Summer: Hamilton County, Nebraska

The roughneck works seven days a week, fifty one weeks a year. The farmer never stops. There are alluring summer destinations to relax, and there are the forgotten, hot, dusty places where the work is never done. This summer we present our in Hamilton County, Nebraska, on the people who work hard, and thrive outdoors. Nate Bresslersen was born and bred in Hamilton County, and I come from a farm in rural Canada. Like so many with small town roots, we spent the summers of our youths riding tractors, lifting hay bales, or tripping pipe on a derrick. This is a homecoming story of sorts, an and excuse for us all to get out there and “get ‘er done”.

- Peter Smith-Buchanan

Special Thanks to Thorstein Veblen, and the Veblen family, and hats off to the kind people of Hamilton County.

Photographs by Nate Bresslersen and Peter Smith-Buchanan