August 15, 2010

Wisconsin farmland.

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Seen from Blue Mounds.

12 comments:

k*thy said...

We were out there in April. The shadows on the hills and valleys at dusk were beautiful.

traditionalguy said...

Beautiful fields and silos. personaly I have always thought that the earth is far better off when men farm it than it was when nature filled it with a chaos of wild plants, thistles and thorns. The old timers used to call that "husbanding" the land. All feminists relax. Women can farm too, although there will always be silos everywhere.

peter hoh said...

On the plane from Minnesota to Pennsylvania, one can see the pattern of farmland change.

I'm more partial to the crazy quilt of WI and PA farmland than the orderly quilt of MN or MI farmland.

edutcher said...

I wonder what Marquette would say, looking at that peaceful, productive view.

traditionalguy said...

Beautiful fields and silos. personaly I have always thought that the earth is far better off when men farm it than it was when nature filled it with a chaos of wild plants, thistles and thorns.

One called, "making a scratch on the land".

Fred4Pres said...

That is beautiful.

Big Mike said...

If it's Wisconsin, how come there aren't any cows?

Penny said...

"Women can farm too, although there will always be silos everywhere."

Gonna count on that, tg.

Try not to disappoint. ;)

traditionalguy said...

Penney ... Good to see you back again. We watched the 2003 movie "Somethings Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson last night. Keaton was fabulous as I remembered her. But I understood Nicholson's role much better since my heart attack this past April. I thought Nicholson's character was very good for painfully re-visiting and listening to the women he had hurt during his playboy days. Near death had focused his mind so much that the real things in life from family became more valuable to him than all the superficial play things of life.

JAL said...

Absolutely bucolic.

kaincolo said...

Hate to rain on anyone's picturesque dream, but just got back from 2 weeks vacation in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Found to our dismay (and completely by rude happenstance) that the "heartland" is beautiful from the backroads - but not all that it appears - corn and soybeans - corn and soybeans - corn and soybeans - auto-fed cattle, auto-fed pigs . . . corporate America at it best? worst? It was an eye-opener, that is for sure!

Superdad said...

Kaincolo - lest than .5% of Wisconsin's farms are owned by non-family corporations. 86% are owned by families/individuals as sole proprietorships.

jeffeastlick said...

Enjoy it now, for it will be gone forever very, very soon. Take lots of pictures so we can all look back with longing. 300+ foot wind turbines are on the way, lots and lots of them for us in rural wisconsin. Especially here in SW Wisconsin. Too bad they won't help shut down even one coal or gas fired power plant either. At least then we could "feel good" about it. Wind is fickle doncha know?!