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Walking Through Penn Farms

2014.08.29
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No idea what came out of this but it was close to the ground and the barn was only about 10 x 10 feet.
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It looks like it's saying welcome.
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Mister Peter Cottontail. I think it was Gene Autry that sung that song so many years ago. There were two of them but one took off when it saw me. This one stayed around while I moved from position to position shooting photos.
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A look at it's environment.
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It's hard to recognize with the trees growing up inside it but this was what we called a shoot when I was a kid. Probably still called that today. It was built in a Y shape to crowd the cattle into a single line for either vaccination, dehorning, or maybe shipping. The far end was raised for loading cattle on to trucks.
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Hand hewn lumber that most of the buildings were built of. These were approximately a foot thick. You can see a lot of the marks made by either the axes or other wood working tools.
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This is one of the better shaped rail fences on the farm. More barns in the background. I was the only person around that morning and really felt like an invader of the past.
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Another shed with a larger sheltered fenced area around for maybe goats or pigs.
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It looks like this old tree has finally given up the ghost. One of a couple of windmills in the background.
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Another barn. This one had planks covering the sides.
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When I'm out shooting I'm always scanning the ground and the skies for anything to shoot. This lazy squirrel was lying on a limb over the dirt road I was walking along. I think he thought I wasn't going to see him. Got several shots before a state park truck came by. I moved out of the road to let it by and when I looked back up, the squirrel was no where to be seen.
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When I came in the entrance to the farm about a hundred yards from the main grounds there was a crew clearing trees. Looks like they left this pretty good chunk behind.
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I just liked the contrast between the light living flowers and the dead flowers in their midst.
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Small hay barn with a loft with a pulley for lifting things up to the top.
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Just for the gearheads out there. Unfortunately these were frozen in place with rust.
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Missed the mark. These two beams were level to the left and right but one just about six inches above the other. Not sure how they missed getting this right but they did. Also the beam on the right is about an inch to long for the top one to fit. I'll bet the holes for the pegs didn't match either.
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One good way to cool off in the summer is to climb up and skinny dip in the tank. That water is always cool from evaporation through the wood sides. Of course some people might object if this was used for drinking water.
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Thanks very much for your visit.
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Ya'll come back, ya hear!
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Penn Farm is located just southwest of Dallas by Joe Poole lake in the state park. It was founded in the 1870's and many of the original buildings still stand. Most of which have been restored to one degree or another. There is a little bit of wildlife but there was a lot going on so much of it was scared into the woods. Should you be in Dallas, it's a nice place to visit. Pretty peaceful there.
3 Comments
Yokai Just like an open set of a cowboy movie. Each shot is very interesting!
The rabbit and squirrel are lovely but I like the performance of the turkey (?) best.
Yokai · 2014-08-30: 00:14
revenant Thanks for the tip, Dean. I s
revenant · 2014-08-30: 00:51
revenant Oops.,iPad typos. I suggest that the first image is of a henhouse. In Normandy and elsewhere I know of, they still use your "shoot" technique for livestock.
revenant · 2014-08-30: 00:54
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