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three chimneys. the sleeping place of the gods.

three chimneys. the sleeping place of the gods.

the driftless region has a really interesting geologic history that allowed prehistoric rock formations to remain standing ( read more in “The Driftless Area: Wisconsin’s strange geology”. )

this formation is known simply as “three chimneys”. legend has it that these rocks were a sacred place to the native americans and that indian gods slept on top of the rocks.

161/365. the number of traffic lights in vernon county has temporarily increased by 133%.

161/365. the number of traffic lights in vernon county has temporarily increased by 133%.

in the 816 square miles of vernon county there have historically been three traffic lights, both in my home town viroqua.

now, thanks to seasonal construction, there are four more traffic lights within a mile of each other on the same stretch of single lane road. UGH I NEED TO FIND A NEW ROUTE BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST LIKE BIG CITY STOP AND GO TRAFFIC ( just kidding. sort of )!

( the light had just turned green when i snapped this picture so i was not moving and nobody was behind me :-)

159/365. the refurbished westby norseman.

159/365. the refurbished westby norseman.

since 1999, the norseman stood in westby wisconsin ( they do love their scandinavian heritage, carved out of a tree trunk. but over the years it, wear and tear took it’s toll. a few years ago the arm broke off and it looked as if its days were numbered.

but a group of folks got together and raised the money to create a refurbished statue made out of fiberglass which will, hopefully, stand the test of time.

he’s got a bit of a nordic lumbersexual thing going on.

156/365. new work digs under construction.

156/365. new work digs under construction.

some might recall that two years ago we had a fire at organic valley hq. the burned out portion of the building was rebuilt in a year but marketing has been old bank in westby, wisconsin for two years because there’s no room for us at headquarters.

so, we’re building a new building in nearby cashton, wisconsin that’s coming along nicely. being in an old bank has been fine and all but can’t wait to move into the new building in early 2016!

i’m not sure who made the decision to not center the gambrel but it’s going to mess with my head :-)

day 3970 – 136/365. odin represents the hockey association during a local syttende mai parade.

day 3970 - 136/365. odin represents the hockey association during a local syttende mai parade.

we got together around 20 players and parents to hand out syttende mai parade ( in honor of norwegian constitution day. yes, this is the same town where, if you look closely you might detect a hint of the local scandinavian heritage ).

hopefully we’ll get some new recruits for the association and maybe a few new organic fuel consumers :-)

sometimes i’m surprised at how badly i can fail at capturing the moment. no posed shot of all the players on the truck. no action shot of them rollerblading around the float, handing out candy. no good shot of the truck with the great looking banners we had made. sigh.