Heritage Harvesters by Jason Morgan
Artist Jason Morgan works on a mural named “Heritage Harvesters” as commissioned by a building owner to depict farmers from the community, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Wilmington, Ohio. Locals were asked to send photographs of their ancestors who lived in the Wilmington area to adorn the edifice that sits along the town’s main drag. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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World Heritage Gassho Zukuri Farmhouses Hold Water-Discharge Exercise
The frond house is Wada House, the biggest house at Shirakawa-go. Water is seen discharged over the traditional farm houses at Shirakawa-go, the UNESCO World Heritage site on November 9, 2014 in Shirakawa, Japan. This annual drill is held to prevent fire. (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)
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Nicholas Mee And Co, Aston Martin Heritage
Nicholas Mee & Co, an Aston Martin Heritage Dealer in West London, have just finished putting the final touches to a fully functional kid-sized car inspired by the legendary Aston Martin DB models of the 1960s. But this is no rickety pedal car. It has a steel chassis, composite bodywork, leather seats, a wood rimmed steering wheel and Brembo disc brakes. Continue reading »
Paradise for the Chickens: Heritage Hen Farms in Boynton Beach
If only you knew just how hard Svetlana and Marty Simon — and their few hundred chickens — worked for each egg they harvest, you’d never look at breakfast the same way.
The Boynton Beach farmers are up at 4 a.m. to feed the animals at their Heritage Hen Farms, change their water, chase the goats to the pasture, clean out the coops, collect eggs, find rogue egg layers, scrub the duck tubs, check the bees, check the fences. Then they go to their day jobs, only to return later for more farm work.
“To produce nutritious food like this takes so much labor,” Svetlana says.
Yes, but it’s paradise for the chickens. The Heritage hens (and geese and ducks and guinea hens and one lone turkey named Thomas) live a truly free-range lifestyle. (Photos by Libby Volgyes)
A sign welcomes visitors to the coop, where families can see firsthand where the eggs come from. Continue reading »
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