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Prairie Half-life


Half-life: the period of time it takes for the amount of a substance undergoing decay to decrease by half. A common term you find when reading biology or chemistry literature. How about a different application though? The half-life of of a farm.

One of Stacy’s favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to explore abandon farms. She likes counting the layers of wallpaper, listening to the floorboards squeak as you tiptoe over them, and sifting through the old newspapers scattered throughout, so she can timeline it all.

Most of these farm houses, built in the early 1900s are well past their half-life, but just sometimes, you can catch them in their prime. Before they become victim of vandalism or pigeon cities, its fun to rummage through, putting yourself into an era of hard work, family and authenticity.

There is nothing fake about farming or ranching. You get out, what you put in. It’s such a shame that this culture has almost vanished. These farm houses are a good reminder of such a revolutionizing time in American history.

Adventurous · Storytelling · Timeless