Photo Friday March 2, 2012

Last fall the dust was thick in the air and I had just dropped the kids off at school. I decided to play around with the camera for a few minutes before going to work. This tree has always fascinated me and I’ve tried to take photos many times, but this is the only one that has turned out. Even though I finally got the picture I wanted, I have to admit that I love the textures in the grass even more than the tree.

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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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