Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Prairie

Did you notice I updated the look of my blog? The green & tan background were so 2009. lol

The photo is looking north from our "other" farm, which we call "The 80", because it is 80 acres of farm ground and some native prairie grasses and 2 creek/timber areas. You can see one of the prairie fields in the above photo.

Notice the rolling hills. We live on the western edge of the glacier till from the last ice age (if you believe that) or more likely, from the climate change after THE Flood (which is my chosen belief.)

"The thick green lines in the east mark the western limit of the great Pleistocene glaciers. In these areas glacial till overlies the old rock: blue clay, then thick beds of loose gravel and boulders, with occasional buried soils where once forests grew."
(Copyright [2010] by Andrew Alden,, reproduced under educational fair use.)

Anyway, we live in the rolling hills, with some clay soil, some good, dark bottom ground, LOTS of rocks in some areas, creeks and woodlands in the low areas, grass on the steep hill sides.

It may not be mile-long flat row-crop land, but I think it's wonderfully diverse and beautiful.

...says the Prairie Chick....


"He best expressed his preference for his wild homestead by saying that his Bible seemed truer to him there.
"If one stood ... and looked off at the rough land, the smiling sky, the curly grass white in the hot sunlight;
"if one listened to the rapturous song of the lark, the drumming of the quail, the burr of the locust against that vast silence, one understood what Ivar mean."
O Pioneers! Willa Cather


  1. I love the new look. Your view from The 80 is gorgeous. You live in a beautiful part of the country.

  2. I really like the looks of your blog. I came a visitin' from Sue's at VRS. (love that site!) I live in NW Kansas, so...hi neighbor! I'm on the very east edge of the High Plains.