Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A GREAT CHICAGO CATTLE BARRON

       Sometimes I like to exaggerate and embellish the odd post to the point of fiction. I usually warn you. . This post has been torqued.

      The owners of  large cattle and lumber operations were sometimes referred to as Barons.

       My son-in-law visited recently. He was born and raised in Chicago and has spent time in another state. The area he lived in was a mix of urban and rural. But I have the idea in my head that he lived in the city jungle with wall to wall buildings. You would only see sidewalks.

      We went to the country to spend time at the Ellis Bird farm. The bird farm is in the country with rolling hills , green grass and crops. There are views where you cannot see farmsteads or buildings. I decided to line him up by a fence where the view is just country with no buildings. Then I changed the direction a bit to include a herd of cattle.







      So there was my cattle baron. Now I didn't have a cowboy hat to put on his head. He looks more like a European farmer. 

      So even if you're old it's still fun to pretend. 

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  1. Yes he needs a hat and maybe a herding dog:)

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    1. I could have had more fun with this.

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  2. That's about the closest I would ever want to be to a herd of cattle.

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    1. You get used to cattle. They will leave you alone.

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  3. I can't recall seeing a European farmer in shorts and sandals?

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    1. Well, okay, I haven't seen a European farmer so that was a bit of a stretch.

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  4. yes it is sometimes good to pretend,, great shot,, handsome man!

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    1. Yes put the guy in a setting and I have a story.

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  5. I like the idea of "torquing" a post! Will have to keep this technique in mind.

    Your son-in-law needs some old rubber boots to go with the cowboy hat he didn't have - ha ha

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    1. If I'd have thought of this he'd have gone along with it.

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  6. Hello, nice photos from the farm. What the bird farm? Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. I'm going to do a post on the Ellis Bird Farm so you'll get a description then. I've got the photos .

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  7. You're funny, Red. I'm glad you're having such a good time with your embellished posts. :-)

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    1. Thanks. I think I have to be honest so that I'm not deceiving people.

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  8. I love to pretend, too! Such fun!

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    1. That's why you're such a good granny.

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  9. Cute, but I'm thinking more ... gentleman farmer!

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  10. Gentleman farmer is the term that also comes to mind.

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    1. Two votes for gentleman farmer.

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  11. I think the hat adds a wee bit of the Irish to the story. I'm glad he's keeping an eye on those cattle behind him. They appeared out of nowhere and seem to creeping up behind him!

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    1. This herd is used to people as many people visit this facility.

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  12. You were treating your American son-in-law like a plaything - there just for your amusement. This isn't right as he is your daughter's plaything - there just for her amusement.

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    1. Darn! There I messed up again! He's a fun guy.

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  13. and a high class barron he is, definitely not rif-raf material. :) Nice fun post, I love it!

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    1. He's always happy and interested in his surrounding. He explains the influence of the ice age as we go along.

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  14. Pretty funny, maybe post one on his Facebook for a tease.

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    1. ...and would you believe he doesn't have a face book account!

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  15. Sometimes the base part of visiting places like that is imagining what they were like way back when. Chicago is just a hop across the lake from where I live, I'll wave to your son-in-law next time I'm down at the shore. LOL

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  16. Glad he took it all somwell, Red, and looks like everyone was having a very good time.

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