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Monday, November 21, 2016

I Can See.........


I have lived here for 40 years. Yesterday for the first time I noticed I can see the silos 3 blocks away.  They belong to the  one time operational farm on the edge of town. We walk Barney down the alley as he finds the properties up an down it so interesting.  It also is a more protected walk for humans than going down the sidewalks.

The farm silos have not been in use the last 40 years. I am assuming that at one time the guy ran a feeder cow lot and sold cows for slaughter. That would mean that the smell of a herd of cattle could be a part of the city.  I had never thought about that before but tolerance of farm smells was better years ago. than it tis today.  The photo has a little bit of a lean to it but it adds to the strange things that you see down the alley.  The one neighbor parks his boat in his drive and a snow blade there against the fence. Looking down the three block length a red maple tree is still full of reddish leaves.  The alley stops there at the two leaning tree trunks and it becomes a pasture for now about a dozen cows.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I remember silos when I was a kid in GA, and the sounds of cattle mooing early in the morning. That looks like a great place to walk Barney.

Cranberry Morning said...

A neighborhood is an interesting place, isn't it! We have neighbors whose yard is tidy as a pin and others who have every possible lawn ornament and piece of broken equipment in their yard. It takes all kinds. It does look look like a good place to walk and explore the neighborhood.

Valerie said...

Pathways like that make me want to reach the end and see what's there.

Kay said...

Isn't it funny how we somehow miss things that have always been there?

Jeevan said...

Nice perspective thought the alley! I would prefer for a driveways alike than paved road... interesting to know that farm silos