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    Blueberry Traffic Jam!!!

    Ya know how to tie up traffic and make Chitcago tourists pull thier hair out?

    Easy. Just do what ya normally do around here!

    Sat was a beehive of activity with the harvesting here. Hundreds of Blueberry fields getting harvested, and Harvesters as well as support trucks, and flat beds hauling fruit everywhere.

    On the way to our North Patch, I ended up in a convoy of harvesters going north. It was Hillarious.
    Our back roads are crowned for rain and snow run off, and not real wide. Harvesters have a top speed of around 17mph downhill...

    Looking north.




    Looking south.



    Looking through my harvester(Towed on a attached dolly..of sorts) you can see the grill of a 10 ton flatbed loaded down with fruit.
    Behind that truck was another harvester, and behind it, was 15 or so tourists with Illinois plates...and all of them in a rage.

    Had a couple pass, or try to. Lots of brakes and tire smoke, bird flipping, and mailbox dodging. Tourists want quaint scenery in the country air, but apparently they want it fast. Thankfully, no FIP's harmed themselves, and no mailboxes were injured.

    Harvesters take up an entire lane, and then some on each side of the road. They also tend to wag like a dogs tail when dollyed on rough roads, seeing as how they weigh twice as much as most 3/4 ton trucks. Pulling over on the shouder means mailboxes getting mangled, or risk a $1,500 floatation tire getting a sidewall puncture....and it takes a half day just to pull a tire for repairs if possible.

    Folks have gotta learn to have some patience, or take the dadgum highway back to whatever concrete paradise they came from.;)
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    Good stuff!! I'll bet those tourist don't mind eating the fruits of all of the work and travel!!

    When I moved to where I live now, we had a lot of roads that were 1.5 lanes wide, and many one lane bridges in the country. Sort of part of the morning and evening ritual to see another coming, and find the spots one could pull over, and wait for one to pass, and take it as an opportunity to wave to a neighbor that lived 1/2 mile away. No rush, no worries.

    City folks began migrating this way a few years ago, and their first complaint was having to "wait" to get across a bridge. They came out here to get away from the city, but wanted the city when they got here. So, the county tore out all of out one lane bridges and replaced them with 2 lane bridges. Only those of us that were here before wave as we meet another on the country roads. Everyone else is in such a hurry to get back into the city for their work, they don't understand what the "good stuff" really is.

    I see that "disease" is in other locations too. Yep, go get back on the highway, if you need to rush!

    Does this bring harvest to a close, or will you be making that trek once more?
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    In my area seed corn is big. Not harvest time yet, but when it is, lots of equipment, and semis on the road. The combines take up a lane and a half without the header. If it's too wet to take the semis into the field they park on the road and load on the road. I like country living!
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    Blueberry Traffic Jam!!!

    I can't remember the exact verbiage but a few years ago I saw a sign that warned of cows humping. It appeared that housing development went up next to a working farm and the new residents were complaining about the cows mating. Why do people move to the country and then complain about what happens in the country.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingeryote View Post
    Thankfully, no FIP's harmed themselves, and no mailboxes were injured.
    You guys in Michigan are only slightly nicer than us in Wisconsin who refer to such people as FIB
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    This is what country is all about but you know what I miss that you don't see anymore? Dirt roads!! Where did they go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    This is what country is all about but you know what I miss that you don't see anymore? Dirt roads!! Where did they go?
    Pennsylvania.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    This is what country is all about but you know what I miss that you don't see anymore? Dirt roads!! Where did they go?
    Here in MO: Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	31893 This is the county line through our farm!

    The thing I hate is the people who refuse to take the heads off their combines when roading them. No excuse for it, just from the safety aspect alone!

    And yes, I've driven & hauled wide equipment on the roads myself! Not as big as machinery is now, but big for it's era. Also spent many years in the safety business, (Fire Service) in a rural area. ~~ Lowell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    This is what country is all about but you know what I miss that you don't see anymore? Dirt roads!! Where did they go?
    West Virginia Three I can see from back windows of house, one behind my house on other side of creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    West Virginia Three I can see from back windows of house, one behind my house on other side of creek.
    The roads in and around Morgantown may not be dirt but after this past winter the vast majority were gravel.


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