Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Franklin County Route 5 In December - Part 1

We'd had repeated snows in November and December, but each accumulation had melted when the next warm day arrived - not that I was complaining. So even though it was cold, it was not snowy and I decided it was a good day to take a driving tour of Franklin County Route 5, from the town of Dickinson to the town of Moira. I began at its intersection with Route 11B, at what clearly was once a fast food place. There's still an old sign there advertising hot dogs - or, as I like to call it, the "picture of the boy with the big wiener:"

Right across the road and at the same intersection, was the 4-Way restaurant. But that would be the last commercial enterprise I'd see until I arrived in the town of Moira:

The road was rural and had lots of old farm houses:

I passed the surprisingly large North Dickinson Cemetery:

And a lovely old church, though I saw no sign identifying it:

There were lots of old barns, some of them beginning to collapse:

Corn fields and hay fields:

An old steel sided barn up on a hill:

A farm trailer, which looked as if it had been parked in the field for many years:

Neat and well cared for farms:

And modern, giant farms:

Farm houses and silos:

And lots of hay, all ready for the winter ahead of us. But there was a lot more to see yet, and I'll post Part 2 tomorrow:

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