE FARM
I’ve photographed this barn at Sweetwater Farm on Martha’s Vineyard many times over the years; it’s one of my favorites. Of course, it’s even better when the horses are out.
PAUL REZENDES PHOTOGRAPHY
2. A LUCKY FIND
I’m retired Navy and my wife is still on active duty. We were transferring across the country, and on the way I took the kids to visit my Wisconsin hometown. Driving the countryside, I took a wrong turn; as I turned back to the road I spotted this pallet in a farmyard and grabbed my camera.
EL PASO, TEXAS
3. RED, WHITE AND MOO
The cows check out our red, white and blue here at Rocking G Livestock in western North Carolina. We are a three-generation operation and run about 50 head of grassfed Black Angus and Black Baldy cattle.
HARRIET GILLELAND TAYLORSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
1. PAYING RESPECTS
Our family volunteers every year to place flags on veterans’ graves. I took this photo as ROTC cadets passed our youngest daughter, Madison.
GERRY EISERT PAPILLION, NEBRASKA 2. FAMILY TRADITIONS
My cousin Hannah rides her horse at our family’s Fourth of July celebration. Each year we gather at the farm to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA 3. FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA
My husband, Lyle, and his brother, Gordon, painted the flag on our barn. Lyle and I have visited all 50 states; we take the back roads so we can get a look at every corner of America.