Rare Round About
Professor F.H. King, UW-Madison promoted the round barn design as being economical, stable and efficient as a dairy barn. King left Cornell University in the fall of 1878 to become professor of natural science at River Falls State Normal SchooI from 1878-1888 and Professor of Agricultural Physics at UW-Madison from 1888-1902.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Lift Bridge
Double heading BNSF locomotives enter the state crossing over the Wisconsin River rail bridge at Prairie du Chien. This train with one hopper car followed by eighty-nine empty oil tanker cars is exiting Wisconsin over the St. Croix River on its journey to North Dakota and the Bakken oil fields.
The nearby BNSF Control Tower is located in Prescott. About half of the states one thousand BNSF employees are based in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Still Standing Tall
Standing as weary soldiers
Withering in the dreary rain.
Our shoulders here are sagging
As if our load causes pain.
We're weathered, pale and faded
Still trying to stand up tall.
Waiting here so patiently
'Til we hear the harvest call. ... thanks
to Danette Kettwich
When just a teen i buried a time capsule on our family farm windmill hill. In it was a note predicting that someday i'd move to New York and marry a gal named Jill. It all came true, but was never able to find that capsule to prove its truth.
Bluebird Vacancy In Prime Location
The Peterson has long been one of the most popular nextboxes in America. The NABS, Gilbertson, Gilwood and Slot are four other popular designs. For more information on the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin go to: BRAW.org
One good eye and the body is solid, but the engine and tires aren't doing so great.
Boles Family Farm
It now takes a dairy herd of 1000 cows with men working three shifts around the clock to make the operation profitable and even then fortunate to break even.
Almond, Coconut, Flax and goat milk have reduced the demand for bossy's bovine milk. Dairy farmers aren't paid enough to make a good living, yet the price of a gallon of milk costs about the same. Adding to this Wisconsin dairy frustration is that imports to China are projected to go down by about $1 billion.
Farm All Summer
This Sweet Sixteen (horse power) Farmall was once engaged to its trusty rusty mate. Before these labor saving inventions farmers with real horses would often stop and visit when meeting at the fenceline. After acquiring the labor saving iron horses neighbors just waved to each other not taking time to stop and visit over the fenceline.
Iron Farm Horse
While on display along U.S. Route 10 it got buried in a snow bank.
Knoll Oak Grove
When a knoll is too sidling to till, just leave it idle and before long a scenic grove of trees will appear.
As for me and my $80 used Canon G10 we're doing just fine. The least expensive and practically speaking my best camera ever. And that's including a Kodak rangefinder, Rolleflex TLR, Nikon SLR F3, Mamiya 645 and oddities like that Kodak Disc camera and my homemade pinhole camera. Oh, how great it is to be out of a darkroom even though i thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
My most memorable photo shoot was of the Milwaukee Road Frog Shop at Tomah, WI, with several photos published in the Wisconsin Trails magazine when Jill Dean was editor.
Looking forward to the attraction that Capture Wisconsin challenges my photo eye from becoming too lackadaisical. Getting to know other CW digi-imagers and their favorite subject matter gives me additional satisfaction.