Photo Friday March 1, 2013 “Bourbon Barrels”

This is a picture of barrels of bourbon aging at the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. As beautiful as the building, timbers and oak barrels were, the smell was even more amazing. If you ever get a chance to visit a distillery like this, do it!

barrels of bourbon aging at a distillery in kentucky


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
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2 Responses to Photo Friday March 1, 2013 “Bourbon Barrels”

  1. May have to make that photo into wallpaper, just so I can look longingly at it every once in a while….Thanks!

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