Wednesday, November 28, 2007

wind break

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Hidden behind the trees stands a more modern home which stands in the middle of a couple hundred acres of farm fields. The people who built this have evidently lived in the country for awhile, because when building the house they understood the necessity of planting a wind break.

The trees hug the house along the west and north sides, providing a break from the prevailing winds. And believe me, in northern Illinois the wind can be quite a problem. Unfortunately about a mile from here is a subdivision of very large homes with stand alone and naked against the approaching winter storms.

Older farmhouses were further insulated with hay bales around the foundations.

5 comments:

BettyWestern said...

Hi Suzanne, hope all is well out there. Can imagine that raw wind - great pics as always.

You may or may not be pleased to know I have 'tagged you for a meme' pop over to read the rules. No problem if it's not your thing.

Take care. B. X.

moos said...

And it's a great windbreak. I need a better one here.

Anonymous said...

is that the road in the foreground or a plowed field? Interesting out-of-focus look to it.

Pablo
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Zanne said...

Thanks Betty, I'm going to do the meme after I give it some thought. Yes, Moos - everybody needs a wind break.

Pablo, it's the plowed field in the foreground.

Mountain Dweller said...

If it gets half as windy as it does here then I can understand why they planted the trees. Great photo as usual.