Eye-catching in Siouxland, Rural Plymouth County

10 Apr

Spring weather in Siouxland is so far anything but, spring. Yesterday the temperature reached into the low 80’s, more indicative of summer than spring. There has yet to be any rain, although it did snow recently. And there is snow in the forecast for this coming weekend. But being such a nice day even with a blustery wind, the temperature was pleasant for a drive, and so I did. Heading north into Plymouth County and beyond. Since there has been so little rain so far, and warm days, at least in the 50’s, everything is still pretty much brown in color, although there are patches of green sprouting here and there. But most times you have to look hard to see it. And that is when it caught my eye. Driving along a county road, some of which are gravel, I came upon a farmstead that is probably still used, but looks abandoned, especially the house. But from the distance anyone could tell something was afoot, a restoration underway, and maybe a new breath of life into this once bustling farm. It was the roof that caught my eye and lured me down the road, even on a cloudy day, it stood out, letting passers-by know that change is coming. And life is being breathed back into existence on this family farm.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

One Response to “Eye-catching in Siouxland, Rural Plymouth County”

  1. Samantha Suttle April 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Great post and photo, Jerry!

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