Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a road trip over to western Wisconsin. We always have one specific destination and yesterday it was a stop at Straka Meats for some of their specialties. After that, we took the first road to the right and saw some great scenery and some unusual sites as well. First was this nice new log house. What caught my eye was the way they left the base of the trees on the supporting logs on the porch. Neat huh? This place had quite a menagerie of farm critters…donkey, chickens and a llama or two. It was called the No Profit Farm. LOL
A little ways further down the same road we saw this beautiful animal in a pen with a couple other elk.
Okay, don’t know what’s going on here, but they must be raising their own “wild” animals. Along the same road we saw a bunch of turkeys. First there was 3 hens that crossed in front of us. Seeing how it’s spring and being a former turkey hunter, I figured there had to be some toms around too. Sure enough on the other side of the road there were 6 or 8 of them strutting around with their feathers all fanned out. Of course they scurried off before I could get a picture of them.
We ended up in Richland Center, stopped at a couple antique stores and had lunch. We decided it was too nice of a day to hurry back home. As we left town, we took the a left turn and went back into the rolling farmland. We saw signs along the road for a shrine and decided to go check it out. Turns out we’d been there one other time, but yesterday was a much nicer day. The little shrine sits on top of a hill, in the middle of farm country and is called Our Lady of the Fields Shrine. It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever been to. Surprisingly the chapel was unlocked so anyone could enter. Everything inside was beautiful with no signs of vandalism. Simply amazing. A couple views of the old cemetery.
Call me weird, but I really enjoy walking around old cemeteries like this one. They’re so peaceful, so many big, beautiful trees and so much history told on the old gravestones.
It was another nice day and another great road trip.