Thursday, August 27, 2009

Agriculture in Ohio with an Eye to the Sky (Sky Watch Friday)

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KALIDA, Ohio::Man spells out marriage proposal in Ohio field (Wish I had a picture of that) She said yes and date is set.

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Lowell Altvater, 80 of Sandusky,Ohio thought he saw a rat in his barn and fired his shotgun at it. It turned out to be his wife's hat, which she was wearing. Everyone was ok and Lowell got a new pair of glasses.(Columbus Dispatch, Nov95)

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In 1926 at The Ohio State University Maudine Ormsby was nominated and elected homecoming queen. Only problem Maudine Ormsby was a cow.

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Wrap your mind around the fact; we now have “Automated laser-guided milking machines”.

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Ok I will answer the question you have all been asking yourselves; did Maudine Ormsby (the cow) get to go to the homecoming dance? No she didn’t because of her size she was banned to the barn. Maybe that is how the term “Barn Dance” came into existence.

Well after hanging out in the “Fields” of Ohio I am getting a little hungry. Sooo:

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I’ll just head over to the new IHOP here in Lancaster,Ohio. Ooops  The grand opening is set for Sept. 8th 2009.

Stop by SKY WATCH FRIDAY FOR MORE GREAT PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD and a lot better commentary 

With my keen mind and use of the internet I was able to come up with all the useful facts listed above Joe Todd

18 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Martha Z said...

Some great shots but none can compare to your head (I don't mean the one on your shoulders).

Sylvia K said...

I love your shots, love the blue skies and white clouds, but it's your sense of humor that makes the day -- evening, whatever and I love that, too!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: Cool look at the Ohio skies over the farmland. I'd like to see a cow win at The Ohio State today. LOL

Lorac said...

I liked the railway and sky shot! I also enjoyed your commentary. Good show!

Small City Scenes said...

Interestingg facts from a keen mind.
Sooo, if the IHOP opens sept. 9th are you just going to sit in the parking lot until then. You will be mighty humgry by then. MB

Amanda said...

I love all the beautiful clouds. The first picture with the rolling hills is also very nice. IHOP is great!!! I hope you enjoy =)

Tammie Lee said...

You sure have some great skies in all those great photos. Fun text too.

EcoRover said...

Thanks for the quirky Ohio ag humor and great pics.

Great double (triple?) entendre from Martha Z.

Pam said...

Great photos and wonderful music, pure perfection :)

Pollyanna said...

I especially like that third one. The clouds look like smoke coming out the top :)

Thanks for stopping by to see my giraffe!

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for all the comments. Some of them have left me speechless.

Baruch said...

Great selection of photos

Carol said...

What a fun post...enjoyed reading it ...nice photos also...I esp like the railroad tracks..

Michelle said...

Those are some really fun shots. And the commentary? Perfect accompaniment for it! I love the small town news bits. I don't get them here anymore.

SandyCarlson said...

I hope the pancakes were good!

Satellite operated milking machines? Now way....

I enjoyed this story.

flyingstars said...

Simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

Tony Letts said...

I like that you don't only do sunny photos - nice to see this isn't the only grey place on Earth