Monday, June 9, 2014

Our World Tuesday

Ride in the Country
It is a about a 40 minute drive from my house to Fellow Mortals the place where I take injured animals and birds for rehab.  The whole ride is through back roads and the country ... I love every minute of it.  There is something peaceful and honest about a farm and I find it so refreshing.

The towns are old, but restored and well kept ...
Don't you just love the workmanship on old building ... it was considered a craft, but I think of it as art.








Our family farms are a dying breed.  They can't compete with the "corporate" farms.  It is a great loss to our culture ... along with the family farm goes the honest hard work ethic, the value of humane treatment of animals, the commitment to a good product (i.e. real food, not genetically altered, filled with hormones or crops that have dangerous fertilizers or insecticides on them).  The motive for farming becomes profit and with that comes greed and indifference to the public needs.  Yet another decaying aspect of the values that we have all held dear.

The Fox River flows close to the edge of it's banks ...

And there are fields filled with dandelions ... The country is so beautiful.   The realities are hidden...

18 comments:

  1. beautiful farm country! love the small town peek, too. i'd be happy if you'd link this post to good fences on thursday!

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  2. It looks a lot like where I live in the country/mountains of Floyd VA. I especially like that red barn shot and the hex art.

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  3. Hi Andrea It looks like good farming country and I agree with every word you wrote about the decline in family farming today. he LOVE of money is the root of all evil.! thanks for you comment on my post today, i hope you see the final in the sage tomorrow.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. I spent several years living on farms when I was younger - and miss it still. Working farms. Hardworking farms.

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  5. It is sad to loose these wonderful family farms.. And I often wonder what we are eating and just how much stuff it is treated with? Your barn and farm photos are lovely. I enjoyed the ride.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  6. A ride down a country road is a great escape. Someday we're going to miss our farmers!

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  7. A ride down a country road is a great escape!

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  8. Love the barn shots and great post for OWT ~ I would enjoy that ride also ~ Happy serene week to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. I do so hate to see the loss of farms!!! I always looked forward to the summers I spent with an aunt and uncle on their farm when I was a little!! It was the most fun ever!! Wonderful series of photos for the day, Andrea! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!!

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  10. Love, love love all your images. I'm a country girl too and agree with you 100 percent about the farms. I really like all your barn images.

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  12. I can't help but like agricultural landscapes and townscapes - I think its the scale of the thing that appeals most.

    The first and third of my pictures are taken from the outside of the building - with the first being a reflection as well. The second picture is actually taken from inside one part of the main building (with the "fractured" looking windows) across to another part.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS; Guiding services (and advice) available at a highly discounted rate!

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  13. Great photos, Andrea. I agree, the countryside is just beautiful. The town I work in is like this. Lots of green grass and trees, with still a few farms. My grandparents had a large farm. Alas, all of that is gone.

    I agree with your thoughts on "old" buildings. They have so much more beauty and character than most of the newer buildings. Now I think I should get busy with some serious dusting and vacuuming. The dust bunnies are taking over! You have a fabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.

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  14. It must be so difficult for these small farms to compete with the large companies. Great photos.

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  15. I'm so grateful to have had relatives that ran a dairy farm and that I got to enjoy a little slice of what rural life was like back in the day. The corporate farming of everything makes me ill.

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  16. lovely ride....nice quilt block on that barn too!

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  17. I enjoyed your ride through the country. My favorite kind of ride. With regard to my selling the farm. I was a single lady living in Texas, about 12 hours away by car, when I sold my Illinois farm. It was just too much to handle the farming long distance. Now that I moved back up here, I wish I had kept it.

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