Monthly Archives: March 2012

Retired

This tractor is retired.  It’s reached it’s golden years and no longer works long hours each day.  After a lifetime of hard work, it feels a little lost if it has nothing to do.  So it does a few odd … Continue reading

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Coming Up Empty

This corn crib is a rarity these days.  I still see a few of the round ones around, but very few of the rectangular ones are left.  The emptiness and the cold grey of the day seem to work hand … Continue reading

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Rural Sunrise

We are used to seeing landscape photos of sunrises and sunsets over mountains, and bodies of water.  I’ll admit to being a little envious of those folks who live near the mountains or coastlines, or can at least travel to … Continue reading

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Barn, Silos and Clouds

The round bales separate the silos and soybeans as the promise of a late summer rain shower passes.  The sun is peaking from the passing clouds and lights up the white barn.

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Spraying Potatoes Circa 1980

This is a photo of my grandfather taken around 1980 of him spraying potatos with “something” probably a fungicide or pesticide to keep the plants from being eaten. My grandfather, Andy Pfeiffer, farmed the bottom of a dried up lake … Continue reading

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Barn with A.C.O Silo

For a long time I kept seeing silos in Minnesota with the intials A.C.O. on them.  The first one I thought maybe it was the owners initials, but after seeing a number of these on different farms, I was pretty … Continue reading

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Spring on the Farm

In a couple of weeks the crops will start to come up and the fields will turn a lush green color.  This beautiful old barn features vertical wood siding and a stone or concrete wall foundation. Vertical siding was used … Continue reading

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