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Quilt Pattern Barns

This particular photo I liked because the pattern on the quilt square is much like the pattern of the stone foundation. The last two years or so I’ve been running into more and more barns with the quilt squares on … Continue reading

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A place to grow up

This farm caught my eye because the way it was tucked into the land.  It looks like it would have been a great farm to grow up on as a kid.  Slough, woods, hills.  All the makings of adventures.

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Harvest 2012 Color

It’s been so dull and rainy lately that I crave color.  Our colder than normal spring has keep the fields in a state of brownish black with a very light mottling of green as the corn tries to grow. This … Continue reading

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Saw it all

The tree has probably seen it all.  It saw the traditional barn in back built, it saw the traditional farm house built and later added on to.  It saw the machine shed  and the grain bins go in too. It … Continue reading

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Early Summer Farm

This is what early summer, June 22nd to be exact, looks like in Eastern South Dakota.  The clouds promise rain somewhere East of here and it will be welcome.

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Almost over

The approaching sunset marks the end of the day on this farm.  I couldn’t help but to also think that metaphorically it also represents the sunset of the era of the small farm.  They are not all gone, but certainly … Continue reading

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Make hay while the sun shines

A local farmer rakes hay in the afternoon sun.   This is done to dry the hay so it can be bailed. In my youth, I bailed plenty of hay and learned it was much better to be out in … Continue reading

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