"Bred for the Plowland
24"H 24"W 9"D
I was born in Iowa and although my folks moved to Oklahoma when I was two,
I grew up hearing about my Father's young days on the farm and my Mother's
trials and travails of being a farm wife. . . especially during harvest. As a little kid
our family visited the old farm often and I learned that before the tractor changed
farming practices, my Dad was considered the best hand with a team of
horses in Dubuque County.
When I drive through eastern Iowa now I can envision my Father as a young man
walking behind the plow and harrow of his team, Pete and Bud over the rolling
black earth fields. "Bred for the Plowland" is a tribute to the working farm
horse and the men who drove them.
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