Shelley walked into Sandy's barn just as I was about to start photographing Ben last weekend.
She loves farms, particularly Sandy's: "The most beautiful place on earth," she calls it. And she loves farm work.
I was a child in the 1940's in England during WW II, living in Kent surrounded by farms. Almost all the work on them was done by women and old men — the women were Land Girls from The Women's Land Army. They stooked the wheat, barley and oats, dug the ditches, fed the horses, milked the cows, baled and stacked the hay and drove the tractors. Above is a Land Girl seventy years on in the uniform of today. And below is the original.
Shelley is also training to be a nurse.