Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I painted this in April before things leafed out. It was actually the end of April this year. You aren't supposed to park here on the river road but I waited until a sunny Sunday when less cops were around. This barn is on the Mississippi River and at one time the cattle before the dam was built probably were raised on the backwaters and many islands directly across the road.
I have been eying these places up for a while. The white barn is on highway 52 in Decorah, and is used as municipal storage. The other is the Winneshiek County Co-op. I think about how so many small co-ops have disappeared because so many small farms have disappeared. I can only complain about things so much and listen to complaining so much. The best thing I can do is just be an example and live responsibly the best I can. Thank you all for allowing me to do this.