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    Default Ghost Farm Images- Post 'em if ya got 'em

    ***OPEN THREAD***

    If you are a "ghost farmer" and have images, post em here...

    Here's one for starters:

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    Here's the Southwestern version of a farm, some ghost ranch photos.

    Oak Creek Ranch in the Sierra Anchas of Arizona
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    Barn at Oak Creek Ranch
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    Remains of the Blalock Homestead on Cherry Creek Road
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    These are great, kids. Please keep it up, I love them......Speedy

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    3rd one looks like a real "fixer-upper"

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    This has long been a favorite subject of mine. I was touched by the humbleness of this house and the work it must have taken to build it. I was inspired to write the following.

    Stone House in Lucerne Valley, California
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    Trekking through the sage and scrub we happen upon walls of stone.
    A hearth which once held the warmth of kinship now holds only ashes heated by the relentless sun.
    Long gone are the hands that toiled and labored to form this humble dwelling.
    Blood and sweat are no longer evident in the mortar that refuses to give up its hold.
    Only an empty shell sits in silent testimony to the lives it once sheltered.
    Wind whistling through empty rooms is the only sound our conscious mind can hear.
    We pause and listen with our hearts,
    only then can we perceive the faint sounds of laughter which once must have echoed here.
    A broken doll cast aside on the sandy floor,
    her button eyes reflect a look of longing for a long-gone playmate.
    Shards of glass bespeak a time when a cup was raised in a toast to life.
    Ragged remnants of lace flutter at the blankly staring windows,
    a contradictory statement to these harsh surroundings.
    Rust now blankets an iron bed,
    once the place to rest a weary body,
    Mutely we hear the sighs of a lover and the joyous tears of childbirth.
    Now, as the desert reclaims what is hers,
    only vestiges of those who dwelled within these walls remains ....
    Soon all will return to the greedy arms of the land which once cradled them.
    © LauraA 1999-2006
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    Great poem Laura!

    Reminds me of the times I'm exploring these old places and just stop and stand there as quietly as possible and try to imagine what life was like there.

    Here's another image of an old well pump with some sort of mechanical adapter (perhaps to attach a motor?).
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    Thanks Jason, glad you enjoyed my writing.
    Your photo of the pump with the house in the background is lovely. The rustic/rusty color of the piping is an added plus with the trees and winter colors.

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    Really nice pics you two.....Laura, I thought your poem was outstanding.....Speedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    This has long been a favorite subject of mine. I was touched by the humbleness of this house and the work it must have taken to build it. I was inspired to write the following.

    Stone House in Lucerne Valley, California
    Name:  Lucerne Stone House small size.jpg
Views: 3597
Size:  31.3 KB

    Vestiges

    Trekking through the sage and scrub we happen upon walls of stone.
    A hearth which once held the warmth of kinship now holds only ashes heated by the relentless sun.
    Long gone are the hands that toiled and labored to form this humble dwelling.
    Blood and sweat are no longer evident in the mortar that refuses to give up its hold.
    Only an empty shell sits in silent testimony to the lives it once sheltered.
    Wind whistling through empty rooms is the only sound our conscious mind can hear.
    We pause and listen with our hearts,
    only then can we perceive the faint sounds of laughter which once must have echoed here.
    A broken doll cast aside on the sandy floor,
    her button eyes reflect a look of longing for a long-gone playmate.
    Shards of glass bespeak a time when a cup was raised in a toast to life.
    Ragged remnants of lace flutter at the blankly staring windows,
    a contradictory statement to these harsh surroundings.
    Rust now blankets an iron bed,
    once the place to rest a weary body,
    Mutely we hear the sighs of a lover and the joyous tears of childbirth.
    Now, as the desert reclaims what is hers,
    only vestiges of those who dwelled within these walls remains ....
    Soon all will return to the greedy arms of the land which once cradled them.

    LauraA 1999-2006
    Great poem Laura, Just where is that stone building in Lucerne Valley. We have friends that just bought 50 acres off of camp Rock Road.

    And when the family and i took a trip to Northern Idaho back in 1989 we pass a lot of abandan farms and cars along Highway 95 as i remember.

    Maybe someone in Northern Idaho has photos to share also.

    Johnnie & Sheila

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    Holy smoke Johnny & Sheila, it's a small world. The stone house is on the west side of Camp Rock Road at the foothills on the way to Anderson Dry Lake. That's our old stomping ground, we used to ride dirt bikes out that way before our bones got old and brittle and BLM set too many parameters.

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