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Stalactites of Spray Paint at the Cadillac Ranch

testingStalactites of Spray Paint at the Cadillac Ranch

In the middle of a Texas field near Amarillo–on Route 66, nonetheless–are 10 Cadillacs planted in the ground and covered with layers-upon-40-years-of-layers of spray paint. THIS is art. THIS is Americana. What? Why? How? REALLY? The website Roadside America (one of my faves) does an excellent job explaining the history of this, err, masterpiece. (In […]

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Do You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

testingDo You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

A crop will tap nutrients from the soil, therefore it can’t be planted in the same field two years in a row. In fact, it’s on a three-year cycle. In North Carolina, many farms rotate between tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. I wonder if they grow all three simultaneously on different fields to diversify against the […]

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Did You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

testingDid You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

Sitting on a buggy field in Spivey’s Corner, NC for the National Hollerin’ Contest (note: no “g” at the end of hollerin’) and it turns out there’s history, function, and art–it’s not just seeing who can yell the loudest. Holler at You Later In the days before phones (which far outnumber the days since we’ve […]

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