Picture a Day #144, June 19th, 2014
I was up in Sheboygan for a couple days this week for a conference. As I often do, I zig-zagged back to Janesville on the Wisconsin back roads. If you are ever looking for a fun day trip, try following the Kettle Moraine for as long as possible. You'll find all kinds of neat treasures. Today, for example, I found a mill pond in Dundee. The mill house is still there with a water wheel on it. I grabbed some photos of it for my picture a day project but ultimately, I liked this abandoned farm the best.
The house and barn show in this photo seem to be abandoned. Behind that house are more outbuildings. While I would have preferred an angle that showed those buildings as well, those big trees in the front blocked me from getting that shot.
When I see old farms like this I often imagine what life was like on that farm from day to day. Perhaps the farmer walked across the door yard every morning to the barn for milking and other chores. Tractors would have been parked here and there. A milk truck might be parked up front unloading the milk tank in the milk house. As some farmers are still working on bringing in hay, perhaps an elevator would be reaching into the hay mow.
At any rate, this photo is the picture of the day for my picture a day project.