Type of Work: Agriculture

David Duff with two oxen in Hammond

David Duff with two oxen in Hammond

Back-to-the-land farmer David Duff poses with two oxen, named Jake & Roscoe, at an Old Home Days celebration. 1970s or ’80s. Hammond, NY. Courtesy of David Duff.

Farming seed potatoes in Saranac Lake

Leavitt Farms is located on Route 86 between Gabriels and Saranac Lake, with high, open fields and stunning views of the Adirondacks.  Lenore Leavitt married into a seed potato farming family. She helped the business grow from just a few acres into the many still used today.

The Oval Wood Dish farm in Tupper Lake

The Oval Wood Dish farm in Tupper Lake

People threshing at the Oval Wood Dish farm. The farm was connected to the Oval Wood Dish mill. Circa 1920. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.

Maple Sugaring in West Chazy

Repairing maple sugar lines in West Chazy

Lines for gathering sap at Sacred Roots Maple, a maple business founded by Ben & Ashley Clark in 2016. In the photo, Ben is repairing lines that were damaged by squirrels. 2017. West Chazy, NY. Courtesy of Ben & Ashley Clark.

An auction for the H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

An auction for the H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

A livestock at the Neverett farm. The man holding the cane behind the cows is Harry Neverett, the founder of H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission. To the right of him in the jumpsuit is his eldest son, Robert Neverett. In the top right in the booth is the auctioneer, auctioning off cattle, and one of […]

Cars lined up for H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission auction in Chazy

Cars lined up for H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission auction in Chazy

Cars parked outside the Neverett farm for a livestock auction. The H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission held auctions at their home every Thursday, and in Ellenburg Depot every Tuesday. This view shows Route 9; the paddock where the animals were held is on the left. 1946. Chazy, NY. Photo courtesy of Kim Neverett Howley.

The paddock area at H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

The paddock area at H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission in Chazy

Cows in a paddock at the Neverett farm. The H.L. Neverett & Sons Livestock Commission would hold an auction there every Thursday. On the right, you can see a chute where the cows would come into the paddock after being delivered by trucks. The auction was held in the barn on the left. 1956. Chazy, […]