South Dakota farmer Rick Bieber recalls a time when 20 families lived within walking distance of The Harding School, a one-room schoolhouse that’s been a part of his family’s farm since 1931. The school was abandoned for over 20 years, until Bieber’s grandmother decided to restore it in 1976. Photo by field editor Larry Reichenberger, from the article “One-Room Country Schools,” The Furrow, September, 2015 issue.

Here at The Furrow and Homestead magazines, we love looking through the photos our field editors capture on their travels. Unfortunately, there’s only so much space in our print magazines. So with “The Occasional Photo,” we’ll showcase some of the inspiring photography we just couldn’t make room for in the magazine. We may dust off some favorite shots from past articles, too. Enjoy, and check back for more from “The Occasional Photo.”

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