December 12, 2005 – The Road to Osage

This morning I drove up to Osage to pick up a quarter beef from Sugar Creek Farm. Our usual supplier, Dick Thompson from Boone didn’t have any available until late spring.

On the way to Osage, I took Iowa’s backroads and brought the camera and found at least three items of interest:

wild turkey

Near Osage, there was a bean field next to a timber that must have had 200 wild turkeys foraging in the snow. There were groups spread out over 40 acres or so and this was all I could get in one shot.

tractor display

A farmer along the way has spent a lot of time and energy displaying his tractors – an Oliver 70 up on posts high above the ground and what looks like a Ford 8N or 9N in a greenhouse-type enclosure.

bush

Finally, a photograph that is somehow indicative of yesterday’s news that the President’s job satisfaction rating has dropped from a percentage in the 80s immediately after 9-11 to 38% today.