Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Having grown up in a farming community where all bales of hay were "square bales"- not round, I was amazed when I first saw round bales of hay in a field. I have for a number of years tried to take a picture of round bales in a field that captures the Missouri way of baling hay. Here it is, finally. I would suggest that you click on the picture to make it full screen size to get a feel of the depth and horizon of the picture.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
With this knowledge of James Allred, on Labor Day, Lorrie and I were determined to drive to Monroe County from the St. Louis area to locate the James Allred property. We drove to Hannibal, Missouri and then west to Monroe City and then to the small town of Indian Creek, Missouri. Just outside of Indian Creek on highway 24 we found highway HH that we determined went right through the property once owned by James Allred. It was quite an experience to be upon the land owned by such a revered ancestor and experience a part of our heritage.
The following picture show some of the scenes of the James Allred property as it now developed - farms with farm homes and farm facilities.