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200/365. what’s the frequency, kenneth?

200/365. what’s the frequency, kenneth?

i run by a lot of utility poles in town and i’m almost certain that only one has this wireless device attached to it. i run by this particular utility pole more often than not and i think the device is new. or newish. i’m sure it has some non-conspiratorial, valid purpose and it’s going to drive me nuts until i find out. it has line of sight with a water tower that has other wireless antennas on it and the county jail so those are the ( perhaps red herring ) clues. any guesses? i doubt it’s wifi. some sort of dispatch unit?

and surely i don’t have to explain the title reference to you?

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 :-)