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This farm was shot in the country on 5/7/2010. This is in Middlebury, Indiana USA. Shot with fujifilm finepix S1000 fd camera. I love farms..probably because I grew up around them and also worked on them ..when I was a kid.

Scarecrow on a wooden cross Blackbird in the barn
Four hundred empty acres that used to be my farm
I grew up like my daddy did my grandpa cleared this land
When I was five I walked the fence while grandpa held my hand

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry there’s no legacy for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

The crops we grew last summer weren’t enough to pay the loans
Couldn’t buy the seed to plant this spring and the Farmers Bank foreclosed
Called my old friend Schepman up to auction off the land
He said John it’s just my job and I hope you understand
Hey calling it your job ol’ hoss sure don’t make it right
But if you want me to I’ll say a prayer for your soul tonight
And grandma’s on the front porch swing with a Bible in her hand
Sometimes I hear her singing “Take me to the Promised Land”
When you take away a man’s dignity he can’t work his fields and cows

There’ll be blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

Well there’s ninety-seven crosses planted in the courthouse yard
Ninety-seven families who lost ninety-seven farms
I think about my grandpa and my neighbors and my name
And some nights I feel like dyin’ Like that scarecrow in the rain

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry they’re just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry they’re just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

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I love to capture photos of everything. My favorite things to take photos of are nature, fall, and big cats. I hope one day big cats can be free to roam again. They deserve to be free like us.

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Comments

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    awesome shot…I dig it!!! Barns are so cool to shoot…especially the real old ones that are falling apart…well done Gene!!! :-D

  • I love living in the midwest. So many cool things here. Thanks Dawn and i appreciate the fave too.

    – jammingene

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    This is so, so good, as we find it hard on our farm,so good on you, at least you speak it out in your Captures and the right songs, good on you…….

  • Thank you Norma Jean. I am not afraid to speak my mind about what I believe in..LOL. Nice to hear that you have a farm..good for you my friend. cheers
    -gene

    – jammingene

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 4 years ago

    Well done, Gene! Great photo!

  • Hi Hillie. Thank you and I hope you are doing well.

    – jammingene

  • alaskaman53
    alaskaman53over 4 years ago

    Nice picture man, and I know John Millencamp to.

  • I live right in the farm country. I love it!!! Thanks bro.

    – jammingene

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Great pic Gene. Very clear and informative. Did you get the pics I sent you? Nick

  • Thanks nick. Yes I did, I was just looking through them. Thanks my friend. Cheers
    -gene

    – jammingene

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    I dunno if there are any in that lot that you will like my friend but there are some good ones in there. Just ask for any big ones that you want sent and I will get right to it.

  • I kinda of scanned through because I have so much to do on here. From what I saw, they are really good. thank you Nick.

    – jammingene

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Always welcome and please ask if youre looking for anything. If I dont have it I can go get it for you, especially trains as I live right next to the local station and the city one is just a few minutes up the road! We also have a steam railway about 5 miles away.

  • Okay. That is good to know. Thank you my friend.

    – jammingene

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

    Nice clear crisp shot!!

  • Like the cows?..MOOOOOOOO..lol. Thanks for checking these out Tammie

    – jammingene

  • NinaF
    NinaFover 4 years ago

    Great photo & video…its very sad that small farmers struggle..the USA isnt what it used to be for sure.

  • Thanks mom. That’s because of our stupid government, they don’t care about anything but lining their pockets!!

    – jammingene

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 4 years ago

  • TY for this honor Judi..☺☺☺☺
    -Gene

    – jammingene

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