When was this abandoned? Why? What are some of the hardships the farmer or rancher and family endured? This is near Garretson, SD, so we know the winters were no picnic and the summers were certainly warm enough. The land itself in that area is suitable for horses or cattle. It is also beautiful land with big rolling hills and plentiful trees to seek shelter from the sun for a bit. Wish I had seen it 50 years ago or so.
I liked the way these silos peeked out from behind the grove of trees. Sometimes almost seeing something is better than actually seeing it. It sets the mind to wondering about what is really there.
I wonder about the farm on the other side of the trees. Is it still in good shape? Is it abandoned or in decay? Do they have a real barn, or have the outbuildings been replaced with sheds? Do they use the silos? The small part we see seems to indicate they are well maintained. It makes us hope the people that own the farm are making a go of it.
This photo is a year old to the day. It certainly looks like it looks this year. The clouds are symbolic of the many showers of rain we’ve had recently and the soybeans are about the right height. This looks like an older family farm. A nice long driveway sets it back from the road and lends privacy as well as work in the winter.
There are a lot of things that can make a good photo, but getting “good” light can make a ho hum photo sing. This was back in July 2010 driving east along MN 7. It had been rainy all day and the clouds were moving out. The late afternoon sun found a hole and the “good” light came pouring through.
Luckily I had a camera along. There was no way I wasn’t going to take advantage of the scenery and the light.