Building Civilization… A few random thoughts.

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Muddelty Creek Barn 111619BW” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The echoes of many storms are embedded in the wooden beams. A tin roof shows the crimson marks of a river’s worth of rainfall. It’s said that time erodes the works of man and everything returns to the dust. Civilizations rise and fall and the people rebuild on the dust of the previous age. I’ve never really been the kind of person who had all of dates and names that history upholds as great but in truth the story doesn’t really change much. Those who work the land give birth to nations and those who don’t lose them. As mighty as the Roman Legions were their largest military asset wasn’t really the sword or the shield. It was the farm. In later years the Norse mastered the sea but but as soon as they reached the shore they began to work the land. In the New World Cahokia rose up and fed it’s 20k people with crops that were brought in from the surrounding land. We don’t really know for sure why Cahokia vanished but it was completely gone just prior to the the maunder minimum ( little ace age ).

I consider these things as I look at the old barn in its state of decay. I have to wonder what will rise in its place some day. Perhaps it will another barn but one that stores a wealth that we can’t imagine. Only time will tell.

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6 thoughts on “Building Civilization… A few random thoughts.

      1. I have seen so many changes in my world. Barns like this one was all over. But most of them are gone. The large open pastures have given way to subdivision and land that once harvested corn and sorghum from are either paved or have houses. Sometimes I can hear John Mellencamp singing “Blood On The Scarecrow” as I drive through.

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      2. That’s why I support the Permaculture movement. It’s usually applied within the field of agriculture but it’s actually a design science that works with nature. The concepts and rules can be applied to anything.

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