From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Another Barn

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life...



Barn full of straw


This barn is located on the Little River Church Road in eastern Christian County, Kentucky. Some farmer has a nice stash of straw in it. He (or she) will probably sell or use some of it for animal bedding, particularly for horses, during the winter. Lowes was selling straw for $3 a bale this spring, so the farmer surely has $1000 or more of straw here even if he (or she) doesn't sell quite that high. It's hard to estimate how many bales might be in the barn!

Actually, I think it's highly likely that the farmer is a "he", but just this once, I'm giving any lady farmers in the county their due.

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