Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, Illinois is an artist's dream locale. The farm is kept as it was in the 1800's, and all the workers do their jobs in period costume. I feel just like one of the kids that arrive in droves in school buses when I'm there. When I catch a scene like this one, my heart skips a beat and I feel very lucky indeed.
This painting is in Saugatuck, Michigan at the Button Petter Gallery.