Old-School Mixed Farming: A Way Of Life That Turned Into A Job

Tini van Weert, born 1945 in Elshout

 

Independent News and Documentary Photographer Maikel Samuels is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his book ‘En de boer… hij ploegde voort‘.  To see Maikel’s body of work click on any photograph.

 

Toon van Boxtel, born 1924 in Den Dungen

 

Ad Broeders, born 1933 in Haaren

 

Piet Versteden, born 1928 in Oirschot

 

Engel Oosthoek, born 1919 in Willemstad

 

Marinus de Vaan, born 1924 in Haarsteeg

 

In the province of Noord-Brabant (the Netherlands) there are few farmers left running their farm the old-fashioned way of a mixed farm; i.e. a few cows, pigs and chickens, some agriculture and a vegetable garden. Many of them quit because of their age and the lack of a successor. Those who can tell from own experience about this way of farming is part of a vanishing generation. They are the last witnesses of an era when farming was not a job but a way of life.

 

Arnoud van Drunen, born 1927 in Elshout

 

Bernard van Beekveld, born 1926 in Schijndel

 

Janus van Kempen, born 1916 in Liempde

 

Piet van Abeelen, born 1920 in Liempde

 

See also:

En de boer… hij ploegde voort

Book By Maikel Samuels

 


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