(Back to) Bazine, Kansas

July 26th, 2012: After a 60 mile drive to the bus and in spite of having a paid reservation, I was turned away from the bus because every seat was taken. Back we drove to Bazine where Dan showed me his baler and how it works.

One if the many oil pumps out in the Kansas countryside.

Three cows who have managed to be free range in spite of the farmer’s efforts to the contrary.

Sunset – Since the dust storms of the 30s, 40s and even 50s, the government has encouraged farming methods (checkerboard planting, furrows perpendicular to the prevailing winds, etc.) to reduce the loss of topsoil.

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