Moving along with the Longmont Terminl & Northern’s latest project we find ourselves detailing the farmers gardens and main property.
A colorful garden is the focus on this portion of the project and I suspect will be a large draw to whomever views the exhibit. Again careful attention was given to the types of botanicals grown on the Front Range during our era being modeled.
Rhubarb patch alongside the machine shed.
Colorado State Fair prize veggies.
Test fitting was an important step
Doing test shots helps me visualize the composition.
Installation of the JTT corn was tedious and time consuming. Careful attention was given to the spacing matching the era before large widespread use of herbicides and chemicals. We also spaced the corn to 1900’s through the 1950’s standards found from various research materials provided by the US Deparment of Agriculture. A varied crop was also common on smaller farms such as beans alongside the corn crop.
Extraordinary realism is achieved with the JTT corn stalks.
Gravel rural roadway with veggie stand ran by our farmer.
Mail boxes and weeds a sure thing on a 1950’s era farm.
A new set of crossbucks taken directly from photos taken near Longmont in the 1950’s on the C&S.
Image courtesy: © Four Ways West by Neal Miller
Additional structures include this hand built chicken coop based on photos from a Louisville Colorado farm.