February 16

It used to be "home"

North Dakota is dotted with history, the old days of farming when farming was much more labor intensive and so farms were smaller.  Smaller farms meant more farmers in the great state.  Everywhere you find what once was someone’s home, including this one, not far from Glen Ullin.  In the summer, it is surrounded by sunflowers or small grain crops.  In the winter, it is a snow catcher.

Just a few yards from what some family called home, decades ago is the remnant of what it took to make a life on the prairie — water.  My guess is it was very salty, alkaline water, but it is what gave life to the prairie family.  The water remains, though the family is gone.

Pump and water tank

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