COPLEY

FARM

Machine Shop
Machine Shop
The Copleys with Dogs
The Copleys with Dogs
Farmhouse from Orchard
Farmhouse from Orchard
Photographer's Note

These photos were taken by me in the 1960s on a Kodak Brownie box camera and on my parents much older Kodak bellows camera. My grandfather George Copley died in 1965 and the farm was sold. The dilapidated appearance of some of the buildings and fences reflects the declining energy of George and Ethel Copley as they aged and the farm structures aged around them. They never had electricity or a telephone and lived mostly on what they produced themselves. Root crops were important but there was lots of fruit and mutton. The woodstove burned year-round for heat and cooking.

B. Blood, 2016

House from Field
House from Field
Head Saw
Head Saw
Hayfield and Copley Ridge
Hayfield and Copley Ridge
George Copley with Giant Potatoes
George Copley with Giant Potatoes
George Copley Jr with Mode T Tractor
George Copley Jr with Mode T Tractor
Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Farmhouse with Picket Fence
Farmhouse with Picket Fence
Farmhouse right, Woodshed left
Farmhouse right, Woodshed left
Farm Centre with Big Arbutus
Farm Centre with Big Arbutus
Farm Centre from Hayfield
Farm Centre from Hayfield
Barn
Barn
Chickenhouse
Chickenhouse
Barn, Hayrake and Lassie
Barn, Hayrake and Lassie
Barn from the South
Barn from the South
Barn and Tractor Shed
Barn and Tractor Shed
View of Farm from Ridge
View of Farm from Ridge
Woodlot Rd Looking East
Woodlot Rd Looking East
Garden, Hayfield and Copley Ridge
Garden, Hayfield and Copley Ridge
Tractor made from Model T Parts
Tractor made from Model T Parts
The Mill
The Mill
The Copleys with daughter Hazel Blood
The Copleys with daughter Hazel Blood
Smokehouse
Smokehouse
Sheep in Upper Field
Sheep in Upper Field
Sheep Tank
Sheep Tank
Sheep in Big Field
Sheep in Big Field
North Field
North Field
Pump
Pump
Peter the Border Collie, Cougar Pond
Peter the Border Collie, Cougar Pond
Root Cellar
Root Cellar