Harvesting is hard work – whether it's a season of vegetables or century-old steel being pulled from the ground.
Several hands and long hard hours precede the harvest. The growing season may be a few months, or in our case over a hundred years.
Rust, dirt and mud are a given.
The load is heavy.
The hours are long.
The weather is unforgiving.
The treasure we seek emerges from the ground caked in muck and mud. It hides its secrets well.
But as we wipe away the soil, and realize what we have, it's all too clear why we take this hard road.