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Title: "Chore Time"
Description: 24" x 18" Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas
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This Painting was "roughed" in on location late one summer's afternoon after a shower. It was finished sometime later in the studio. Subject is our neighbor's dairy barn back when we lived on our farm in Western Pennsylvania. Guy and Maybelle Nelson kept a minimum of 16 cows milking plus replacement heifers and one work horse named "Dolly." Guy was born on this, his folk's farm, in the early 1900's. He lived and milked cows there all his life. The original barn was struck by lightening in 1899 and burned down soon after the summer's hay was all put into the barn. Caring neighbors immediately built this barn complete with its square silo. Then they stocked it up with donated hay and silage to carry the Nelsons through that next winter. (As told to me by Guy Nelson) This circa 1899 barn still stands today (20011) up on the Samuelson Road, overlooking Chandler's Valley, in Sugargrove Township, Pennsylvania.