With wheel as the photo challenge today I wandered through memories of growing up in eastern Montana, taking black and white pictures of old farm equipment. Rather than digging through boxes of old photo albums, I pulled up digital pictures from an August 2008 visit. I knew I had taken pictures at Neumann’s Ranch and was pleased to find photos of wheels.
Dad identified what I had via the screen-sharing option in a Skype call. It was fun to hear him describe how various pieces of equipment were used and to have him help pick pictures to share. He thought long and hard about the wheel in the top picture; unfortunately there is no additional context since it’s the only photo of that particular wheel.
The tines of the old buck rake drop down to pick up hay. A lever is used to trip the rake, leaving hay rolled into a pile.
When no longer needed on an old rake, wheels work as functional art!