Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blooming Business

This photographer definitely has a sense of humor.  It's a great window display.  Very creative.  I give him an A+ 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Silky Corn Top

Corn silk is amazing.  Each one of these little hairs connects to a kernel of corn and when the proper time comes the kernel is pollinated.  The pollen comes from the tassel on top of the corn stalk......well, it's much to complicated for me......thank goodness mother nature has it all figured out. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Iron Maiden

This is the work of a clever and highly artistic blacksmith.  It stands guard over the entrance to it's home.  Thanks to Greg for seeing this picture as we drove by. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Working Hard to Feed the World

A farmer works long hours for many reasons.  They have a small window of time to harvest their crop and all of the time they have to keep an eye on the weather.  Thank goodness they are so dedicated - otherwise the rest of us would go hungry and pay a lot more for our groceries. 

Sleeping Giants

These giants are waiting to be taken to the shed and stored for this winter.  This is straw - what's left after harvesting the wheat.  It will be used for bedding for the cows.  They weigh over 600 pounds and have to be moved with a tractor. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Natural Recycling MyWorld

This creative bird built it's nest out of recycled paper stolen from the compost pile in the garden. 
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Michigan Pickers

Last weekend was Michigan's US-12 garage sale - 188 miles long.  What fun.  We took a vacation day from work and got started early.  The guys are having fun dickering over the prices of these prime pieces of authentic antique farm tools.  In the end, everybody was smiling.....well almost everyone!  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flashback in Time - MyWorld

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods. In the good ol' days railways were very important to small agriculture based towns and often towns were built around a rail way.  This building is still standing and reminds me of how times have changed.  No longer needed - trains pass it by.  I remember this building because it was across the road from the mill where we took our corn to be ground into cattle feed.  
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