Last year I took this picture at the Indiana State Fair.
Aimee said she wanted to eat him with a spoon.
Jenny said “The quintessential farming grampa. I would totally guess that he has a bowl of oatmeal in his lap and a bloodhound asleep on his foot. ”
Emily said he reminds her of her grandpa.
This is been one of my most favorite pictures I have ever taken. I only took one of him, and this is what I got.
365 days later guess who was back at the PinBarn with his Ox named Jerry?
He was wearing the same overalls, the same hat with the same pin, the same denim shirt, the same lanyard, the same glasses, the same ox named Jerry and the same sweet smile.
His name is Jim.
His wife’s name is Nancy.
Together they own Promised Land Farm in Thorntown, Indiana.
They raise turkeys and train sheepdogs. They offer fresh eggs and collect antique tractors.
His site has a newsletter you can subscribe to called “Baas, Beeps, Barks and Gobbles.”
I love him.