Schoolhouse Hill

Title

Schoolhouse Hill

Subject

Agriculture; Farms

Description

Downhill
Hauling the empty corn wagon down Schoolhouse Hill back to Dad’s picker when the brakes went out on the Co-op #3, missed the downshift and was grinding gears and sweating bullets but relatively optimistic until I noticed the septic tank crossing the T intersection at the bottom of the hill. The neighbor had a cement business, I had seen him delivering septic tanks before, but it wasn’t till that moment that I understood there was no market for small septic tanks.This was definitely a Jumbo and moving slow so I canceled the left turn, hung a two wheeled right and that’s how the sign got bent.

Uphill
Corn Wagon’s full, too full, engine quits, sliding backwards, pick a tree quick, four inch Black Locust, strong but supple, not even a dent. Ha!

Top of the Hill
First blizzard, last load, seven tundra swans, white on white, forty feet to the left, eye-level following the only thing they can see.

Creator

Anonymous

Date

2013-07-11

Rights

Published by Recollection Wisconsin with permission of the submitter. All rights remain with the creator(s).

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Rich_Raking_Hay_on_Ringling_Road.jpg

Coverage

Sauk County, Wisconsin

Original Format

Clippings

Files

Rich_Raking_Hay_on_Ringling_Road.jpg

Collection

Citation

Anonymous, “Schoolhouse Hill,” Recollection Wisconsin, accessed September 21, 2017, http://recollectionwi.org/items/show/6.