Sunday, October 20, 2013
The top photo shows my 1997 Blazer out in pasture number three on Art's farm outside Whitewater, Wisconsin a couple seasons back as I was weed whacking underneath the electric fence lines to provide for good current in the fence lines.
Art's farm is smaller, at around 40 acres, and has about two miles of fence lines to maintain. The lower pic shows one of the electric fence runs. He has six pastures overall and has 30-some cows/bulls/calves on it.
The Blazer is currently referred to as, "Trusty Rusty" as she has almost 250,000 miles on her and she's doing what Blazers do best, RUST. Although, she's pretty darned good at everything 4-wheel drive, too. I'm going to keep her on to see how far she'll go. And it's also fun to drive her around town in the midst of all of the shiny new cars everyone seems to have as per below pic (not the red one, the white one).
The blog is taking nice shape. If you'd like to Follow it I've added a 'Follow by Email' button that will bring you a link in your email whenever it is updated. And if you'd like to Comment, that option is available at the bottom of each new post where it shows whether anyone has commented and if so, how many comments there are. Just click on the word, 'Comments' and it will take you to the form.
Otherwise, good news, today I've just received the first order for an old barns DVD via CreateSpace, which is the Amazon service for DVDs and books. This is a very cool thing to have happen -- energy out brings energy back -- and to see the first order come in is a very rewarding moment for me. Amazon takes the lion's share for fulfilling the order but hey, I have no problem with that as it's a great business model and that is also how the old barns T-shirt shop functions at http://americanbarnstories.spreadshirt.com/
Over time, with your help, I'll develop the T-shirt and clothing arena to be something that fills the needs of everyone as best as possible. It will take time, but let's enjoy the ride!
So stay tuned on it all and thank you so much for your interest. The national interest in our old barns is growing as more and more people are realizing how valuable and precious they are. They are direct connections to our founding past not so many years ago and we need to embrace some means as a country to help as many of them survive as possible. We are living the moments now of helping to make that happen for the future. Thank you for being part of it!
All the old barns best,
Tom E. Laughlin