A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
Great starter corral for new ranch operation. Many early farmers had nothing to work with and so they improvised with every piece of old wood or metal they could find. As the years went by, many early barnyard fixtures were never torn down. Small Utah rural towns abound with old tumble-down barns, broken corral fences, and ages old litter. Apparently people have a sentimental attachment to the past, including all of the junk accumulated over the years. I grew up in the country and learned early that we had to make do with whatever improvisation we could invent for corrals, outbuildings, fences, and barns. Our buildings and facilities may have looked primitive, but they served the purpose.
The Cache Valley Cheese Factory in Beaver, UT is one of two mandatory stops on I-15 between St. George and Salt Lake City. Actually, Cache Valley is in northern Utah. Stop here for big blocks of fresh cheese that squeaks in your teeth, cheese curds, and dozens of other kinds of cheese, candies, jams, and other gems.