A few years ago, I took a photo of an old abandoned farm house and about a month ago made the first “Remnants of a Family Farm” featuring the window on the old house. This week to I made a second QuiltToon™ of that subject – “Remnants of a Family Farm #2” featuring the red door. As I wrote before, being born in farm country in Kansas, I probably have a romanticized view of the small family farm. But, small farms contribute mightily to our economy, healthy food supply and, in general, to American’s proud view of our current and historical collective selves. This second on the subject QuiltToon™ is also made to honor all small farmers in existence today and throughout our history.
In 2004, the EPA stated that every day 3,000 acres of productive farmland are lost to development. www.EPA.gov
Farm Aid asserts that, every week, 330 farmers leave their land. www.farmaid.org
“Remnants of a Family Farm #2″ is 15″ X 13”. Machine pieced and top-stitched. Hand and machine appliqued and embroidered. Completed March 2011.
The Photo and Text © 2011