Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Riding Near Farm Country

It is a little over 6 miles to the nearest farm from our family cabin.  After this first one, there are many.  Sometimes when I go on rides, I intentionally ride through the farm country.  It may smell sometimes, but I do enjoy the scenery.  Is it bad that I like riding through areas that sometimes have an odor?  I think not.


  1. agreed -- it's all a part of being on the ride.

  2. When I was growing up, I'd spend time on various relative's farms during the summer. One relative (I believe it was my father's uncle) said that this was how life smelled, not good or bad, but just the way it was. I've never forgotten that and so I never wrinkle my nose anymore.

  3. Beautiful country...I bet everyone waves to you out there.

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  4. Years ago in school I worked part time on a dairy. Now whenever I'm around those kinds of smells again, it is strangely pleasant. I imagine it has to do with good memories. Thanks for the post.

  5. No, it isn't bad at all.

    I grew up in an area with lots of farms and the smell of horses and horses droppings is comforting and pleasant.

    Strange, but still comforting and pleasant.