For those of you who know my dad, you have either seen or heard about the famous ponies – my dad’s team of half lingers, George and Howard. For many years he wanted a team of half lingers, and just a few years ago he lucked out and had the opportunity to buy these two. You have no idea how excited he was – as he always says “dreams really do come true.” Since then almost every weekend, he and my grandpa can be found driving the ponies on the little route they travel. Such a simple thing, but it brings him so much joy! Plus you should see all the little kids watching excitedly as they go by – it’s a rare occasion in this day and age to see a horse drawn wagon that’s for sure! I think this is such a cool thing not only because I like that old stuff (which I do) but also because this is something Dad and Grandpa do together.
Last Friday I got to spend part of the afternoon hanging out with my dad, grandpa and of course George and Howard. The boys decided they were going to haul hay at my grandparent’s house with the half lingers just for fun! Dad was so excited and had a great time doing this – “this is the most fun I’ve ever had hauling hay,” he said! I can just imagine life at another time when everyone traveled this way or, looking back at pictures from Friday, farming with a team. Also with the way our old equipment looks and the way the boys dress (minus Kell's t-shirt lol), some of these pictures look like they were taken in another day and age which is soooo cool in itself!
While this is not a “session” as my other posts have been I wanted to share because it was so much fun and these pictures mean a lot to my family and me. I am so glad I could be a part of this, capturing pictures I know my dad and the rest of my family will cherish for many years to come. I am also happy to be able to spend time with these two wonderful men – they have always been there for me and have helped make me the person I am today. I love them very much!! :)