Nov 12-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: November: Nov 12-05
Twisted fencing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Sean O'Brien
Farming remnants    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Michael Keranen

Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 08:24 am:

I've been spending a bit more time in the woods lately, what with all the preparations for the winter heating season upon us. Guess that's why these two shots caught my eye while checking through the Guest Gallery albums, which number over 300 now. Both of these shots remind me of the treasures you come across when exploring the country woods. Out of the blue, you stumble upon a fence fallen into disrepair, such as this one spotted by Sean O'Brien. Make your way around the fence (if there aren't any No Trespassing signs) and you'll probably find an old piece of farm equipment, like Michael Keranen found amongst the fallen leaves.

By NKR (Nkr) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 08:38 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Wonderful pictures this morning. When my kids were little, we would take rides out in the country and explore the countryside. Sometimes we would drive along Lake Michigan on the old Red Arrow Hwy. and find little parks on the lake. Good memories.

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 11:10 am:

As you can see in the top photo, the owner did post his "private" can see where the posting has been removed....wind or vandals...unless it it known to be public/state land...IT IS PRIVATE.........just my thoughts

Toivo sez: Guess I should have stated it like this, in my original notes up above:


"Make your way around the fence (if there aren't any No Trespassing signs or you have permission) you'll probably find an old piece of farm equipment..."

Sofia Lokke, Scandinavia (Sofial) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 04:02 pm:

As always - nice pictures! Old farm equipment make me think of the old pioneers and old days.
It's amazing to think about how little machines and motorized equipment they had at that time - and they were still happy. Imagine how helpless we are today when f.ex. power's gone?
Great day to all!

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 04:35 pm: for me

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 05:05 pm:

I think Toivo took the sign and gave it to Eino to translate. :)

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 05:21 pm:

Living in the third richest agricultural county in Michigan, I can
say pretty accurately that if a farmer anytime in the last 175
years was just content to farm with the kind of equipment,
animals or acreage that he started with, he was going to be one
very unhappy farmer. (Of course, the ones who upgraded all the
time worried and grumbled all the time too. The difference was
that at least they had a chance of passing on to the next
generation a going concern.) As early as the 1840s I have seen
records of farmers going to Vermont to get better sheep, and
that was just one of the things being done by those very-
aggressive capitalistic farmers then -- and in all the years since.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 05:50 pm:

Here in eastern Iowa there are several nearby Amish communities who are farming with very primitive equipment as in these pics, then there are some who welcome neighboring non-Amish farmers to help out with their modern day equipment. Quite a sight to see a team of draft horses standing next to huge J.D. combine!

By Stuart Crewdson (Stuyooper) on Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 01:37 pm:

Wheres Sunday's pic.

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