Rock Picking Days

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    These photo brings back lots of memories for me. It is a job I did every summer growing up in the Midwest. What is being done is the workers ( usually teenagers ) are looking for rocks in the field. It is usually done in bean and cornfields every spring. When they find a rock they throw it on the wagon. They go up and down the field rows till the entire field is covered section by section. The reason this is being done is that when the combine harvests the crop in fall that a rock does not get into combine and wreck something.

    1. N!els 84 months ago | reply

      Bad memories for me too ;-(

    2. Digital Donna 9 84 months ago | reply

      I live in a town called Rockville, yes they are all over the place and even when you dig.

    3. heavenuphere 84 months ago | reply

      Love the colours in this shot, the greens and blues looks very soft and the people looks so colourful! Cool memories :)

    4. Tigger0625 84 months ago | reply

      Love the colors. Great story. I had no idea. I'm from WI and I guess I never paid attention. Thank you for that

    5. frogs_rock_my_socks [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      I love this picture, as I do all of your farm and country pictures. I am a born and raised Texan, and a major country girl, so all these pictures are just so peaceful for me to look at. :) Nice work.

    6. ^^^ 星翼^^^ 84 months ago | reply

      nice clean shot

    7. Cammer's Camera 84 months ago | reply

      Great to see farming alive, active, and beautifully represented

    8. aplseed photography 84 months ago | reply

      Nice capture.They could drive the trailer here,I would take the rocks off their hands,LOL I love to use them in gardens as edging,I have to bring rocks in from all over,very few around here,LOL

    9. MJW's 84 months ago | reply

      Great Shot. Love green, I have a John Deere 1020 that I inherited from my dad.

    10. ET3000 [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      wonderful!
      we used to play really loud music and call it a "rock festival".

      seen at
      www.flickr.com/groups/viajando_no_exterior/
      "Pictures of the World"

    11. Gordon _Iowa 84 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo.

    12. bill.fu 84 months ago | reply

      i remembler reading about this somewhere.
      Nice capture.
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    13. Karen McWhirter 84 months ago | reply

      Great country/ farming shot. Gorgeous tones.

    14. Tiffy-Lou [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      This is interesting... they don't do this in the cane fields. Where do the rocks come from? If they remove them every year?

    15. watch this space 84 months ago | reply

      Great picture!!!!!!!!!

    16. Gary Simmons 83 months ago | reply

      This brings back memories for me too. But the biggest memory for me isn't rock picking, but walking the beans. Walking the endless rows of soybeans cutting out weeds in the heat of a mid-west summer....

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