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.