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Fading Away. July 9, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.
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Our old barns took quite a hit this winter, with greater than average snowfalls collapsing many of the weaker ones, and plenty more seeing significant damage.  If these winters keep coming on like this, we’ll soon be seeing a substantially changed rural landscape from what we now have.

So it seems an appropriate time to pay attention and catalog The Way It Was before the opportunity is lost.

A big old barn in Conway took a hit this winter, and may not stand another:

This is a working farm, and it hurts to see them lose assets as they’re struggling to stay afloat.

The best of luck to them, and to all of the farmers out there working long and hard to keep us fed and provide for their families.

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1. lisahgolden - July 10, 2011

I’m glad you’re doing this. I take photos of more or less abandoned buildings because I want to remember what things looked like before they fell away.

It makes me sad to think that old wooden barns that had a bit of art to them might be replaced by steel pole buildings, if they’re replaced at all.

2. littlebangtheory - July 10, 2011

Lisa, it seems worth doing. The Loss of Memory seems to be the most deadly plague facing We The People, and documenting how it is/was is a bit of a hedge against it.

3. Randal Graves - July 11, 2011

Don’t worry, industrial farming will save us all.

That loss of memory is, sadly, inevitable. Might as well stand on the beach and push the ocean back out. Thus, big thumbs up to documenting a barely-present soon to be a past.

4. littlebangtheory - July 11, 2011

Randal, the present will inevitably become the past, but forgetting where we came from sets us up to be lead down many a wrong path. Our modern myths are being created by people who don’t have our best interests in mind, but rather their own. “Our Founding Fathers intended this to be a Christian nation, marriage has always been between one man and one woman,” etc. Ignorance leaves us defenseless against such tripe.

Jee-zhus, now look, you done got me started!!


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