Oregon – Colton

On Saturday, I visited an organic farm in Colton, Oregon.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colton,_Oregon)

It was a beautiful day!  Here are some of the pictures….

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Nebraska – Unadilla (Chisholm Family Farm & Orchard Hill Creamery)

My friend and I visited Chisholm Family Farm & Orchard Hill Creamery in Unadilla, Nebraska (http://www.chisholmfamilyfarm.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unadilla,_Nebraska).

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While my friend shopped at the store, I walked around and took pictures.  I was quickly greeted by the farmer’s young child (about 5 years old), who joyously volunteered to assist me.

The boy introduced me to the chickens and roosters.

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And his pig…

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A farmer led me down a pasture to look for the cows.

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We also visited the greenhouse and tasted some freshly grown vegis.

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

The 100th blog post! Yippee!

This is the 100th post in the blog.  Two and a half months have passed.  We have been around the continental USA.

Thank you for following the blog!  Seeing your comments and likes have meant a lot to me.

It has been my pleasure to share my adventures with you – in photographs.

In honor of the 100th post, we will revisit some of my favorite photos from the road…  I hope you enjoy….

Swanville, Maine….

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North of Valrico, Florida….

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Alexandria Bay, New York…

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Nebraska…

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Newport, Oregon….

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Sonoma County, California….

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Indiana…

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New York, New York…

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada….

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Deer Isle, Maine…

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Amherst, Massachusetts area….

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Northfield, Minnesota…

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Kent, Connecticut area….

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Oregon coast…

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Buffalo, New York…

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Sarasota, Florida…

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Bear Mountain, New York….

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Reader, West Virginia….

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Washington, D.C….

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South Carolina….

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Trinidad, California….

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Port Townsend, Washington….

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Sullivan Beach, South Carolina

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Panama City Beach, Florida…

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Selma, Alabama…

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Louisiana…

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New Mexico…

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Los Angeles, California….

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Cold Spring, New York….

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Manzanita, Oregon….

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Missoula, Montana…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Nebraska

In 2011, I drove across Nebraska on country roads.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska)

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The countryside was beautiful…

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Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2015  Eileen Newman

Minnesota – Northfield

South of Minneapolis-St. Paul is the small town of Northfield.      (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northfield,_Minnesota)

I stayed on organic dairy farmland a few miles away from the city.

Near the house….

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At the diary farm (after a big rain)….

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Northfield was nice and inviting.

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a sculpture in the city…

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Inspiration imprinted into the sidewalk….

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Behind the stores on the main commercial street lies a river (The Cannon River – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannon_River_%28Minnesota%29). NorthfieldMN05202014 (38) NorthfieldMN05202014 (33) NorthfieldMN05202014 (86)blur


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Wisconsin

On my way through Wisconsin, I stopped and took some pictures.   (I do not know exactly where, but I think it’s on the southwest side.)    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin)

A cute gas station…

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Lots of farmland…

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Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2015  Eileen Newman

Massachusetts – Amherst and vicinity

I spent a few days in the Amherst area.  It’s a beautiful place.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst,_Massachusetts)

i visited the city.  (A few colleges are located there.)

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farm workers in action…

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magnificent clouds…

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the Peace Pagoda…  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Peace_Pagoda)

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West Virginia – Reader

Reader is a small community located in the northwestern part of West Virginia.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader,_West_Virginia)

I visited a beautiful hilly farm on the outskirts of town.

The owner of the farm told me that the Reader region is having problems due to fracking.  The groundwater is polluted.  They need to build a water line to extend ten miles or so to New Martinsville, so they can get some clean water.  The owner of the farm explained that West Virginia’s land mineral rights are separate from land ownership.  In other words, anyone can buy the mineral rights to any part of another person’s property  (which is what the fracking companies did).  Sadly, there isn’t much that land owners can do about fracking on or near their property.

It’s a pity!  The area is wonderful!

The view from the front porch of the house…

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The outhouse….

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a beautiful flower….

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a butterfly….

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the road away from the farm…

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some horses along the way…

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Oregon – Cave Junction

While driving through the southwestern edge of Oregon, I stayed in Cave Junction.

Cave Junction is a small town with approximately 2,000 residents located about 7 miles north of the California/Oregon border.  It’s a sweet town, with a main road that extends for about 4 blocks.  It has one large supermarket and other smaller stores and restaurants.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_Junction,_Oregon)

I was in Cave Junction because I was couchsurfing around the USA and found interesting hosts there.  (If you are unfamiliar with couchsurfing, it’s where people stay as guest at the homes of others who host travelers.  There are several websites that facilitate this relationship on-line.  I couchsurfed through couchsurfing.com.   To learn more about couchsurfing, see the short movie I made called “couch surfing across the USA” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMb6zW9gdZU)

My hosts lived on a small (approx. 7 acre) organic farm outside of town.  The area was beautiful.

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I stayed for a total of eight days.

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During my stay, I wandered to a natural area called “Rough and Ready Flat” (about 5 miles south town).  The elevation is about 1400 feet.  (http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/Pacific_Northwest/RoughReady/index.shtml)

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